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Have Crazy Holiday Running Socks Become The New Ugly Sweaters?

Move over, ugly holiday sweaters! Crazy holiday running socks are taking over your Facebook feed. Expressing one’s fashion sense while running has become, well, quite fashionable among female runners. Perhaps it’s the “Instagram effect,” or simply the desire to make running more fun. Either way, it’s looking a whole lot more colorful out there at the holiday starting lines.

Photo by @rundefinitely.

Let’s face it: those big, chunky sweaters aren’t very comfortable for running. Meanwhile, running socks are essential–so why not make them festive and fun? With an abundance of holiday-themed races each year, having a collection of “Turkey Trot” and “Santa Shuffle” socks to choose from will keep you warm and fashionable.

Photo by @runningonthefly.

Festive running socks allow runners to express their personal styles without going all in with a full-blown costume. Socks can be “naughty” or “nice,” traditional, subtle or over-the-top modern. The wide range of choices make it easy for groups of friends or running clubs to match their socks and stand out in a crowd.

Photo by @takingthelongwayhome.

Investing in just a few pairs will provide you with accessories to reuse for the holidays year after year. One runner friend of mine, Stefanie, has a collection of more than 50 pairs of crazy running socks for every occasion.

Photo by @rungrl13185.

This is a trend we are on board with! If you are toeing the line at a race in your festive holiday socks, give us a shout on Instagram by tagging #TeamWR and #CrazyRunningSocks–we’d love to see them!


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Confessions of a Mother Runner

Confessions of a Mother Runner

I am Deborah of Confessions of a Mother Runner. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and two teens. As a lifelong vegetarian, I've always been passionate about healthy living and fitness. Looking for partners in crime, I started my own chapter of Moms Run This Town, which has grown to more than 700 running moms. I've met so many incredible women who inspire me daily to keep moving forward and challenging myself. You can usually find me running with my mom squad and training for the next crazy adventure they have talked me into. The 10K race is my favorite distance and I love the challenge of triathlon races, as well. As a Girls on The Run Coach, nothing makes me happier than volunteering my time to work with elementary school girls. I like to think I am influencing the next generation of female runners and moms-to-be. Vegetarian cooking is one of my passions; you can find original "Meatless Monday" recipes on my blog each week. Readers can contact me on Twitter and Instagram and by visiting my blog, Confessions of a Mother Runner.