Hourglass Spinning Image  Your Cart

The Fitness Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed: Running Socks


The Fitness Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed: Running Socks

Running Socks

How much thought do you give to your running socks? Having the right pair of running shoes is definitely important, but what is often overlooked are the socks supporting your shoes. From staying in place, to preventing moisture, to providing support, you’d be surprised what a difference the right pair can make.
Here are a few things you need to keep in mind next time you go sock shopping:

·       The Cut: There are two popular cuts for running socks: no-show and ankle. No-show does exactly what they promise: it makes them appear as if you are not wearing socks. Ankle socks hit at or slightly above the ankle. The cut is a personal preference, but I prefer ankle as I’ve had a few pairs of no-shows that start to slide off while running (which makes it very uncomfortable).

·       Arch Support: There are different variables that affect the support the sock gives the arch. For example, mid foot socks have a tight area for the arch. If you have a Sports Authority near you, they have a scale-like machine that can measure your arch and tell you what type of support is best for you.

·       Correct Gender: You read that correctly, there are socks made for women and socks made for men. Be sure you are purchasing one made specifically for your gender.

·       The Wrong Foot? Some socks are even foot specific, so be sure to look for a “R” or “L” before putting them on.

·       Ventilation: Above all, you want to make sure your feet can breathe. Find socks that offer some ventilation and wick moisture.

·       Material: This choice is all about what you like. From cotton to wool, there is a wide array of options. You may even find that you like certain materials for specific distances, temperatures, etc.

While socks aren’t always a glamorous topic to research, they are a very important piece of your overall running comfort.

Do you spend time picking out the right socks for your feet? Have any sock specific questions? Come over to Facebook and let me know, or leave an anonymous question or suggestion on our FormSpring page.

Read Next

2 Comments on “The Fitness Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed: Running Socks”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

A note from our CEO about COVID-19x
Bumble Bee Seafood Logo

The coronavirus has changed life, as we knew it, forever. Most people will be touched in some way by the pandemic either physically, emotionally or financially. We’ve all heard heart-breaking stories from around the world about lives that have been lost and severe financial hardships caused by the sudden shutdown of so many businesses.

On behalf of all our team members around the globe, we extend our deepest sympathies to all that are struggling through personal challenges, whatever they may be, and we offer our sincerest gratitude to all the heroes who are helping those in need.

We’d also like to add how important it is for everyone to continue to do their part to slow the spread. Physical distancing is critical, and we must all take this seriously. We use the word “physical” because staying away from people in a physical way does not mean we should be neglecting the importance of social interactions, compassion and patience.

We are one of the largest providers of shelf-stable seafood and it is our honor and our responsibility to do our part, in every way we can, to help to keep people fed with affordable, nutritious protein. To that end, we’re continuing to run our factories in the US and Canada while our partners around the world continue to provide supply.

We take great pride in being a “people-first” company, so our decision to continue operations is done with utmost concern for the people making it possible. We’ve enhanced our safety measures to meet or exceed CDC guidelines and we have increased wages in our factories to assist employees dealing with the incremental costs of working and new, unexpected demands on their households.

We also take great pride in producing healthy, nutritious and safe products for our customers. Please know the manufacturing practices we follow year-round protect our both employees and the products they produce. Our facilities have very few people-to-product interactions, all products are sterilized in a high temperature oven and then packaged in highly automated production lines.

Beyond Bumble Bee, we’re continually looking for ways to extend our “people first” approach to make a meaningful impact. With so many people in need, we know this effort is more important than ever. We’re starting by donating more than $1 million in product to food banks in both the US and in Canada. And we will be looking for more opportunities to make a positive difference in the days to come.

Finally, I want to thank you, our loyal and new customers, for your support. We hope you find the recipes on our website helpful and easy to prepare. I also want to send a sincere thank you to our Bumble Bee Team and our valued supply partners around the world for their tireless efforts, particularly those working in sales, manufacturing, distribution and all our support roles, ensuring we can keep store and pantry shelves stocked.

Please continue to do your part to keep yourselves and your families safe during this truly unprecedented time.

With Gratitude,
CEO, Bumble Bee Seafoods