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Joined: 15 Oct 2013
Posts: 1
Gosport, United Kingdom
Posted: Tue 15 Oct 2013 08:18 pm GMT   topTop
Hello I'm wandering if anybody can help me. I'm about to run my first proper trail and it's in November so it should be cold.the course is mostly water and a mile of mud for good measure and the course is 10k in total. What I want to know is should I wear socks for this run and if so is there any in particular I should wear being that most of the course is water. Many thanks.
Joined: 25 Aug 2006
Posts: 185
Utah, United States
Posted: Tue 22 Oct 2013 01:31 am GMT   topTop
I don't know about anyone else, but I'd wear socks for sure. It'll give protection from the grating dirt or sand in the mud that would otherwise rub between your bare feet and your shoes. A wool/synthentic blend sock might work well, or really, any of your standard synthetic running socks. They all will shed water pretty well and still insulate from cold. But regardless, it sounds pretty harsh race for the feet :)
Joined: 10 Apr 2018
Posts: 13
British Columbia, Canada
Posted: Tue 17 Apr 2018 10:38 pm GMT   topTop
I also think it’s a good idea for the reasons ‘backcountryrunner’ mentioned above. Maybe it’s more in my head but I like socks in colder weather to help keep the achilles a bit warmer too.