I have a reeeeaaally minimalist running sock situation going on and it’s a result of my being reeeeaally happy with my running socks. I have exactly two pairs of Darn Tough socks (I think they’re an earlier version of the model in the link) that I wear for about 95% of my runs and bike rides. They are, indeed, darn tough, and they fit well and don’t slide around or rub weird (I sprinkle some 2Toms BlisterShield in them before long runs). They’re made with enough wool that they never stink. The touch of extra height means my ankles never rub anything. They’re not really the most stylish socks ever, and I HATE pink, but who cares.
I’ll wear these suckers for two or three runs (making sure they air out well in between), wash them on cold and hang them up to dry, and repeat. I hope they last forever, and if they don’t I have that Darn Tough lifetime guarantee to fall back on.
(None of this is sponsored by Darn Tough but if they want to send me free socks I probably won’t complain.)
(Though if they did send me free socks I would probably just give them to my friends because two pairs is enough, really.)