Running a marathon is more than an ambitious challenge to tick off the bucket list, it is one of those invaluable life experiences that requires incredible levels of physical and mental endurance and a lot of training and determination, coupled with plenty of excitement about the big day.
With the 2022 TCS London Marathon on the horizon, now is the time to get completely kit ready to ensure you last the distance. Investing in high quality, high tech apparel and accessories can make all the difference with training, performance and the confidence to get to the finish line.
Every runner knows it’s critical to look after their feet and arguably one of the most important things a runner can do. But it’s not all about the shoes. It’s crucial to invest in some of the very best technical running socks to prepare for the challenge ahead and make those miles more comfortable.
Crafted for a superior fit and unmatched comfort, Balega® is committed to technical excellence, quality and performance. They are expertly crafted to hug the feet and provide comfort, support and, crucially, protection against blisters while running. The recycled DRYNAMIX polyester with air conditioning fabric system ensures the socks are fully breathable that won’t leave feet sweaty a couple of miles in and the deep heel pocket and tight band across the midfoot keeps the socks in place and prevents them from slipping down into the shoe. What’s more, each pair is hand inspected for quality assurance.
The Ultralight Running Sock is a firm favourite that offers excellent lightweight performance. With a reinforced microfibre toe and extra-deep heel pocket, this moisture-wicking sock will also keep feet cool and dry, while maximising comfort every step of the way. The Ultralight Crew is a good choice for those that like more height on their sock. Prices from £14, S-XL.
The Hidden Comfort Running Sock is the go-to for any runner. Super soft and stretchy, the bottom is cushioned and the top is see through so the feet will stay cool on any run. These are very low-cut in design so barely seen in the shoe. Prices from £14, S-XL.
The Blister Resist Running Socks are a good option for feet that are prone to blistering. The combination of natural and synthetic fibres (Dry-Mo) keeps the feet cool and dry when things start to heat up. There’s also an elasticated arch to ensure a supportive fit without constricting movement or blood flow, and a mesh ventilation panel for breathability. Prices from £16, S-XL.
Balega socks come in a variety of stylish and vibrant colours, that can be matched with other key running pieces to offer fit, feel and comfort runners need – from their first mile to their last. What’s more, they will support you in your challenge whilst giving back to communities, charities and programmes in both South Africa and the States where the socks are manufactured.