It's about those fancy toe socks that took forever to arrive from Amazon.com. You know the ones. I bitched about them for many posts. And now the bitch is back.
Item: Injinji Liner Crew Toesocks
Bitch: They fucking suck!
According to the sizing chart, large should fit men with feet size from 11 to 13. My feet are about 11.5. These socks should fit. So explain why it feels like my pinky toes are being sawed off?
And you should see how stupid I look trying to insert my toe-socked feet into my Vibram KSOs. I pry the upper away from my foot so I can insert my encased toes in further encasement without the sock bunching up. Regardless, the webbing between my toes is still subjected to the strangulation of Lycra, nylon and whatever the fuck is CoolMax.
Now, this pain isn't so bad that I can't run. The discomfort subsides after a mile at most. Oh but when I return, I can't get my shoes off fast enough. My smaller toes feel like they've had an ever-tightening, sharp wire wrapped around the lowest knuckles.
The only theory I have is that my toe socks are too small. I was hoping to get by without having to buy anymore of these ridiculous contraptions, but alas my sorrow grows, for I may have to open my wallet again.
The good news is that the Enthusiast and I ran four miles last night. This is the base of her long runs. We'll be into double digits in no time. Cheers!