Best Athletic Socks for Men
Ever experience cold, wet and uncomfortable feet during after a workout? That’s because you aren’t wearing the right socks! It’s time to start taking care of your feet, guys! The percentage of male athletes who have foot problems is increasing, and we have the socks to help.
Men may be more efficient at sweating than women, but everyone has about 250,000 sweat glands on their feet. You don’t want your socks soaking all that sweat up, do you? No matter your sport or athletic ability, if you’re putting in the work (and sweating), you’re going to need a good pair of socks. Our favorite brands strive to meet consumer needs and produce high-quality socks that keep your feet happy and healthy.
Foot problems are most commonly attributed to thin, bacteria-inhibiting materials (like cotton) that trap moisture without wicking it away, which leaves your feet cold, wet and uncomfortable. Socks made of high-quality, moisture-wicking materials such as merino wool and other synthetic fabrics will keep your feet dry, happy and blister-free no matter what you’re doing!
Men’s athletic socks are designed to be comfortable, functional, breathable and of course moisture wicking.
Best Athletic Socks for Men
Smartwool Men’s PhD Run Cold Weather Mid Crew Socks - $32.00
It's time to take "burr" out of your running vocabulary. Stride out in the PhD Run Cold Weather Mid Crew. A Merino blend and mesh zones designed for runners help keep your feet warm during long winter runs. With a run-specific profile and our 4 Degree elite fit system, with two elastics for greater stretch and fast recovery, these socks stay in place at every turn and up every hill.
Smartwool Men’s PhD Run Ultra Light Micro Socks - $25.00
Smartwool's put all of their smarts into these new and improved run socks that feature Smartwool's 4 Degree™ Elite fit system, ReliaWool™ technology for superior durability and a virtually seamless toe. Men's-specific mesh ventilation zones provide ultimate temperature and moisture regulation where male runners need it most.
Darn Tough Men’s Run-Bike Light ¼ Crew Socks - $25.00
Ultra-light and ready to roll. This is a great quarter sock for runners and cyclists looking for a dialed-in precise fit. True Seamless construction reduces hotspots and blisters. Ultra high stitch count creates a super comfortable sock with a streamlined fit like no other. No slipping, no bunching, no blisters. Fine gauge Merino Wool makes this a fast drying and breathable "all-weather" sock that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And since Merino Wool is naturally antimicrobial this sock repels bacteria and odor when you're laying down the miles.
Darn Tough Men’s Coolmax Vertex Ultralight No Show Tab Sock - ON SALE NOW $16.00
When the mercury rises and the humidity soars Darn Tough's Vertex Running Series socks made with Coolmax® are designed to keep their cool—and you cool too. Coolmax® Polyester yarns are engineered to move moisture away from your skin and be fast drying. Combine that with a sock that weighs in at a mere 13 grams and you have the ultimate warm weather running companion. True Seamless construction reduces hotspots and blisters. Ultra high stitch count creates a super comfortable sock with a streamlined fit like no other. No slipping, no bunching, no blisters. Plus they even have that handy lil' tab on the back so they slip on easy.
Wrightsock Coolmesh II Crew Socks - $22.00
The Wrightsock CoolMesh II 806 Crew Socks are lightweight, versatile socks, and are perfect for runners or walkers. Wrightsock's Double Layer Anti-blister system reduces friction between your feet and shoes, thus helping to eliminate blisters. The Dri-WRIGHT II system wicks moisture away from your feet quickly, keeping them dry and comfortable. The Stabilizer Zone helps lock the sock in place, further reducing blisters.
The CoolMesh II is one of Wrightsock's lightest of double-layer socks and is also available in No Show with Tab, Low Quarter (Mini Crew), and Quarter Crew cuts.
CEP Men’s Progressive+ Run Socks 2.0 - ON SALE NOW $74.00
No matter the distance, the Run Sock 2.0 offer maximum benefits. The flagship product in the CEP line-up, these socks are the defining performance product in the compression category. CEP’s proprietary compression profile improves blood flow, reduces muscle soreness and quickens recovery time.