Today, we would like to ask Mark, the race promoter of "Greener Miles Running", about his experience using our newly released 5 Toe Track & Field Lightweight Socks.
YAMAtune: First of all, please tell us more about the Greener Miles Running.
Mark: We are an environmentally friendly trail running event company based in the North East of England. We aim to bring innovative and challenging running races to some of the most beautiful and dramatic places in the UK. Ranging from 10k night-time races in local woodland to ultra-marathon distance epics on the fells and mountains of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
YAMAtune: Similar to the races you organise, YAMAtune is located in magnificent scenery, surrounded by mountains that offer a terrain with many uphills and downhills that challenge runners. It is hence paramount to choose the right gear for such races.
Mark: Well, choosing the right shoes and socks are especially important. I usually use YAMAtune's Spider Arch Socks, but the new 5 Toe Track & Field Lightweight Socks feel like barefoot, giving them a sense of unity with the shoes.
YAMAtune: The new 5 Toe Track & Field Lightweight Socks are recommended for short distances, provide thin/lightweight knitting, high moisture wicking system, and shorten their time as much as possible.
Mark: The high gauge knitting and COOLMAX® absorb water and dry quickly, especially in summer, to keep the feet comfortable. The material is called COOLMAX® EcoMade. What kind of material is this?
YAMAtune: COOLMAX® EcoMade technology provides the same reliable cooling performance you would expect from the COOLMAX® brand. It is made with 100% recycled resources to help the environment. Eco-conscious consumers will also appreciate that this polyester fibre is either made from 100% textile waste or recycled PET bottles. Either option offers permanent moisture-wicking performance.
Mark: It's a highly functional and environmentally friendly material. Also I was surprised that the sock package can be used as a mobile phone holder!
YAMAtune: In Japan, we say "無駄をなくす - MUDA O NAKUSU" which translates to "reduce waste". Our design team lived up to this standard by designing this package, hence granting it a second life instead of ending up in the bin.
Mark: That's a fantastic idea! In our race, we love their idea of up-recycling running clothes during their events as well as awarding runners with a packet of wildflower seeds instead of medals.
YAMAtune: With "BUY LESS USE MORE" as one of our design concepts, we are constantly researching to provide innovative eco-friendly high-quality performance products.
Mark: it's refreshing to see a company going down the sustainable sports clothing route, which perfectly fits our ethos at Greener Miles Running. Well done, YAMAtune!
YAMAtune: Our mission is to create and develop socks with local athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. YAMAtune combines a meticulous design approach with over 50 years of production experience to create the highest quality performance socks for running and outdoor activities. Please check our latest Eco-Friendly Running Socks here. Also, please take a look at the exciting upcoming races by Greener Miles Running here.