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While some sock types and styles rely on clever marketing rather than substance and value, many sport-specific socks are worthwhile investments, according to Megan Leahy, DPM, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Chicago, and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association. “Running a marathon in everyday socks, I would expect to experience more blisters,” she says. “Soccer socks are longer and help protect the legs from the shin guards; running socks tend to have more cushioning in the ball of the foot and the heel, and they usually have a bit of elastic in the arch, which helps provide arch support. "

 
"There’s a lot of variability within running socks. You could even make a distinction between shorter and longer runs. As a runner myself, I choose a thicker, cushier sock when I’m doing a longer run, while I’m not afraid to go with something a little bit thinner with a shorter run. There are even socks that are double-layered, which decrease some of that friction and shearing and help prevent blisters. They’re good for all-around use, but some tend to be more expensive, and I would reserve those for the longer runs, where you’re more inclined to develop blisters,” Leahy adds. 
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News. 
 
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