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How Sporty are your Socks?

We all know that socks are a staple of any man’s wardrobe. However, for the majority of us, socks are merely seen as just that: a staple that serves only for the benefit of practicality and function.

There’s no doubt about it – outdoor activities are tough on your feet and the right socks are your first line of defence. Different socks styles and materials offer distinct advantages, each with their own means to keep your feet dry, comfortable and blister-free. We’ve put together a quick sport sock guide to identify the right sock style for you.

Athletic Socks
Socks for running range from super thin to those with dense cushioning in the heel and ball of the foot. Much of this is a matter of preference and should be determined based on how they feel inside your running shoes. There are a few key features to look for to minimize friction: a seamless toe closure, moisture-wicking fabrics and a heel tab.

Hiking/Backpacking
The right hiking sock really depends on the depth of what it is going to be needed for. Temperature plays a big role but typically longer, more extreme hiking and backpacking requires a thicker style. Try opting for a sock with a built-in liner to offer maximum moisture wicking technology for day-to-day comfort on the trails.

Casual Socks
The average person walks at least 3 miles each day, so even your everyday socks are important. To enhance daily foot comfort, choose lightweight styles that are soft, odor resistant and don’t shrink or itch. Why not go for a fun fashionable style – striped socks, patterned socks and even thick sports socks are all the range right now.

Just because you’re participating in sports, or even walking to & from the shops, it doesn’t mean that you can’t look stylish. There is a fantastic range of sports fashions and accessories that help you to look good and perform well, and can even assist you when recovering from an injury. If you’re looking for the best sports socks around here are some of our favourites:

EMPORIO ARMANI WHITE 2 PACK LOGO ANKLE SOCKS – £14.95
The 2 Pack Logo Ankle Socks from Emporio Armani come in White, featuring ribbed cuffs. They sport logos below the cuffs.

EMPORIO ARMANI WHITE 2 PACK LOGO ANKLE SOCKS

POLO RALPH LAUREN NAVY 3 PACK RIBBED LOGO SOCKS – £29.95
These 3 Pack Ribbed Logo Socks from Polo Ralph Lauren feature ribbed brims and logos below the brims. These socks for men come in Navy. Sizing men’s UK 07-11.

POLO RALPH LAUREN NAVY 3 PACK RIBBED LOGO SOCKS

GANT NAUTICAL BLUE 3 PACK HOLIDAY SOCKS GIFT BOX – £22.95
Offering in Nautical Blue, this 3 Pack Holiday Socks Gift Box from Gant contain 3 different pair of socks with stripe and plain patterns. These socks for men features brand name below the cuffs. Sizing men’s UK 07-11.

GANT NAUTICAL BLUE 3 PACK HOLIDAY SOCKS GIFT BOX

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