Socks for Running

A trail runner midstride running up a trail wearing the best socks for running by darn toughA rocky trail, a great place to go trail running in darn tough socks for runners

A New Pace Is Set

Updated looks, new knits, and performance updates for miles make these the best socks for running yet.

New Features

Three darn tough runners socks laid out (Captain Stripes Micro Crew, No Show Tab, and Pacer) with letters marking where key performance features are on these socks for running

A. Even More Durable

You ran, we measured – enhanced durability in high-wear zones.

B. Breathable Mesh

Merino wicks, mesh panels breath, keeping your feet dry and light.

C. Ultra-Lightweight

New knit for sleek, light, form-fitting protection and style.

D. Cushion Comfort

Cushion options for impact comfort, added durability.

Where Are You Running?

An example of a cushioned or padded sock for runners, the run 1/4 sock in green
An example of a micro crew sock for trail runners, the men's Pacer running sock
Trail Running


The cushioned sock options maintain a low profile, adding a bit of absorption, durability, and softer touch for a trail running staple feature.

Micro Crew

Warmth, protection, or purely for the look, a new knit in the leg of the Micro Crew is nearly painted on. It's an area our competitive runners were deeply involved. Including the look.

Road Running


The ultra-lightweight knit of our running socks is simply the best. Very sleek. Soft to the touch yet form fitting. No slipping, no hot spots, no blisters.

No Show Tab

Definitely a study in less-is-more, when more miles are certain. The No Show Tab running socks are our lightest creation, with a cushion tab to protect the Achilles.

An ultra-lightweight, ultra thing running sock, the men's run 1/4 sock in eclipse blue
An example no show tab sock for road runners, the women's run  no show in ash gray and pink
Mirna Valerio  standing on a summit after doing some trail running wearing the best socks for runners
The Mirna Factor

Of course, we like that Mirna Valerio is a Vermonter. But we also love that Mirna has no problem if your first reaction is, she’s big. She'll tell you that. And she will share how it doesn’t hold her back from crushing miles, so what’s your excuse? Ultra-runner, public speaker, mother, force of nature – just a few of her talents that had us all ears.

“Darn Tough’s running socks are incredible.” – Mirna

Perfect Temperature

What keeps things warm and keeps things cool is not wildly different – like a thermos. Merino Wool fibers are naturally crimped. That tiny space, combined with an intense ability to absorb and release moisture, keep your feet at an ideal temp, and dry, regardless if you’re running in cold or hot weather.

“In the summertime it feels counterintuitive to want to wear wool socks, but since wool helps with thermoregulation, they actually keep your feet at a perfect temperature, even if they get wet!” – Mirna

A runner seated on the side of the road wearing blue quarter crew darn tough run socks  getting ready to put on running sneakers
A trail runner wearing darn tough Pacer micro crew merino wool, the best socks for runners because they keep your feet the perfect temperature
Signature Durability

Our socks excel at this. Even still, armed with warranty data from our LIFETIME GUARANTEE and runner input, we added reinforcement up the Achilles and reaching above the profile of the toes (first and fifth metatarsals), so these running socks last a long time and go the ultra-distance.

“They are extremely well made and last a long time. They are cute and they make your feet look CLUTCH. And they are made by my local Vermont sock family. What's not to love?” – Mirna

Fitting Results — No Blisters

For those who’ve heard the phrase Darn Tight, don’t confuse that with what we call a performance fit – a continual, unrelenting fit. Reduced sweat, proper temp, and a sleek fit are the anti-blister running sock equation.

“They are technical wool, which is very important to guard against blisters, and to help with heat regulation and cooling. They are appropriately compressive where they need to be, and cushioned where they need to be.” – Mirna

A woman running sitting on a rock wearing no show running socks in pink and gray

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