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Hand-linked seamless toe closure; heel tab helps prevent the sock from slipping into your running shoe
New and improved Elastane throughout for a more structured fit
Reinforced heel and toe; mesh construction for ventilation
Plush under sole cushioning for extra protection
Medium Volume construction
Balega socks are engineered with the company’s proprietary DryNamix moisture management technology that keeps feet cool and dry while allowing free airflow for maximum comfort, performance and durability. All of Balega’s running socks have been race tested and incorporate a hand linked seamless toe, eliminating abrasion across the top of the foot. The company also knits an extra deep heel pocket ensuring that each sock fits the foot perfectly and does not slide down during a run. Designed with a medium volume construction. Drynamix Polyester 81%/Nylon 13%/Micro Fiber 4%/Elastane 2%.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have a number of pairs of Balega socks which I've worn for running, and the Soft Tread is my favorite overall. Here's a few comparative thoughts.
I've bought five different types of Balega socks in total:
I bought a few of these socks on Amazon after purchasing a pair at a local store. They are very comfortable and I'm choosing them to wear for my workouts over my other socks. After receiving one pair with a series of small flaws I contacted the seller who couldn't have been nicer and offered to just send me out another pair. Great sock and excellent customer service.
I bought these socks in mid-March and it's now the end of April. I bought them thinking the advertised cushioning would help with post surgery protection against rubbing when flip-flops weren't viable. I've worn them maybe 4 times. They are soft. They are cushiony. They stay put. They look 2-years old. After one wear I noticed pills and fabric deterioration on the bottom and around the heel, obviously the result of friction of the socks against the sneakers. I wouldn't expect to see this much wear after having them on my feet four times. I've uploaded a photo os you can see the difference between a new sock and a 4-wear one. For socks that won't even warm my ankles, I expected much better at $14/pair.
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