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Five Socks For Triathletes

We took sock recommendations from our Twitter followers and chose our favorites out of the bunch.

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We took sock recommendations from our Twitter followers and chose our favorites out of the bunch.

Balega Ultra Light

$15, Balega.com

Balega’s latest socks are thinner than in the past, but still have extra cushioning in the forefoot and heel. The padded Achilles tab is a signature Balega feature, and keeps the sock in place.

Sock Guy SGX

$13, Sockguy.com

The friction-free SGX socks come in a variety of lengths (no-show to knee-high) and are customizable for your team or club.

SmartWool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro

$14, Smartwool.com

Dedicated SmartWool fans love the wicking properties and soft texture of the merino wool. The added Achilles
tab promotes a
secure fit.

CompressSport

$20, Compressport.com

These Swiss-born socks are most recognized by their funky dots, which are said to have an “acupressure effect” to stimulate blood flow. They also help keep the sock from sliding in the shoe.

Swiftwick Zero

$12, Swiftwick.com

You can choose your length from zero to 12 (based on the inches above the ankle) of this super-soft arch-hugging pair. We love the just-right thickness for long distance racing.