You want to keep running this winter but you are afraid to have cold feet or have a fall? So what?
Several options may be available to let you enjoy the pleasures of winter running.
First, be aware that many of the runners will run throughout the year regardless of the weather. The majority of them will run with the same shoe they wore during the summer. Some will use the same socks and others will prefer using a warmer fabric like Merino wool that will provide a warmer sensation like the Icebreaker merino wool socks. The advantage of these socks is to keep you warm even if there are humid!
For the ones who are more sensitive to cold, you can get a pair of running shoe with a windproof membrane. For example the Saucony Kinvara Runshield. This shoe will prevent too much air flow and the wind chill factor that cool the foot. This combination with merino wool socks will keep your feet warm. However, this shoe has its limits. The adherence to the ground is not increased! This is why there are shoes that have the same insulating but with a bit more sole grip or with crampons, like the Saucony Nomad Tr and the Salomon Speedcross CS. These two models provide you a better grip on the ground while blocking the wind! To maximize grip, you can opt for metal spike. They optimize your ground grip on snow or the ice. But be careful, make sure you get crampons made for running.
The last factor to consider is to keep your feet dry as much as possible. It’s a challenge in itself with our wet snow routes, commonly called the ‘slush’! Here we have two options to offer. The first will be to have a complete waterproof sock. And yes, the option is available! A new material is carred by Dexshell. The Dexshelle Ultralite or Thermlite (with wool). These socks are designed to be 100% waterproof while keeping excellent breathebility. So no wetness effect! Amazing isn’t it?
Finally, the cream of the crop, The warmer winter shoes with crampons and waterproof Goretex membrane The Salomon SpeedCross 3 GTX will certainly charm you and meet all your needs! As you can see, it is easy to find solutions to run all winter. All these products are available at JOGX!
Have a nice run!