The Darn Tough No Show Light was the only "light" sock in this review that featured absolutely no cushioning or padding. Whether you prefer some cushioning in your socks or none at all is a personal choice. We tend to prefer a light or ultra-light sock with a moderate amount of targeted cushioning only where its needed, but a large percentage of the running population prefers a light sock with no cushioning. Luckily, if this is you, virtually any of the socks that we have reviewed also come in versions without cushioning. Made of a blend of merino wool, nylon, and Lycra, the No Show Light is a thin, tightly woven, and durable sock that does an effective job of wicking away moisture. We found that it wasn't as comfortable as the more padded socks in our review, and was also not as effective at slip resistance, but was still a cool sock that we enjoyed running in.
For a longer version of the Darn Tough Light sock, check out the Darn Tough Quarter Light, an ankle length version designed for running and hiking available for $16.