Running & Fitness Product Reviews & Info

These articles discuss fitness products and also include running gear reviews and fitness product reviews. Fitness products and running gear can help or hinder athletic performance. In addition to fitness product reviews, the use of orthotics is discussed often throughout the Sock-Doc site as it is a common product prescribed to athletes, as well as the general public. Orthotics don't correct any problem, yet they support dysfunction and offer temporary pain relief at best while the user often creates further musculoskeletal compensations resulting in other problems later in life. Among fitness product reviews, we also discuss the detrimental effects of overly supportive shoes like Kuru shoes for those with plantar fasciitis. Other fitness product reviews include bike clothing treated with electrolytes and various sandals and even sock reviews.

Injinji Performance Toesocks Review

Injinji Performance Socks

Thanks to the gang at Injinji Toesocks for sending me a complimentary pair of their Performance Toesocks. Actually they sent me two pair because the first one went missing in my household of five, but was later retrieved after they sent me another pair. But that turned out great because …

Swiftwick Sock Review

Swiftwick Running Socks

Hey the Sock Doc’s gotta wear socks – and thanks to Swiftwick I’ve been wearing some nice ones this winter. Swiftwick sent me (gratis) some of their Aspire One Compression Socks (in photo) which are my favorite pair of socks in the drawer right now. They’re the ones that unless …

Branca Barefoot Shoe Review

Branca Barefoot

Branca Barefoot recently sent me a complimentary pair of their Leather Branca sandals to test out and review for the SockDoc site. Over the last several weeks I have actually ditched my footwear almost entirely, staying barefoot almost the entire day, with the exception of a couple runs a week …

Kuru Footwear Gonna Help Your Plantar Fasciitis? Highly Unlikely

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Kuru Footwear is the latest example of superficially treating the symptoms of a foot injury without addressing the underlying cause. In this case, Kuru has planted its feet-first flag on plantar fasciitis, the scourge of runners. If you’ve had plantar fasciitis, you know what an icepick-jabbing-in the-bottom-of-the-foot nightmarish pain it …