Anyone who exercises regularly knows that frequent strenuous activity can work wonders for physical health. But did you know exercise - especially exercise conducted outside - can work wonders on your mental health as well? It’s true, and the results might just encourage you to get off the treadmill and take your next workout into the great outdoors.
If you’re an avid runner or hiker, you’re likely familiar with a frustrating problem: blisters. They can pop up anywhere - your toes, your heels, the ball of your foot - and cause adventure-ending pain and tenderness. The key to avoiding painful blisters is to stop them before they develop: here’s how.
If you take a look around your local gym, you’ll see them - a sea of plain white or black socks, probably calf height, rising out of the tennis shoes of gym-goers both male and female. We have nothing against neutral-colored socks (in fact, we offer plenty of sock options in all-black or all-white), but we’d like to make a case for sporting bright colors and designs on your next visit to the gym or trailhead.
If you’re an athlete, you’ve probably experienced the pain of shin splints at least once. Extremely common in runners, shin splints can be a debilitating injury for active people. Luckily, there are some ways to prevent these lower leg pains and keep your training regimen on track.
When describing technical socks, one of the most commonly used words is compression. Compression describes the level of gentle “squeeze” your socks apply to your feet - so a firm compression sock will hug and stabilize your feet while a relaxed compression sock will have a minimal squeeze and gently embrace your feet.