/ Keeping your feet warm
My other top tip would be to remember some spare socks for when you finish - I didn't, so the pain continued until I got home...
I use Army MVP socks from ebay, they are calf length so stop lots of water getting inside through most deep water.
Cheaper than sealskinz and probably work just as well.
seal skinz.. they dont keep your feet dry but work like a wet suit when they get wet...
But basically you are spending hours in slush..
Yeah, you're right about the cold/wet thing but you'll seriously struggle to keep dry feet while fell running at the moment...
Cheers Iain, Ow arm, I'll have a look at the Sealskins or equivalents. Iain, do the Sealskins feel a bit weird on your feet? Some of my mates have got the gloves and I'd not sure I'd want something quite that harsh-feeling on my feet?
Yet another tip for those very wet and cold days is to keep a pair of old trainers in your car so that you have some dry shoes for those dry and warm spare socks you remembered to take.
Yeah, that's the trouble with running from public transport... I have previously left trainers in bushes with spare trousers, etc. and might have to start doing that again.
I just ordered a pair of these and have used them a few times in the deep snow we have this time of year.
They're Merino lined so don't feel 'weird' or anything and you forget that they're anything other than warm socks.
Not cheap, but today I ran a 10km snow trail at a nearby ski resort and didn't have them with me and was seriously regretting it. Very cold and wet=very miserable. Good kit is a good investment.
No they feel fine, but you'll probably need to go up half a size shoe wise or have roomy trainers anyway.
Cool, thanks. More socks for me collection.
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