You assume nothing of dropping $100 or extra on a pair of trainers. Ditto for the appreciable sums you have invested in compression tights, hydration vests, and the rest that helps you conquer your personal private mountains. But what about your socks? Small as they’re, they’re most likely extra liable for your (dis)consolation than the rest you’re employed out in. If they do not match correctly, welcome to Blister City; if they do not deal with moisture nicely, you are an extended, chilly day on the path.
Fear not. Whether you are a boot-camp addict, an ultrarunning aficionado, or a twice-a-week jogger, there is a sock for you. We’ve sifted by way of the seemingly endless number of lower and cushion—and, sure, colour—to search out choices nicely value their worth tags. Your toes are in good arms.
Updated April 2021: We’ve added a brand new decide for path working, the Balega Utralight Crew.
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