10 Best Injinji Socks Tested & Compared
Injinji creates a load of great socks designed to fit the ergonomic shape of the foot, all with a toe-based design to give a little wiggle room to each one of your little digits. Their socks allow your feet to splay naturally and move naturally, while providing good breathability. If you’re seeking a sock designed to enhance your run and provide a comfortable experience for your feet, then definitely check out Injinji. Here, we look at the ten of the best Injinji offerings to give you great toe-splay, breathability and a first class run!
10 Best Injinji Socks
1. Run Lightweight No Show Coolmax Xtra
These offer increased heel to toe stretch, which is good if you have longer or narrower feet, and if you value a lot of toe splay and stretch. These also offer decent compression and a snug fit. They have a heel tab to prevent slippage and they are really soft and comfortable. You won’t find any chafing here and you get all the freedom you need. They also provide a decent amount of stability which is nice if you’re seeking support.
As you’d expect, there are no issues at all with either quality or durability.
These run about average for Injinji socks.
- Great at wicking sweat
- Very lightweight
- Decent compression and support
- Nice aesthetic designs
- Suitable for long and narrow feet
- Very soft and comfortable
- Offer come stability
- In truth, nothing!
2. Run Lightweight 2.0 No Show
These socks have a great fit, and they’re soft, comfortable and breathable. The performance factor is great in these, and they offer decent stability for something so lightweight. If you’re accustomed to blistering, these really should eliminate any problems you might have ever had. If you want something minimal and comfortable, these are for you.
A very small amount of users have experienced durability issues, but these seems to be very rare. These are otherwise of fantastic quality and you can really feel it on a run.
Pricier than some of the socks on this list.
- Very lightweight and minimal
- Soft, comofortable and breathable
- Very good at preventing blisters
- Very nice moisture wicking
- Effective heel tab
- A little pricey, even for this list
- A tiny amount of durability issues, though this is highly rare
3. Run Midweight Mini Crew
Theses socks have a lot of padding on the heel, so if you like a little extra support in this area, or if you’re prone to being heavy on your heels, these could be perfect for you. They also have added metatarsal support, which might be a dealbreaker for some. They are very good for long runs given their support and cushioning and they are excellent at fighting blisters. If you looking for something that is lightweight and allows for a lot of natural foot movement, these might not be for you.
The sole on these can wear a little quicker than some might like, though the durability is by no means terrible. The quality, like all of the entries on this list, is overall excellent.
Around average for this list, which is relatively expensive but absolutely worth it.
- If you want maximum cushion, these have it.
- Metatarsal support
- Great at fighting blisters
- Fight blisters brilliantly
- A great midweight choice
- Brilliant cushion on the heel
- Those seeking something super lightweight and breathable might not like these.
- The sole can wear a little quickly.
4. Run Original Weight No Show
These socks stay up well thanks to the tab, and do everything that – from reading this list – you might have come to expect from Injiniji. They wick sweat well and prevent chafing and blisters. And of course, they feel good. Where some might not like these is that they’re a compromise between cushion and lightweight, so they don’t specialize in either of these things. That said, they’re a comfy sock.
A couple of people have reported that these aren’t as consistent and reliable as others in this list in terms of fit and feel. However, otherwise they are great quality and durability.
These are a little pricier than some others on this list, but only marginally so.
- These are good if you want something that does a bit of everything
- Wick sweat well
- Good resistance against blisters and chafing
- A good midweight option
- These don’t specialize in any one thing, such as weight or bounce.
- A little pricier than some others
5. Liner Crew NuWool Socks
These are of course best for trail runs thanks to their support and thick lining. They do the job very well, and offer everything you’d expect from Injinji. They’re super comfortable and work well as a liner sock or as your sole sock.
No quality or durability issues at all here, with great performance and longevity.
Considering their relative size, these are surprisingly low cost.
- Great for trail runners
- Top comfort
- Excellent at wicking sweat
- Provide decent warmth
- No blisters or chafing
- Crafted from merino wool
- These are more niche than some others on this list.
6. Run Lightweight Mini Crew
If you wear snug shoes, these are a good option, as they stick to the skin and don’t rub at all. If you like a barefoot feel with the support of an actual sock, these are a very good option. They’re very comfortable and breathable and they don’t stretch much.
Because of their lightweight design, they may wear a little quicker than some others on this list, but their durability is still decent. The sizing can occasionally be a little off, but they are otherwise great.
These are around an average price for this list.
- Very lightweight and minimal
- Good breathability
- Stick well to the skin
- Prevent chafing and blisters well
- Sizing is occasionally a little off
- Not the greatest durability, though still decent
7. Trail Midweight Mini Crew
As you’ve come to expect from this list, these are super comfortable. Their performance is good for trail running, with a really well thought out fit. They beat hot spots and chafing, so you won’t get any blisters. They provide a little bit of compression. Their support is good for something this unobtrusive.
There seem to be no durability issues here!
These are marginally pricier than some others here, but they’re worth it considering their special trail-based design.
- Great for trail runners
- Keep out debris very well
- Prevent chafing and blisters
- Provide good support
- Feel good against the skin
- Slightly pricey, but worth it
- A small amount of users have experienced discomfort, but this is very rare.
8. Liner Crew
Really lightweight, great at wicking sweat, fantastic comfort and a lovely feel against the skin. These are only suitable if you’re looking for a base layer.
These socks don’t have the same durability as some others on this list, but that’s the only real fault here – the comfort is otherwise great.
These are marginally cheaper than some others on this list, but that’s to be expected given their relatively simple design.
- Great if you’re looking for a good base layer sock
- Friction-free to prevent blisters and chafing
- Very lightweight
- Not the best durability
9. Run Original Weight No Show XtraLife
The material feels great against the skin, and their mid-weight design provides decent cushion with a plush feel. this sock is what a good basic Injinji can do – improve your runs and beat any of the annoying side effects of running such as chafing or blisters. Because of their weight, they’re suitable for both long and short runs. They’re not as stretchy as some other Injinji offerings, which might be off-putting to some.
There seem to be no durability issues here, and the quality is of course everything you would expect from Injinji.
A little pricier than others on this list, which is a shame given that they don’t specialize in any one particular thing. That said, they’re of course worth the outlay.
- Good midweight option
- Will keep you cool and comfortable
- Splay the toes well
- A little pricier than perhaps they should be
- Aren’t as stretchy as other Injinjis
10. 2.0 Compression Over the Calf
These socks have a lovely padded heel which not only feels good, but aids recovery. This feature also helps with downhill running, which is especially handy if you like to hit the trails. Over long distances, you’ll definitely feel the difference in your muscles, as they provide support and muscle recovery. Some stated they were a little to tight, so runners might want to go up one size.
Some reviewers stated that they lacked durability. However, they are sweat wicking, chafe-resistance, compressive and supportive, making these high quality.
These are pricey, but they’re absolutely worth the expense.
- Good sweat wicking
- Excellent compression and support
- Aid recovery and prevent future soreness
- Improve circulation
- Great toe-splaying despite the added features
- Not the best in terms of durability
- A little too tight for some users