Just like you wouldn't wear dress shoes to play tennis, any sport or exercise requires socks meant for a workout. Athletic socks have features designed to maximize comfort and performance. Look for moisture-wicking material that draws wetness to the outside, keeping feet cooler and dryer. Some athletic socks have cushioning at the toe or footpad to reduce stress on the foot. High performance socks may also feature mesh ventilated panels and arch grippers to keep socks from sliding. Fabrics range from high-tech synthetics to cotton blends to merino wool blends, which are ideal for hiking, climbing or cold-weather sports. Athletic no-show socks are low enough to stay virtually invisible under shoes. Quarter top socks keep ankles warm. The traditional crew sock works for almost any activity and comes in classic colors. Jazz things up with contrasting leg bands or with bright argyles, stripes or color blocks. Athletic socks, with the ease and performance built in, help maximize your efforts and comfort like all good activeweareven for the most demanding physical activity.