Star Spotlight: Christina Kim

Post by Injinji

On March 26, 2013

In Blog



The talented, charismatic, and downright hilarious Christina Kim rolled through San Diego on the LPGA Tour last week and paid us a visit to Injinji HQ. A California native, Christina has golfed professionally since the age of 18. She has made a name for herself with multiple wins around the world tours and has proudly represented the USA three times in the biannual prestigious Solheim cup. What’s more-- she is a die-hard Inijnji fan and sings our praises around the globe.

We sat down with an Injinji-clad Christina and grilled her about her admitted obsession with Injinji toesocks, her personal style, and the game of golf.


Q: When did you start wearing Injinjis?

A: I started wearing the socks in 2009. Now not a day goes by where I don't wear my Injinjis; traditional socks just feel like a prison to me!

Q: Who or what turned you onto Injinji socks?

A: Hall of Fame LPGA golfer Beth Daniel and Meg Mallon showed me the socks. After a lifetime of suffocating “regular” socks, in addition to doing the whole high heels/dancing combo whenever I wasn't on the golf course or out for a run, I felt like I noticed the onset of hammer toes start to emerge. I started to wear Injinji socks and felt such freedom in my feet, which led to everywhere else -my calves, knees, hips, back and brain.

Q: What specific benefits do you find Injinji socks have for golfers? How have Injinjis impacted your game?

A: I know that for a lot of people the benefits of not getting blisters is big because the toes are separated, but I truly feel like the fact that my feet are able to sit as naturally as possible (while encased in a leather coffin of a golf shoe) has helped me immensely with balance, stability, proprioception, and overall health and well being. I can say for myself, that from the time I first started wearing the Injinji to now, my toes have straightened out from the onset of hammertoes. Even though I have a touch of a flat foot, my feet are now as functional as ever.

Q: What is your tournament sock of choice?

A: When I'm on the golf course, I prefer the Original Weight socks. The golf shoes I presently wear are a classic design and can be a bit heavy, so having some padding surrounding the foot has been a lifesaver. They help me stay grounded when I’m swinging a club.

Q: What are your gear essentials when you aren’t golfing?

A: When I'm at the gym, on a run, or hiking with friends, I have fallen in love with the Lightweight No-Show socks. They feel like I'm walking on air, it truly is remarkable! I also love Sanuk sandals.

Q: Have you seen more Injinjis out on the golf course in recent years?

A: Definitely! I'm not the only player currently wearing the socks. Currently still playing, Hall of Famer Karrie Webb and Swedish long ball Sophie Gustafson both love their Injinjis. We are a small group of players that I hope will expand to share the proper foot alignment, comfort and the overall well being we all enjoy.

Q: What other activities do you enjoy when you aren’t on the course?

A: I love yoga and am a big fan of the Injinji yoga toe socks with the sticky pads on the bottoms!


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