When it comes to gear needed for running, the list is pretty short. Thankfully. Great shoes are certainly at the top of that list, but a close second for me has got to be socks. I’ve only been running a fairly short time now, but I’ve come to appreciate a good sock. Even my favorite shoe can feel new again with a pair of fabulous socks. They’re certainly worth their weight in gold for me.
I thought I’d ask a few fellow red-faced runners to share about their favorite socks. Here’s what they have to say:
Cindy from Once Upon a Loaf likes DeFeet.
“Favorite socks? DEFEET. I wear these in diff styles almost exclusively. LOVE LOVE LOVE them and they last 10+ years of heavy wear. I kid you not.”
(I have some of these myself and totally agree with Cindy. I like low profile, but hate socks that slide down into the shoe. DeFeet’s little tabbed ones are a perfect combination for me.)
Kristen from Dine & Dish enjoys the Notes to Self.
“I love the Notes to Self running socks. Laura Schmidt is the owner and she has gone through great lengths to have each of the various styles tested by runners of all levels. The socks are comfortable, don’t move around when you are running, and they have motivational words on them that you see when you are lacing up your shoes to give you that extra dose of positive energy! Plus, I love supporting small businesses…every time I put a pair of Notes to Self socks on, I immediately feel good!”
Bridget from Bake at 350 recommends Nike Dri-Fit Low Cut Tab Socks.
“While I like cushy socks for piddling around the house, I love these socks for running because they feel like I’m wearing nothing at all. The Dri-Fit keeps them, well, dry…if any of us ever had sweaty feet, which we don’t, right?”
And here are a few of my current favorites that help make my feet happier to run:
Ah … Thorlos. They’ve always been a favorite of both me and my husband. I particularly like these two styles:
This pair from Brooks have been a comfy pair since I began running last fall.
Just last week bought a pack of these from Target. A nice price for some decent socks.
Of course the list above offers only a few opinions. We’d like to hear from you too? Do you have a favorite running sock that you’d hate to get red faced without? Do share!
Keep on truckin’!
(Amy blogs at She Wears Many Hats and appreciates a good sock.)