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It all began on the back of a napkin in 2003, in a small town in the middle of South Africa. Husband and wife team, Bert and Tanya Pictor, set out to not only create the world's best performance running sock, but also give back to the community with every pair sold. Their story is built on the idea of giving back and is as rich and vivid as the country in which they were born and made. Balega(r) socks are like no other - they are as unique and different in their design as they are in their soul. There is more to Balega(r) socks than the fabric and thread. They carry heart, community, and the belief that no matter where we come from or who we are we are all one. Built to perfection, Balega(r) socks are expertly crafted to provide the fit, feel, and comfort runners need - from their first mile to their last.

balega: Selected For You

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Hidden Comfort

$14.00

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Hidden Comfort

$14.00

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Hidden Comfort

$14.00

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Hidden Comfort

$14.00

balega

Hidden Comfort

$14.00

balega

Hidden Comfort

$14.00

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Ultra Light No Show

$14.00

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Enduro Low Cut

$13.00

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Enduro Quarter

$14.00

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Hidden Dry

$14.00

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Ultra Light No Show

$14.00

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Enduro Physical Training Crew

$15.00

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Latest balega Reviews

Hidden Comfort

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Fit well and never slip down. These are the only athletic socks I wear. They are expensive, but last forever.

from Portland on October 16, 2020

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Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

very comfortable

on October 12, 2020

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Hidden Cool (Little Kid/Big Kid)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Good quality

on September 28, 2020

Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are my favorite running socks! They are snug, never slip or twist or rub. I have several pair.

on September 22, 2020

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Silver

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Already ordering 3 more pairs.

on September 13, 2020

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Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These hug my feet perfectly and don't slide around when I'm running. They are my all-time favorite socks for running.

on September 10, 2020

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Silver

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Balega is a good brand and well made; no sock seam issues. These are really soft, too. Fit is true to size and they don't seem to shrink when they are dried. I buy these for my daughters who love them. I can't wear these because they are a bit too tight in the arch and across the top of my foot. It is helpful to keep the sock in place but ends up making my foot feel numb - but I have REALLY sensitive feet so it's probably not a common complaint. They last a long time so don't be turned off by the higher price.

on August 25, 2020

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Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Balega makes good quality socks that last. No seam issues in the toe area. I dry these socks in the dryer and they don't shrink. Fit is true to shoe size. Good high that doesn't show a lot above your shoe, but stays put and doesn't fall down the heel. There is a bit too much compression around the arch area which bothers the top of my foot. It helps to keep the sock in place but I can't wear a sock very long that is that tight. I have very sensitive feet, though, so this may not be a normal issue for most people. My daughters love these socks.

on August 25, 2020

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Hidden Contour

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Balega socks are the best for comfort, cushioning and preventing blisters. Some styles are difficult to size and I’m in between small/medium, other styles fit perfectly. This style happens to run large but the next size down is too small.

from Michigan on August 25, 2020

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Ultra Light Crew

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

These ran small and were too thin for me so I returned them.

from Michigan on August 24, 2020

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Hidden Comfort

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

I bought a couple pair of these a year or so ago and absolutely love them, so I bought a few more pairs. They seem to have change the product some, they aren't as padded as they once were and Large is larger.

on August 19, 2020

Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

The fit is very snug and your foot feels supported, especially in the arch area. They don’t slide at all. Perfect running sock!

from Georgia on August 17, 2020

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Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are great socks for running. I switched to Balega when I had problems with my socks slipping in my running shoes. My running shoes have a deep heel well and these socks are great because they do not slip.

from Charlotte on August 15, 2020

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Hidden Comfort

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great sport socks. Will not slip down when running. Soft and comfortable. Fit as described. Wear a size 8.5 and the M fits great.

on August 12, 2020

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Enduro Quarter

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great sock for what it is, size chart accurate for me (women 's 8 and bought according to chart.) What it is is a very thin sock, which I wanted. I especially appreciate, as a person with an ultra high instep, the thinness on the top (and it's ventilated there too.) This sock gives my toes much more space than a normal sock (which I need) and also helps my shoe fit better in the arch area. I have a very bony and thin foot , too, but I rely on my shoe and boots to cushion me more than I rely on the sock for that. I bought several of these, in quarters, but also no show, etc. and they are all equally good. I buy winter boots bigger so I can wear thicker socks but for trail hiking and city walking I prefer my typical shoe size and a thinner sock so I can better feel the ground, etc., especially on scree and rocks.

on August 11, 2020

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Silver

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Excellent running sock, keeps feet dry and comfy. Wish the size ranges overlapped a little and should be anatomically correct for the y

from Atlanta on August 08, 2020

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Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Worth the price. I've run in my Ballega's for five straight days now. My feet aren't stuffy and gross like they usually are. Instead, they are kept cool, even throughout a long run in the hot sun. My Ballega's are light and keep my entire size 13 foot comfortable. Highly recommend Ballega's for any avid runner!

from Denver on August 07, 2020

Hidden Dry

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I love these socks, lightweight, great fit, stays in place. Size 8 bought small.

from Scottsdale on August 05, 2020

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Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

These socks fit tight and I'm a size 10.

on July 31, 2020

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Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Light weight, conforming and supporting the foot

on July 30, 2020

Ultra Light No Show

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

I loved these when I first put them on -- they felt great. Unfortunately, they are now developing a hole in the right sock -- so I don't expect to be able to wear more than a few more times. For the price, that's completely unacceptable. Very disappointed.

from Rhode Island on July 26, 2020

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Hidden Comfort

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars out of 5

these socks look great in a picture online but are extremely puffy and hard to fit into a running shoe.

on July 26, 2020

Zulu No Show 3-Pack

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

This was my first experience with Balega socks, and I’m pretty sure I’ll never buy another brand again. They have excellent arch support and are very soft. Also very absorbing after a long run.

on July 25, 2020

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Enduro No Show

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Balega is the most comfortable running sock I have ever used! I have multiple styles of Balega running socks, but my favorite by far is the Enduro No Show. It is my go-to running sock. It is very supportive. On long runs, I use the "blister resist" style. On very hot/very humid runs I use the "ultra light."

from Baltimore Metro on July 03, 2020

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Zulu No Show 3-Pack

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

nice

on June 30, 2020

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