The overriding philosophy at Sock Geek is “Don’t ruin a great running shoe with a bad sock.” With this in mind, the following information is presented to assist you during the selection process when purchasing a high-quality performance running sock.
First, why do you need a great running sock? A high-quality run sock will manage moisture, protect the foot from shoe abrasion, and provide some impact protection. To create a comfortable environment for your feet while running you need to think both footwear and socks for optimum performance.
RULE #1 – Keep the cotton socks out of the running shoes! Why? Cotton retains moisture and when you have moisture, heat, and friction in a running shoe you are more likely to get blisters, calluses, and hot spots. Also, cotton gets more abrasive when wet, again not good in a running shoe.