Best Athletic Socks for Men (Crew Length)

As of April 2020


If you have a TJ Maxx or Marshall’s near you, I’d start there since you can typically get six packs of Nike crew socks for well under $20. If not, the Nike website offers the best all-in deal. The Amazon listing is fine though if you prefer convenience above all else. Just don’t pay more than $30 for a six pack.


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what we like

  • Durable
  • Cushioned
  • Perfect length
  • Well priced at under $25-30 for a six pack

keep in mind

  • Unlike with other Nike socks I’ve bought in the past, have not had any issues at all when it comes to tearing or stretching
  • Really need to pair these with the right pair of sneakers otherwise you will look like a suburban dad
  • No complaints about anything with these socks thus far


I honestly never thought crew socks would come back in style as hard as they have. In my head they were always associated with the “Suburban Dad + New Balances” look. As a lifelong die hard Puma No Show Ankle Socks wearer, I was previously under more of the impression that running shoes only look best when the ankles are fully bare. However, after watching dudes like Lebron and Tony Finau pull off the crew look so damn well, I’m fully converted.


Not only do they look slick when combined with the right pair of running shoes, workout shorts and/or joggers,  but they keep your ankles warm and your feet a little more cushioned than your average ankle socks.  Nike offers the best combo of style, comfort and value over other competitors that we tried. Definitely worth picking up a six pack for daily wear, even if it’s just for lounging around the house.

Sizing Tips & FAQs

How does sizing work?

That Amazon link only has one size (L for Men’s sizes 8-12). If you need a different sizing check out the Nike link.


Black or White?

Either works but i prefer white socks on white shoes. Universally I think it makes for a better look for most people


Which shoes do these look best with?

Check out these ones. APLs pair nicely

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Related Products & Links

Lululemon T.H.E. Crew Sock

These are awesome and higher quality than the Nike ones. They’re just $17/pair. They make a pair with a cool set of stripes too.

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