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For the longest time, I didn’t put much thought into my gym socks. As long as they were clean, they were fine.

Turns out, the socks you wear to the gym matter. According to Greatist, the right pair can keep moisture at bay, offer extra comfort and support, and even prevent irritation.

Regardless of how comfortable your socks are, your feet will hurt if you’re running a marathon or walking for hours on end. That said, I have tried several types of athletic socks and am consistently amazed by Bombas’ socks.

Launched in 2013 by Randy Goldberg and David Heath, Bombas spent two years researching and developing their product, and eventually created a line of socks that solve almost every annoying sock problem you can think of.

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