Balega Moh-rino V-Tech Enduro & Blister Resist Sock Review
Is it weird to say that your favorite piece of running gear is a pair of socks?
We’ve talked about anti-blister socks here before. Luckily, I’ve personally never been especially prone to blisters. But I’ve also never been very happy with any pair of running socks I’ve owned.
The fit was never right. They were too thick or too thin. They didn’t offer support, or if they did, it wasn’t in the right places. No matter how much they cost, they still felt cheap and I would be fearful that they would need to be replaced after a month’s worth of runs and subsequent launderings.
I’ve logged nearly 100 runs while alternating wearing one of these pairs of Balega socks. They have become the most important part of my running attire. They are both excellent in fit, finish and durability. Wash after wash, they come out looking great and without losing any snugness. They’re stylish and breathe well. And while I was never one to get many blisters, I’ve ramped up my training significantly while wearing the Balegas with zero indication of blisters or hot spots.
If I have to give an edge to a pair, I would choose the Moh-rino V-tech Enduros. The alternating striping mesh channels give additional comfort around the midsection of the foot and creates a varied airflow pattern. The heel fits deep into the pocket and never slides. The toe box is easy to move around in but never so much that a seam is noticeable. As an added aesthetic bonus, the tiger stripe motif just screams high tech, which is pretty cool.
The fibers in both styles do an excellent job minimizing friction. The socks don’t budge and begin to feel like a natural extension of your foot. No matter how many miles or how high the temperature, I’ve never been let down by either pair.
If you’re fighting blisters on your runs or if you just want to upgrade to a better running sock, Balega has you covered with these two excellent offerings.