Some may not realize, but the socks you wear while running can make quite the difference. Socks with ample cushioning underfoot can help absorb impact from the hard ground, which in turn, reduces stress on the body as a whole. With this in mind, we rounded up a few of the best cushioned running socks for women, from low-cut to crew-length options to suit different preferences. They’re all breathable and offer unique features like copper to prevent odors and compression arch support. Ahead, shop the pair that best suits your needs.
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1. Saucony Low-Cut Socks
These socks poly-spandex blend socks feature RunDry moisture management technology helps keep feet dry, while targeted zone cushioning in high impact areas boosts comfort.
Pros: These come in a pack with six pairs. Mesh ventilation channels provide breathable comfort. An integrated arch support band offers a secure fit. Comfort toe seams reduce irritation.
Cons: Some may find they run a bit big.
2. Champion Double Dry Heel Shield Socks
These are also made of mostly polyester with a hint of spandex for added stretch. A cushioned heel and shield at the back of the ankle enhance comfort.
Pros: These come in a pack of four. They also feature a supportive arch compression band. Double Dry moisture-wicking technology keeps feet cool and dry.
Cons: Some may find them a tad thin.
3. Foot Plus Copper Crew Socks
Unlike the previous styles on our list, these cushioned socks are crew length and infused with copper to prevent odor and sweaty feet.
Pros: These come as a three or six-pack. Mesh construction promotes airflow to keep feet cool. These also have seamless toes and arch compression for premium comfort.
Cons: Some may also find these thin.