How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Winter Runs


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Whether we like it our not, I think winter might officially be here to stay.  Mother Nature teased us for a while with unseasonably warm weather even up until last week when it was in the 50’s here.  

Then, all of the sudden the wind howled, the temperatures dropped and snow was bestowed upon us from the sky.  Granted, it is still WAY milder than it was last winter so I’m not complaining but even so, it’s cold enough that dressing properly is important including your feet.  Because really, how much fun is running in the cold when your feet feel like frozen little sausages? 

So, here are some ways to keep your tootsies warm during the next few months! 

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1. COLD WEATHER SHOES

First and foremost, wearing shoes that are made for the weather will make a world of difference.  While there are some shoes like those from Salomon  that are specifically made for winter weather running, you can also wear shoes that are made of more rubber than mesh which will also keep the snow and slush out.  YakTrax are also an easy way to upgrade your shoes so that they are winter running ready which provide both traction and an a little extra layer of rubber on the front.  

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2. USE HAND WARMERS

I am a huge fan of hand warmers and not just for my fingers- they work great for your toes too! Just give them a shake to activate and place them on the tops of your toes inside of your shoes to keep your feet warm while you pound the pavement. 

3.  WEAR A HAT

But, wait….aren’t we supposed to be keeping our toes warm? YES! We lose heat through our heads and hats keep our heads warm so it’s a no brainer (haha, get it? I’m so funny).  Seriously though, wearing a hat will help keep you warm from head to toe so you’re not shivering all over the place while you’re attempting to trot down the road. 

4. WEAR WOOL SOCKS

Much like wearing shoes that are winter appropriate, wearing socks that are made to keep your feet warm are important too but just any kind of fabric won’t do.  Regardless of if you’re running during the summer or winter, skipping cotton is always a must and while wearing thin dry wicking socks during the summer is an obvious choice, clearly they are not appropriate for winter.  Wool, specifically Merino Wool provides just the kind of moisture management that you need while on the run! 

Where to find such socks, you ask? Well there are a variety of places you can purchase Merino Wool running socks but most of them are ankle socks.  BrightLife Go, on the other hand, has Merino Wool compression socks that are knee height- perfect for keeping your toes AND legs warm! 

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These specific wool compression socks from BrightLife Go are the Shadow Dot Socks made by Sockwell.  They are designed to provide natural temperature regulation, moisture management and graduated compression to help improve circulation. 

See?…

How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Cold Weather Winter Runs #fitfluential

They also offer arch support, are antibacterial and blister proof- which again, makes them perfect for winter running and recovery! 

How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Cold Weather Winter Runs #fitfluential

Soooo cozy and warm! 

Want to win a pair like this (your choice) so you can keep your tootsies cozy and warm on cold winter long runs too? Then enter the giveaway below! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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