What Shoes and Socks Are Best for Long Distance Trail Running?

What Shoes and Socks Are Best for Long Distance Trail Running?

Before you hit the trails for a long-distance run, it’s important to protect and support your feet with the right gear. The right pair of socks and a good pair of trail running shoes can make all the difference. Whether you’re just getting started or you’re an experienced trail runner, Feetures has the right pair of socks for you.

Picking the Right Shoes

It’s important to choose shoes that fit your feet appropriately. Your feet shouldn’t slide around or rub in any spot, which can lead to blisters. You’ll want to buy shoes designed specifically for trail running so you have the right support for long-distance runs. A good shoe store or outdoors store will have a knowledgeable team who can assist you in selecting the right shoe for your level of experience and your goals.

Selecting the Right Socks

Be Mindful of Material

When it comes to trail running, your socks can be the difference between a great run and a terrible run. We recommend starting by selecting the right material. A wool or wool-blend like Feetures Merino 10 socks will keep your feet comfortable and dry. Crafted from a unique blend of merino wool with TENCEL fibers, these socks are more comfortable, more flexible, more durable, and stay drier than other socks. Cotton socks, on the other hand, can collect moisture and create blisters, especially with long-distance runs.

Choose a Fit for Performance

Another important aspect of your socks is the overall design and fit. While you don’t want your socks to be so tight that they restrict movement, they should be snug to prevent bunching and unnecessary friction. Not only can this lead to blisters, but it also takes your focus off your run. That’s why Feetures socks are engineered for a custom-like fit for your feet.

Our collection of High Performance Socks, for example, are made with power bands of Lycra that hug your entire foot. This provides superior support and comfort when you hit the trails. Their high-density cushioning also protects high-impact areas no matter what terrain you encounter.

Consider Your Preferences

Some aspects of choosing the right socks for your run that will come down to your specific needs and preferences. That’s why Feetures offers a wide variety of both women’s and men’s running socks. We have a range of cushion levels, heights, and colors that use the afore mentioned Merino 10 blend as well as a design engineered to fit your foot.

If you’re unsure which options will provide the best pair for you, try our Which Feetures? sock-finder quiz. We offer a lifetime guarantee so you can buy and try confidently. We’re here to help you conquer all your goals this year, one run at a time.


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