Sock It And See

Fast, fash­ion-for­ward footwear

Runner's World (UK) - - Contents -

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.

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