2015 IMPACT Sockie Awards
A good running sock can be the difference between an epic half-marathon and a wet, sloppy, blister-suffering trail run. You are going to revel in one and rue the other.
That’s why IMPACT’s elite running test team did some research for you. A dozen high-level athletes each got the best running socks from 10 top sport brands and put them to the test. IMPACT’s athletes ran these socks over hundreds of kilometres of city streets and forest trails evaluating each pair in our annual sock rating — The Sockie Awards.
This year’s competition proved to be as tight as it gets with less than half a point separating the top three performing socks. And every one of the 10 socks being evaluated had an approval rating higher than 80 per cent. So without further ado, The Sockies go to…
2015 IMPACT Sockies
How we did this:
IMPACT sent 10 pairs of running socks to a dozen athletes, who evaluated each pair using a scale of 1-10 on Fit, Comfort, Wicking, Durability, Anti-Blister and Overall Impression. We combined all the scores and averaged the totals to calculate a percentage rating that represents total score.
- Balega Hidden Dry
- Stance Instance OTC X
- Fitsok F4
- Merrell All Out NanoGLIDE Mini
- Sockwell Plantar Ease
- Swiftwick Aspire One
- Injinji Run Lightweight Mini Crew
- Zoot TT No Show
- CEP Dynamic No Show
- Darn Tough Vertex No Show Tab Ultralight