Injinji Outdoor Series toe socks

The colorful toe socks that were once popular amongst middle school girls are now being touted as providing “optimal performance on virtually any terrain.” Injinji, a popular manufacturer of the gloves-for-your-feet socks, designed a line of toe socks made from a mix of Merino wool, nylon and Lycra, that are touted as perfect for trail running, hiking, biking or other adventure sports.

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Injinji Outdoor Series toe socks

The wool blend helps keep feet warm in winter and cool in summer while wicking sweat, staying soft and not stretching, the company says. Between each toe is Injinji’s anti-friction fabric to help prevent blisters. The Outdoor Series of toe socks, offered in gray, green and blue, are currently available for $16. www.injinji.com

—Ryan Dionne

Posted by mike - 09/02/2009 10:51 AM

I swear by Injinji’s. I have always been prone to blisters between my toes and these funky little socks are the cure for me. I usually wear the coolmax version with a wool oversock.

Posted by brett - 09/02/2009 02:24 PM

I bought (4) pair of these a few months ago and figured they would provide more of a “barefoot” experience when coupled with shoes that have a wide toebox. I wore them running, walking and even by themselves around the house. The extra fabric between the toes was a bit annoying and I was happy to take them off. They didn’t provide any benefit over any other pair of coolmax socks, and were worse for comfort. They look “fun”, but they weren’t worth it for me overall.

Posted by Damien Tougas - 09/02/2009 03:04 PM

I really want to love these, however I have serious issues with the durability. I just bought two new pairs about two weeks ago and they are already starting to get threadbare in high pressure areas.

Posted by steve - 09/02/2009 10:06 PM

I hike in injinji (performance models) and Chaco Z1 sandals. Hiked like this for 1400 miles on the AT last year. A pair of the performance models last 500 miles. The OUTDOOR models less than 50 miles amd they are SHOT!

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