How to Choose the Best Running Socks


Know When to Toss Them

Give your worn-out running socks the boot when they have lost their shape or cushioning. They'll be no help to you on the trails once their quality is diminished. 
"Your socks should always mold to the contours of the foot, and if they don't, it means that the profile of the fabrics no longer matches that of the foot," Pictor says. "At this stage, the sock no longer offers the protection and function it was designed to provide. It’s time to buy new ones."

Quick Tips for Caring for Your Socks

  • Reserve them only for running.
  • Do not bleach.
  • Air dry or dry on low heat.
  • Turn socks inside out before washing.
  • Follow manufacturer directions for washing.

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