I have a question, in your 20 years of running, what is the best shoes and socks to be used out there?
As for shoes, that question is so dependent on both an individual runner and the runner's current situation that I hesitate to answer. My choice of shoes right now is the Asics Hyperspeed. As for socks, I go for value and get Starter performance socks, I'm not sure what exactly they are called. I believe they run a bit under $2 a pair, they last a good amount of time, and they perform well.
Also, I want your opinion about smartwool socks? Are they any good?
I have one pair and I like them but I'm not sure I have interest in spending the money to fully invest in wearing nothing but them.