You shouldn’t have to choose between comfort and breathability when it comes to your socks. That’s why at Socks Addict, we stock socks for everyone! Hit your workout even harder next time with a good pair of comfortable, breathable, moisture-wicking socks to keep your feet dry through all that sweat and grime.
The best moisture-wicking fabrics to keep your feet dry are merino wool, polyester, Coolmax, olefin and drymax. These fabrics are commonly used in workout clothing, sportswear, and socks! They pull moisture away from the body to the exterior of the garment so that it’s not trapped between the garment and your skin. This allows sweat to easily evaporate, keeping you dry, cool, and comfortable - and who doesn’t want that?
Cold, wet feet can also lead to bunching, slipping, and blisters - yuck! So don’t make the mistake of buying cotton socks that absorb moisture and keep it trapped against your skin. Instead, check out the best breathable socks to keep your feet dry during your next workout.
Best Breathable Socks
High-performance runners, cyclists, hikers and fitness walkers who prefer a minimal amount of foot protection. Featuring a THOR•WICK®COOL fiber in the ball and heel pads to provide enhanced moisture management, a lightweight Achilles Tendon pad to protect against rubbing and chafing while functioning as a heel lock, and mesh Polyester for maximum breathability.
The Drymax Running Lite-Mesh No Show socks with Tab contain a dual-layer moisture removal system that stays dry by moving sweat out and away from your feet. When you sweat, water is repelled by the inner hydrophobic layer to the outer hydrophilic Drymax layer, keeping your feet dry and comfortable. Other running socks rely on moisture-wicking fibers that use the slow process of evaporation. Drymax socks dry at the same speed as you sweat, keeping you on the road longer. Designed for mild to warm-weather days, Drymax Lite-Mesh Running socks contain Drymax Low-Density padding in the heel and toe to provide added cushioning without adding unnecessary volume in your shoes.
Drymax Run Hyper Thin No Show Socks - $11.75
The Drymax Hyper-Thin Running No Show socks are the lightest running socks on the market and contain a dual-layer moisture removal system that stays dry by moving sweat out and away from your feet. When you sweat, water is repelled by the inner hydrophobic layer to the outer hydrophilic Drymax layer, keeping your feet dry and comfortable. Other running socks rely on moisture-wicking fibers that use the slow process of evaporation. Drymax socks dry at the same speed as you sweat, keeping you on the road longer. Designed for mild to warm-weather days, Drymax Hyper Thin Running socks are perfect for runs in the dog days of summer.
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. Gender specific mesh ventilation zones provide ultimate temperature and moisture regulation where male and female runners need it most.
Balega Ultra Light No Show Socks - $13.00
Ultrafine Hi-Tech performance yarns on a high needle counting knitting machine provide the sheerest, lightest sock on the planet while still providing the necessary protection. Featuring sculptured mesh panels to aid ventilation, a seamless toe closure, elastic arch support, and reinforced cushioning on the heel and toe for comfort and durability.
Darn Tough Women’s Coolmax Vertex Ultralight No Show Tab Sock (and Men) - $15.00
In the savage summer heat, Darn Tough Vertex Running Series socks made with Coolmax® are designed to keep their cool. Coolmax® Polyester yarns are engineered to move moisture away from your skin and be fast drying. Combine that with a sock that weighs in at a mere 13 grams and you have the ultimate warm weather running companion. True Seamless construction reduces hot spots and blisters. Ultra high stitch count creates a super comfortable sock with a streamlined fit like no other. No slipping, no bunching, no blisters. Plus they even have that handy lil' tab on the back so they slip on easy.
Darn Tough Men's Double Cross Light No Show Tab Sock (and Women) - $16.00 / $11.20
Light, smooth, strong. With half the wool yarn weight of Darn Tough cushion socks, Darn Tough's lightweight cushion socks deliver lightweight performance with the perfect amount of cushioning along the base of your foot. Runners and cyclists love its 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.
The Wigwam Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Quarter Crew Socks will keep your feet warm, dry, and blister-free on every adventure. The Cool-Lite Hiker is Wigwam's best wool-free hiking sock. Like all socks in the Wigwam Pro Series, the Cool-Lite Hiker goes to great lengths to keep you dry. X2O Acrylic fabrics work to keep your feet dry by using capillary action, absorbing moisture from the foot and forcing it to evaporate near the leg, all while maintaining powerful anti-microbial properties. The FreshGuard treatment makes sure you smell fresh, while a breathable mesh instep makes sure your feet feel fresh.
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