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  1. McKenzie Durham
    September 24, 2018 @ 11:56 pm

    Honestly I have never thought about my socks before going for a run. I never knew how big of a difference they could make. That is probably why I have always hated running. Though Now that I have talked myself into doing a zombie run this year, I will be making sure i have the right socks for it! I have always just bought cotton socks, because that’s what I thought were best for every occasion. Thank you for informing me of how wrong I was! I will pay attention more to what I am putting on my feet before I go for my runs! Thank-you!

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    • Sports Send
      September 26, 2018 @ 3:44 am

      Hi, McKenzie Durhamand thank you.

      You are one of many people had used cotton socks.  And it is easy to understand. The cotton socks are in many cases cheaper which has let them be very popular. And it can be very comfortable to run in it. 

      But the same is not much of a help in the aspect of moisture or sweat control. The cotton socks tend to absorb moisture or sweat that it comes in contact with and work to keep it against the feet. 

      Almost all of the running socks have wicking moisture technology which keeps sweat and moisture away from the socks and the feet. Which is part of the benefits of using runnings socks!
      I wrote an article about the difference to run in running socks vs. cotton, and maybe it is interesting for you. If so, you can read it here.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Stein
    October 5, 2018 @ 10:27 pm

    Hello! I have been thinking to buy a sports package or some pair of socks for my girlfriend for Christmas. We both have new years resolution for next year. What would you recommend for a woman who is 25 years old? I do not care about fashion or anything like that. Would love if the product is breaths and not too expensive

    Øystein

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    • Sports Send
      October 8, 2018 @ 1:47 am

      Hi, Øystein and thank you.

      I´m sure she will be happy with comfortable socks. In this article are many very good pars of running socks. But I am sure that the guide I have in the post would help. What I have in mind is that you know the key things she needs to choose between the socks. Which is:
      Does she sweat a lot while running?
      Are her legs swell due to poor blood circulation when she runs?
      What time of the day like her most to hit the trail?
      Is she prone to getting blisters or fungal infection on your feet?

      Thorlos and Balega would, for example, be an excellent choice.

      Have in mind that this is for all ages.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. Shane Black
    October 17, 2018 @ 2:06 am

    I’m prone to blisters so its great to read an article on the best running socks. I’ve never actually taken the time to consider the properties of a running sock that could be contributing to any discomfort, so thank you for being so thorough with your analysis. 

    I’m going to check out some of your recommendations as well!

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    • Sports Send
      October 19, 2018 @ 2:11 am

      Hi, Shane Black and thank you.

      You are not the only one to forget how vital running socks are. Many times I stress how important to build up to running equipment with the complete picture in mind so that you can have as much benefit of it as possible. But the point is that if you want to use all the benefits of your running shoes you need good running socks. 

      Because you say you are prone to blisters, have a look at the phD Run Light Elite Socks by SmartWool. Could be a good idea for you.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  4. tim
    October 17, 2018 @ 2:17 am

    Never game too much thought to my socks when running or working out.  Wow – have I been in the dark on this one.  You are right…those cotton socks are terrible.

    You’ve given me a lot to think about…plus I have a vein problem in one of my legs and I think I would benefit from some of those compression socks.

    Now if we could just find a way to have pairs of sock come out of the dryer…we would be solving one of life’s great mysteries…:)

    Thanks for an awesome article and review…I have your site bookmarked!

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    • Sports Send
      October 19, 2018 @ 2:17 am

      Hi, Tim and thank you.

      Yes, it is a very bad idea to use cotton socks. To use the benefit of the runnings shoes running socks is very vital.

      And not a least because you have a veins problem compressions socks are essential. 

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  5. Jamie
    October 17, 2018 @ 2:32 am

    I really like the article very well put together and great information. I never knew that wearing proper socks would matter I have always just focused on my shoes. I have been getting in to hiking, still very new at it but this will help me a ton. Do you have any suggestions which socks would be best for a beginner hiker?  Thanks for the very informative post!

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    • Sports Send
      October 20, 2018 @ 1:26 am

      Hi, Jamie and thank you.

      It is good to know that you have had good benefit of this article, socks are a very important part to have both successes and enjoy running.

      About hiking.  When we focus on socks for hiking it is more about cushioning, socks height, that they fit well to a minimum the risk of blisters and I would like to have merino wool in mine. 

      With these things in mind, I would recommend Rockay Accelerate Anti-Blister Socks for you. 

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  6. Shy
    October 29, 2018 @ 1:39 am

    I had no idea there were so many different types of socks or the reasons for all the different types.

    I don’t go out running but I really do like the look of some of these socks.  I am sure that you don’t need to be a runner to wear them.  Do you?

    This is very informative, I had never had a reason to think about the type of fabric that I was wearing on my feet. 

    I think that we should all choose more wisely what we put on our feet since a lot of people are on their feet all day, they should know that there are ways to help protect thier feet with the right sock.

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    • Sports Send
      October 30, 2018 @ 3:04 am

      Hi, Shy and thank you.

      I agree. Wearing in good socks is always essential for your feet no matter if it is in daily life, sports (and have in mind to use socks for that sport you are in), hiking, etc. You ask if you can use this running socks in your daily life, you can do that. 

      It is too important to keep in mind that your running socks and your running shoes work together. Like I talk about in this posts:
      “Running socks will wick away, and naturally, absorb some of the moisture that is generated when you run. If you do not wear socks, then your sweat will go straight into your shoe and soak into the fabric. While washing socks is relatively straightforward, washing your trainers is less so. They will develop a bad odor very quickly if you do not wear socks.”

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  7. Stella
    October 29, 2018 @ 1:39 am

    Thanks for sharing this timely article.  I did not know running socks came in such a variety…

    Compression socks would be useful as I have a painful knee joint which hurts while going up and down stairs. Also I did not know that my cotton socks were contributing to nail fungus!  You have written a very thought provoking article here and I will take action to make sure the above ailments are addressed using the right gear.

    All the best,

    Stella

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    • Sports Send
      October 30, 2018 @ 3:10 am

      Hi, Stella and thank you.

      We are all different with different bodies too. That is why the variety of running socks is so important because some types of socks are better for you than other. I have talked about pros and cons with all the socks and hope it will make your life easier to choose a running sock which is best for you.

      Compression socks are helping a lot of people, and I hope it will be a benefit for you too.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  8. MelaniLukito
    October 29, 2018 @ 1:44 am

    Hi.  I am interested in the quality “Breathable”. Temperature control and ventilation are the most important consideration in choosing a comfortable sock.  You have created a comprehensive review of this sock. You have described the cons clearly that I understand now well what I will get by buying running sock.  It has changed my mind about it and I have got useful ideas about what I want of the socks I buy.

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    • Sports Send
      October 30, 2018 @ 10:10 pm

      Hi, MelaniLukito and thank you.

      It is always good to hear that the posts are useful. Sportssend.com have got a lot of very positive feedback about that, and I am grateful for that.

      I agree about the focus on the quality. I believe that in the long run is it better if people can do that. Excellent quality of the socks mean in the last longer but at the same time it is better for your foot and maximal the benefit of your running shoes.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  9. Stacie
    October 29, 2018 @ 1:46 am

    I had no clue there was a special sock for running! It seems that these would also work great for line cooks and construction workers, as we tend to spend most of our time on our feet and always on the go. Would you agree or recommend a different sock all together?

    I also had no clue that I should be avoiding cotton for sock material! Thanks for the heads up on that one, I wonder how many people do not know that?

    Thanks for the great read about running socks, it actually helps me decide how to pick my next socks better.

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    • Sports Send
      October 30, 2018 @ 11:07 pm

      Hi, Stacie and thank you.

      Great to hear your benefit of the article.  

      You right, compression socks and help people in many jobs. In my opinion, there is no doubt that more people should use it in daily life. It is enough to think about how good effort it has on the blood circulation to not mention other great benefits of using it.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  10. Dom
    October 29, 2018 @ 1:48 am

    You have such a wide selection of high quality socks.. It’s truly astounding! And I LOVE socks! Thank you for the in-depth information. I’m actually more of a skateboarder than a runner. So my choice socks are Stance. But you may have just convinced me to start wearing running socks for the support I need, instead of expensive shoes or insoles to compensate. Again, thanks for the info!

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    • Sports Send
      October 30, 2018 @ 11:20 pm

      Hi, Dom and thank you.

      Thank you for that Dom. Good to hear the benefit you had of this article.

      About the shoes, the running socks will make your shoes better. Because it is made with that in mind that you sue running shoes.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  11. Daniel
    January 3, 2019 @ 12:25 am

    I must thank you for doing this review as it is a little hard to find this type of review on the Net. I enjoy in running and it is one  of my best daily activities. Honestly, I never payed attention on my socks and high sweating is my biggest problem. I will definitely buy one pair for me but will also but one for my girl as a gift, she also like to jogging.

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    • Sports Send
      January 3, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

      Hi, Daniel and thank you.

      Thank you for kind words. 

      You are for sure not the only one which does not pay enough attention to the running socks. Many people do not know that to get the maximal benefit of your running shoes; you need to have running socks because both are made with each other in mind.

      About the sweat, many people have that problem, and it is not strange. But because of that is vital that your running socks are made of a breathable material to wick away the sweat and keep you fresh. On same time you feel yourself much more comfortable.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  12. phranell86
    January 4, 2019 @ 1:41 pm

    Hi,

    I really haven’t given much thought to my running socks. I use anything from cotton, rayon, nylon, just name it. And man, I hate how my feet stink sometimes.

    Even in dry and sunny weather, my feet are wet and sticky when I bring them out of my shoes. This can be quite embarrassing at times. Personally, I do not do a lot of running or jogging but the information you shared makes perfect sense.

    Thanks for the checklist questions I need to pay attention to before buying a pair of running socks. I experience swelling in my legs due to poor blood circulation. I have noticed that it is worse when I wear knee-high running socks, hence my socks are ankle high. Other than the socks, do you think other factors may be responsible for my swelling legs?

    Additionally, I have always thought that cotton socks are the best option as they tend to absorb swear more readily while I avoided nylon because I felt they would easily breed harmful bacteria around my feet. Thanks for this clarification. This makes a good read. I have bookmarked your site and would definitely come back when I need to purchase a new pair of running socks. 

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    • Sports Send
      January 5, 2019 @ 11:18 pm

      Hi, phranell86 and thank you.

      After reading your list of the material you have used in your running socks, and many people have done it too, I am sure you will find the difference very quick if you start running in running socks. Have in mind also that most, if not all, running shoes is designed with that in mind that you use running socks. So to get the maximal benefits of your running shoes, or walking, you need running socks. So both running socks and running shoes is a combo which will help you are the swelling legs.

      Thank you for kind words and good luck!

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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