Besides a trusty pair of shoes, there are few essentials a runner needs to exercise.
You could maybe add a sports bra to the shortlist depending on your parts, but we think a comfy pair of socks should be on that exclusive essentials list too.
Sure, they aren’t as flashy as a new fitness tracker or a high-priced pair of leggings, but a perfect pair of running socks can make a big difference for you dedicated runners.
According to running enthusiasts on Amazon, Balega Hidden Comfort No-Show Running Socks ($13, amazon.com) is a game changer. They’re cushy with a mesh upper half that keeps them light and breezy, making even the most worn-in running shoes feel great again.
Troublesome blisters are countered by its snug, structured fit, and a cushioned heel tab that keeps everything in place. Most importantly, it provides protection against any Achilles heel rubbing, which is the, well, Achilles heel of runners.
They come in 17 colors; so don’t be afraid to pick up a few pairs in case your favorites are in the laundry.