What do you look for in Running Socks?

Running socks should have the following qualities:

  • Comfortable: should fit well and stay in place
  • Keep feet dry: made from moisture-wicking fabrics
  • Prevent from impacts: right support and cushioning
  • Prevent blisters

During long runs, the feet sweat and it is important for the running socks to absorb this sweat. Hence, it is important for the socks to be made from a moisture-wicking fabric. In addition, they should provide good support, cushioning and not cause blisters.

Experiment with different socks specifically made for running and remember that the most expensive ones are not necessarily the best.

Thorlo has some good socks. They are a little on the expensive side, but worth it if you are running a long race like a marathon.

running socks: drymax

Drymax also has good socks made for running and is a less expensive option.

Besides these two, several different brand of socks made for running are available including some varieties that have a left/right version.

Running socks should always be tried out with running shoes to see if they are comfortable. Tips to choose the best running shoes will help you select the right running shoes for you.

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