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Tall Socks, Ankle Socks, No Socks — Which Do You Wear When Working Out?

workout socksThere's a sock war happening in my underwear drawer right now. The more stylish ankle socks are trying to push out my tried, tested, and true taller white workout socks. I used to never wear ankle socks, but then when I realized "everybody's doing it," I decided to upgrade my sock collection to the lower, practically sockless style. I have a size 10 shoe, so finding a woman's ankle sock that actually stays up is practically impossible. They always manage to slip and move, and by the end of my workout, I find the sock down behind my heel. There are so many different socks to choose from that I sometimes wonder if my plain white cotton socks aren't cutting it. Where do you stand on this issue? Do I dare ask if you don't wear any socks?

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GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
I switch it up. I don't wear ankle socks that much since I have big feet and thtose tend to slink down to my toes even when I am walking. But when I out of clean long socks, I wear some ankle socks I have stashed in my drawer.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 6 years
I wear ankle socks too it just feels weird to me with all that sweat and nothing there catching it but shoe plus it could get real nasty in those shoes.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Ankle socks that don't slip are definitely my sock of choice. How can one not be driven insane with no socks?
Heather-Dale Heather-Dale 6 years
Thanks for the recommendation, myhousemd! I'm definitely going to try the socks you mentioned. I hate slippage!
myhousemd myhousemd 6 years
I always wear ankle socks that just barely have an elastic edge that comes up above the shoe. Champion makes a fantastic kind. It has light arch support, fits very snugly, and has that nice band to keep the sock up. I used to be driven nuts on my runs when my low-cut socks would migrate under my heels!! It was totally counterproductive!
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
Depends on the weather. Winter running tall socks and summer running ankle socks.
bellakaoru bellakaoru 6 years
I also have bigger feet (my newest sneakers are a 12- eek!) and I"ve had the same problem with ankle socks, but longer sock just seem so dorky looking to me. I've had luck with Balega Hidden Comfort socks in XL and men's ankle socks from Old Navy.
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