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5 Ways to Care for your Feet to Improve Your Running

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

Your feet are the difference between a great PB beating run and a painful miserable one. So why do we neglect them so much? They have so much power, yet most athletes do not give them the proper attention they deserve. Not only can they alone bring your training to a halt, but foot pain can lead to injuries further up the body due to changed technique. This list will guide you in the right...

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Want to Cycle Further, Faster and Longer?

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

Have you hit that plateau? You’ve tried everything from the lightest lycra to changing the height of your handle bars but no matter what you do, you can’t scrape off that extra second? Here are some of our top tips that will help you get the best out of your ride.   1. Riding position Many people take setting up and positioning themselves correctly on their bike for granted. This is crucial in maximising power...

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Top Ten Essentials for your Hike This Summer

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

These top ten essentials should be packed whenever you decide to step out and go on any hike. Some you may not ever need but that one time you do, you’ll be glad to have it in your rucksack. These ten essentials are what are known to many as the “Systems” approach. Instead of listing individual items, items are grouped together.   NAVIGATION A good old map and compass that does not rely on any power source...

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SockMine's Top 6 British Walks

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

The UK may not be the biggest country in the world, but it does have some of the best hikes this planet has to offer. From the Cornish coast to the Scottish Highlands, our beautiful island has plenty of treks for you to get your feet into. Here’s our guide to the best walks the UK has to offer:   Sixth Place – Hadrian’s Wall Path An 84-mile coast-to-coast walk from the suburbs of Newcastle...

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GripLock™ Technology Now Officially Patented

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

Granted at Last After months of waiting our industry leading technology GripLock™ has finally had its patent granted. GripLock™ aims to solve the one problem all runners dread to come across: blisters. They can cause endless amounts of irritation, turn a marathon training plan on its head and in severe cases, stop running altogether. At SockMine, we aim to give athletes the edge. We want to care for your feet so you can focus on your performance.   How...

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