My super comfortable Balega socks make every run a good one.
One thing I really love about running (and I love a lot of things about running) is that you do not need much to do that.
Sure, many of us runners love to throw us out of our heads, from stay-putt sunglasses to a high-tech GPS watch, to compression sleeves for aching shins. But all you really need is sneakers and, depending on your parts, a sports bra.
I'm here to add another thing to the list of key things: an amazing pair of socks. Well, shopping for socks may not be as exciting as unpacking a new fitness tracker or slipping on new leggings. But the perfect couple makes a bigger difference, something I only realized after years of running.
I ran in every old pair of socks that was clean. But discover Balega Hidden Comfort No-Show Running Socks ($ 1
For starters, the soft sole makes the softest socks I've ever slipped, but the mesh construction keeps you feeling hot or heavy. Do you know how the first few weeks feel in new sneakers, like walking on clouds? With these socks, running in months old shoes feels almost as good.
The sock stays close to the foot due to the textured fit, avoiding dreaded vesicles. The padded heel cap not only keeps the sock in place, it also protects against uncomfortable achilles rubbing – while still maintaining a smooth, non-looking profile.
I have two sentences, and I am always a little disappointed when I run and find out that both are in the dirty laundry. Considering that there are currently 17 color options on Amazon, I will stock up on summer runs with a few new pairs.