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″

Riding the TransAndalus and TransMurciana for Cleveland Mountain Rescue (Feetus, Lee Firman)

Feetus Donates £210 to Cleveland Mountain Rescue Charity

Last month, Feetus company owner Lee Firman embarked on a solo, unsupported, mountain bike trip through the southern sierras of Andalusia, Spain.

He covered in excess of 900km and 60,000’ elevation over 7 days of cycling in order to raise money for our local charity, Cleveland Mountain Rescue, who celebrate their 50th year in operation this year.

 “It was tougher than I had expected. Many of the climbs, especially in the Alpujarras, were very humbling. I took too many wrong turns, suffered too many flat tyres, but it was a priceless experience. I would recommend all cycling / outdoor enthusiasts to check out the TransAndalus mountain bike trails. Thanks also to everyone that wished me luck and sponsored me, and for those that participated in the little Facebook competitions during the ride”.

With a stripped-down kit list, Lee still swore by the Vibram FiveFingers KSO Evo for leisure use, Injinji toe socks whilst cycling, and MuleBar for nutrition.

Lee will post a full review of his trip on his personal blog in the coming weeks: www.outdoorfirmo.com.

TransAndalus: Panorama

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.

Buy Injinji toe socks from Feetus.co.uk 

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

10% off GOTENA toe Socks

BLACK FRIDAY / CYBER MONDAY

Here are out temporary offers for this weekend!

Injinji – up to 30% off

Gotena – 40% off everything

V-Toes – 35% off

Looking for toe socks?

Want something of Injinji-quality, but cheaper?

Look no further than our range of Gotena toe socks.

GET 10% OFF when you spend £10 of more. 

USE DISCOUNT CODE: GOTENA10

…and pay just 99p delivery within the UK!

See the full range of Gotena toe socks here.

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20% off ALL Clothing and Toe Socks

Save 20% on toe socks and all clothing

Use code TWENTYPLEASE at the checkout

Happy November!

This week, we’re giving you the chance to get 20% off all toe socks and clothing. Toe socks brands include:

Pay just 99p delivery on all socks.

Compression Gear 20% off too

We’re proud stockists of RedVenom compression clothing – also 20% off.

Here’s the code: TWENTYPLEASE

BUT HURRY – OFFER ENDS 7 NOVEMBER 2014

View the full clothing range here

Pre-Order the Bikila Evo WP

Vibram FiveFingers releasing limited no. of Bikila Evo WP early

We released a Sneak-Peak of the Bikila Evo WP earlier this year, heaping praise on Vibram for FINALLY creating something waterproof. We were critical about it all too. Vibram had planned to release the shoe AFTER winter, and had also slapped a whopping £180 price tag on the shoe. Outrageous.

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Influencing for the Better
Shortly after that article, we learned that Vibram decided to put more gusto in to the production of the Bikila Evo WP in a bid to release them BEFORE winter. Coincidentally, the RRP was also reduced to £150.

Now for the Good Bit

  • We’ve secured a limited number of Bikila Evo WP and they’re expected to land in the UK mid-November.
  • We have also slashed an extra 10% off!

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And as always – You’ll get these delivered for FREE (within the UK). 
PLEASE NOTE:
  • This offer is only exclusively available during the Pre-Order period. 
  • Bikila Evo WP stock is extremely limited. We expect to sell out during pre-order. Once our quota has sold, it’s gone; so claim yours early! 
  • Payment is taken at the time of order.
  • Any add-on items made during your purchase of the Bikila Evo WP will be despatched in full once the Evo WP arrives in stock. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BIKILA EVO WP

Outrageous Vibram FiveFingers Sale

Vibram FiveFingers Sale

…You’re too late! Sale finished 2pm Sunday 19 October 2014.

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Looking for discount Vibram FiveFingers in the UK?
Well… This is a FLASH SALE. 
  • FREE UK DELIVERY on ALL orders over £50.
  • FREE FEETUS FAPPA when you spend £50.
  • International Shipping available: Just £8.95.
You have from NOW until 2pm Sunday 19 October to grab these bargains. After that, the prices will go back to normal and this page will disappear!
£54 OFF: THE BIGGEST DISCOUNT: The Seeya LS Night
A whopping saving of £54+ on the Seeya LS Night. This shoe is perfect for the darker nights as they light up in the dark! Honestly! Best for road and tarmac running, and for beasting the gym. Buy the Seeya LS Night Now.
 

Just £87.49 THE OFF-ROAD GEM: Spyridon MR
You wanna get dirty? Do it with the Spyridon MR. Our luscious green hills of Great Britain are spoilt when it comes to rain and mud. MR actually stands for ‘Mud Runner’. Beat the mud for just £87.49.

Less than £55! THE CHEAPEST: The EL-X (Red/Black, mens)
The EL-X stands for ‘Entry Level Cross Trainer’. This is a great introductory shoe if you’re looking to get in to Vibrams. Perfect for casual use, hitting the gym, and yours for just £54.97!
Men's EL-X. Super Cheap!
Men’s EL-X. Super Cheap!
30% Off. LADIES’ ONLY: KSO Evo & Trek Sport
The KSO Evo is the best-selling Vibram FiveFingers style and its easy to see why. Beautiful design, no over-the-top colours and style, and it is so versatile. Now just £67.49.
The Trek Sport is for the outdoor enthusiast who is out on the hills; running, trekking, camping. BUY NOW.

THE FEETUS FAVOURITE: The Trek Sport Sandal
Come on Vibram, its not a sandal is it? You don’t need to justify wearing these year-round. Yours for £84.47. 

TOE SOCKS
Don’t forget. We also have the biggest and best range of toe socks in the UK including ALL Injinji styles, sizes, and colours available in the UK.

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