How much can you say about socks? Well, ask Balega and expect a lengthy conversation. Active Junky’s a convert to the brand’s running socks; taken in by the immediately apparent functionality and the details of the Hidden Contours over the past couple months.
Materials: Elastane and mesh. The first time you put them on, sink deep into a state of tranquility, then embrace newfound speed. This comfort doesn’t diminish—we’ve worn and washed our Balegas upwards of twenty times and they’re no worse for wear.
Tri: Many triathletes don’t wear socks, citing the extra time they require in the transition as reason enough to abandon them. However, if you’re not shaving your entire body and dedicating every waking minute to triathlons, throwing on a pair of socks is going to make you a happier camper/competitor on your bike and run. Plus, they’re much appreciated on training days, too.
Heel Tab: The heel tab, a seemingly simple feature, is a welcome innovation—especially for triathletes. Designed to eliminate sock slippage, the heel tab is easy to grip and rip into place for a quick transition.
Finish line: Round up three of the mangiest pairs of socks you own. Then replace them with Balegas. Life will improve.