Socks are often an afterthought. But if you think of the foot as one of the most important parts of the human body—it supports your full weight, keeps you upright, and helps you twist, turn, walk, run, jump, and more—socks become a hell of a lot more important, huh? And the more time you spend on the court (or trails or treadmill), the more you realize that skimping on footwear can be a true detriment to performance, increasing your risk of blisters, pain, and even injury. Plus, no one wants to strip off wet, soggy socks post-workout. You need performance socks.
Fortunately, dressing your dogs doesn’t have to mean scouring department store shelves for the latest sport offerings . There are plenty of high-end brands with affordable options you can shop online. Here are seven of the best performance socks for the most common sports and disciplines. Put your feet first so you can focus on the game.