Retail Therapy: Blister Beater Socks

Posted by Filed Under: Gear & Apparel, Outerwear, Running Tips

retail-therapy.pngI don’t know about you, but nothing irks me more than having to pay $8 – $16 for a good pair of running socks. They’re socks! There’s not that much fabric to them. I have the same issue with underwear, but we won’t go there.

I don’t have the answers to sock technology but according to Wikipedia, the average foot has 250,000 sweat glands, and the average pair of feet gives off about half a pint of perspiration per day. And that’s just during everyday activity. Socks also absorb sweat and draw it to areas where air can wick the perspiration away. In cold environments, socks help to remove the moisture given off by one’s feet, decreasing the risks for frostbite. Buy three and prevent weinerbite.

Being the necessity they are, I’ve found a great winter running sock. The Blister Beater Socks.

Not too thin, not too thick, cushioned and ventilated! I’ve had mine for three seasons and they are only just now starting to lose their shape.

Try a pair for yourself, available at Title Nine Sports. Three pairs go for $25.

Sock trivia: the commonly known “Tube Socks” were invented by Thomas Kelly and Hugh Ryan, in 1875.

If you own this product and would like to add your opinion, leave me a comment.

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

  1. Joe Ely on January 31st at 9:02 am

    Gee, I thought “tube socks” were invented on the London subway system 🙂

  2. Bryan Ashbaugh on February 3rd at 11:53 am

    I feel your pain. Also, I would like to add because I am one who buys $15 dollars socks and then they get holes in them so fast. I still wear them because I feel like I paid $15 for these and I am going to wear them.

    As to your underwear comment Marmont makes a pair of boxer briefs with their driclime technology which I would wear everyday if I had that many. When you see the price of them you will think your socks are cheap.