This is a low volume sock that, while padded, is much thinner than other cushioned socks we tested. It has anatomically designed left and right socks, and the most foot supporting compression under the arches of any sock in this review. Its foot-hugging fit make it a great choice for road or trail runners that don't feel the need for lots of extra padding. It is also the only sock in this review that was not made of a blend of polyester fibers, instead using only nylon and a tiny amount of spandex. While nylon is known to be more durable than polyester, it also absorbs water easier and doesn't dry out as fast, two qualities that didn't aid in this sock's wicking ability. We also found this to be one of the tightest and most constrictive socks we have worn, in part due to the fact that one sock is meant to fit feet between sizes 9 and 12, a huge range. There is a lot to like about this sock, but it was out-scored by stiff competition.
In addition to the No Show Tab, the Elite Light Cushion sock is available in the ankle-length Feetures! Elite Light Cushion Quarter for $15, the longer Elite Light Cushion Mini Crew for $18.