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Running Socks That Could Save Your Marathon Training

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FOCUS ON YOUR RUN, NOT ON YOUR FEET. Marathons. The ultimate test of human endurance. 26.219 miles of blood, sweat and often tears. A challenge that thousands of us dedicate months and months of training towards every single year. So, why make it hard for yourself by not caring for your feet properly? When running, the feet are involved in both the push-off and landing phase. They come under huge amounts of stress as they...

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6 Marathons In 6 Days – From Crazy Idea To a Training Plan

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The idea began where most good ideas do: in a bar. Jason Easy, an industry colleague from the BBC, and I were enjoying a beer back in June 2016 whilst discussing how we had both recently began running. An idea quickly formed that we should run the London Marathon and raise money for the Light Fund (our industry’s fundraising body). Let’s just say somehow this idea escalated at a rate quicker than the beer consumption,...

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GripLock™ Wins the Innovation Award at Meet the Manufacturer

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We recently exhibited at Meet the Manufacturer, run by Make It British; a strongly patriotic campaign dedicated to supporting British manufacturing. Sporting our signature sequined suits, we were campaigning in our own way; spreading the word as far as we could about our finely crafted socks.   As part of the show, we pitched our GripLock™ technology to an audience and a panel of judges in an effort to win the Innovation Accelerator award… and...

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The Difference Between Ski and Snowboard Sock

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“There is a difference between ski and snowboard socks? But they’re practically the same sport”. WRONG! Here at SockMine, we recognise that skiiers and boarders are different. They move in completely different ways and therefore want unique things from their kit, including their socks. As they glide down the slopes, the athletes will suffer from friction and rubbing in different areas. This can cause irritation which leads to soreness and blisters. But fear no more...

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