Toe socks are an acquired taste — after all, having your toes separated can be an odd sensation — but those who do love them can appreciate their benefits. They help prevent chaffing between the toes and allow them to splay naturally, making these socks a great option for runners and other athletes, particularly if they’re made with moisture-wicking materials. If you prefer to wear them more casually, there are also a range of low-cut, cotton styles on the market that can work with everything from loafers to sneakers. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best styles you can buy to suit every need or preference.
1. Injinji Lightweight Toe Socks
The socks are made with the brand’s proprietary Coolmax Xtralife fiber, which wicks away sweat. The mesh upper allows for ventilation.
Pros: The engineering of this sock and its raised back help keep feet dry and mitigates irritation. The individual toe sock allows toes to splay naturally and keeps them from rubbing.
Cons: These are designed as thin.
2. Zakasa No-Show Ankle Toe Socks
Zakasa No-Show Ankle Toe Socks are made with 75% cotton, 22% polyester and 3% spandex. The style features a low cut around the top of the foot.
Pros: The non-slip silicone at the base of the sock helps keeps them from slipping down. The low top makes these an ideal no-show fit for any closed-toe shoe.
Cons: The toes are a standardized length and may be shorter or longer varying on the individual foot.
3. Fasot Low-Cut Toe Socks
Fasot uses soft cotton to build their toe socks; they come in options of a six-pack or a nine-pack.
Pros: The lightweight material helps prevent toes from rubbing and blisters from forming.
Cons: When ordering multicolor packs, the colors are randomly selected and vary by set.
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