Socks do more than just keep your feet and your shoes from getting dirty or worn out, if worn in the right way with the right style, they can be used to make your running getup look more colourful and more fashionable. Socks come in many shapes and sizes, from simple solid coloured ones that cover your calves to short or no-show ones, you can even find some socks with really interesting patterns on them.

If you have been thinking of adding more flavour to your running attire then there is an endless amount of socks for you to choose from, however this does not mean that you can wear any pair for your next run. Running socks should not only be flashy, but they should also be designed to provide your foot with comfort, cushioning and much needed support that keeps your feet from blistering.

There are numerous flashy yet practical running socks out there, let’s go through some of the best ones out there.

Stance

The name of these socks pretty much sums up what they do, their attractively flashy and are designed to help runners improve and maintain their stance, their moisture absorbing fabric and gradual compression technology keep your feet fresh and dry, ensuring superior foot to shoe grip throughout your running session.

Zensah

These knee high compression socks not only look good, but also feel good to wear, they are designed to promote blood flow in your legs and are also highly absorbent, all of this coupled with their padded heels and toes make the Zensah great to wear.

Injinji

For those of you who prefer toe styled socks over normal socks, the Injinjis are going to be more than satisfying with their great moisture absorbance, the individual toe design ensures that the wearer’s toes do not rub against one another, making runs more comfortable. These socks are available in a variety of bright patterns and lengths.

Smartwool

Warm, soft and breathable; the Smartwool socks are made of 50% merino wool, making them naturally insulating, the rest of the 50% includes nylon and elastane that allow the socks to snugly wrap around your feet and provide superb support. The designs on these socks follow tribal patterns which make them look really cool.

Swiftwick

For runners who want fashionable and functional socks that do not go too over the top with their designs, Swiftwick is the go to sock maker, their running socks offer great foot support and cushioning without being too colorful or too bulky.

Reebok

Reebok’s CrossFit inspired running socks are going to be the perfect socks to wear on your next grueling run, their padded heels and toes keep your feet safe and sound whole their breathable mesh paneling keep excessive sweating in check, and to keep slippage to a minimum, the socks offer aa ribbed crew fitting that prevents them from sliding down your calves for as long as you wear them.

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