Low-cut athletic socks are ideal for so many sports and other activities that they should be a staple in your sock drawer. Some of the activewear and sports brands offer low-cut socks with performance features like arch grippers, hand-linked seamless toe and targeted cushioning that work as hard as you play. Some styles feature a breathable mesh weave to keep feet cool and dry. Low-cut socks come in various styles. There are athletic socks that function more like shoe-liners and are completely invisible under shoes. Quarter-tops cushion ankles from blisters and chafing as well as adding warmth. You have your choice of fabric, too, including cotton, durable nylon blends and warm merino wool blends. Grab several pairs to keep you covered from running to workouts to the courts and even the couch.