When it comes to socks, Beth Pascall, fifth in last year’s UTMB, definitely has some useful advice for us all. After all, the often overlooked piece of kit can play a hugely significant role in your run.
“Choosing the right running socks is as important as choosing the right shoes,” Beth agrees. “You need a quality material and seams in the right places to avoid blisters, plus a strategic sock choice can also provide extra cushioning and support making big miles on the trails a lot more enjoyable.
“Look for a moisture-wicking material. They must be seamless around the toes, offer a little cushioning but generally a lightweight, minimalist feel. And yes, they need to look good!”
Beth wears Rockay socks because they are made from recycled fabrics, so by buying them, you are not actively contributing to new plastic on the planet, and you’re doing your part for the ocean plastic crisis. And secondly, they come with a lifetime guarantee, so there is no need to worry about the quality of the fabrics used. It’s made to last...
The socks have seamless toes, offer breathable mesh zones, have arch support and are made with an anti-odour coating. The sleeves also use breathable mesh zones, feature Polygiene for anti-odour but most importantly of all, have a graduated compression of 16-23mm Hg.
See rockay.com for more.