10 best running socks (2020): compression, moisture wicking and more


You don’t think anything to lose $ 100 or more on a pair of running shoes. Ditto for the considerable sums you invested in compression tights, hydration vests and nothing else that helps you conquer your own personal mountains. But what about your socks? As small as they are, they’re probably more responsible for your (dis) comfort than anything you train in. If they’re not for you, welcome to Blister City; if they don’t withstand humidity well, you look a long, cold trail running.

Do not be afraid. Whether you’re a boot-camp fan or an ultra-racing aficionado, there is a sock for you. We’ve sifted through the seemingly endless variety of fit and cushion – and, yes, color – to find options that are well worth the price. Your feet are in good hands.

Update December 2020: We’ve added the Bombas Cushioned No Show and Swiftwick Pursuit Zero Ultralight.

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