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Everyone talks about running shoes… but what about running socks?

Written by sportsmed Podiatrist, Hayley Openshaw.

When people think about City to Bay preparation, or any running preparation for that matter, having the right footwear is always high on the list. But have you ever considered your sock selection as part of your running prep?

As we draw closer to this year’s City to Bay, let’s take a look at the features you should be looking for in an ideal running sock and some of my top picks currently on the market!

Features to look for

With so many socks on the market, it’s hard to know what to look for!

But the ideal running sock should include:

  • Conforming material
  • Anti-blister technology
  • Seamless finish
  • Padded zones under the heel and ball-of-foot

My top sock picks

The winner: Light Feet Evolution Mini Crew

The padding in these socks is second-to-none, with cushioning under both the heel and forefoot!

Runners up:

Want to talk all things feet?

If you’d like more tips on how to prepare for the City to Bay or would like to improve your running performance in general, make an appointment with one of our Podiatrists

sportsmed Podiatrists are available for appointments at our Stepney Healthcare Hub, as well as our Morphett Vale, Blackwood, Henley Beach and Mitcham branches. To make an appointment or enquiry contact 08 8310 1222 or email

Happy running!

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