|Rating:||8.3 / 10|
|Value for Money||1.8 / 2|
|Comfort||1.6 / 2|
|Warmth||1.6 / 2|
|Durability||1.6 / 2|
|Breathability||1.7 / 2|
While I own a pair of Injinji Trail Midweight Mini Crew Socks I’m not a big fan of them so I save them purely to wear with my Vibram Five Fingers V-Trail shoes because when you wear ‘Toeshoes, you need toesocks’. I find that when I wear toesocks, they widen my already wide feet which starts to make my wide fitting shoes feel a bit snug for my liking.
Rather than right-off toesocks based on my one experience, I’d tried some lighter weight versions to see how they would go. In this case, I thought why not try one of the lighter weight running socks to see if they would suit my needs. After a bit of research I opted for the Injinji Run Lightweight Mini Crew Unisex Toesock thinking that the lighter weight of this sock would suit me well. So how did they go?
Before I go into the specific of this model I’ll do a brief overview of Injinji toesocks in case you aren’t familiar with them. Essentially Injinji toesocks are gloves for your feet so each of your toes has its own individual covering. The biggest thing you notice with these socks is that the individual toe compartments seperate the toes and prevent them from rubbing against each other. This has the benefit of reducing the possibility of blisters which are generated when your feet get moist and rub against your socks or shoes.
Weight wise as a lightweight they sock were great; my feet maintained a good temperature although I know my warmth requirements are lower than what many hikers prefer. These unisex socks come in three sizes; small, medium and large. As someone who has size 15US feet, I found the large size suited me well. There are three colour options with this sock available in Australia of Malibu (blue), Black and Grey that are patterned but the pattern isn’t going to offend anyone. These sock have a RRP of AUD $29.99 which is typical for good quality socks.
The downside of these socks, at least for me, was I found them to be a bit too thin with the cushioning underneath – I found I could feel every lump and bump when I was testing even though the shoes I was testing at the time had a good degree of cushioning. The other minor negative was the amount of loose threading on the inside of the sock due to the sock patterning which at first glance didn’t seem to be that complex. While I didn’t find this loose threading to be an issue, some people may.
Overall I like these socks but they didn’t provide enough cushioning when using a fully loaded pack so they will never make their way into my hiking list. Of course we need to remember they are ‘lightweight’ toesocks so they are best used for what they designed; as a running sock.
Injinji Run Lightweight Mini Crew Unisex Toesocks – Malibu colour
Injinji Run Lightweight Mini Crew Unisex Toesocks – Grey colour
Injinji Run Lightweight Mini Crew Unisex Toesocks – Black colour
Injinji Run Lightweight Mini Crew Unisex Toesocks showing sock height
Injinji Run Lightweight Mini Crew Unisex showing loose threads
You can purchase the Injinji Run Lightweight Mini Crew Unisex Toesocks from Wildfire Sports
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AUD $29.99 RRP
Injinji produces a wide range of socks for a variety of outdoor activities
This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker