The quality, comfort and fit greatly depend on the material. These days, sports socks, especially baseball socks are made of Merino Wool and synthetics.
Merino Wool: This thermostatic material is basically the best sports socks. Their biggest advantage is the ability to regulate temperature due to the thermostatic characteristic. This helps your feet to stay comfy and protected inside. Besides, its wool is far more moisture absorbent than other material. They can absorb water almost 30% of its weight, which is a practical advantage for those baseball players who sweat a lot on the ground. That’s why these types of material in socks are comfortable in both warm and cold weather. Besides, they don’t cause any itch or rash.
However, the biggest disadvantage of Merino wool is the fact they dry a lot slower than other materials, especially synthetics. Also, they are more expensive than any other material.
Synthetics: Synthetic material is a combination of several materials that were put together to ensure comfort and fit all together. These synthetics ensure a snug fit as well as provide arch support.
Comparatively, they are more durable and have a lot of cushioning. However, the biggest advantage of synthetics is the fact that they dry a lot faster than wool or cotton. Also, they are cheaper, which is why we see more synthetic socks than wool or cotton on the market. But their major drawback is they are not comfortable like Merino wool or cotton.