5 Reasons to Sign Up for a Turkey Trot - FITS®

November 12, 2019

For many families, it’s become one of the most treasured Thanksgiving Day traditions. No, not watching the Macy’s Day Parade — we’re talking about competing in a Turkey Trot!

Even if you’re not a regular runner, signing up for your local turkey trot can be a great way to kick off a special day of family, friends, good food and celebration. Not convinced? Here are five reasons to consider making it a new tradition.

For the bonding experience

Nothing brings people together more than accomplishing a goal together — and crossing that finish line is the perfect way to make memories with your loved ones. Plus, many turkey trots are open to all ages, so it can be a great option for the younger members of your crew to get some energy out.

For the endorphins

You know that sleepy feeling you get after eating a big plate of turkey and mashed potatoes? The endorphins you’ll get from running your turkey trot will provide the exact opposite feeling, giving you just the boost you need to finish cooking and get everything ready for the big meal.

For the community

While it varies depending on your location, turkey trots are generally casual, short races meant to build community or raise money for a good cause. These low-stress races can be a great way to get involved and give back to your community.

For the exercise

While we would never suggest you need to exercise to “earn” that piece of pie, there’s also nothing wrong with getting a little extra calorie burn in before eating a big meal. 

For the photos

In addition to the memories you’ll make, running a turkey trot with your loved ones on Thanksgiving can also yield some great photo ops. Picture this: your whole crew lined up with race bibs or decked out in matching shirts. You may even get the perfect shot for your Christmas card.

Of course, nothing wrecks the Thanksgiving warm-fuzzies like sore feet and blisters, so make sure your whole group has the gear they need.


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Sock Sizing
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The Perfect Fit Starts With the Right Size.

Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.

Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.

Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)


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How Do You Determine Sock Size?

Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you. 

How Do You Measure Your Foot for Socks?

To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart. 

What Is the Sock Size Conversion?

The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you. 

What is Sock Size to Shoe Size?

Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:

Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot. 

What Age is Sock Size 9-12?

Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit. 

Got more questions about finding the perfect sock size for you? Let’s talk.



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