About Nike Elite Socks
With new fitness fanatics and sports stars born every day, there's no shortage of gear and accessories to support exercise addictionsâincluding specialized socks. Nike Elite socks are designed for the athlete who doesn't want a mushy mess inside his shoe after a game. Nike uses Dri-FIT technology, which draws moisture away from your foot to the outside of the sock where it evaporates, keeping you drier and fresher throughout your game. Socks in the Elite series come in several styles suited to various sports. Nike Elite socks optimized for basketball, soccer and skating are crew-length, extending to mid-calf. There are also over-the-calf socks available for the same sports. Elite socks designed for running are no-show and do not extend past the ankle. Footies are even lower and end just past the toes. There are a few features that most Nike Elite socks share besides the Dri-FIT fabric. Each sock in a pair is made specifically for either the right or left foot, which provides a better fit and less slipping around and bunching inside the shoe. The socks come with three layers of padding in high-wear areas like the heel and ball of the foot, which is especially good for high-impact activities like running. A Y-stitch heel pocket prevents nasty blisters after a hard run. The triple padding is combined with extra reinforcement so that you don't wear holes in the toes or heels too quickly. Certain models, like the sequalizers, have strategically placed compression ribbing so the sock stays snug and secure around your midsole, providing arch support, and hugs your calf, ensuring the socks never slip down mid-game.