As running is becoming more popular, various running gear begin to appear in our daily life. By using these new running gear with sense of technology, runners can protect themselves well and run well. As one of the most common running gear, sports socks plays an important role but are often overlooked.
Sports socks refer to the socks specially designed for sports. Most of us hold an idea that any socks, as long as they are high-quality and not worn, are good enough for sports. Although there is nothing wrong with this idea, we have to admit that the specially designed sports socks are more beneficial to us than ordinary socks.
(1) Absorb sweat in a better way
One of the basic functions of sports socks is to promote sweat absorption by using more scientific knitting method and specific materials. When it comes to running, especially long-distance running, our feet will sweat a lot. Low-quality sports socks supplied by sports socks manufacturers fail to absorb sweat well, so the shoe's insole, lining and other parts are easily clammy with sweat, which makes your feet uncomfortable and also will accelerate the wear and tear of shoes.
(2) Increase friction and stabilize your feet on the ground
Ordinary socks are woven evenly and have a smooth bottom, which makes it hard to have greater friction with the insole in order to stabilize the feet on the ground. Unlike ordinary socks, the bottom of sports socks features special woven design, considering that many knee and ankle injuries occur as a result of failure to stabilize the feet.
(3) Targeted thickening design helps protect feet
Sports socks feature multiple thickening design, for example, the toes section of which is thickened to prevent damage to the toes and the shoes' lining. For some high-top sports socks, the section of ankles, heels and achilles' tendons is thickened to avoid injury to these joints when putting on shoes made of stiff materials.
(4) Provide better foot support
Sports socks differ from ordinary socks in that they tend to wrap your feet better and are thickened to provide better foot support for runners.
(5) Increase comfort and provide cushioning
Although many runners don't believe that wearing thicker sports socks can often make runners feel comfortable and provide better cushioning, this is the truth. When it comes to running training, being barefoot and putting on sports socks do make a distinct difference.