One of the first tips seasoned runners give beginners is to invest in a good pair of shoes to help you stay comfortable avoid getting hurt while training. However, once you start logging more miles, you’ll quickly learn that choosing the right pair of socks is important, too. In fact, I bet if you asked any distance runner, they’d get excited to talk to you about their favorite socks.
Quality socks can make all the difference when it comes to preventing blisters and running in sweaty shoes, especially if you live in a humid climate, like I do in Houston. For some runners, added cushioning or a specific sock height is also key to keeping their feet comfortable.
Here, professional and recreational marathon runners share the socks that keep their feet happy during long-distance training.