We’ve already talked about the best shorts for running and overall mobility, but another underappreciated accessory for your workouts are the socks. They’re always considered last when we assemble our gear, but if your feet have ever sweated through cheap cotton, developed painful blisters and chafing, then you know that good-quality socks make a world of difference.
Depending on what you like and your workout routine, you might look for moisture-wicking socks with some standout and useful features. Whether it’s for running or for weightlifting, these socks will do wonders for your feet and your overall fitness.
Under Armour Elevated Performance Crew Socks
It’s got all-around support for your ankles and toes without the bulk. The Armour Dry material wicks moisture and accelerates evaporation, while the Armour Block Technology helps prevent the growth of those nasty odor-causing bacteria. Their standard Heat Gear fabric keeps sweat away from your skin to keep you cool, dry, and light. UA also claims that its dynamic arch support helps reduce foot fatigue.
PRICE: P650 per 3-pack
adidas Athletic Cushioned Crew Socks
This pair is made of three different materials—nylon, polyester, spandex—that all work together to wick away moisture and sweat to keep your feet dry at all times. The base of the foot is all cushioned for comfort and durability, while the arch compression guarantees a secure fit.
PRICE: P600 per 6-pack
Copper Fit No Show Socks
Thanks to the addition of copper, these socks will not only keep your feet really dry, but they’ll also keep them smelling fresh. There’s also some added cushioning on the footbed for the utmost comfort. You can even see the breathable mesh venting, so it keeps your feet cool. The heel tabs on these will also keep these socks from slipping in your shoes.
PRICE: P500 per 3-pack
Nike Performance Cushion Crew Socks
The classic crew socks from Nike offer the comfort of cotton without trapping and absorbing any moisture and sweat. The reinforced heel and toe will give you some enhanced durability in high-wear areas, while the ribbed cuffs will ensure a snug and comfortable fit.
PRICE: P800 per 6-pack
adidas Climacool Superlite No Show Socks
The biggest difference of these socks are adidas’ patented Climacool technology that allows your feet to breathe and keep them cool and comfy inside your sneakers. That also makes it odor-resistant keeps those awful bacteria away. The half cushions on ball, heel, and toe were added for durability and comfort.
PRICE: P550 per 3-pack