Running socks can be about as disposable as a diaper. Your road and trail runs abuse the material and stitching that your socks are designed with. Miles and miles of abuse leaves a pair stretched, strained and lifeless.
Here is a round-up of running socks that stands the abuse of your sweaty calloused feet.Dahlgren Footwear Running Ankle Socks
Dahlgren Footwear has not offered a running sock style in a few years. The company is introducing the Running Ankle sock for Fall 2011. The sock is touted as the first lightweight running sock with an Alpaca and Merino wool blend.
Dahlgren Footwear incorporates their patented moisture management technology in the Running Ankle socks. Just as the companies hiking socks, the Running Ankle socks offer the same high level of performance.
The sock wisks away perspiration and keep pesky blisters off your feet. So your discolored toenails will have to fly solo without company. Dahlgren Footwear uses 100% recycled polyester in the Dahlgren Footwear Running Ankle socks’ design. All of Dahlgren Footwear’s styles are made in the U.S. (MSRP $17.50)
Brooks Infiniti Quarter Socks
Brooks breaks out some funky color choices for the Infiniti Quarter socks. The orange, green and turquoise mixes with traditional ones like black and gray.
An ingredient fabric, Dri-Stitch, is used in the Infiniti’s design. Dri-Stitch fabric does keep your feet dry. Maddening trail runs with countless trips through the washer and dryer did little to the spandex cuff. The cuff hugs your ankle just as when they were bought.
The reinforced toe and heel areas proved durable under some intense interval training sessions. Just as the Dahlgren Footwear Running Ankle, the Brooks Infiniti Quarter sock is made domestically in the U.S. (MSRP $13.99)
Jason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.
Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.
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