The best socks to keep your toes cool this summer | Women's Running

The best socks to keep your toes cool this summer

Read Time:   |  July 9, 2020

Keep your feet cool as the sun shines, with these performance-enhancing toe protectors.

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SUNDRIED Premium Sports Socks | £12

Really versatile, high quality socks that are ideal for running, cycling or indoor workouts. The fabric is sensationally soft against your foot, and these stay dry throughout your run due to the excellent wicking ability and the top mesh material. The toe area provides plenty of cushioning, the arch feels hugged and the cuff at the top is also impressively thick and helps these socks to stay put – they really are snug! The 360-degree reflective loop around the ankle just makes these even more impressive, and brilliant for running or cycling in low light, and with a pop of pink they’re fun too.

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Smartwool PhD Pro Endurance Print Crew | £24.99

The brilliant, bold print looks like this sock might just be for fun, but this isn’t just a novelty sock. Shred Shield technology on the toes reduces wear and adds protection: you can feel the extra padding as soon as you put these on – the whole toe section is thicker than a normal sock. There’s also the Indestructawool fabric that they’re made from – as these are such a high price point you do expect them to be indestructible. The compression fit around the centre section of your foot provides support and comfort. The depth of cushioning around the heel and right up and over the top of your Achilles tendon is also seriously impressive. They are simply divine to run in, and the accurate fit for the female foot is spot on (even for very slim feet)

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Ashmei Chequered Merino Socks | £18

Manufactured with superfine merino-wool fibre, these socks feel lush on your feet. Very thin and fine, and yet they have that amazing quality that merino provides of keeping your feet cool or warm, depending on the conditions you’re training in. You also get extra padding, using carbon strands, in the danger zones for chafing; the heel, toebox and under your foot. These also have anti-smell technology, which we all now demand from our socks – and all need! They really brighten up your run and are especially suited to the trails being a mid-sock, preventing stones and other gritty pieces from getting into your trainers. With such a fun design you’re going to love pulling them on and showing them off.

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ON Mid Socks | £18

You will love these socks. They are so comfortable and they look good, too. If you suffer from blisters, these are a must; they do not move while you run. They stay in place no matter how hard you push the pace. They are lightweight, breathable and the fit is spot on. The technical mesh keeps the foot temperature perfectly balanced. The length is perfect, as it prevents dirt and debris from getting in your shoe, not forgetting double heel protection and a great range of colours. With Swiss technology behind it, everything in this sock is there for a reason – but more importantly, to enhance your performance while still look cool and stylish. The technology and thought that goes in to anything On makes never ceases to amaze.

Angelina Manzano

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