What are Running Socks?
Running socks are socks that are especially designed to meet the physical demands of running. Most will provide stability to the runner while wicking moisture away.
When running, do not wear 100-percent cotton socks. Cotton socks absorb moisture which can cause your feet to develop blisters.
Who will benefit from Running Socks?
Runners who run long distances, Marathon runners, and tri athletes will benefit from running socks. They will benefit from running socks because the socks will prevent blistering.
How do Running Socks help prevent Blistering?
Running socks that are made of two lightweight, moisture wicking materials will help prevent blistering. They help prevent blistering by absorbing the friction between the layers. Feet stay dry as the inner layer wicks the moisture away from the foot and into the outer layer for evaporation.
If you wear proper socks and still get blisters, you may need a different pair of shoes. You may also need to apply vaseline or another running lubricant on blister prone areas.
Finding a Running Sock that is best for you
The first step in finding the most suitable running sock is to assess your needs. A crucial step to finding a running sock that fits your needs is to determine the type of running you plan to do. Different types of running will demand a different type of sock.
For example, if you run on trails, you may need a more durable, thicker sock. If you run sprints, you may need a lightweight sock. If you run in cold weather, you probably want a sock that keeps the moisture away as well as keep your feet warm.
The second step in finding the most suitable running sock is to determine your foot type and fabric preference. A foot that has very high arches may need a different type sock than a foot that has very low arches.
There are many types of running socks available. They are made in many different fabrics, shapes, sizes, and color. The most important things to look for in a running sock is durability, thickness, flexibility, breath ability, and moisture wicking capabilities.
Make sure you try on different sizes, brands, fabrics, and models.
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