It’s a crowded sock market, and as consumers pack away their thick, winter hosiery, a fresh lineup of lightweight summer options are hitting retail shelves. Here are three of our favorites to wear this season.

Balega Ultralight No-Show (limited-edition, red, white and blue)
With moisture management, these socks keep sweat off the toes via Drynamix fibers. The design incorporates a seamless toe to help avoid abrasion, a rear tab to prevent slippage, and a reinforced heel and toe cushion. For summer 2016, get patriotic with the limited-edition patriotic red, white and blue version, which are entirely made in North Carolina with U.S. sourced yarns. Photo courtesy Balega

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CEP Dynamic Outdoor Light Merino Mid-Cut
For hikers, mountaineers, trekkers and trail runners these socks blend together high-tech synthetic fibers with merino wool — but don’t forget the compression. Medical-grade compression is featured in the ankle, which helps to reduce swelling and also helps to provide support through long durations on the trail. Photo courtesy CEP

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Farm to Feet Raleigh
In the Raleigh, Farm to Feet introduces its 3D Active Knit Technology — a knitting method that creates multi-dimensional patterns. A diamond pattern is on the sock’s instep, and alternating bilateral mesh panels are on the sock’s sides. The design sports a compression-style fit and low-volume for running (or other aerobic activities) plus targeted ventilation and cushioning zones in the heel cup and toe. Photo courtesy Farm to Feet