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<p><span>A good sport sock is produced every now and then, but the ultimate sport sock is only produced once in seven full moons &ndash; the planets align, the wind blows precisely 14 mph, the humidity of the air is exactly 39.5 % and The Queen of England is facing east. Now, I may have exaggerated a bit, but really &ndash; a great sport sock is very hard to find. You can find a sock that will wick out the moisture better, the one that will cushion to blows and be the most comfortable or the one that will protect your feet from the elements, but you will rarely find all this combined into one perfect sock.</span></p>
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<p>If this is not enough, a sport sock needs to support your ankles, protect from irritation and blisters and many more. It&rsquo;s a hard life of a sport sock, and we have to respect this. But, we also need the perfect tool for our feet in order not to ruin them forever. Here is where you should start.</p>
<p>Choose socks according to your activity</p>
<p>Adjusting the nature of your socks to the nature of your activity is crucial. You may think you have the best sport sock out there, but if it&rsquo;s not meant for that specific activity,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sockbin.com/blog/2016/06/which-athletic-sock-to-choose-for-which-activity.html" target="_blank">you are just wasting a great sock</a>. Also, the vital part is to get the size right, because if your sock keeps falling down it will only make it uncomfortable for you or even produce blisters. It&rsquo;s not the sock&rsquo;s fault that you can&rsquo;t choose the right size.</p>
<p>Jogging includes long periods of activity and prolonged sweating. Also, it means that you will create a lot of pressure on your ankles and knees. These are the things you need to be on the lookout when choosing a sock for running, and that sock should ideally be made of combination of synthetics and natural materials, to ensure wicking and best comfort possible. Also, these socks should be as long and as tight as possible to maximize the protection given to your feet and legs.</p>
<p>This can also be applied to many sports that include a ball, such as soccer, football, basketball or similar. They all include putting your body under pressure, especially your feet, so a protective layer is a good idea.</p>
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<p>This is similar to jogging in the sense that it consists of long periods of sweating, but unlike jogging, cycling is a non-impact sport. This means that you won&rsquo;t need any additional protection or extra thick socks for your injury-prone parts. Thin, short, synthetic socks are the best for cycling, as they will wick the sweat easily and not produce any unnecessary weight or distraction. Furthermore, any unwanted heat is avoided if you go cycling in the warmer days.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Hiking is the absolute opposite of the previous sports. Well, maybe not the completely opposite, but as opposite as an activity gets. The complete opposite would be sitting on the couch and not doing anything. Now, hiking also includes long periods of activity, but while the previous sports include short, sharp impacts on the lower body or no impact at all, hiking puts long pressure that is constant and distributed.</p>
<p>For shorter hikes, lightweight socks that put wicking on top are the best. However, for longer hikes and for mountaineering, you should always opt for heavy-duty, thick, warm socks, that not only will keep your feet warm, but also protect you from injuries. A friendly advice: always take more than&nbsp;<a href="https://www.sockbin.com/store/men/sports-socks/c-58" target="_blank">one pair of socks with you when you go hiking</a>.</p>
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<p>Plenty was said about the material of the socks already, so I won&rsquo;t be bothering you with that anymore. Just a reminder, the best is to go for a blend of cotton and some other, synthetic material if you really want a cotton sock. While cotton is great for dress socks or everyday socks, it is not the best option for sport socks. Why? Well, that&rsquo;s what we will discuss now.</p>
<p>The main role that a good sport sock should play is to wick out any moisture that your feet create. Now, wicking and absorbing are not the same. Wicking includes absorbing, but it also means that everything that is absorbed is moved away from your skin. This way, even though your clothes might be wet, your feet are dry, and also, thanks to the fact that all the moisture is pulled towards the surface of the socks, the humidity evaporates easily.</p>
<p>While cotton is a really absorbent material, there is one thing that cotton is less than satisfactory, and that is wicking. Cotton retains all the moisture it absorbs, thus making your feet humid, and there is no better breeding ground for bacteria than wet, dark, hot inside of your sneakers. This is only a gateway to many possible complications, such as blisters and infections, and you really want to avoid those.</p>
<p>If this is not enough, cotton socks are not the best when put under pressure. They easily lose their shape and get all stretched and sagging, which surely isn&rsquo;t comfortable. This is exactly why most sport socks are not even made from cotton, and if they are, they are a blend with not more than 60% cotton and the rest made from some wicking material. Don&rsquo;t get me wrong, cotton socks are great and should definitely be worn, only not for sports.</p>
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