Resist Blisters Better with Balega Socks

Balega may have just designed the ultimate all-season running sock. Balega’s Blister Resist Crew—also available in a no-show and quarter size—perfectly blends nature and technology to create the best anti-blister sock for high-output activities.

Balega socks reviewed by Mountain Life
Balega Blister Resist Crew. Photo: Balega

One of the key components is mohair, with its unique flat scale structure is renowned for its protection against sheer friction blisters even with the most sensitive skin. Mohair also boasts incredible tensile strength and, when combined with Balega’s Drynamix moisture-wicking fiber provides a super-soft touch to the skin.

We’ve used these socks for all-season trail-running, and even snowshoeing—the mohair provides enough insulation for use on snowy trails if you’re wearing a winter boot (as long as it’s not -30°C). And your foot will never overheat.

Balega reviewed by Mountain Life
Balega Blister Resist Crew. Photo: Balega

Why mohair?

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  • GREAT INSULATION CAPACITY – Mohair’s hollow fiber structure allows for superior temperature regulation; keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
  • DURABILITY – Mohair is one of the most durable natural performance fibers and can be twisted or bent without damaging the fiber.
  • COMFORT – With its unique scale structure, the smooth fibers and natural sheen greatly reduce irritation on the skin even for wearers who are sensitive to other wools. Mohair is a trusted fiber for diabetics.
  • STRENGTH – Mohair is stronger than steel of the same diameter.
  • SHRINK RESISTANT – Mohair fibers do not felt and are much more resistant to shrinking than wool.
  • ELASTICITY – Mohair can stretch an average of 30% over its length and will recoil back into shape. Because of the fiber’s natural elasticity, garments made of mohair resist wrinkling, stretching or sagging.
  • MOISTURE MANAGEMENT – Combined with Drynamix , mohair is twisted to create DRY-MO. A unique moisture management solution that creates the ultimate anti blister, moisture-wicking performance running sock and that ensures dry feet.
  • ANTIMICROBIAL – Mohair will naturally prevent the growth of bacteria.
Balega socks reviewed by Mountain Life
Blister Resist No-Show. Photo: Balega

General features of the Blister Resist Crew:

  • Provides extra protection and comfort with extended cushioned crew sock heel.
  • Keeps out grit and grime, adds additional security and comfort, prevents pressure marks, and aids free movement with enhanced elastic grip construction in crew sock rib top.
  • Eliminates the risk of sheer friction blisters.
  • Keeps feet cool and dry with ideal combination of mohair and signature Drynamix moisture-wicking fibers, plus specially constructed, reinforced microfiber mesh ventilation panels.
  • Maximizes comfort with hand-linked seamless toe, enhanced and wide arch support band.
  • Provides additional no-slip security with enhanced elastic grip construction.