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You ever hear the phrase “If I felt any better, I’d need a twin?” Well, these men’s running socks feel so good that you might just want a twin, or a second pair. We knit socks for running with Merino because it’s truly a natural wonder – keeps your feet dry, silky feel, and responds to your body temperature accordingly. Add natural odor-resistance and miles of durability trail testing and your running partner might want some too. 

Men's Run No Show Tab Ultra-Lightweight Running socks in Black and Eclipse.

Height: No Show Tab
Weight: Ultra-Lightweight
Pair with: Running shoes, trail runners, athletic sneakers
  • Men's no show tab socks average 3.5 in. from heel to cuff - expect them to barely show above a running sneaker.
  • A performance fit means no slipping, no bunching, no blisters. Here's to focusing on your run and not your feet.
  • Heel tabs offer extra protection behind the heel from friction and keep debris at bay.
  • Arch support alleviates foot fatigue and bunching for long-running comfort with zero slippage.
  • Runners enjoy Merino Wool's ability to dry quickly and move excess heat and moisture away from feet.
  • Our lowest profile, ultra-lightweight yarns create zero bulk, zero itch socks that feel like a second skin.
  • The “still” in Still Made in Vermont, USA is personal. We knit all our socks at our VT-based Mills - we can't imagine it any other way.
  • Unconditionally Guaranteed for Life - if these aren’t the longest lasting socks you’ve ever owned, return them for another pair.

Style Number: 1039
Terry loop cushion isolated under the foot for rebound in these incredibly light running socks.
Machine wash in cold water on gentle cycle with socks inside-out. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on low or hang dry. Do not dry clean.

If you’re standing by the laundry wondering how to wash Merino Wool socks, you’ve come to the right place. We wash a lot of socks at Darn Tough – over 330 laundry loads a day – so it’s fair to say we have sock care down to a science. 

Before I get into detailed sock washing instructions from our sock care experts, let’s take a look at why it matters how you wash your socks, and when you should put this knowledge to use.

When to Wash Merino Wool Socks

The first question to ask yourself is if you should be washing your socks.

I never used to ask myself this question because, to me, the answer was obvious. Feet are gross and prone to stinking, so you should wash your socks after every use. That was before I got Darn Tough socks and learned about Merino Wool.

Merino Wool: Naturally Odor-Fighting

Darn Tough knits most of their socks from Merino Wool. Merino Wool socks (and other Merino clothing) are different from your run-of-the-mill cotton or synthetic socks, because Merino Wool is naturally odor resistant.

The wool fibers’ unique properties prevent the buildup of sweat while also locking away odors. In other words, Merino Wool clothes stay fresher longer, even if you put them through the workout wringer. You don’t need to wash them every time you wear them, meaning you can go longer between wash cycles and save money at the laundromat, all while reducing your environmental impact.