It may seem hard to get enthused about socks, but these Speed Trail socks from Bridgedale have some great features and running in them has been a great experience. The most obvious is the padding at the obvious friction points – around the heel, across the top of foot and either side of the toes. This meant a comfortable run with no rubbing and no blisters. The rest of the sock is much thinner allowing your foot to breathe and not get too sweaty. The elasticated top fits the ankle well, preventing stones and other debris from entering. Aside from some light bobbling on the padded panels, they always wash well after each run and have performed equally well on the (rare!) occasions when I’ve used without washing. As usual, women get stuck with dusky pink and turquoise, but at least nobody will see the colours as they will be in your shoes.
► Verdict: The perfect combination of comfortable and durable.
► Best for: Cool and cushioned feet for all your trail runs.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70