Socks for Athletes
A. Game-Changing Merino
Lightweight Merino Wool feels smooth, regulates with your body temperature, and is a moisture and sweat wicking beast. But unlike a wild animal, it resists odor, too.
B. Durable Wear
Special care was given underfoot and in the cushion up the Achilles for our our most durable socks yet.
C. In the Zone
The performance zone around the arch alleviates foot fatigue and bunching for all-day comfort with arch support and zero slipping.
D. Seamless Fit
The True Seamless™ Toe gets rid of any bunching, even in the most restrictive footwear.
Choose by Height
No Show Socks
The No Show Tab athletic socks are a versatile favorite, with a cushion tab to protect the Achilles.
Expect our Quarter Socks to show about 2 inches above a cross trainer, low profile shoe, covering the ankle.
Classic gym sock appeal with cushion up the Achilles for comfort and protection. A second-skin fit goes endless miles.
Choose by Cushion
The cushioned sock options add a bit of absorption, durability, and softer touch.
No Cushion Socks
For the lightweight, thin, sleek fit you must have.
Soon after we started knitting the Athletic collection, we
wondered if we’d ever knit a better sock – not just a better
gym sock, or a better workout sock for athletes, but simply the best sock.
Subjective, for sure, but an indoor cycling choice turned to
mountain biking socks. CrossFit socks turned into trail running
socks. Not to mention, their simple design appealed to just
“Brought two pairs to a weekend long dance convention and wore them all day and all night. Super comfortable, the padding was fantastic and my feet felt great!” – Sumana D
Wool socks for athletic activities, to some, sounds absurd. If you’re one of them, we assure you, we have not made a mistake. Our lightweight Merino performance socks breathe, they keep your feet dry, and will stay cool as you heat up. All of that make these incredibly comfortable socks, and is the first step in anti-blister life. We believe it’s the best material for athletic socks.
“Best workout sock. I need a low pair of socks that won’t get stinky after one intense session! Not only are these socks stink proof but the added cushion adds a comfort that’s perfect!” – Johnnie M
When we say our socks are durable, it’s about more than
wearing through – it means they will remain comfortable,
with a performance fit, day after day. Our warranty data
helps us improve, and we knit a better sock. If these aren’t
the longest lasting socks you’ve ever owned, you can return
them to us for another pair. No receipt needed, just the pair
“My biggest reasons for buying Darn Tough socks pretty much exclusively, are the high quality and the lifetime warranty.” – Lauren L
Working as a sock tester is not the most complicated job. In fact,
in our Mill it’s not even a job. It’s just something we all do. You
see, trying on a fresh pair of socks – that smooth glide as your
foot enters a little home of sleek, densely knit yarn or a truly
seamless wrap of cushion – never gets old. Fun thing is, we don’t
all agree what feels best: cushion under foot, cushion throughout,
or no cushion at all. But one thing is for certain, we have something
“Another great sock! I had a couple pairs of these in the old colors, but I loved the burgundy as soon as I saw it. The fit is perfect, the cushioning helps so much with reducing my foot pain, and the socks are so comfy.” – Sarah G