Nike No Show Socks Review

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Nike No Show Socks are tough so that they can make it through all your workouts and training sessions. Whether you’re a runner, a gym rat, or just like comfort, you can appreciate a good pair of socks. These will work hard, or relax hard, with you.

The terry sole, which refers to an additional loop being in the stitching, gives you more padding underfoot. This creates extra comfort when you wear your Nike No Show Socks. But it also has the ability to aid in wicking moisture away and absorbs more shock from your foot strikes.

Nike No Show Socks include an arch support band which gives you a more snug and secure fit. At the same time, it provides support and stability where your foot needs it most. The reinforced toe and heel enhance durability. You can wash them in a standard washing machine and they fit men’s shoe sizes from six to twelve.

Editor's Pros & Cons


Arch support

Shock absorption



Reasonable price


Some prefer thicker material

Could use more elastic


Nike was founded in 1964 and was originally called Blue Ribbon Sports. The founders were Bill Bowerman along with Phil Knight. It officially became Nike, Inc in 1971. The name inspiration came from the Greek goddess of victory. The company sponsors many well-known sports teams and athletes from around the world with their famous trademarks; the Swoosh logo and “Just Do It”.

The company is committed to doing their part when it comes to the environment. They understand we’re in a race against the changing climate, and have therefore joined forces with organizations and programs in order to help clean up their act. One of their most aggressive targets is a thirty percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030, along with achieving net-zero emissions by the year 2050.

The company has committed to completely implementing renewable energy. They also have released a guide that is geared toward helping designers to create their products as sustainably as possible. A more sustainable world isn’t just beneficial to the next generation of people but to the future of sports. Here are some examples of items from this company.


Nike No Show Socks are constructed from cotton, nylon, polyester, and spandex. Seventy-six percent is cotton, twenty-two percent is nylon, and there is one percent each of polyester and spandex.

Cotton, being the main material used in the Nike No Show Socks, will bring you breathability; a lot more than polyester would. Breathability is important in any clothing, but especially socks, because it is what will help to keep your feet dry, cool, comfortable, and healthy. Because cotton can wick away your sweat, it can help to protect you from odor-causing bacteria which can lead to other foot issues. Cotton is desirable for many people with sensitive skin and/or allergies. If you have sensitive skin, these products could help.

The nylon that is in the Nike No Show Socks will bring extra strength to the table. Nylon protects you from bursts and tears, resists certain chemicals, provides air permeability, etc. Nylon may not be as breathable as cotton, but that is why cotton is the main material; nylon is used for its’ other benefits. Nylong does dry quickly compared to other materials.

A small percentage of polyester is used in the construction of Nike No Show Socks. It is a man-made, petroleum-based fabric made of finely woven fibers. It is durable, so long as it is cared for properly. The most important thing to remember with polyester is not to use hot temperatures in the cleaning and drying process. Polyester dries quickly, which comes in handy. However, it is not a fabric that is eco-friendly. It does not break down easily once disposed of.

The small percentage of spandex used will serve a purpose as well. This material works to make sure you have a proper fit, from start to finish. Spandex gives you more flexibility while still being able to retain its shape. Because of this property, it can help to increase the lifespan of your Nike No Show Socks.


By design, Nike No Show Socks are made so that they will rest below the ankle bone. A lot of people prefer this fit because it gives them more range of motion in their ankles and can be more comfortable with certain types of shoes. Also, active people prefer this fit, especially those who are runners.

Nike No Show Socks have ribbed cuffs to help give you a snug, secure, and comfortable fit. There are some consumers that claim the cuffs aren’t elastic enough. However, some claim that they are perfect. It is just one of those things that will depend on the shape of your individual feet and ankles.

Nike No Show Socks are designed to fit men who wear shoe sizes between six and twelve. Size medium will fit shoe sizes six through eight. Size large will fit shoe sizes eight through twelve. If you need larger fitting socks, try these.


Why wear no-show socks if you can’t even tell they’re there? Simple. They will still do the work you need them to, even if they’re undercover. If you’re not using low-cut socks because you’re an active person, you’re likely using them as a fashion choice.

People who frequent boat docks or golf outings tend to wear shorts and a form of sneakers. If you choose a crew-cut sock, it will still be very visible. Some people opt for the crew-cut for extra protection and so that they can wear fun colors. If this is you, check these out.

However, if you’re one of many who choose to wear a low-cut style, the Nike No Show Socks could be what you’re looking for. They can hide below your shoes so that you can have a barefoot look but still be able to enjoy all of the benefits.


Nike No Show Socks were made for the active person. If you are one of these active people, you’ll be interested in what kind of support they have to offer your feet. Even if you’re not an active person, there are countless people who struggle with conditions that leave them in pain and/or discomfort. For those who do, a little bit of support can mean a lot.

If you have conditions like arthritis, plantar fasciitis, diabetes, etc, support is something that should be high on your list of priorities. It’s easy to accidentally cause yourself more pain by not giving yourself a solid foundation of shoes and socks that give you support. Nike No Show Socks can help with half of that foundation to help relieve some pain and discomfort.

The arch support band will provide enough compression to aid with stability, balance, and blood circulation. Compression sleeves are also great for circulation. The additional balance can help to improve your posture, which can then help to improve pain and discomfort related to insufficient support and balance. For shoes that will bring you more arch support, check here.


Athlete or not, you should know that breathability is especially important in what you put on your feet. Thankfully, there is more than one component in the Nike No Show Socks designed to let your feet breathe happily.

If your feet are unable to breathe, they will create excess sweat. The sweat will attract bacteria which will feed off of it. They will then produce waste, which produces odor. This can lead to other problems you don’t want to deal with.

Most of the material used in the Nike No Show Socks is cotton, which is a great material to use. It will provide airflow, as well as the ability to wick away moisture from your feet. The other materials will help your socks dry quickly. The terry sole, with the extra loop in the stitching, will also work to wick away moisture from your feet. For breathable shoes, check here.


Whether you’re an active person or not, it’s likely you’ve experienced what it’s like to spend a day in moist socks. If this problem happens, it can cause your feet to slide around, which can lead to skin irritation before you have time to even think about it. The skin irritation can quickly lead to uncomfortable spots that turn into painful blisters. Once a blister has formed, you can say goodbye to comfort for the rest of the day.

Thankfully, the design of the Nike No Show Socks has the well-being of your feet in mind. High-friction yarn used in the footbed will help to reduce slipping. The breathability of the cotton will help keep your feet dry and in place. The terry sole will wick away moisture. The polyester will allow excess moisture to quickly dry. And the compression band in the arch area will also assist in keeping your feet where they’re supposed to be. If you struggle with blisters, try these.


Nike No Show Socks are machine washable, but you want to keep in mind that they are made of more than simply cotton. They also include a compression band. These details mean that you must pay special attention while washing and drying your product in order to keep the materials performing at their best.

Even though there is only a small amount of polyester, it will still matter how you care for it. In order to get the benefits, the polyester has to give, be sure to never wash or dry these in hot temperatures. It will cause it to lose its shape and durability.

With compression bands, you want to be careful to wash them correctly as well. If you expose them to too much heat, they can also lose their shape and durability. They can bunch up and become uncomfortably tight. If you’re interested in other compression socks, check these.


There are many contributing factors to the durability of the Nike No Show Socks. The cotton, nylon, polyester, and spandex work together to keep your socks going with you as long as possible. The reinforced heel, toe, and footbed will help keep you going as well.

The terry sole on the Nike No Show Socks, which refers to the extra loop in the stitching, will bring you additional cushioning, support, comfort, and durability, along with shock absorption. This will work to take away the main impact of your feet hitting the ground.

The extra shock absorption will work to protect you from discomfort, pain, and even some injuries that can be caused by the shock of your feet striking the ground. It will also protect you from future injuries or causing too much irritation to your joints and bones. It will also help present injuries heal.

People who suffer from conditions like Achilles tendonitis can find relief without having to spend their day avoiding being on their feet. Even if you experience the smallest amount of pain or discomfort just from walking, you could benefit from shock absorption. These are other products that can help with foot pain.


Nike products are designed specifically to help customers perform their best. Therefore, if they’re not working properly, you’re covered. Whether you purchase your item in-store or online, there is a thirty-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are not happy with the product within thirty days, you may return it. If you’re a NikePlus Member, you won’t be charged for any additional shipping.

You can still return your item if you miss the 30-day mark, so long as it’s unwashed and unworn.

If you have a product that is flawed or defective in workmanship or material, and it’s been longer than thirty days, don’t panic. There is a two-year warranty on Nike products. The warranty begins on the date of manufacture.

To return a product from, you can contact Nike directly or begin a return online via your order history in your NikePlus account. If you don’t have an account, you just need your email address and order number to start a return.

If you purchased your item at a Nike store, return it to the same store where you made the purchase. If you can not get to it, call them and talk about your options. You may be able to start your return online if your purchase was linked to your NikePlus account.

If your item was purchased from an authorized retailer, return it to the original seller. Nike works with these retailers to accept returns that have workmanship or material flaws. If you can not return your item to the original seller, file a claim directly with Nike.

If your item has a guarantee and/or warranty that differs from that standard, the information will be provided with your product; either via hang tag, label, or warranty card.

Bottom Line

Nike No Show Socks bring a lot to the table, even though they don’t look like much. The low-cut design creates a laidback, relaxed look without making you sacrifice on performance. The no-show design looks great with sneakers, tennis shoes, loafers, boat shoes, slider slides, etc. They’re versatile enough that you can hide them or show them off.

Athletes enjoy the extra range of motion provided by the Nike No Show Socks ending just below their ankle bone. Some may argue this doesn’t make much of a difference, but everyone is not the same. Even if it doesn’t make a huge difference in the range of motion, it at least does in comfort. Consumers have also claimed that they wish there was more elastic in the opening, and that the material was thicker. But, again, not everyone is the same.

Nike No Show Socks will also provide you with arch support, increased circulation, anti-slip, anti-blister, reinforced toe, heel, and footbed, breathability, stability, and durability. Get in the game, and stay in the game, when you step into your Nike No Show Socks.