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  • Creating the optimum environment for runner's feet, Drynamix fibers push moisture away from the skin while mohair keeps your feet warm in winter and cool in summer
  • Hand-linked toes for seam-free comfort
  • Specially constructed mesh ventilation panels help keep your feet cool and dry
  • Sensitive rib tops prevent pressure marks and allow free blood circulation
  • Extra-deep heel pockets
  • Medium-volume construction


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Best Use Running
Fabric 49% Drynamix polyester/16% mohair/15% wool/3% microfiber/3% neofil/8% acrylic/4% nylon/2% elastane
Sock Height Ankle
Sock Cushioning Heavy Cushioning
Quick Drying Yes
Moisture Wicking Yes
Gender Unisex

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable But Kind of Thick; Cause Feet to Sweat I was actually looking for some Smart Wool running socks, however, REI was out of my size so one of the employees recommended the Balegas. The Balegas are very comfortable, however, they are pretty thick so don't fit my running shoes as well as I had hoped. Further, they are pretty warm so my feet started to sweat almost immediately. They did wick away the sweat very efficiently but I was a bit surprised by how fast my feet started to sweat. Guess I'm kind of a 'thin' sock kind of guy so I probably won't purchase another pair of this model (the Blister Resist). I do like the comfort of the material so I'm wearing the socks with my downhill mountain bike shoes which have much more volume than my running shoes. Finally, I'm going to try a thinner pair of the Balegas for my running shoes as on-line reviews seem quite good.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes wearing shoes a joy again I bought these primarily because I found plenty of stock in extra large. I still have old, Balega socks that work fine. These, however, are a wool blend. Wool-blended sock are very feet-friendly. So far these socks are very comfortable. I have used them in cycling shoes, hiking shoes, and work shoes. These Balega socks wash and dry very well.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick dry & very comfortable I hiked the Grand Canyon R2R in these socks; no blisters or hot spots. My feet stayed dry and happy.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good so far I am starting trail running (true novice) and wanted some good socks. Only 2 runs so far and they have performed well. No slipping or blisters. I'm a bit of a Clydesdale and the cushioning of the socks and shoes (Brooks Cascadia) seems pretty good.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Balega Excellent comfy socks. They keep your feet dry and the clean and dry easily.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels great in trail shoes Perfect fit. Perfect cushion. Perfect support. Would buy more.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for trail running! My boyfriend bought these for me for christmas, and it was probably my favorite gift! They are very comfortable and don't feel right around my feet at all. Definitely the only pair of socks I own that are super breathable! I love wearing them when running on trails! No blisters for me!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes Running, Cycling, or Hiking Easier These socks did prevent me from getting blisters on my feet. They also were comfortable and provide good cushion support inside my shoes.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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What are the care instructions for this sock?

Asked by: John and Karen
We recommend washing the socks with cold water on the gentle cycle. Use a mild detergent and do not use any bleach or fabric softeners. They can be tumble dried on low heat.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-11
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