Frequently Asked Questions
Running socks are socks that have been specifically designed to wick moisture away from your feet so they stay dry, and to prevent foot odour and blisters.
The way running socks do this is through the use of special features and materials, such as technical and antimicrobial fabrics, that you might not find in other regular socks.
For example, Lightfeet’s running socks are made with Coolmax® performance yarns for maximum moisture management and temperature control, as well as 99.9% pure silver thread, which combats the bacteria and microbes that cause smelly feet.
On top of that, they’re anatomically designed with left and right fit to ensure the padding is specifically placed across all the bony areas that are most likely to be affected by rubbing and friction. The result is maximum foot protection and injury prevention.
The best socks for running are specifically designed to provide optimum comfort and support even during long, tough runs. Some of the key features to look out for include:
- Moisture-wicking fabric to keep your feet dry and cool
- Cushioning and seamless design to stop friction and rubbing that can lead to blisters
- Anti-odour fabric
These features not only promote optimum foot comfort, but can also help improve your performance. Win-win.
This all depends on your preferences and what you feel most comfortable wearing. Most people prefer the low-cut design of ankle socks while running as they help keep the calves cool and ventilated.
That said, if you prefer a longer sock, our Evolution Half Crew Socks and Evolution Crew Socks have all the breathable, moisture-wicking and anti-odour properties you could want in a running sock, with a protective higher-cut design.