running without socks
sporty160 Posts: 11
in General Chat
Hi I wonder if anyone can help, to be quicker in transition I decided to run without socks but unfortunately got blisters. Is there any special running shoes that I can buy to overcome this. Any advise welcome please
In the meantime compeed plasters may help.
Next OD i'll be going down the lube route. Anthing over 10k, its socks all the way.
I'm sure I read somewhere about soaking feet in surgical spirit, but can't remember where. Can anyone add to this?
So however you plan to race you need to have tried it out.
Surgical spirit is a good tip and it will harden your skin.
Also the following can make a difference to blister and rub free running on different days
Pre lubing your shoes where the problems are likely to be is a good tip. I'd suggest against lubing your feet as it's too easy to pick up stones sand grit etc on your feet that go into the shoe making it even worse.
Ouch is best avoided!
When I have new trainers ill wear them for just general walking around etc and run in them (with socks) after a weeks worth of walking in them.... ill then progress to sockless after one or two runs with socks....
Surgical Spirit: Toughens up your skin making you less blister prone.
Moisturise: soft supple skin is equally less blister prone.
I always went with surgical spirit... if plunging your freshly blistered hands (or in this case feet) into vats of surgical spirit doesn't bring tears to your eyes I don't know what will.
That said I run with socks and at IMUK my toes were so blistered 2 of my toe nails fell clean off a few days later!