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Best Summer Running Socks

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Updated June 14, 2013

Wearing the right running socks is critical to your comfort and endurance when running in the summer months. These recommended summer running socks will keep your feet cool and dry, so you can run longer and steer clear of painful blisters.

Adidas ClimaCool Low-Cut Socks

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These socks were developed to improve comfort by cushioning your every step while pulling heat and sweat away from your foot. They're extremely breathable and comfy, with additional cushioning in the heel, ball and toe.
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Feetures Light Low Cut Quarter Socks

Feetures Running Socks
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You can avoid painful blisters with Feetures patented Coolfeet Ventilation System and seamless PerfectToe. The Coolfeet Ventiliation System provides unique 360° mesh ventilation for maximum air flow and breathability. The socks also feature bands of Lycra that hug the foot and keep your socks in place. Your feet will stay cool, dry and fresh.

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WrightSock Double Layer Running Lite Anklet Socks

WrightSock Double Layer Running Lite Anklet Socks
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WrightSock Double Layer socks feature two totally separate layers that allow movement between the layers. As a result, heat and friction stay between the layers, not between the sock and your foot. The socks' Dri-WRIGHT, multi-channeled yarns wick moisture away from the foot, which allows the moisture to spread out, giving it a larger area from which to evaporate. What does this mean for you, the runner? You'll have blister-free runs every time you hit the road.

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SmartWool Mini Crew Running Socks

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The highly efficient moisture-wicking capability of SmartWool's mini crew socks keep your feet dry and blister-free, even when running in the heat. For additional comfort, the sock also features a flat-toe seam and a waffle-knit instep for more flexibility and ventilation. These lightweight socks are a great choice for summer running.
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Teko Light Merino Socks

These Teko socks are made of merino wool that's organic and wicks away moisture. The socks' air vents allow for breathability, keeping your feet cool even during hot weather runs. They're available in both men's and women's versions, but the women's socks feature a narrower heel and tapered toe.

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Thorlo Lite Running Coolmax Mini Crew Socks

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Thorlo Lite Running Coolmax socks are designed for athletes who prefer a thin sock. The blend of Coolmax and stretch nylon provide superior wicking characteristics but also offer great padding for a lightweight sock. These socks also feature additional padding right where you need more protection -- in the arch, ball and heel.
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