Growing up, there is a good chance the socks you wore throughout high school were the default cotton Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Polo or Puma ones that your mom picked up from Marshall’s or TJ Maxx. After having tested all those brands for seemingly decades, at this point, there is only one which continually stood out to us: Puma.
Some things never change and some things don’t need to change if the company keeps putting out a product that is better than everything else that has come around. We have tried many different sock brands over that time and none can offer the all-in durability, comfort and value that Puma consistently does.
A few new companies, like Bombas, have come around which have tried to disrupt the sock game. While they put out a high quality product which is better than almost anything else out there and use portions of the proceeds to support a very good cause, the premium you pay makes them an unrealistic choice for an everyday gym sock.
I own no less than 20 pairs of Puma socks and love how well they hold up overtime and how seamlessly they fit with almost any running shoe. If you have convenient access to a local Marshall’s or TJ Maxx, we recommend stopping in there first to explore their inventory since they offer the lowest prices. If not, check out our Amazon and eBay links for extremely reasonable listings.