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A boring sock running thread - with added falling down stairs excitement

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Oct 2017
10:26am, 9 Oct 2017
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Hello :-)

So I haven't run for a long time, and now I have started again I have realised all my gear is over five years old and knackered (no cushioning left in the socks so they were rubbing). I have used More Mile socks in the past with no issues so ordered some "San Diego" ones as they were on offer at Amazon.

We have a wooden floor in the hallway and last week I noticed my footing was a bit slippy in the socks, but stuck my trainers on and thought nothing more of it.

Yesterday I stuck them on upstairs, then went to walk downstairs and promptly lost my footing due to no grip and "bounced" halfway down the flight. Luckily I was carrying washing, and not the Baby, at the time. But either way the socks are going in the bin as I am not risking that again.

So this is a long-winded way of asking, are there any socks that don't cost the earth that provide decent-ish cushioning and don't make me feel like I am walking on ice if I have them on without my running shoes?

Oct 2017
10:35am, 9 Oct 2017
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In a few months you will discover pre-toddlers' socks that have rubber grips underneath. I doubt you'll find suitable socks for running with a similar feature.

Can you walk around in ordinary socks without slipping?
Oct 2017
10:43am, 9 Oct 2017
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Hah, yeah his sleep stuff has super grippy feet pads!

All other socks are fine (including my other two pairs of More Miles that I was looking for but can't seem to find anywhere online), just these San Diego ones seems to have absolutely no purchase on our floors at all.
Oct 2017
10:48am, 9 Oct 2017
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We have wooden floors and I use merino wool Innov8 socks. The Nike Activefit ones are also OK and v cheap.
Oct 2017
10:53am, 9 Oct 2017
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Great, will look into both of those, thanks!
Oct 2017
11:00am, 9 Oct 2017
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Many other varieties are available ...
Oct 2017
11:03am, 9 Oct 2017
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Hadn't occurred to me that I could do that, blimey.
Oct 2017
1:11pm, 9 Oct 2017
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I've not had problems on our wooden floors with either more Miles or the cheap Karrimor ones from Sports Direct.

Then again, our wooden floor doesn't exactly get polished to a high sheen very often.

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