Injinji socks enjoying a surge in popularity, as Purekit.com customers seek better comfort from their barefoot shoes.
High profile scientific studies have demonstrated the benefits of barefoot exercise, with the natural walking gait helping to reduce the forces acting on the heels. Walking and running barefoot results in a flatter landing, with the balls of the feet taking more of the bodyweight, allowing the feet to work more efficiently. Running and walking barefoot is widely regarded to be much more beneficial to the body, allowing the muscles, bones and ligaments in the feet to work with maximum efficiency just as nature intended.
Purekit.com is one of the UK’s leading online retailers of barefoot shoes, and has seen sales of the minimalistic footwear rise substantially in recent months, with Injinji socks increasingly being purchased to compliment the shoes. Injinji socks use a highly technical design featuring the latest moisture wicking fabrics to help keep the feet dry and comfortable. The design is such that they are lightweight and thin, and slip easily into highly restrictive footwear such as barefoot shoes. The socks add an extra level of comfort, and help to keep the feet cool and dry without compromising the benefits of being barefoot. The design of Injinji socks uses a separate compartment for each toe, allowing each toe to move freely and independently in contrast to tube socks which can cramp the toes.
“Injinji socks have a highly technical design which can help to keep the feet dry and cool when exercising, whilst allowing the toes to move exactly as nature intended” says Richard Gundle, MD at Purekit.com. The socks are a popular choice with barefoot runners, with the design well suited to slip into barefoot shoes. The design helps to wick away moisture, with the soft friction-free material helping to prevent abrasions and the formation of blisters.
Injinji socks use an innovative Anatomical Interface System in construction, which uses highly technical fabrics to maximise moisture wicking to keep the feet dry. The dual layer construction places Coolmax® fabric next to the feet to wick away moisture quickly, with Nylon used in the outer layer to prevent friction and increase strength. Lycra® maintains a close and comfortable fit, and prevents the socks from sagging. With some brands of barefoot shoes prone to get the feet sweaty, injinji socks counter this, without reducing the benefits of being barefoot.
Whilst the design adds to the comfort of barefoot shoes, and provides an extra level of insulation for colder weather, the socks have proved to be appealing across the board at the online store. “Injinji socks are a healthy choice, and not only help to keep the temperature of the feet well regulated, but can help to improve the posture, balance and grip” says Richard. By freeing up the toes, the shoes encourage a much more natural walking gait, and the extra movement has been reported to stimulate the blood circulation, as well as providing better ground feedback to improve balance.
Not everyone is willing to make the change to barefoot shoes; however with Injinji socks, everyone can get more of the health benefits from barefoot walking, whilst improving the comfort of existing footwear.
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