10 Best Feetures Socks Rated

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Adjusting your run to spring temperatures is no small feat. Cold mornings shifting to  warm afternoons demands a lot from your body. Choosing comfortable layers and other weather-appropriate dress is one way to stay healthy during your ride. Updating your shoes, remembering to hydrate and being aware of your body’s adjustment to climate changes is also important.  Running health and happiness is found in part within these details.

Don’t forget to consider your socks as you update your spring workout gear and routine. Cotton alone traps sweat which means a less than great environment for your feet. Moisture-ridden, blister-prone and poorly designed socks will negatively impact your run.

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Feetures socks are key to a great ride. Your success is in their details – every type of sock construction is available for every type of runner. Whatever your level, body type, gender or taste, Feetures has high performance, wicking socks with your best run in mind.

With our top ten best Feetures running socks we’re certain choosing the right socks for your run will be simplified.

10 Best Feetures Socks

 

1. Feetures High Performance Cushion No Show

1. Feetures High Performance Cushion No Show
The High Performance Cushion No Show Tab is the perfect sock for racing or long distance runs. Both its supportive fit and design details enhance training and comfort. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without this powerhouse accessory in your gear arsenal.
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Design
This sock comes in a multitude of colors, to include traditional black and white or bold shades of pink and blue. Don’t let its great look distract you from its muscle. Dense cushioning provides stability and protection in highest impact regions. The sock is constructed with power bands of Lycra so that the foot is supported and snug during long runs. The top of the sock is designed with a mesh fabric while Y-heel construction furthers stability. Trademark iWick fibers and a no-toe seam for comfort and excellence. Don’t forget the lifetime guarantee!

Impact
A mesh breathability creates ventilation for the foot, eliminating the cause of blisters and other foot problems. The moisture wicking fabric keeps feet dry while Lycra hugs the entire foot for ultimate support, overall health and improved capability. With the no-slide Y-heel design runners aren’t distracted by socks sliding into the shoe. With the Perfect Toe, no seam stitch feet feel comfortably fitted without pain or irritation caused from the toes rubbing against distracting seams. Each element of this sock is well thought out, with your highest performance run in mind.

Cost/Value
Excellent price, excellent value.
Pros
  • iWick moisture control
  • No-seam toe
  • Y-heel
  • Mesh top for breathability
  • Lycra bands for secure fit
Cons
  • Care instructions specific - be mindful of the details!

2. Feetures Elite Ultra Light Cushion No Show Tab

2. Feetures Elite Ultra Light Cushion No Show Tab
Attention to detail is synonymous with success when it comes to the Feetures Unisex Elite Ultra Light Cushion No Show Tab Socks. You’ll never wear anything else once you’ve run in these well-crafted, anatomically designed socks. Love your run and love the way your feet feel during - and after - miles of fun.


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Design
The Unisex Elite Ultra Light Cushion No Show is comprised of 95% nylon and 5% spandex. The sock boasts trademark Sock Lock technology for targeted support and enhanced fit. iWick patented moisture control fabric, a pull on closure and seamless toes each add to the perfection of this ultra light sock. Sizes for both men and women run from small to Xlarge and are available in dual tones including reflector.

Impact
The foot feels almost fused to the sock due to the enhanced support and fit. Blisters are eliminated and foot support is optimized with dual technologies meant to wick moisture while providing targeted, advanced support and stability. The foot is dry and cool no matter the external conditions with superior wick fibers. Add a thin sock that’s unparalleled with a seamless toe for optimum comfort.

Cost/Value
The Feetures socks are fair-priced. One pair per order.
Pros
  • Superior wicking fabric
  • Sock Lock technology
  • Extremely thin fabric for cool and dry run
Cons
  • May run large, refer to size chart for specifics.

3. Feetures Elite Merino+ Cushion No Show Tab

3. Feetures Elite Merino+ Cushion No Show Tab
This stylized sock is engineered with athleticism in every thread of its fiber. A perfect fit, plenty of ventilation atop plus just-right cushioning for all types of runs or workouts, the Feetures Elite Merino No Show Tab Sock takes your training to a whole new level.

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Design
We love the Feetures Elite Merino+ Cushion No Show Tab Sock, with its trademark Merino anti-moisture fabric technology. Getting the perfect design for your feet is no small feat, but Feetures has surpassed our expectations with its anatomical design, patented Sock-Lock technology, dense cushioning, and perfect toe. Choose from classic colors including an earthy, navy blue, and several shades of gray. A lifetime guarantee is a nice bonus!

Impact
So what does all this mean to runners and athletes everywhere? With Sock Lock tech, compression is offered to targeted areas of the foot. An anatomical design assures a blister free, enhanced comfort run while dense cushioning provides further protection to areas of the foot that need it the most. Add Merino+ fibers (a spectacular blend of nylon, rayon, spandex, wool and bamboo) for wicking, insulation from wetness and moisture control for a cooler, dry run and a seamless toe for less irritation and distraction and you’ve got all the sock you’ll ever need - for anything!

Cost/Value
Slightly pricey but with a lifetime guarantee and maximum features, this Feetures sock is worth it!
Pros
  • Merino+ wicking and insulation
  • Sock Lock technology for targeted compression
Cons
  • Careful with washing - bleach or failure to follow instructions will hamper performance

4. Feetures High Performance Cushion Crew

4. Feetures High Performance Cushion Crew
The Feetures High Performance Cushion Crew is a classic, athletic sock perfect for workouts, runs and everything else. Lycra coupled with dense cushioning and several outstanding tech features makes this Feeture YOUR Feeture!

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Design
Power bands of Lycra create a snug, “huggy” fit which provides ultimate support. High impact areas are stabilized and protected with ultra dense cushioning while iWick fibers help to maintain a cool, dry foot that’s free of wetness caused by moisture and sweat. Mesh construction atop of the sock and a Y-heel, no-slide detail combine for more comfort. Of course the Perfect Toe, seamless accent is no small thing when it comes to alleviating both irritation and distraction. Offered in a clean white, or classic black and best of all, guaranteed for life.

Impact
The combined features of this sock translate to significant improvement in your workout. The collective technologies has a powerful impact! Not only do the Lycra power bands fit snug and offer huggable support, but the anatomical design works to eliminate blisters from your running equation. The patented iWick fiber technology insulates the foot from wet conditions or internal sweating and moisture. This keeps the foot dry, cool and more durable for the long haul. Would-be irritations that impact success are eliminated with a no-slide Y-heel design, and smooth, seamless toe fit and mesh fabric across the top of the foot for breathability and ventilation.

Cost/Value
Excellent price point.
Pros
  • Mesh top
  • iWick fiber technology
  • No slide Y-heel
Cons
  • Crew fit may measure long for some - refer to size chart

5. Feetures Elite Max Cushion No Show Tab

5. Feetures Elite Max Cushion No Show Tab
Your foot literally becomes one with this incredible sock. A perfect, anatomical fit, maximum cushioning and great technology features make for a hardcore run in healthy, happy comfort. Your feet become your asset in ways you never thought possible when you simply fit them into the right sock - the Elite High Performance Max Cushion No Show.


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Design
Seamless toe, maximum cushion and iWick fabric for a technically advanced, moisture wicking run. Add targeted support and a snug, anatomically correct fit which collectively work together to increase athleticism, enjoyment and foot health. You want the best technology in every piece of your running gear and your sock is no exception. All this in every color under the rainbow - and then some, and provided with a lifetime guarantee.

Impact
For unparalleled comfort and ease of irritation we love the Perfect Toe seamless fit. Combined with cushion for high impact and performance in every stride, runners love the comfort and protection their feet experience in this sock. A polyester/nylon/spandex fabric create a snug yet flexible fit with optimum cushion. A pull on closure creates easy accessibility while iWick patented technology keeps your foot dry and cool. Your feet never felt so good, or performed so well.

Cost/Value
Excellent price point
Pros
  • iWick technology for dryness and cool
  • Great fabric blend for flexibility and snug fit
  • Seamless, smooth toe
Cons
  • Some users have reported that shrinkage from improper washing may interfere with cushioning

6. Feetures Elite Ultra Light Low Cut

6. Feetures Elite Ultra Light Low Cut
Excellent features, including a patent-pending Power Arch for sturdy and stable landings, make the low cut Feetures sock a favorite. So light and thin you barely know it’s there - unless it’s not. Then you’d definitely miss it. Because there’s no substitute for the powerhouse sock wrapped around your feet!
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Details
79% iWick Nylon, 13% Polyester, 8% Lycra Spandex comprise to create a high performance, wicking sock suitable for any type of run or workout. Constructed with a "left foot/right foot" anatomical design so that every detail of your perfect fit is addressed and accommodated. Provided in a thin fabric which never the less boasts several of the highest quality materials, your feet will love the way they feel. And you’ll love the way they perform.

Impact
The Feetures low cut design is so thin in construction, and with the Sock-Lock support system so truly advanced. The foot fuses with the sock in absolute comfort and fit. Fabrics comprised of iWick technology, lycra, nylon and spandex with polyester mean a flexible, cozy and sure comfort. The foot remains dry and odor free through long distance runs, hard training and major work outs. Down to the finest details, like the right and left foot design to enhance anatomical fit, this sock provides everything a runner could need in a sock - and then more. No blisters, dry feet and a snug, forget-it's-there sock. Add the Power Arch engineering for targeted support and there's nothing left to consider except where you're headed for your next long haul!

Cost/Value
Incredible price for even more incredible value
Pros
  • iWick
  • patent-pending Power Arch
  • Seamless toe
Cons
  • Thinness a challenge for some runners.

7. Feetures High Performance Cushion Quarter

7. Feetures High Performance Cushion Quarter
The High Performance Cushion Quarter sock by Feetures is filled with technology that improves running and workouts. A timeless design with a lifetime warranty, this mini machine will keep your feet healthier, happier and higher performing!
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Design
Power bands of lycra and original, non-specific foot-side design with wicking materials for dryer, cooler runs translate into excellent performance. Cushioning is available in light and ultra light density, each fitting snug with the foot while a mesh top allows for optimum breathability. Available in black or white, and sizes accommodating men and women.

Impact
We like the aesthetic of this sock. The quarter size provides both an athletic appearance and added support. Running in a sock with a full mesh lined top is healthier for your foot and better for your run. Breathability not only assists with blister control, but keeps the foot dryer. iWick resolves further sweat or other mositure problems by disallowing the materials to maintain wetness. The fabric, comprised of 79% polyester, 18% nylon and 3% spandex work to create a flexible-while-fitted environment for the foot. This sock maintains Feetures original design, which means no left/right allocation in the construction. The cushioning is dense and comfortable. Choose the variance that meets your requirements and feel uber-comfortable, stride after stride.

Cost/Value
Great price point for the excellent technology.
Pros
  • iWick for moisture control
  • Mesh top
  • Lycra bands for better fit
Cons
  • Not available in many colors

8. Feetures Unisex High Performance Ultra Light No Show

8. Feetures Unisex High Performance Ultra Light No Show
Feetures socks are constructed with unique specifications independent to each and every design. We are impressed again and again by the nuances woven into the fabric with your success in mind. The Unisex High Performance Ultra Light is both similar and varying from other Feetures contenders. We know you'll love how this sock makes you and (especially) your feet feel!
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Design
Created with original sock design, without a foot-specific allocation. Comprised of 79% polyester, 18% nylon and 3% spandex, imported and machine washable which makes for both a flexible and easy to care for sock. Trademark iWick fibers, a pull on closure and mesh construction for enhanced technology and comfort detailing. A seamless toe for a smooth, irritation-free haul and Y-heel for a no-slide fit in a no-show design.

Impact
The mindful technologies translate into satisfied runners and athletes every time. This cushioned sock is the go-to choice for runners desiring comfy support without the extra, higher density bulk. Targeted support provides stability in an ultra light fit. We love the excellent wicking fibers which resist moisture and help stave off blisters to create a dryer, healthier wear. A pull on closure makes for easier access while the originial sock-design feature - created with power bands of Lycra - promise a huggy, total-surround snug and secure fit.

Cost/Value
Great price. Great Value.
Pros
  • iWick moisture protection
  • Lycra bands surround, snug fit
  • Mesh top
Cons
  • Limited color range

9. Feetures Elite Light Cushion Mini Crew Athletic

9. Feetures Elite Light Cushion Mini Crew Athletic
A high percentage of spandex and pull-on closures help to create a sock that's both incredibly flexible and accessible. It's great looking with fun, athletic striping and bold colors. The mini crew fit is both a smart design and maintains a cool aesthetic. A definite must-have for runs, working out and just going out!
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Design
Sock-lock technology, iWick fibers, an anatomically perfect design with a Y-heel and seamless toe come together in this sock and make it your running sock "machine". Love a dry, cool long haul in this wachine washable, imported sock constructed to meet every last athletic footwear requirement. Offered in six awesome, contrasting colors, all which include reflector stripes. The Graphite + Red Stripe is especially unforgettable!

Impact
Runners can't help but feel the improvement in comfort and stride with this anatomically designed sock. Feetures utilized their most advanced technology with the sock-lock design to ensure enhanced, targeted support and stability wherever you need it most. Work hard and run fast with iWick fibers that resist moisture and keep the foot cooler and drier - and blister free! The sock literally forms to the foot, creating a "oneness" translating to a forget-your-wearing-it sort of experience, while all the while protecting the foot and improving athleticism. We love the light cushion and lack of bulk. Great for serious workouts, runs and general comfort for all occasions.

Cost/Value
Slightly higher priced, but the style and technology make it a must-have!
Pros
  • Great aesthetic
  • Most advanced lock technology
  • iWick for excellent moisture control
Cons
  • Specific wash requirements necessary to maintain construction of sock

10. Feetures Elite Merino Plus Ultra Light Quarter

10. Feetures Elite Merino Plus Ultra Light Quarter
A wool and rayon blend coupled with all the components necessary to transform a sock into an athletic tool? Yes, please! The Elite Merino Plus Ultra Light Quarter Running Sock made our top ten without question. It looks great and performs better than your standard sock. Feel warm and cozy and stay dry and cool - you can have it all with this winner!
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Details
The Feetures Elite Merino + Ultra Light design fuses Merino wool with a soft, silky rayon to create not only an unsurpassed level of comfort and feel-good texture, but high performance also. Patented Sock-Lock technology, ultra thin cushion, wicking fibers and odor free materials in an anatomically fitted design come together to keep the foot both cozy and capable. Choose from grey, black or a pop of red in both men's and women's sizes.

Impact
The combined technologies, fabrics and great looks are indeed impacting. Look great for all your athletic endeavors - and everywhere else - while enjoying maximum performance capacity. We love the wool blend provided in this ultra thinly constructed design. Stay warm with minimal bulk. The Merino+ insulates the foot when wet, which keeps feet warm even in challenging conditions. The Perfect Toe, seamless design lets you run without discomfort or annoyance while the Sock-Lock gives targeted compression to increase ability, endurance and fun.

This sock takes you wherever you want to go. Every last detail was considered and successfully applied and your trainings will definitely reflect it.

Cost/Value
Slightly pricey, but with a wool blend, the cost is still reasonable... and let's not forget the technology this sock packs!
Pros
  • Cozy wool/rayon blend
  • Anti Wick fibers for dry/cool run
  • Anatomical fit
Cons
  • Slightly higher priced

There it is – the top ten best of Feetures socks. With close attention to detail, every design element imaginable has been implemented in these socks to improve your run and fun.

Whether you prefer high density cushion or an ultra light, targeted fit, the latest left foot/right foot anatomic engineering or Feetures original fit, we know that you’ll find a Feetures sock that’s exactly your right fit.

Now that you’ve selected the Feetures sock with your just-right “features”, we know you’ll feel the excellence in every stride!


The Criteria We Used To Find The Best Socks From Feetures

Let’s face it: socks  are important. They certainly do not get the same praise and recognition as the shoes they are tucked inside, and we are not typically as aesthetically concerned about them as we are our other workout attire such as shorts, tops, tights, and hats. Therefore, it is easy sometimes to toss aside the significance of choosing a good, reliable sock. But the right (or wrong) sock can make all the difference, especially when choosing a workout sock for your personal exercise routine. Feetures Socks are a highly acclaimed brand of running socks, and are more-than suitable for a wide range of athletic workouts. Specifically, the ten we have chosen will help provide you with the comfort, style, and technology that is right for you and your specific needs. The criteria below is what we use to rank each type of Feetures Sock on this list.

1. Comfort

To get the most out of your training, and to literally go the extra mile, your feet need to be comfortable. Itchy, hot, sweaty, and constricting socks just won’t cut it. Our list of Feetures Socks features some of the most comfortable athletic socks you can find. We’ve taken into account several comfort factors, all of which can have an impact on your performance. The first thing to think about when it comes to comfort is the fit: are they too tight, too loose, or do they fit just right? Socks that are too tight can feel restricting; in extreme cases, they can end up cutting off circulation to your toes and feet. Socks that are too loose, though, often lead to feet sliding around uncomfortably in them and can end up causing blisters. Socks that fit just right are snug against the skin but not overly constricting. Another aspect to consider about fit is ankle height. If you are working out in a sock that is not your personal height preference, you will likely get pretty annoyed pretty fast. An ankle height that’s too low can feel like your socks are disappearing into your shoe and you are losing support, but an ankle height that you feel is too high can make your lower shins and calves feel itchy, hot, and even feel restricting.

Another component of comfort we have considered is the material that the socks are made from. Feetures Socks are a particularly unique brand of sock because, not only do they have types of socks made out of more typical and common athletic sock material (like polyester, nylon, and spandex blends) but they also sell socks (included on this list) that are made from rarer, but more upscale, materials like Merino wool (made from the Merino sheep), Lycra, and rayon. The Feetures socks made out of Merino wool (specifically the Feetures Elite Merino+ Cushion No Show Tab socks and the Feetures Elite Merino Plus Ultra Light Quarter socks) are not only comfortable, soft, and cozy, but they are able to both insulate the foot in colder temperatures but don’t trap in excess moisture and are light and breathable enough to keep feet cool when it’s hot. Lycra is an elastane fiber that is often used in high-quality athletic performance wear because of its durability and moisture-wicking capabilities that keep feet dry despite excessive sweat and moisture. Rayon is a fiber from the bamboo plant, with similar heating, cooling, and drying capabilities as Merino wool. Rayon is also known and valued for its silky soft texture.

Another factor of comfort is the amount of cushioning the sock has. Feetures Socks pride themselves on incorporating some form of cushioning into every sock; the level of cushioning is ranked by the company on a scale. Cushion levels range from “Ultra Light” to “Cushion/Light Cushion” and “Max Cushion”. The Ultra Light socks are thin and super breathable so they take up minimal room in the shoe and keep your feet cool. However, they don’t offer as much protection from blistering as some of the other cushioning levels. The Light Cushion socks offer high-density cushioning on the balls and heels of the feet to offer an added layer of support to soften impact. These socks are still fairly thin though, and not overly bulky. The Max Cushion socks are the company’s most technically advanced sock because of their extra layers of cushioning. They will provide the softest heel and foot-strike of any of the socks Feetures makes. However, the extra cushioning can also be a bit too bulky for some wearers’ personal preferences, and take up a lot of room in your shoe.

Socks should hug your feet and provide the right fit, but should also remain flexible and move easily with you as you walk, run, jump, pedal, etc. Otherwise, wearers may feel they are to constricting. In addition, seams and stitching should be located in places that are not constantly felt. For example, the most comfortable socks will provide a seamless toe area, or a seam that cannot be felt. Feeling a stitching or seam rubbing against your skin while you move is not only uncomfortable, but just annoying. Most of Feetures Socks pride themselves as having seamless toes. A good pair of athletic socks will also help keep your feet dry and free of excessive sweat and moisture accumulation.

2. Value

One of the most important questions we know you want answered is, are they really worth the price? All of the bells and whistles that come with a product are certainly great, and definitely useful for advertising purposes but at the end of the day, consumers just simply want to know if the money invested in the product will be wisely spent. This is especially true when it is an article of clothing as unglamorous as socks. And yet, spending money on a really good pair of athletic socks can end up paying dividends if your feet are kept cool or warm, dry,  and comfortable during your workouts.

By and large, the Feetures brand is actually one of the least expensive high performance athletic sock on the market. While some other brands can cost as much as almost $30 per pair, Feetures socks typically hover between $10 and $15 per pair. Considering how much these socks have to offer, (excellent ventilation and moisture-wicking capabilities, a comfortable fit and style, cushioning levels for your personal preference, and arch support) they are a pretty good bang for your buck.

3. Performance

An athletic sock certainly isn’t your run-of-the-mill sock that you can pick up in a pack of five at the corner drug store. They are strategically engineered to help you perform your best. Researches of high-performing athletic socks typically spend a lot of time crafting and tweaking their products to include special features that really do make a difference in your workout.  Some of these newer technologies that today’s best athletic sock brands are incorporating include advanced moisture-wicking capabilities, arch support, just the right amount of cushioning on pressure points and “hot spots,” and no-slip heel grips. These features really do serve a purpose and make a difference, so  long as they actually work!

Your feet need to stay dry. A good pair of athletic socks will properly ventilate so that moisture is pulled from the skin and the inside of the sock to the outside dryer surrounding environment. Otherwise, moisture will pool around your feet, which leads to heavy, water-laden socks, (and thus heavy shoes and thus a much harder leg workout than you probably initially set out to achieve) hot, uncomfortable feet, blisters, and a pretty miserable workout. Feetures Socks are advertised as being some of the best moisture-wicking socks on the market. The material used in each sock plays an important role in the ability to remove excess moisture – specifically, the Feetures Socks made out of Merino Wool are the highest-performing Feetures sock when it comes to moisture control.

Many athletes take proper measurements to support their arches with the right shoe and insoles, but socks definitely play a role in arch support as well. Particularly, runners who have flat feet or fallen arches need arch support or otherwise suffer pain on the ligaments and tendons surrounding the arch of the foot. Athletes who fall victim to plantar fasciitis – a foot injury in which the plantar fascia (which supports the arch in your foot and helps absorb shock upon impact) develops minor tears and stretching and becomes inflamed – are in special need of a sock that provides good arch support. Most Feetures socks come equipped with a band of stable compression around the arch that serves to stabilize the plantar fascia ligament and increase circulation to the heels and toes.

As explained in the “Comfort” criteria section, Feetures socks come in a range of cushion levels so you are bound to find one that fits your specific athletic and performance needs. The proper cushioning can take away pain, soften impact, and ultimately allow you to go further for longer. All Feetures socks have at least a little cushioning around the balls and heels of the feet, where impact is highest. The level and amount of cushioning increases with different sock models, all the way up to the “Max Cushion” level, in which wearers will feel thick padding around the balls and heels of their feet.

Finally, Feetures Socks come with their patented “Y Heel” technology, that offers a no-slip grip around your heels. Feetures is unique in that they offer consumers an “anatomically correct” sock. That is, they have studied both  the human foot and the motion/movement of feet while walking and running in-depth, and have thus created a sock that is specifically designed to properly fit your left foot and your right foot, and wrap comfortably and snugly around your heel so that they socks don’t slide down in the back (potentially causing some nasty blisters). In addition, by creating socks individual for left feet versus right feet, cushioning, ventilation, and targeted compression is concentrated to the specific area that it’s needed in most in each foot.

4. Durability

We know you train hard. Whether it’s early mornings or late evenings, steep, rugged inclines or paved straightaways, and sub-zero snow days or extreme summer temperatures, you put your feet through a lot of wear and tear. Consequently, then, it’s important that the socks you choose be built to last. Especially if you’re going to be dropping about fifteen bucks on one pair of shoe, they need to last your through multiple training seasons and years. A durable sock will have a high thread count that helps maintain a stiff structure and snug fit through repeated strenuous workouts (yet still remain soft to the touch). Socks also need to be able to withstand water, and a lot of it. Especially if you’re more prone to sweaty feet, your socks need to not lose their shape and form just because you tend to perspire a little more than others. And they definitely need to be able to stand up to multiple washes. One possible downside of Feetures socks are that some come with special washing instructions. It’s certainly not the end of the world, but make sure you pay close attention to the washing instructions included with the socks you choose, and then abide by them! Otherwise, your socks are likely to lose their snug fit, softness, and anatomically correct shape.


Other Important Factors Worth Considering

1. Shopping Local

Online shopping for running and exercise apparel definitely has its convenience perks. It saves time, often saves money, and definitely helps out during emergencies when you need something, and you need it fast. However, some of us want to enjoy the experience of shopping for our workout gear in the store, as well. When it comes to finding the perfect Feetures sock for you, you might want to shop in-store to find the perfect style and fit that tailors to your needs best. If that is what you’re looking for, then you are in luck! Feetures Socks are sold nationwide in specialty running and athletic stores. The handy Store Locator on their website will help you find the closest story you can go to find your perfect pair.

2. Look and Style

While trendy, stylish socks might not be of top priority for you when picking an athletic sock, you still should like how they look. Some Feetures socks come in the entire rainbow spectrum of colors and are a good choice if you like to keep your workout wardrobe bright and eccentric. (If you really want to stand out, a few brands like the High Performance Cushion No Show socks and the Elite Ultra Light Cushion No Show Tab socks even come in fun patterns.) However, Feetures also offers socks that stick to the basic colors like black, white, gray and neutrals. Also consider ankle height, and your personal preferences on the look of athletic socks that hit mid-calf (the “crew” style), low-calf/high ankle (the “mini crew” and “quarter” styles), or are barely visible. Some of the Feetures socks come equipped with an ankle tab as well, for added cushion for your achilles tendon, but not all wearers might be a fan of how the tab looks.

3. Foot Strike

Analyzing your particular foot strike will help you determine which style of sock is right for you. Knowing how your foot lands on the ground when you run or walk can help you choose a sock that cushions your feet most around the high-impact areas you need. Some runners naturally tend to run more on the balls of their feet, while others lean more toward striking the ground first with their heel. It’s also good to know if you have a normal pronation (in which the outside of the heel strikes the ground first and slightly rolls inward to support all of your body weight as you propel forward) or if you are more inclined to over-pronate (you strike the ground with the outside of your heel but then you “over-roll” your foot and your ankle can’t absorb shock as efficiently) or under-pronate (still striking ground with the outside of the heel but you don’t roll your foot enough and therefore, the outer edge of your foot and your toes are receiving most of the impact. Knowing your pronation can help you choose a sock that gives support in the areas you need it, as well as cushioning for your specific foot strike and gait.

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4. Sweaty Feet

It’s a question we might not want to answer out loud, but an important one to ask ourselves (especially if we intend to wear our socks repeatedly) – how much do your feet sweat? Asking yourself this, and then answering honestly, will help you decide which pair is best for you. If you tend to sweat a lot, then perhaps a thicker sock with extra layers of cushioning and padding might not be the most comfortable style for you, but a thin one that focuses more on extra ventilation is right up your alley. Also consider washing instructions if you sweat more, as you’ll likely need to put your socks through more intense wash cycles.

5. Level of Use

It may seem obvious, but if you plan to invest in a decent pair of socks and wear them time and time again, they need to last and stand up to extreme conditions, lots of sweat, and load after load of laundry. If you are an elite athlete, or putting in hundreds of miles in out on the trails and roads, then splurging for one of the pricier models that are really built to last is probably a better way to go. However,  if you are more of an occasional runner just looking for a better-than-average sock, Feetures is a great choice but you probably do not necessarily need one of the more expensive styles.


FAQ’s

Q. What will I be spending on a pair of socks from Feetures?

All of the socks listed here range from $12 to $20 per pair. The higher priced socks typically have more features and durability, while the lower-priced models are more basic models (but still built to last). Prices for each model will vary slightly, depending on your size and gender.

Q. How do Feetures sock prices compare to other brands?

As far as high-performance athletic socks are concerned, Feetures is typically on the lower end of the price spectrum. Comparatively, they are a great buy because they are consistently ranked among the better-performing socks for durability, comfort, and support but at around an average of $15 per pair, they are significantly lower than other competitors.

Q. Can I wash my Feetures socks in the washing machine?

If you purchase a pair of Feetures socks, be mindful and read through all washing instructions that are included. Some of the models have very specific washing instructions that need to be adhered to because of their high thread count and unique material. Feetures advises machine washing their socks in cold water, and hang-dry instead of machine-dry. To keep them in top condition, avoid using bleach and fabric softeners and to help them keep their snug fit and shape, wash the socks inside out.

Q. What size is best for me?

Feetures conveniently offers consumers a sizing chart to help you choose the fit that is best for your foot. Sizes typically fit according to shoe size, but they recommend sticking to your casual shoe size if you tend to size up for running and athletic shoes. Another added benefit of the Lycra fiber technology? It will shrink in water but then stretch right back out to original size after wash, so you don’t need to worry about shrinkage.

Q.  Reading through the reviews, there is a bit of “sock terminology” that I am not familiar with. Can you clarify?

Feetures socks come with a lot of great additions to help ensure your run or workout is the best that it can be. The list below will help you better understand some of the terms and jargon used for each sock model.

  1. iWick fabric: this refers to the superior material that Feetures uses in their socks to help wick moisture, ventilate, and keep your feet as dry as possible. The fabric uses fibers to pull away moisture from your skin and the inside of the sock to the outside surrounding environment
  2. Y Heel: this refers to the physical shape of the sock as it lays against the heel. It is literally shaped like the letter “Y” so that the sock closely grips the back of the ankle and locks the sock into place. Therefore, it won’t slide down into the shoe, leaving exposed skin to possibly rub raw and/or blister
  3. Lycra band: this refers the thick strip of Lycra fibered fabric that wrap around the middle of the foot, near your arch. They are designed to contour the shape of your foot, so as to provide comfortable and supportive compression to help the socks stay in place during your workouts
  4. Seamless Toe: Feetures has trademarked its seam-free toe design so that the inside and outside surfaces of the toe are smooth and free of annoying seam-lines (that are typically sewn into this region of the sock) that provide discomfort and irritation.
  5. Sock-Lock Technology: Found in the Elite models of Feetures’ socks, Sock-Lock Technology helps provide concentrated compression specific to where your foot needs it most during a high-impact foot strike. Not only does this provide support, but helps the foot and sock to feel like they are one.
Q. What if I need to return my socks after making my purchase?

If for whatever reason you decide to return your socks, you can do so easily by filling out a Feetures Warranty Return Form, found on their website. However, all Feetures socks come with a Lifetime Guarantee, so if you DO end up unsatisfied with your purchase, Feetures will replace it or refund your money.

Q. I like to support companies that give back to the community in sustainable ways. How does Feetures give back?

Feetures supports two locally-based, child nonprofit organizations in the Charlotte, North Carolina area: Let Me Run and Kids Run The Nation. Let Me Run is a running program for young boys that lasts seven weeks. Teams meet twice a week with their coach to run and participate in fun activities while learning how to be apart of a team, build relationship skills, grow and mature emotionally, and become educated on living a healthy, active lifestyle. The focus of the program is to teach young boys the importance of holistic physical, emotional, and mental health while providing specific instruction on how to improve as a runner and athlete. Kids Run The Nation is a gender inclusive youth running program, designed to help young athletes learn about health and wellness and build supportive friendships in the community.

Q. What sort of media coverage does the Feetures brand have?

Multiple print and media coverage raving about Feetures socks has circulated across newsstands and online over the past few years. Notably, Runners Magazine, Oxygen Magazine, Women’s Running Magazine, Runners World Online, and Active.com have all supported the Feetures sock as a great choice for runners and athletes. For a complete list, see the “Media” section of the Feetures website.


 

Here are a few sources that we used during our research:

Sources

  1. Very Well, What Type of Socks Should I Run In?, Health & fitness publication,
  2. REI Expert Advice, Socks: How to Choose, Outdoor sports advice,
  3. Run.com, How to buy the right running socks, Running publication,
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