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Author Topic: Toe Socks...NOT Injinji's?  (Read 6973 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2010, 10:39:40 AM »

Hi,

I am not an injinji salesman, but I think it needs to be mentioned that injinji socks are 100% synthetic, 70% coolmax.

Even if you don't believe in the benefits of synthetics:

 http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/index.jsp?plckForumPage=ForumDiscussion&plckDiscussionId=Cat%3AShoes+and+StuffForum%3A664106038Discussion%3A724104048

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http://www.coolrunning.com.au/general/2005/socks.shtml

I think that its reasonable to assume that synthetics will last at least twice as long as cotton, if not more.

Opinions? Thanks,

Dave


We don't dislike the materials, just the $12 a pair price tag and a lack of options. Injinjis are ok socks, but it would be nice to have alternatives.
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2010, 11:09:01 AM »

If anyone knows about any cheap non-injinji synthetics, I would appreciate it. From what I can tell all of the alternatives are cotton blends.

Also, I am waiting for a pair of liner socks that I ordered direct from injinji: http://www.injinji.com/tetratsok/liner.htm

I have been told that they are thinner than other injinji socks, which I hope will help my vff's to be more comfortable.

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Dave

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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2010, 11:21:42 AM »

I ordered a set of these socks after another member mentioned them: http://cgi.ebay.com/1-DOZEN-MENS-ASSORTED-DRESS-5-TOE-SOCKS-SIZE-8-12_W0QQitemZ270524924061QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Men_s_Socks?hash=item3efc8ac09d
They just came yesterday. Sure, their not as nice as Injinji's, but since I don't own a washing machine and biweekly trips to the laundermat are not an option, these socks fill the niche nicely. They fit decent, are a bit taller than the ankle-height Injinji's I have, and the pack included a better assortment of colors than was shown. I would definitely suggest them to anyone who wears their VFFs often and likes wearing them with socks. I don't think they'll feel (or perform) nearly as good for running, but for walking/working/casual use, the price can't be beat!
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2010, 01:40:09 PM »

$2.00 for a pair of toe socks is a good deal!

Cheers,

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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2010, 03:54:25 PM »

I may have been wrong when I said the above socks wouldn't be good for running. I went for a hilly 7.5 miles after posting, and they performed great! No problems with the fit, hotspots, or sweat (though I admit it's not that warm out). Thumbs up!
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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2010, 11:56:56 PM »

Actually, my injinjis are the NuWool variety...  Wink

The cheapest I've found for those is $15.  I wish they were cheaper, but I have to say, I've been wearing the two pairs I own almost non-stop and they show practically no wear, so I've come to the conclusion that their price is worth it.  (Though I did buy one pair on sale - they are lavender colored, which didn't seem to be too popular.)
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2010, 12:53:29 AM »

I ordered some Nuwool Injinis from REI and they have a deal where you get 10% off if you buy multiple pairs.  It's not a huge discount of course, but every little bit helps.  (I ordered them for in-store pick up and they aren't here yet so I can't say how they work for me. )

Of course my REI order doesn't mean I won't try an order of the eBay variety at some point.
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2010, 03:32:24 PM »

I've been wearing the Injinji's for a bit now too.  I'm not particularly impressed with the quality of the product.  The NuWool version seems to last a long time.  The normal tetrasock version wears out really fast.  Mine have also developed holes between toes.  They are awfully expensive to have mediocre quality. 
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2010, 03:39:20 PM »

I've been wearing the Injinji's for a bit now too.  I'm not particularly impressed with the quality of the product.  The NuWool version seems to last a long time.  The normal tetrasock version wears out really fast.  Mine have also developed holes between toes.  They are awfully expensive to have mediocre quality. 

Kind of like VFFs. LOL
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2010, 04:44:07 PM »

I ordered a set of these socks after another member mentioned them: http://cgi.ebay.com/1-DOZEN-MENS-ASSORTED-DRESS-5-TOE-SOCKS-SIZE-8-12_W0QQitemZ270524924061QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Men_s_Socks?hash=item3efc8ac09d
They just came yesterday. Sure, their not as nice as Injinji's, but since I don't own a washing machine and biweekly trips to the laundermat are not an option, these socks fill the niche nicely. They fit decent, are a bit taller than the ankle-height Injinji's I have, and the pack included a better assortment of colors than was shown. I would definitely suggest them to anyone who wears their VFFs often and likes wearing them with socks. I don't think they'll feel (or perform) nearly as good for running, but for walking/working/casual use, the price can't be beat!


I've been wearing these for a while now (might have been me that mentioned them, not entirely sure though) but i like them - only slight problem is that if your feet are at the upper limit of the sizing like mine, the fabric stretches out a little and is slightly tight over the toes but definitely worth having...great value.
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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2010, 07:08:46 PM »

I might go for those, but I NEVER wear socks that tall Cheesy  Seems like a great deal otherwise.
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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2010, 11:46:49 PM »

Funny thing is, they're not as tall as they look; they come just over my ankle (maybe an inch taller than my Injinjis). They're not 'crew cut', they're tube socks, without a molded heel, so they look taller in the pic because of where they're folded.
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2010, 11:55:58 PM »

I've been wearing these for a while now (might have been me that mentioned them, not entirely sure though) but i like them - only slight problem is that if your feet are at the upper limit of the sizing like mine, the fabric stretches out a little and is slightly tight over the toes but definitely worth having...great value.

What size do you wear?  I was wondering about that myself since I wear 45 VFFs. 
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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2010, 10:55:37 AM »

I wear a 42. Those socks may be a bit tight for a 45, though. They say they fit size 8-12, but they'd have to do some stretching on the toes to fit comfortably on a larger foot.
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2010, 10:17:20 AM »

Running and Rambling has a good review of Feelmax socks:

http://www.runningandrambling.com/2010/03/feelmax-sock-review-feelmax-osma.html

Feelmax seems to have more variety: cotton, coolmax, charcoal.
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