Delays, Delays, Delays!

Just a quick update on the new Injinji stock and other products.

We have been advised that there is further delays on the latest shipment coming over by sea. We have been told that the freighter is not due to be docking until later this month, so delays could push into November! Very sorry about this folks, but we will have these ready ASAP.

Injinji Autumn Winter 2020 Range Released

Something to smile about, finally! The Injinji Autumn Winter 2020 Range has been announced! Lets check out the new colour-ways for the coming season!

So, what is new from Injinji for their Autumn/Winter 2020 range?

From Injinji …

Each season we strive to innovate and improve upon our products to help runners and athletes reach their peak performance. This season we delivered new looks to our Trail and Run series. We’re proud to expand our Spectrum direct-to-garment line with the Trail Midweight Mini-Crew and Women’s Trail Midweight Mini-Crew. Additionally, building upon the success of the Run redesign from our previous season, the Run Lightweight and Original Weight Mini-Crew socks have an overall new look while maintaining the same fibers, fit and feel.

So we have some new Trail designs, and some of the changes made in the Spring/Summer range (specifically changing the solid black range to black/grey) have been pushed into the RUN mini-crew range as well.

There are new Trail designs in the Women’s and the unisex range. In the Women’s range, we now have 2 new colour-ways in the mini-crew range; Chevron and Jupiter, and in the crew size, we have Legend (check out the images below). All in all, all 3 are nice additions to the range, no complaints from us!

In the unisex range, we have similar additions, 2 new colour-ways in the mini-crew size, and 1 in the crew size; Fences, Jewel and Peak, respectively (images below). As with the Women’s mini-crew range, we have one sock with a black foot and a styled cuff, and one full colour. Nothing to daring, and both are nice on the eye. In the Trail Crew range for the unisex though, a little disappointed there isn’t anything a little more exciting! The new Peak style is not a million miles away from the range standard Granite colour. Nevertheless, is a nice addition and look great on the feet as always.

Injinji Autumn/Winter 2020 New Women’s Line Up:

AW2020 Injinji Range - Womens Chevron
Injinji Womens Trail Mini-Crew Chevron
Injinji Womens Trail Mini-Crew Jupiter
Injinji Womens Trail Crew Legend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injinji Autumn/Winter 2020 New Unisex Line Up:

Injinji Trail Mini-Crew Fences
Injinji Trail Mini-Crew Jewel
Injinji Trail Crew Peak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, when can you buy them? We usually expect our Autumn Winter Range to arrive at the beginning of September, however, we have already been advised of delays so are expecting them towards the end of September/beginning of October, fingers crossed! We will update you again as soon as they arrive with us!

Injinji Summer Stock Is Here!

Slightly delayed but Injinji Summer stock has now arrived!

The latest lineup from Injinji include some new colour-ways on several sock types, as well as updates to previous colour-ways.

From Injinji…

In 2013, we debuted Performance 2.0, a revamped line of Run, Trail and Sport series that provided more technical socks by fine tuning the fit and increasing the durability for various activities. Since then, we’ve expanded on that principle to develop additional series of socks aimed at runners, hikers and athletes. This year we decided to revamp our Run and Women’s Run line giving it an overall new look while not compromising on the fibers, fit and feel. In addition to the new designs, Spring / Summer 2020 features new bold Spectrum designs and new colors on our Ultra Run and Liner + Runner series.

So what new colours have we seen from Injinji? Lets start with the Injinji Women’s range. Injinji have brought through two new Spectrum colours in the Women’s Run Lightweight No-Show, these are Lush and Decode, both shown here. Both socks offer striking designs, as we have came to love from the Injinji Spectrum range. Injinji have also brought out two new designs in the non Spectrum range, these include Jewel and Tiger, which we think will be very popular!

 

Injinji have also brought in some new colours in the Women’s Ultra Run range. In the No-Show, there is the Prchid and the Daisy, while in the Crew, just the Orchid has came through.

 

In the Injini unisex range, there are a fair few additions, as well as a change up to an old favourite! Injinji have decided to replace the black sock, with a new design. What used to be solid black, Injinji have replaced with the new design, which is black with dark grey on the upper part of the sock. Not to sure how we feel about this as black is always a favourite, but they do still look good, so we will see what you guys think of them! In the Injinji Run Lightweight No-Show, there are also a couple of new additions; Malibu and Limeade. Both fantastic colours and we think both will be very popular with you guys!

Next up is the Injinji Ultra Run, in No-Show and Crew. Both have had some new colours added. In the No-Show, there is Solar and Crimson, and in the Crew, as with the Women’s range, just the one colour-way has been added, and this is the Crimson colour. The Ultra Run sock has been a popular choice since Injinji brought that range out, and is arguabley one of the comfiest socks in the range due to the padding in the socks, particularly underneath, it just feels really nice to walk around in, and even better on a run!

Other than that, there are some carry over styles which have stuck around from the 2019 range, which we are glad about, these include some of the Trail ranges in both the Women’s and Unisex ranges.

Thanks for reading! Make sure you head over to our Injinji Socks page in the shop and check out this range and more.

Injinji Autumn 2017 Range Coming VERY SOON!

Autumn is fast approaching, and so is the new Injinji Autumn 2017 Range! We have been told that it will land with us this week, and we will make sure they are available to order the second they do!

There are some really exciting additions to the range this season, including a Women’s Trail sock range, as well as…wait for it… a NON Toe sock from Injinji (insert dramatic music here).

There are also some new colourways in existing socks, but let’s talk about the new ranges first. The Injinji Women’s range

The Injinji Women’s range has probably been the biggest success for Injinji this past year. Historically, there was only ever a small selection of women’s socks, but in the last year, this has expanded to be multiple styles in the no-show, mini-crew and crew socks. This year, they are expanding that even further and introducing two whole new sock ranges for Women. The Injinji Trail range is now available in

This year, they are expanding that even further and introducing two whole new sock ranges for Women. The Injinji Trail range is now available in Women’s and will come in two colourways, the Parakeet, which is a mixture of greens, and the Mulberry, which is a mix of purples and greens (sneak peek below). They are both great looking socks, and as they are obviously taken from the core Trail range, they are sure to be great performing socks as well.

Onto the next new addition to the range, which is also available in a Women’s specific model, is the Injinji Hiker range.

The Hiker range comes as a multi-pack of two socks. It includes a pair of Lightweight Liner Coolmax socks, which are toe socks, as well as the Hiker sock, which is the non-toe sock (currently they are only available coupled with the liner, however, we have heard that they may be available individually next year). Now, the fact that they come with a liner toe sock quells our fears a little, but I do think it is a bold move from Injinji to move into the non-toe socks market.

The Hiker range is aimed towards, yep, you guessed it, hikers :). The sock itself is still a very technical sock. Made with NuWool, it mirrors the shape of your toes, providing more room and reducing bunching. The bottom of the Hiker and the top of the toe box feature an additional terry loop for maximum padding to keep your feet comfortable. We’ll be doing a separate blog on these once we have tested a pair out, so keep your eyes peeled.

So to summarise the complete range of new styles, we have new colourways in the; Run lightweight crew, Run lightweight no-show, Run Women’s lightweight no-show, mini-crew and crew, Run original weight no-show, Trail Mini-Crew and Crew, a complete range addition of Women’s Trail in mini-crew and crew, and finally, the Hiker range, in Unisex and Women’s.

These should be available on the site from tomorrow (22nd September 2017), delivery dependant, so make sure you check back!

5 Ways To Keep Your Feet Toasty & Warm This Winter

5 Ways To Prevent Your Feet Getting Cold

As the temperature plummets and the days grow shorter, it’s a good time to start thinking about how to keep our feet warm during outdoor exercise.

So, we’ve pulled together our ‘Top 5’ ways to help prevent your feet getting cold this winter, and have suggested five pairs of socks that will help keep you toasty.

  1. Thicker socks aren’t necessarily warmer

Don’t wear socks that are too thick for your shoes. If your sock is too thick, it can cause pressure on the foot, which in turn can cut circulation off to your toes. Your toes should be able to wiggle with your sock on your foot inside your shoe.

  1. Avoid cotton socks

Your feet sweat all the time, even when its cold. Cotton gets wet with sweat very quickly and doesn’t keep warm once wet. Opt for a technical fibre instead. Avoid-Cotton-Socks-Feetus-Winter-Blog

  1. Merino wool is your new best friend

This ‘magical’ fabric keeps your feet warm like no other! Merino wool is itch-free, thermostatic (temperature-regulating, making it idea for all weather; hot or cold) and offers superior moisture management.Merino-Wool-Feetus-Blog

  1. Liner socks

If your feet are always cold, try liner socks. It’s amazing just how much of an impact a thin liner sock can make. They’re also great to use as a day-to-day sock or as a lightweight sock for summer.

  1. Avoid Caffeine

A warm cup of tea or coffee may be just what you fancy, but caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, and causes your vessels to constrict, limiting blood flow to your extremities.Avoid-Caffeine-Feetus-BlogWinter-Socks

 

Our Top 5 Winter Toe Socks

Yeah, we love toe socks. Just that little extra material between the toes adds an extra degree of warmth vs conventional socks, but there is more to it than just that. Here, we give you a run-down of the 5 pairs of toe socks you should consider during the cold months.

OUTDOOR NuWool

Made from Injinji’s NuWool Merino wool fibre, these toe socks are our top-pick for winter use . The OUTDOOR range toe socks are thick without being bulky, yet they keep your feet so toasty when its cold. Available in Crew and Mini Crew.

TRAIL

The TRAIL range of toe socks are slightly thicker than the OUTDOOR range and feature a padded sole for added comfort and resistance to cold. Available in Micro, Mini Crew, and Crew.

Lightweight Liner

A very thin toe sock constructed from CoolMax, the Lightweight Liner is that perfect ‘extra layer’ when you need it.

Lightweight Liner
Lightweight Liner

SPORT CoolMax Crew

Great for year-round use, the Injinji SPORT Crew toe sock is higher up the ankle so it keeps your legs warm as well as your feet. The all-black colour is certainly a winner for year-round smart/leisure use.

Injinji SPORT Crew Toe Socks
SPORT Crew

 

Compression

These premium compression toe socks aid circulation, help reduce fatigue, and go knee-height to help keep the cold at bay during your sporting pursuits! The Ex-Celerator Compression 2.0 toe socks are the bee’s knees!Injinji Over the Calf- Compression Sport Toe Socks

 

You may also be interested in our recent guide to ‘The Best Vibram FiveFingers for Winter, 2015″

How Do Women’s Injinji Socks Compare to Unisex Toe Socks?

Do you ever wonder if its just a gimmick when a sports company offers an alternative for women?

We do.

Earlier this year, Injinji released their Womens-Specific range of toe socks. They claim that these lightweight no show toe socks ‘better accommodate the female foot’ and offer ‘increased heel-to-toe stretch’. There is a two-way stretch through the mid-point of the arch to provide better compression through the female foot, and the toe pockets have been re-designed for a ‘better, snugger fit’. It all sounds great – but is it marketing-speak or can these socks cut the mustard? 

Earlier this month, we asked one of our super-customers to compare the new ladies-specific Injinji Performance 2.0 Lightweight No Show Women’s Toe Socks to the existing unisex toe socks. We like open, honest, and candid reviews (see this one from last month) and welcome criticism and feedback. We’re not all about sales, sales, sales; we care about our customers so its important to get an unbiased review from customers just like you… So without further ado, here’s Cath’s review.

A look at the Women's Specific Toe Socks form Injinji
A look at the Women’s Specific Toe Socks form Injinji

Injinji Performance 2.0 Lightweight No Show Women’s Toe Socks – A Review

I have to admit to being a bit sceptical when I was asked to review Injinji’s women’s socks to see how they compare to unisex toe socks. I wear both ToeToe and Injinji toe socks on a regular basis and have never noticed a major problem with wearing a sock which wasn’t specifically designed for girls. I run almost exclusively in Vibram FiveFingers, usually with a lightweight liner.

First Impressions

My first impression when I took the socks out of the packet was that I liked the funky pattern (not that anyone’s going to see it once I’ve got my shoes on!) but that the fabric felt quite thick, especially for a sock described as “lightweight” with “ultra-thin” cushioning.

 The Fit

Getting the sock on was easy – the toes and heel fit in the right place first time with no need for adjustment. This is where I sometimes have issues with unisex socks – the toes tend to be a bit long and I have to tug on them to get them to fit snugly. Oddly, the ribbed band which is meant to support the arch sat too high on my foot but this didn’t cause any discomfort or chafing. The thick feel of the fabric was noticeable between the toes but overall, the sock felt snug – it hugged my foot without being constrictive.

As soon as I donned my Fivefingers, I completely forgot the socks were there – just what I demand of a toe sock. I’m always a bit wary of socks described as “no show” in case they’re too short and don’t protect my ankle from the cuff of my shoe, but these socks are a perfect length – they do show over the top of both FiveFingers and “normal” shoes but this doesn’t bother me as I prefer the protection this provides.

Buy Women’s Injinji toe socks from Feetus.co.uk

Blister Prevention 

While running, the socks stayed in place perfectly, felt comfortable and prevented the blisters I get if I run without socks.

On Test

The initial test run was a 4-miler on a cool Spring morning, and the socks kept my feet nice and warm, which makes me wonder how they will hold up to Summer conditions. However, when I got home I discovered just how good the “moisture management” properties are – the socks were damp on the outside but when I took them off, my feet were totally dry. In comparison, after a similar run, both my ToeToes and my feet feel damp.

Overall, I liked these socks. I was surprised to find that the women’s socks do fit better than the unisex version and was very impressed with the wicking properties. In Summer, I would probably continue to use my ToeToes – even though they don’t wick as well as the Injinjis; they’re much thinner and cooler so I would expect my feet to sweat less in them. However, this particular Injinji sock looks set to become a favourite in the cooler months and if there were a thinner version it could well become the only sock in my drawer.

So… by the sounds of it, the Injinji Women’s-Specific toe socks do exactly what we expect.

Way to go Injinji! Keep up the good work!

Buy Women’s Injinji toe socks from Feetus.co.uk

Injinji, Gotena, and V-Toes

Comparing Toe Socks

Comparing Toe Socks

Here at Feetus.co.uk, we’re mad about toe socks. We’re the nation’s favourite toe sock specialist and we try to offer you the biggest and best range on the market. Commonly used with Vibram FiveFingers, toe socks are fantastic for all sports, and offer superior blister-protection compared with the conventional sock.

But are all toe socks equal? Are some brands better than others?

With such a vast array of different brands, styles, weights, heights, and colours, its easy to get confused. Unsurprisingly, we were overjoyed when one of our super-customers and fellow toe sock lover sent us this comprehensive overview of toe socks. He reviewed a range of toe socks from brands Gotena, V-Toes, and industry-leading Injinji. Here’s what he thinks:

Gotena Toe Socks – An Overview

Maybe I have freakishly long toes but I found the toe pockets on Gotena toe socks to be unbelievably short, therefore removing the freedom for each toe that I/we the consumer buy these socks for in the first place. The point where the toe pockets join is halfway up the gap in your real toes, the pockets actually act to keep your toes together, thus making them almost as bad, if not worse than, normal socks.

Yes the fabric feels nice next to the skin, seems well constructed and is very light – however, this comes with a downside in that there is no structure at all to the sock – now I know that the whole idea of “going minimal”/wearing less footwear etc. is less structure but getting these things on is like putting on Clingfilm socks – i.e. not easy to say the least – I actually find that my medium and “heavy” weight Injinji socks are way easier to get on because at least they have some “shape”.

As already stated, I may have really long toes (but I don’t think so, maybe just above average) but surely the whole idea of toe socks is to allow toe freedom and a few mm extra is not going to cause issues, especially in these modern elasticated socks – if you lengthened the toes in these by 10-15 mm they would still be fine for short toed folks (they just wouldn’t max out the stretch but that wouldn’t cause bunching). It’s something I think even Injinji are guilty of and they are the nearest I found yet to having long enough

I have to admit to being surprised at the narrowness of the toe pockets too as my toes are certainly on the skinnier side of average and these are tight – again, a habit of other toe sock makers I find hard to understand – maybe it’s the whole obsession with things fitting “snugly” and compression wear and all that nonsense but I’ve worn “normal” socks with no elastic and in a wide fit as an alternative to toe socks and never had any issues with the extra fabric, just that age old problem with shape and even being super wide, they still pulled the big toe in due to the taper of the toe box.

I don’t want to rant but come on some sock company out there, try this – make the toes a bit longer and wider and everything a bit less stretchy and not so thin that they have no shape at all – you might just be surprised at the results – socks don’t have to be this tight to keep them in place and then we’ll get the freedom our toes deserve.

Buy Gotena toe socks from Feetus.co.uk

V-Toes – An Overview

I’m afraid not much good to say here about V-Toes – they appear poorly made with loose loops at the end of each toe pocket, loose threads everywhere inside and again, toe pockets big enough for my 3 year olds toes, but these are for size 11 feet.

It is really hard to get on to each toe; I couldn’t possibly recommend them – I’m sure there are people who’ve found these OK but I think that’s more of a reflection of the poor standard of what’s available.

 Buy V-Toe toe socks from Feetus.co.uk

Injinji – An Overview

And to finish, Injinji Performance 2.0 Lightweight and Injinji Outdoor MidWeight NuWool – by far the best of the bunch – both well made with the ‘Lightweights’ still having enough shape/hold to make them a breeze to put on (a breeze for toe socks that is!), being Lightweight (obviously) and almost long enough in the toes.

The Outdoor range of toe socks are probably my favourite of the lot, not being overly thick but with enough warmth for the depths of a UK/Irish winter (not going to say Scottish winter as that’s a different ball game altogether) which is very useful with most minimal footwear being low on insulated properties.

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Toe Socks – A Summary

So to summarise it’s fairly clear – unless there’s a toe sock company out there making toe socks with longer toes and less restriction/too much elastic then Injinji are the clear winner for now.

It’s all very well saving a couple of quid [by purchasing the cheaper toe socks] but the Injinjis hold up well too.

To be fair to V-Toes and Gotena, I’ve not had them long enough to see if they last – but then I wouldn’t want them too as they are awful to wear. I’ve had a couple of pairs of the Injinji NuWool for a while now and they are going to take a long time to wear out.

Overall – If you’re looking for a reliable toe sock that not only fits well, but also offers supreme performance and longevity, the Injinji toe sock is what you need.

See the full range of toe socks at Feetus.co.uk

Injinji, Gotena, and V-Toes
Do you have a favourite toe sock? Let us know by leaving a comment

Do I need to size-up in Vibram FiveFingers to accommodate toe-socks?

If you wear Vibram FiveFingers, or are thinking about buying a pair of Vibrams, this can be a common issue. First of all, you need to decide whether you want to wear toe socks under your FiveFingers – and then – if you did use toe socks – would you need to get a bigger shoe size to accommodate the extra bulk from the sock?

Should I Wear Toe Socks Under My Vibram FiveFingers?

This all comes down to personal preference. At Feetus, we find that around 30% of our customers wear toe socks in the summer, but in winter, this percentage increases to around 90%. As you can expect, the colder months prompt barefooters to reach for socks to add an extra degree of warmth.

Personally, I wore Vibrams for years before I started to wear toe socks. My first pair of FiveFingers was the original KSO. I wanted to try toe socks, but was always put-off by the price (£10+ for one pair!). I eventually took the plunge and found that the quality just didn’t meet the price tag. This, HOWEVER, was back in 2011 – and Injinji have drastically improved the quality of their toe socks.

Now, I know that their range of toe socks are WORTH £10+, given their very high quality, longevity, and performance benefits. At Feetus, we like to offer discounts on toe socks too, so you can always pick up toe socks for less than £10, and we always have a toe sock ‘special offer’ for you to get extra value.

Nowadays, I very rarely wear Vibram FiveFingers WITHOUT socks.

Do I Need To Get A Bigger Size Vibram FiveFingers To Wear Toe Socks?

No.

There is a common misconception that in order to wear socks under your Vibrams, you need to get a larger shoe size. This is not the case.

Think about the conventional shoes you’ve been wearing over the years. How many times have you thought ‘I need to wear socks today – these shoes are going to be too small’? The answer is probably ‘Never’ – and the same applies to your Vibrams.

Toe socks come in a variety of different styles, with the common factor between each being the weight. Using the original performance toesock brand Injinji as an example, they offer Lightweight, Original Weight, Run MidWeight, Trail MidWeight, NuWool Original Weight, and the range is constantly growing and evolving.

Side Note – Please be aware that MidWeight socks (both in the RUN and TRAIL series’) may be a little too thick to wear in your Vibram FiveFingers. Injinji’s Yoga Socks are also not recommended for use in shoes. 

 

What Other Toe Sock Brands Are There?

Injinji are definitely the pioneers. They’re the original creator of the performance toesock, however, we’re proud to offer GOTENA and V-Toes.

GOTENA make fabulous-quality toe socks. Their Merino Wool sock is fantastic quality, and they have also filled the gap by offering their GHOST sock, which is very similar to the (now-unavailable-in-the-UK) Injinji PED.

V-Toes offer an all-black toe sock, similar to Injinji’s Original Weight Mini Crew.

 

Check out the full range of Toe Socks here

Half Price Injinji Toe Socks When You Buy Vibram FiveFingers

Feetus.co.uk: EXCLUSIVE Injinji Offer

We’re giving all of our customers the opportunity to get TWO PAIRS of Injinji toe socks HALF PRICE when they buy a pair of Vibram FiveFingers from us.

Injinji are the world’s best-known manufacturer of toe socks. Used by professional athletes worldwide, Injinji toe socks are the perfect companion for your Vibram FiveFingers (especially in the winter!!!)

A twin pack of Injinji PED Sport socks is RRP £19.98 (£9.99 per pair), but if you add a twin pack to your basket, you will pay just £9.99 for two pairs of toe socks. Choose from black or grey.

STRICTLY one twin pack (at £9.99) per customer. Additional packs will be charged at £16.99.

 

Meanwhile… Other Injinji Bargains.

We’ve got some ‘last-season’ Injinji socks starting from as little as £4.99, and you pay just 99p for UK delivery on these.

And we’ve also got a very attractive range of new-for-2013 Injinji socks to match your favourite Vibram FiveFingers.

 

 

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