MD Podiatrist Discusses Workout Socks

When it comes to workouts, it may seem like one sock fits all-but the truth is, what’s on your feet can make a difference in your fitness routine. “By being mindful about your sock selection, you can avoid some of the headaches and performance issues that get in the way of an optimal workout routine, from friction-induced chafing to poor circulation,” says Dan Michaels, DPM.
There’s no need to get too stressed over selecting the right pair, he says-the wrong sock won’t make or break your sweat session the way a shoe might. “They’re not going to control the way you’re moving,” explains Dr. Michaels. But what they can do, she adds, is help to mitigate annoyances and achieve a safer and more comfortable workout (blister-free) jogs?