The 10 Best No-Show Socks for Men in 2023 (That won’t slip)

By Andrew Peloquin  |  Updated February 27, 2023

The 10 Best No-Show Socks for Men in 2023 (That won’t slip)
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No-show socks have become extremely popular in the last few years, thanks to their minimalist design. They’re ultra-light, totally invisible for anyone who likes the “barefoot” look, and hyper-stylish. They work well with many shoe styles including casual sneakers, oxfords, boat shoes and loafers and are by far the safest bet when choosing a sock to pair with shorts.

  • Step into warmer weather: When temperatures finally climb, no-show socks are an essential to let your ankles breath again, whether worn with leather sneakers and chino shorts or canvas kicks and rolled denim.
  • No-slip grip: The best no-show socks save both your shoes and your feet from regular wear and tear, and the most well-made pairs won’t slide down from your ankle or bunch up.
  • Tech-forward style: Most no-show socks are made with innovative, cooling and moisture-wicking fabric, and are lighter than classic cotton socks.
  • Serious style points: No-show socks make it easier than ever to wear your favorite leather loafers or sneakers, without a pesky sock peeking through the top of your shoe.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top no-show socks you can wear to stay cool and sporty this summer.

For many more sock options covering nearly every style you could need, view our complete guide to the Best Socks for Men

Tracksmith Merino No Show Sock


I’m a huge fan of Merino wool clothing, not only because of their cloud-like softness, but also for how versatile and durable they are.

These Tracksmith socks combine tough-as-nails Merino wool with elastane and polyamide, making for a truly sports-friendly sock.

You can sweat for hours in these bad boys and still end your day with dry, comfortable feet, thanks to the pique mesh on the top of the foot.

They’re breathable, low-volume, and wonderfully lightweight—you won’t even feel them. And don’t worry that they’ll slip off; thanks to the back tab, your socks will never slouch or slide down.

Balega Hidden Comfort No-Show Running Socks


These extremely popular unisex socks are light, slim, and super comfortable, thanks to the combination of polyester, nylon, and spandex used in their fabrication.

They have just a hint of cushioning on the bottom of your foot and the back of your ankle, perfect for reducing impact as you run and jump this summer.

The “Drynamix” synthetic blend fabric is both moisture-wicking and quick-drying, and the reinforced microfiber mesh ventilation helps to keep your feet cool no matter how hot the day is.

Thanks to the heel tab and extra-deep heel pocket, your socks will never slide down your feet, but stay securely in place through any activity.

Stance Gamut No Show Socks


Light, minimalistic, and cushioned enough to keep your feet comfortable? Yes, please! These socks use a blend of cotton, nylon, and elastane that is both super soft and just stretchy enough that they slide onto even big/wide feet with ease.

No bunching, squeezing, or tearing—just solidly built, friction-free comfort that you can wear with any outfit and every occasion.

Mack Weldon 2-Pack Everyday No Show Sock


This 2-pack will be just what you need to get you through the summer in style and comfort.

These take lightweight, breathable cotton and blend them with just a hint of durable nylon and enough Spandex to allow them to stretch and flex when on your feet.

Run, jump, and play around in these bad boys with the full confidence they’re built to keep up with your daily activity.

The cushioned footbed keeps them from sliding around (or off) and offers a bit of impact-reduction for athletes and runners, while the seamless construction means you’ll never have to worry about chafing or ripping.

They’re low-profile perfection that you’ll love wearing for any sport or training session.

Lululemon Power Stride No-Show Sock with Active Grip


Lululemon builds clothes for training, comfort, and style, so it’s no surprise that their no-show socks ended up on this list.

This 3-pack is designed specifically for athletes who train hard, run far, and need footwear that can keep up.

The 3D-knit dual-yarn “Performaheel” is stretchy and offers wonderful cushioning, all while fitting your feet to perfection.

The active grip heel tab ensures the socks never slide around or slip off, and the 360-degree arch support helps to combat foot pain and fatigue. No matter how hard you sweat, you can stay cool and comfy in these socks all day long.

Nike Everyday Plus Cushion No Show Socks


Nike knows a thing or two about the struggles of athletes, which is why they released these socks specifically for the most active marathon runners, triathletes, and CrossFitters.

Made from a blend of cotton, polyester, nylon, and elastane, they’re tough as nails but soft as cotton candy, and designed to fit your feet snugly even after hours of training. Plus, Nike’s DriFIT Technology wicks moisture away from your feet and keeps you dry.

You’ll love the cushioning built into the forefoot of the socks, adding just that little bit of extra spring into your step.

Bombas Men's Cushioned No Show Sock 4-pack


When these socks say they “never fall down”, boy do they mean it. You can wear them while running, gardening, walking, or hiking through the mountains, and they’ll stay firmly in place.

They’re low-profile, lightweight socks that are designed to provide maximum coverage for your feet while still being invisible, a great-looking pair of socks you’ll only ever get to show off once you remove your shoes.

You’ll love the wide range of colors and patterns they come in, or just go with the classic black, white, or grey. For the price, you won’t find many better for all-day comfort.

Smartwool Sneaker No Show Sock


Smartwool has done some pretty impressive things blending Merino wool with nylon and elastane, producing a casual activity-friendly sock guaranteed to last for years of regular use.

They weigh virtually nothing, have just enough cushion that they’ll feel comfortable without annoying you, and are so breathable your feet will stay cool and dry all day long.

They’re not exactly hard-wearing—you may find they fray or wear out if you take them hiking or running—but for strolling around town or wearing to work, you’ll find few better.

adidas Mens Superlite Stripe No Show Socks


Adidas is a name we all know and love, a brand dedicated to producing quality athletic apparel and footwear. So of course their no-show socks are great for athletes, runners, and outdoorsmen who need clothing tough enough to keep up with their vigorous activity.

Made from a blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex, these socks have excellent elasticity and breathability while still being durable. You’ll almost forget you’re wearing them, but the targeted cushion zones incorporated into the toe and heel will ensure maximum comfort for any sport.

Vans Classic Super No Show Socks 3-pack


If you’re wearing slip-on Vans, you’re going to need this 3-pack of no-show socks to pair with it. They’re designed specifically for Vans’ line of slip-on shoes (ultra-popular among skaters), and they’ll stay fully hidden underneath your low-profile shoes to give you that “barefoot athlete” look that is so popular among the crowd hanging out at the local skate park.

Made from a blend of cotton and nylon, they’re tough enough to keep up with a hard day of grinding and kick-flips, but the thin-walled weave ensures they stay breathable.

Be warned, though: sizes run a bit large, which may lead to bunching in the heel. However, Vans’ customer service makes exchanging for the right size a breeze, and it’s well worth the effort to end up with a pair of quality, ultra-comfortable socks perfect for any skateboarder or non-skater.

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