My Feetures Elite Ultra-Light Sock Review

As one of the most popular running sock brands on today’s market, Feetures offers a wide range of quality products ranging with a focus on comfort and high performance.

On the side of high performance, the Feetures Elite Ultra Light sock has been engineered with anatomical design and Targeted Compression, which can provide a near-custom fit for each individual.

I have wear-tested the Feetures Elite Ultra Light, and in this article, we will take a deep dive into its features (pun intended) and practical performance and comfort.

In case you are curious - they offer the No Show Tab, Mini Crew, & Quarter in the Ultra-Light line

Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab Sock Solid (Large, Gray)
  • Anatomical design enhances fit, delivering maximum comfort and protection by eliminating blisters.
  • The Perfect Toe®. (No irritating toe seam.)
  • No Show Tab height sits below the ankle for maximum versatility.
Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab

I love the custom-like fit which helps reduce the chance of blisters.

• Compression and cushion in the areas you need it

• Not too thick - thin cushion providing a lighter, cooler feel.

• I like the ankle/No Show Tab version the best!

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Fit and Design

Let’s start off with the general fit and design of this sock.

The Elite Ultra Light is designed to be lean and mean for those who want a sock to feel like a second skin. It really does hug up against your feet and stays there even after hours of wear.

I contribute this fit to the anatomical design that Feetures is implementing here. It may seem obvious, but this sock was very much manufactured with every aspect of the human foot in mind.

It checks all of the boxes that generally apply to all human feet, but it leaves room to adjust on a personal level for all those individual differences we have in our feet.

Feetures Elite Ultra Light Quarter Sock (Large, Black)

Furthermore, there is targeted compression around the arch, and heel area to provide just a little extra support and a custom-like fit that we were talking about earlier.


Performance and Comfort

As pretty much one of the thinnest socks on the market, this sock was created with performance in mind, but it did not neglect the comfort either.

In the front of the shoe, Feetures has crafted what they are calling the “The Perfect Toe®”, I will totally chock that off to marketing, as it is a fancy way of saying there is no irritating toe seam in this sock.

Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab Sock Wave (Medium, Polychrome Pink)

While the name may feel a little extra, it does not detract from the exceptional barefoot-like feel of this sock in the toe box area. I honestly never realized that I didn’t want a seam in my toe area until I tried on these socks and didn’t feel one there.

It is not so much a deal-breaking feature, but it enhances my quality of life while walking, hiking, or running around.

The ventilation is great for warmer weather activities or those who tend to have very sweaty feet. These socks are designed to be breathable and also wick moisture away from your feet to keep you feeling fresh throughout your entire activity.

This next bit is up to personal preference, but I really like the No Show Tab, which sits below the ankle, but has a nice small lip in the front and back of the heel to prevent rubbing, irritation, or slipping.

Some prefer the above the ankle height or even the crew sock height. I will admit that I love a good crew sock design as well, but for the ultra-thin socks, I usually like it to be a no-show.

Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab Sock Thin Stripe (Large, Soft Moss)

I did not know where else to include this positive, but I also just love how low-maintenance this sock is. For such a specialty sock it is easy to clean and keep feeling fresh. Just wash it how you’d wash any other typical piece of clothing. No need to wash cold, air-dry, or any other special attention.

That being said, washing them inside out will help clean out all of the accumulating stuff that builds up between your foot and the inside of the sock.

Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab

I love the custom-like fit which helps reduce the chance of blisters.

• Compression and cushion in the areas you need it

• Not too thick - thin cushion providing a lighter, cooler feel.

• I like the ankle/No Show Tab version the best!

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What the Ultra Light Sock is Not For

Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab Sock Wave (Large, Purple Nitro)

For all of its versatility, there are some things that I have found out I do not like the Elite Ultra Light sock for.

Keep in mind that these are a matter of personal preference, and you may have a different opinion or experience with this sock.

This sock is not great for running in cold weather, the breathability and this fabric just lead to cold and even numb toes. On a particularly cold day, I also stepped into a puddle on accident, and once my socks got wet my feet froze for the entirety of the run.

It was not a great experience, so I consider these much better for warmer weather activities when ventilation is a more welcome feature.

Another place where I have found less than ideal outcomes is on super long runs or hikes.

For runs, I cap these socks out at around 70 minutes of running, any longer, and my feet really crave some extra cushion on the balls of my feet and heels.

Furthermore, the longer I am out there the more irritated my feet become, as I have a narrow foot with a low instep volume, and that leads to a bit of extra sliding around in the shoe.

I do not blame the socks for this because it’s really my foot’s problem, but nevertheless, the Elite Ultra Light does not help, but I still think it is worth mentioning. For longer activities, I prefer the Elite Max Cushion, which is the plush version of the Elite Ultra Light.

It makes me want to treat these as a special sock that I only wear on super important running occasions.

It is not to say I do not think they are worth a higher price point, but I just wish it was something slightly lower so I could feel like they are not only for the most elite running activities.

  • Anatomical design enhances fit, delivering maximum comfort and protection by eliminating blisters.
  • The Perfect Toe®. (No irritating toe seam.)
  • No Show Tab height sits below the ankle for maximum versatility.
Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab

I love the custom-like fit which helps reduce the chance of blisters.

• Compression and cushion in the areas you need it

• Not too thick - thin cushion providing a lighter, cooler feel.

• I like the ankle/No Show Tab version the best!

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Who & What the Feetures Elite Ultra Light Sock is Best For

This sock will be great for runners who:

  • Like a super-thin sock
  • Have a high instep volume
  • Have Blister & Hot Spot problems
  • Run in warmer climates
  • Want a high-performance sock

This sock will be great for:

  • Race day
  • Workout Days
  • Tighter fitting shoes
  • Reducing rubbing & irritation
  • Trail Runs
  • Hot Weather
Feetures Elite Ultra Light No Show Tab

I love the custom-like fit which helps reduce the chance of blisters.

• Compression and cushion in the areas you need it

• Not too thick - thin cushion providing a lighter, cooler feel.

• I like the ankle/No Show Tab version the best!

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We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you.

Conclusion

With the price point set so high, it might initially be hard to justify such a purchase, but once you get your feet in a pair of these Elite Ultra Light socks then you should definitely stop feeling any sort of buyer’s remorse.

If you are one who prefers thicker socks, then you can check out the Light Cushion or Max Cushion versions within the Feetures Elite series as well. They are also fantastic pieces of equipment.