Best Running Hats 2020: Top 5 Technical Caps for Trail & Ultrarunners

5 best running hats/technical caps that: wick sweat away from your face/eyes, keep your head/face/neck protected from the sun, look awesome!

On Cloud Review 2020: On’s Lightweight Performance Shoe

On Cloud 2018 Review: My 'go-to' lifestyle and 'on the move' shoe, where other trainers just aren't stylish enough for me to want to wear them all day, at work or when heading to the city.

The Best Trail Running Shoes in 2020 (So far): The Ultimate Buyers Guide!

Our ever-evolving list of the best trail running shoes for every scenario; whether you run ultramarathons, race 10k's or plan to do a Spartan/Tough Mudder..

5 Best Running Hydration Packs for Ultrarunning & Trail Running in 2020

Find the best running hydration pack for trail running chosen by our experts. Also learn when to use a running vest, how to choose, sizing, and cheapest prices.

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews 2020: Ultimate Buyers Guide

The ULTIMATE 'Best of' list for On running shoes (Trail & Road), ranked & reviewed. Find out which On running shoes are best for YOU in 2019!

Nike Pegasus 36 Trail Review 2020 – Did Nike Just Crush Its Competition?

Editors Choice Award for the Nike Pegasus 36 Trail! Everything you need to know about these awesome all-mountain trail running shoes.

Visit our On Running Shoes Buyer’s Guide to find the best On shoes ranked & reviewed.

On Running Socks Review 2020

- Advertisement - Continue reading below -

Yes it’s true, On have started making running socks and as you would expect, they look every bit as stylish as their running shoes. I think we can all agree they look pretty cool (which is probably why you’re here, reading this review) but how well do they perform while running? Read on to find out!

on running socks review

I tested all three lengths of On running socks (Low, Mid and High) to see which performed best and how they all compare.

On running socks high review Trail Kale web wm 11

Let’s start by what they all have in common

They actually share most features, except for their length of course but it’s really their usage that sets them apart.

A snug fit

On running socks mid review Trail Kale web wm 8

DEALS FROM REI.COM & OTHERS (ENDING SOON)

They all fit with a similar level of compression, that’s not to say they are ‘compression socks’ but they do have a snug fit. There are also localised compression areas, including on the arch which helps to support your feet while stopping the socks from slipping.

Flat Toe Seams

On running socks high review Trail Kale web wm 10

They have flat toe seams which reduce the risk of toe blisters. There’s also extra wiggle room for your toes to splay because of the anatomical shape of the toe area.

Breathable Mesh

Meshed areas on the top of the socks to aid ventilation and temperature regulation.

Double wall heel protector

On running socks mid review Trail Kale web wm 7They all have a double layer of fabric around the top heel section, which will prevent blisters from shoe rub.

Same Fabric

On running socks low review Trail Kale web featuredAll socks are made from the same fabric mix and have odour control technology that keeps them smelling fresh for longer. See below for materials used in these socks.

  • 94% Polyamide
  • 6% Elastane

Price

The pricing structure is pretty simple with the least expensive model being the Low Sock and the most expensive being the High Sock, with the Mid Sock smack bang in the middle. All socks are built to a very high standard and you definitely get good value for money.

Pros and Cons of each sock length

Now you know the shared features between the On Running Socks, here are my pros and cons for each of them, on an individual basis.

On Low Sock

on running socks review low

Pros

  • Very minimal and no show makes them great for casual use, they would pair particularly well with the On Cloud 2018 or On Cloud Waterproof.
  • The most lightweight of all three due to their small size.
  • 3 men’s colors / 3 women’s colors.
  • Least expensive of the 3 socks.

Cons

  • I felt they were a little restrictive around the top of the sock and due to the low rise, they were not the most comfortable of the three socks for me.
  • Dirt can get in if you wear them trail running.

On Mid Sock

on running socks review midPros

  • I like the length of these. They prevent dirt and debris from getting in.
  • Double-walled heel protection feels like it’s in the right place to prevent Achilles rub on the back of some shoes.
  • 4 men’s colors / 4 women’s colors and the colors look great for casual use too.

Cons

  • I can’t think of any, the mid-length came out the winner for me!

On High Sock

on running socks review highPros

  • Wearing long socks is definitely a strong look for trail runners although not everyone will like the high rise. It’s down to personal choice.
  • A longer sock means the funky design has more room to shine!
  • 3 men’s colors / 3 women’s colors.
  • Most expensive of the 3 sock lengths.

Cons

  • My feet got quite hot wearing these. It’s pretty normal to expect this from a longer sock but worth mentioning in case you don’t normally wear socks long and suffer from hot feet while running.

View at on-running.com

on running socks review high
On Running Socks
Comfort
9
Design & Function
9
Durability
9.3
Price
8.5
Pros
Nice colors and 3x length options available
Cons
9
Overall Score

In Summary

Each of these On Running socks serves a purpose and I think your final decision should be down to personal choice. My favorite out of all of them was the Mid Sock for its versatility, color options and heel padding that sat in just the right place to protect my achilles from blisters while running.

It’s fair to say that based on my experience, On have nailed the art of producing an excellent running sock.

View at on-running.com

For the best price, free shipping/returns and the choice of all available colors, I recommend buying On Running Socks at the On-Running Store.

Best On Running Shoes Reviewed

The On Running Brand

Founded in Zurich, Switzerland from a revolutionary idea, a Swiss running shoe has evolved that is still amazing the sporting scene. The On provides a new running sensation and one that puts fun firmly centre-stage.

Check out our On Running brand page where you can see all of our content relating to the Swiss outdoor brand.

If you fancy learning more about their products, be sure to browse their online store.


Visit Zappos for discounts on last season's On running shoes.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Alastair
Alastairhttps://www.trailandkale.com
Hey, I'm Alastair. I started Trail & Kale as a way to share the mental & physical benefits that trail running and nature had given me. Trail & Kale has since grown to become a thriving blog and community that inspires people to trail run, hike, adventure more, and live a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

Latest On Running Reviews

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews 2020: Ultimate Buyers Guide

The ULTIMATE 'Best of' list for On running shoes (Trail & Road), ranked & reviewed. Find out which On running shoes are best for YOU in 2019!

On Cloud Hi Edge Review 2020: On’s Latest Retro-Style Sneakers

This On Cloud Hi Edge review shares my experiences with On's retro-trendy lifestyle sneakers, pros & cons, plus how they compare with other On shoes.

Let’s Talk About The Rock’s White On Running Sneakers In That Epic Super Bowl Ad

I couldn't believe it when I first saw Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wearing some of my favorite On Running sneakers. Find out what they are now!

5 Best Women’s Waterproof Running Jackets for Trail Running in 2020

Our list of the 5 best women's waterproof running jackets will help you decide which jacket to buy for wet winter trail runs and ultras.

Gifts For Trail Runners in 2020: Shoes, GPS, Accessories, Nutrition & More

After gift inspiration for the trail runner in your life or yourself? Check out our list of the best affordable and useful gifts for trail runners.

On Cloudflow Review: The Second Generation (2020) Cloud Has Arrived!

Tried & Tested by Alastair, our in-house On expert! Find out how well they perform and how they compare to other On running shoes in this detailed review.

On Cloud Terry Review 2020 – All-Day Performance Vegan Running Shoes

The Cloud Terry from On Running is an innovative, good-looking vegan running shoe suited to road runs and everyday wear. Read why it is the fastest-selling On Running shoe ever!
- Trail Running Phone Cases - 25% OFF code: TRAILANDKALE25 -

TRENDING NOW

Best Running Hats 2020: Top 5 Technical Caps for Trail & Ultrarunners

5 best running hats/technical caps that: wick sweat away from your face/eyes, keep your head/face/neck protected from the sun, look awesome!

On Cloud Review 2020: On’s Lightweight Performance Shoe

On Cloud 2018 Review: My 'go-to' lifestyle and 'on the move' shoe, where other trainers just aren't stylish enough for me to want to wear them all day, at work or when heading to the city.

The Best Trail Running Shoes in 2020 (So far): The Ultimate Buyers Guide!

Our ever-evolving list of the best trail running shoes for every scenario; whether you run ultramarathons, race 10k's or plan to do a Spartan/Tough Mudder..

5 Best Running Hydration Packs for Ultrarunning & Trail Running in 2020

Find the best running hydration pack for trail running chosen by our experts. Also learn when to use a running vest, how to choose, sizing, and cheapest prices.

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews 2020: Ultimate Buyers Guide

The ULTIMATE 'Best of' list for On running shoes (Trail & Road), ranked & reviewed. Find out which On running shoes are best for YOU in 2019!

Best On Running Shoes Ranked With Reviews 2020: Ultimate Buyers Guide

The ULTIMATE 'Best of' list for On running shoes (Trail & Road), ranked & reviewed. Find out which On running shoes are best for YOU in 2019!

latest Gear Reviews/Guides

Outerknown Clothing Review: Women’s Clothing from Kelly Slater’s Surf-Inspired Brand

Introducing women's clothing from surf legend Kelly Slater's brand, Outerknown clothing, which is focused on sustainable, organic cotton and fair trade apparel.

Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Review 2020

This Rad Power Bikes RadRunner review answers all your pre-purchase questions. Also Includes my riding experience, favorite features, pros & cons, final rating.

The Best Camping Gear to have for an Emergency: From Power Cuts to Survival Situations

The best camping gear to have for an emergency that will help you survive and manage the situation case of a power cut, wildfire, earthquake or flood.

Building The Ultimate Garage Gym For Runners

There are many articles on the best garage gym for crossfit and weightlifting but what gym equipment do you need to build the ultimate garage gym for runners?

Adventure-Ready Outfits from REI Co-op Women’s Clothing Range: Currently 25% Off

I don't know about you but I'm so ready for Spring, especially once the current global pandemic dies down and we can...

REI Co-op Men’s Clothing Ideas for Spring: Currently 25% Off

If you're looking to gear up on lifestyle and trail clothing, now is the time to do it. With 25% Off the REI Co-op Men’s Clothing Spring range is awesome!