10 Best Injinji Socks Tested & Compared

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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!

Run Lightweight Coolmax Xtra
  • Run Lightweight Coolmax Xtra
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Cool & Dry
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Run Lightweight 2.0 No Show
  • Run Lightweight 2.0 No Show
  • 4.5 out of 5
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  • Soft
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Run Midweight Mini Crew
  • Run Midweight Mini Crew
  • 4.5 out of 5
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  • Cushioned
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10 Best Injinji Socks

 

1. Run Lightweight No Show Coolmax Xtra

1. Run Lightweight No Show Coolmax Xtra
These do pretty much what the title says – they’re designed for freedom, a lightweight fit, a cooling feel and a low-cut appearance. If you want all – or any – of these things, then these are a great bet. They come in a number of aesthetic designs for the fashion-conscious soul and they’re designed to prevent blistering.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
As you’d expect, there are no issues at all with either quality or durability.

Cost
These run about average for Injinji socks.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • In truth, nothing!

2. Run Lightweight 2.0 No Show

2. Run Lightweight 2.0 No Show
Again, these are built for breathability and moisture wicking, and are great at keeping you cool. They have a mesh top to maximize ventilation and have a thin, minimalistic design for natural foot movement. They also have a heel tab to prevent chafing.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
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.

Cost
Pricier than some of the socks on this list.
Pros
  • Very lightweight and minimal
  • Soft, comofortable and breathable
  • Very good at preventing blisters
  • Very nice moisture wicking
  • Effective heel tab
Cons
  • A little pricey, even for this list
  • A tiny amount of durability issues, though this is highly rare

3. Run Midweight Mini Crew

3. Run Midweight Mini Crew
The Run Midweight Mini Crew come in at a midweight level, so they’re a heavier and durable and perfect for those seeking something slightly more solid and sturdy. They are built to protect against blistering and hotspots and give plenty of cushioning. If you’re seeking durable and plush sock, these are an excellent bet.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
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.

Cost
Around average for this list, which is relatively expensive but absolutely worth it.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Those seeking something super lightweight and breathable might not like these.
  • The sole can wear a little quickly.

4. Run Original Weight No Show

4. Run Original Weight No Show
Another no show option here which is a popular style choice for runners. Again, these are good for battling both sweatiness and blisters. They have a moderate weight and moderately cushioned, making them a good choice for something general and reliable.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
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.

Cost
These are a little pricier than some others on this list, but only marginally so.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • These don’t specialize in any one thing, such as weight or bounce.
  • A little pricier than some others

5. Liner Crew NuWool Socks

5. Liner Crew NuWool Socks
The Liner Crew NuWool socks go higher up the leg which is great if you’re looking for more comfort, warmth and a little more support. Again, these are great against blisters and chafing with great breathability. These are made from merino wool which is a great material for preventing odors.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
No quality or durability issues at all here, with great performance and longevity.

Cost
Considering their relative size, these are surprisingly low cost.
Pros
  • Great for trail runners
  • Top comfort
  • Excellent at wicking sweat
  • Provide decent warmth
  • No blisters or chafing
  • Crafted from merino wool
Cons

 

  • These are more niche than some others on this list.

6. Run Lightweight Mini Crew

6. Run Lightweight Mini Crew
These are a good option if you want something lightweight and small with a good ankle fit. Again, they’re good at preventing blisters and chafing and they’re super lightweight and minimal. They’re best suited for short runs given their stick-to-skin design.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
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.

Cost
These are around an average price for this list.
Pros
  • Very lightweight and minimal
  • Good breathability
  • Stick well to the skin
  • Prevent chafing and blisters well
Cons
  • Sizing is occasionally a little off
  • Not the greatest durability, though still decent

7. Trail Midweight Mini Crew

7. Trail Midweight Mini Crew
If you’re a trail runner, these are a brilliant option. The Trail Midweight Mini Crew has a mesh top lock and a double cuff which both prevent against sweatiness and debris. They stick in place very well, and they’re designed to offer the fluidity and flexibility needed for a proper trail run.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
There seem to be no durability issues here!

Cost
These are marginally pricier than some others here, but they’re worth it considering their special trail-based design.
Pros
  • Great for trail runners
  • Keep out debris very well
  • Prevent chafing and blisters
  • Provide good support
  • Feel good against the skin
Cons
  • Slightly pricey, but worth it
  • A small amount of users have experienced discomfort, but this is very rare.

8. Liner Crew

8. Liner Crew
This liner sock is designed to go under another another sock, so if you’re looking for something simple to wick sweat and keep you friction-free, these are a good option. They can’t be worn alone but they make for a great base layer. They go a little higher up the leg than most others on this list.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
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.

Cost
These are marginally cheaper than some others on this list, but that’s to be expected given their relatively simple design.
Pros
  • Great if you’re looking for a good base layer sock
  • Friction-free to prevent blisters and chafing
  • Very lightweight
Cons
  • Not the best durability

9. Run Original Weight No Show XtraLife

9. Run Original Weight No Show XtraLife
The Injinji Run Original Weight No Show XtraLife socks are built with a focus on durability and are the original weight, which makes them a good balance of light weight and support. Like all Injinji socks, they are sweat wicking and prevent blisters, so if you want something mid-weight to keep your toes separated and your feet comfy, these are a decent option.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
There seem to be no durability issues here, and the quality is of course everything you would expect from Injinji.

Cost
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.
Pros
  • Good midweight option
  • Will keep you cool and comfortable
  • Splay the toes well
Cons
  • A little pricier than perhaps they should be
  • Aren’t as stretchy as other Injinjis

10. 2.0 Compression Over the Calf

10. 2.0 Compression Over the Calf
The 2.0 Compression Over the Calf socks are a great compression sock and fit over the calf. If you’re looking for something long and compressive from Injinji, this is it. They minimize muscle soreness and provide support to prevent further aches and pains. They also improve circulation and offer the no-blister, toe-splaying features seen in all of Injinji socks.
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Comfort/Performance
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.

Quality/Durability
Some reviewers stated that they lacked durability. However, they are sweat wicking, chafe-resistance, compressive and supportive, making these high quality.

Cost
These are pricey, but they’re absolutely worth the expense.
Pros
  • Good sweat wicking
  • Excellent compression and support
  • Aid recovery and prevent future soreness
  • Improve circulation
  • Great toe-splaying despite the added features
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Not the best in terms of durability
  • A little too tight for some users
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