Comfort is king, and you can be a king too if you have on a great pair of running socks! Guys, when it comes to your feet, you should never sacrifice comfort for convenience. Put your best foot forward on your next run and power through with these 8 best running socks for men.
Running puts a lot of pressure on your feet, so it’s important to wear a good pair of high-quality socks that will keep your feet cozy and blister-free while you’re laying down the miles. Our running socks have specific features like heel tabs to prevent blisters and slipping, ventilation zones for breathability, targeted cushioning to ensure comfort and protection, and more!
The best socks for men (especially for sweaty activities like running) are made with high-quality materials such as Merino wool and synthetic fibers like polyester, Coolmax, olefin, and drymax, which are all great at controlling sweat and moisture.
Merino wool blended with synthetic fibers creates a fabric that doesn’t sag and bag, which means they will stay put and keep their shape, preventing blisters, and it’s durable so you can wear a fresh pair of socks more frequently without them wearing out!
Check out the 8 best running socks for men that will keep your feet comfortable for miles.
8 Best Men’s Running Socks
Smartwool's put all of their smarts into these new and improved run socks that feature Smartwool's 4 Degree™ Elite fit system, ReliaWool™ technology for superior durability and a virtually seamless toe. Men's-specific mesh ventilation zones provide ultimate temperature and moisture regulation where male runners need it most.
Balega Blister Resist Quarter Socks - $14.00
The Drynamix pushes the moisture away from the skin and the mohair has the ability to hold moisture and still keep your feet warm in winter and cool in summer. The optimum environment for runner's feet.
Injinji 2.0 Run MidWeight No Show Toesocks has a Midweight padded heel and metatarsal support will ensure you'll be performing at your best on any road, anywhere. It will provide the comfort and support you need for the most demanding of workouts.
Thanks to the technically advanced Sock-Lock Support System, the foot and the sock become one. Constructed with Merino+, Feetures! special blend of silky soft rayon bamboo and Merino wool, Feetures! Elite provides unsurpassed comfort. It's the ultimate fit and feel ... realized. The no-show tab sits below the ankle but features front and back tabs to protect against chafing and keep the sock from sliding into the shoe.
Darn Tough Men’s Tab No Show Light Cushion Socks - $15.95 / $11.96
Light Cushioning nirvana. With half the wool yarn weight of cushion socks, lightweight cushion socks deliver lightweight performance with the perfect amount of cushioning along the base of your foot. Runners and cyclists love it's streamlined performance fit while 17.2 micron wool brings home the goods in the comfort department. True Seamless construction assures a smooth fit and reduces blisters and hot spots. No slipping, no bunching, no bull. Fine gauge Merino Wool makes this a fast drying and breathable "all-weather" sock that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And since Merino Wool is naturally antimicrobial this sock repels bacteria and odor when you're putting on the miles. Still made in Vermont. Guaranteed for life.
CEP Men’s Progressive+ Run Socks 2.0 - $60.00 / $48.00
No matter the distance, the Run Sock 2.0 offer maximum benefits. The flagship product in the CEP line-up, these socks are the defining performance product in the compression category. CEP’s proprietary compression profile improves blood flow, reduces muscle soreness and quickens recovery time.
This is the sock that put WRIGHTSOCK Double Layer on the map! Flat knit design with slightly heavier yarns to meet the rigors of your running regime. Ideal for a daily 3-mile run, or 50K race. If you want a little more volume in your shoe, the Running should be your choice.
Swiftwick Aspire Zero No Show Sock - $13.99
MINIMUM CUSHION AND FIRM COMPRESSION. RESPONSIVE FEEL. Firm compression provides contoured support for running, cycling, triathlon and other endurance sports. ASPIRE has Swiftwick’s widest selection of cuff heights and colors. Sits just below the ankle with minimal extension above your shoe. Swiftwick's most popular cuff height for running, the ZERO no show sock is also preferred by many cyclists and golfers. Made in USA.
BENEFITS OF EVERY SWIFTWICK SOCK: CONTOURED COMPRESSION FIT: Contours and supports every hill and valley of your foot. No bunching and no voids. FIBER FIRST MOISTURE WICKING: High-performance fibers are sculpted into breathable designs constructed to move moisture. BLISTER-FREE DRY PERFORMANCE: The outcome of two Swiftwick fundamentals: Contoured Compression Fit and Fiber First Moisture Wicking.