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Salomon is a Swedish sports equipment manufacturing company based in Annecy, France. It was founded in 1947 by François Salomon in the heart of the French Alps. They are currently the European leader in outdoor sports equipment and I'm on the USA Salomon Running Trail Team.
I have been wearing Ijinji toesocks for a nearly decade, since the first day I tried (and hated) the Vibram 5 finger shoes...yeah, I did that 8 years ago. It's funny to look back on and remember that reading Born to Run and buying those 'shoes' and Injinji socks are what launched me into running for the first time. It took nearly all 8 years for running to grab my attention, but now that it does I never leave home on a run w/o these socks -- the ground feel, blister prevention, comfort, and durability are second to none.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the best education and value you can find anywhere in the country, one of Nat Geo's happiest cities & my alma mater...the Slo life is the good life, what a special place. Go Mustangs!