I will keep this review short, as most people find a pair of trail running socks they like and stick to them. But I was tempted to try something new to see if I could be torn away from my Drymax Trail running socks, which I love.
These are excellent in wet and miserable conditions but can get a little hot on warm days so I wanted to test something for the summer months that would keep my feet cooler but also offer adequate protection on long ultramarathons and training runs.
In the past I used some twin-skin socks to try and avoid blisters, but found I got worse blisters then ever so it was with some hesitancy that I first ran in the 1000 mile socks. However, as my boss says “buy cheap, buy twice” and I realised these socks were a million miles away from my budget first attempt.
First off, they come with a blister free guarantee. That is quite a statement but having put 50 miles on them on Saturday in the first half of the NDW100 they lived up to the statement. At the halfway point I changed into the trusty Drymax as I knew the storm was coming in and I wanted to use a sock I had used for hundreds of wet weather runs and I didn’t want to take any chances on the day.
The Breeze Multi-Sport are incredibly comfortable and knitted with ‘NILIT’ fibres which are designed to release trapped heat and keep feet cool in any weather, but particularly on hot days. The inner section of the sock clings to the foot and allows heat to release to the outer layer which rubs along the inner layer and lets heat rise. Because the fabric rubs against each other and not skin, there really is no blistering but I imagine getting the size right is key. I went for the large and these were perfect- designed for UK size 9-11.5 feet.
The thickness of the socks is good for hard wearing and they are very supportive and comfortable. There’s not much more to say, than these are my new favourite summer socks. You can buy them here.