How SockMine are Helping Make Blisters a Thing of the Past

Since time began, there has been one word that strikes fear into the hearts of all runners…  blisters.

They have the power to devastate training sessions, cause endless amounts of irritation and turn a marathon training plan on its head.

At SockMine, we aim to give athletes the edge. We want to care for your feet so you can care for your performance.

As a result, we have developed a range of running socks utilising the latest technology to help you to combat those pesky blisters. We called it… Griplock™.


Blisters are most commonly caused by friction. They occur if the skin rubs over a long period of time, or if there is excessive rubbing in a short period. Blisters are more likely to form if the athlete has moist skin and is running in warm conditions.


For years, people have blamed poor-fitting running shoes for their blisters. Although this is sometimes the case, people often don’t realise that socks are part of the issue.

Not only will it cost you more to buy ‘better fitting pair’ of shoes, it still doesn’t solve the problem. It will leave you out of pocket and out of ideas.

This is where the Griplock comes in.


SockMine Griplock socks are a concept thought up in our factory in Nottingham.

Their unique construction follows the exact contours of your feet, giving you ultimate comfort and control.

As the socks adhere to your skin, friction moves away from it, reducing the likelihood of you getting blisters which could derail your training schedule or hamper performance in competitions.

We also utilise Coolmax technology. This wicks moisture away from the skin which keeps your feet cool and dry, another major factor when trying to keep blisters at bay.

To enhance the impact of the Coolmax ® fibres, Griplock™ socks should be worn with a breathable pair of running trainers that use meshed fabric. This will increase the airflow around your feet and help to maximise the benefits of the socks.


If you haven’t guessed it already, we are pretty proud of our anti-blister running socks. We even have an entire page dedicated to them. Click the link below and you’ll head straight there.

We really do believe the future of blister-free running lies with our socks. Give them a try and see what you think. We know you won’t be disappointed.


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