Our guide to Britain’s best athletes…and their socks
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It doesn’t seem that long ago that London was taken over by sprinters, jumpers, throwers and fighters – and now it’s Rio’s turn.
With the world’s best and brightest athletes heading to Brazil this month, we take a look at what the British team will be wearing on their feet.
After his historic second win at Wimbledon this summer, Andy Murray will hopefully be in fine fettle to help us win gold again in Rio. And helping his feet to survive the heat will, possibly, be a pair of Thorlos.
These are apparently the footwear of choice for Britain’s tennis ace – cushioned tennis socks which offer a high level of performance thanks to their moisture wicking construction.
On the track
Jessica Ennis-Hill, another of the heroes of London in 2012, likes to keep a low profile - well, for her socks anyway. In her heptathlon endeavours, she opts for performance no-show thin socks - discreet but ideal support for her feet as she goes from track to field and back again. The thin build will offer a lightweight fit and feel, while the performance technology will mostly be working at wicking away moisture to keep her feet dry, and avoid abrasion which can lead to blisters.
Row, row, row your boat
One of the benefits of many sports socks is their ability to keep your feet dry and blister free. But what happens if you’re a rower? Wouldn’t it just make more sense to ditch the socks? Apparently not, according to British Rowing.
On your bike