|Winter Trailrunning Footwear Base Layer by Injinji|
|Smartwool PHD Mountaineering Socks|
Over that layer I then use a pair of heavyweight merino wool mountaineering socks. These are the Smartwool PhD Heavy Crew, often sold as Mountaineering Socks, depending on which specific model your store carries. I have also used similar socks from Point6, Thorlo, Bridgedale - it's whatever you have, like, and fit. The main point for me is that it have thick wool pile in the inside of the sock to trap heat and wick sweat. If your feet are hot inside the sock, moisture will build up on the outside of the sock and help prevent melting snow from soaking your feet.
|Hoka One One Stinson EVO Quicklace|
|Hoka Stinson with Kahtoola Microspikes|
Winter trailrunning footwear is an individual thing. What works for me might not work for you. You might be warmer or colder than I am. I have been doing this for quite a few years now, and I used to wear a lot more when I first started. I used to wear Goretex or similar running shoes. I used to wear three sock layers. I used to wear ankle running gaiters. I have pretty much stopped all of that as I've grown used to it. I am suggesting that maybe you take my example here and experiment in a safe environment to see how it works for you.
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