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Top 9 Socks for Exercise


Updated February 10, 2011

Socks may sound boring, but they are one of the most important pieces of exercise gear you can own to make your workouts comfortable and blister-free. Take a look at my favorites socks for exercise.

1. Injinji Toe Socks

Injinji Toesocks
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Injinji toe socks are like little gloves for your feet. If you've ever had trouble with blisters on long runs or hikes, you'll probably appreciate these socks.  Designed to help prevent foot blisters by reducing friction and wicking moisture away from the feet, Injinji socks are great for runners and walkers. Since I strated using them on my runs, I no longer have to tape specific toes to avoid blisters caused by one toe sliding under another. Have you tried Injinji? Tell us what you think.

2. SmartWool Adrenaline Micro Mini Crew

My second  favorite sports socks. This light half-cushion sock is great for warm weather trail running, adventure racing and mountain biking when wearing low training shoes. Keeps your feet comfortable, cushioned and dry even if you aren’t.

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3. SmartWool Hiking Socks

More great socks from SmartWool for hiking and trail activites. Light weight to heavy weight, there is the right sock for any length of hike.
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4. Defeet Women's Cycling Socks

Only the coolest cycling socks around! Fun colors and styles make these socks an essential in any cyclist's sock drawer.

5. Thorlo Lite Hiker Coolmax

A great lightweight hiking sock with all the cushion you need. Medium-density padding over toes and under ball and heel provides extra cushioning and protection from painful blisters. Spandex around the arch instep prevents the socks from bunching up. CoolMax wicks away sweat and cool your feet.
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6. Thorlos - Coolmax Trail Running Quarter 6-Pack

When you can't have too many socks - Stock up! These scoks are designed for running in moderate to hot weather on varied to rugged terrain. They have lightweight padding in the heel and ball of the foot to protect you impact forces & blisters
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7. New Balance CoolMax Socks

A huge variety from New Balance for all sorts of athletes (but mainly rinners). These socks offer a light weight cushioned ball & heel, are low, and come with a reasonable price tag.
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8. Thorlo Running Socks

Great lightweight socks jsut for runners. Comes in men's and women's styles. High wicking abilities, made of 75% THOR•LON® Acrylic, 24% stretch nylon, 1% spandex.
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9. Wigwam - Ultimax Cool-Lite Socks

More sock selections from Wigwam. There is something for every athlete in the Wigwam collection. High, low, running, walking, aerobics or hiking. You can find a high quality sports sock no matter waht your budget.
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