Feet stink, there’s no changing that. But all the same, it’s time to throw away the cotton bags you call socks and spring for a pair that doesn’t come in a 20 pack at Target. Today’s performance socks are specialized, defined by sport as well as level of coverage and performance needs. It can seem complicated, so we’ve highlighted one essential ingredient you need to start your sock metamorphosis—antimicrobial fiber.
Basically put, anything antimicrobial kills bacteria, so when used in an athletic item it can combat the smell and any chance of infection for a one-two punch. Ranging from paper-thin for our minimalist runners to chunky knits for traditionalists, these are 10 Great Antimicrobial Socks for Runners.