Sock It And See
Fast, fashion-forward footwear
Pull ‘em up
1 STANCE SPEED OF LIGHT
£13, prodirectrunning.com This US brand may be new to you, but we think you’ll soon be seeing these socks everywhere. They pair quirky designs with technical brilliance.
2 WACKY SOX RAINBOW
£11.99, wackysox.com These unisex socks are great value – you get three pairs for your money. They feature an elasticated arch, a soft, quick-drying weave and anti-chafe seams.
3 COMPRESSPORT FULL SOCKS V2.1
£33.99, triathlonstore.co.uk Recovery socks with an ergonomic fit on each foot, a hemless top for improved comfort, arch supports, mesh zones for cooling and 3D dots to grip the inside of the shoe.
4 2XU STRIPED COMPRESSION SOCKS
£35, 2xu.com/uk These jazzy socks can be worn for training as well as recovery. They have graduated compression (tighter near the toes) to promote blood flow and prevent muscle soreness.
5 BROOKS PACESETTERS (SUMMERTIME FUN)
£14, brooksrunning.co.uk We reckon the endorphin rush stimulated by the outrageous flamingo pattern must be worth several crucial seconds off your 5K time.
6 ASHMEI MERINO SOCK
£15, ashmei.com These men’s crew socks are made from a merino/ carbon blend that is brilliant at temperatureregulation and is extremely durable.