Post by: Jason Saltmarsh of Saltmarsh Running
Runners spend an awful lot of time thinking about the running shoes they wear, but often neglect to consider the importance of their socks. Socks make direct contact with your skin. If you run in the wrong pair of socks, it can result in blistering, hot spots, discomfort and injury.
What we choose to wear can make the difference between a great running experience and a horrible one. Because runners wear the same basic clothes day after day, we look for quality, durability and performance. A generic pair of tube socks isn’t going to cut it.
Swiftwick Running Socks
Swiftwick is a brand that believes in quality and integrity. Their socks are manufactured in the USA and are knitted at an industry leading 200 needles- the highest density you’ll find. This means that Swiftwick running socks will deliver a soft, comfortable feel that will fit your foot like a second skin.
The breathability and comfort of the Swiftwick ASPIRE Zero makes it a favorite of mine. It’s a no-show sock with compression around the arch of the foot and constructed to prevent bunching in the toe box. The superior wicking properties of this sock will keep your feet dry and prevent blisters. If you haven’t run in these socks before, you should really give them a try.
Swiftwick makes a variety of socks to fit your running needs. They offer full-length compression socks for recovery, wool socks for winter running and performance socks for racing. Socks are available in a range of sizes to fit everyone.