Socks are far from being an unwanted Christmas gift from Aunty Iris when it comes to running off-road.
As your feet are often submerged in mud, sludge, water and worse, quick-drying properties are key, as are any ankle support, blister-preventing buffers and breathability virtues.
Thankfully the Race Ultra Mid Cuts (they also come in low and high cut) from Inov-8 tick all these boxes and more, throwing some compressive elements into the mix as well.
We tested these in some dicey post-Hurricane Bertha conditions, wearing brand new trainers, and they stayed blister-free, drying speedier than our usual Merino run socks when our feet were submerged, too.
If that £15 price tag seems high, that’s because they come in a two-pack, adding value for money to an impressive off-road package.
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