Balega warehouse workers arranging Balega running socks brown boxes in warehouse
We are go Go is more than putting one foot in front of the other. Go is progress. It’s taking the next step.
At Balega, it’s pushing further to help runners reach their peak in total comfort.

Our history

We are proudly American and South African. Our global roots define who we are and how we operate. They also allow us
access to the finest quality running sock material, manufacturing and staff in the world.

Our mission

Our goal is to consistently and reliably add value for our retail partners, our running
community, and the world around us. We strive to operate with integrity by living the
true spirit of Ubuntu every day.

The Balega Team

We are more than employees. We are a community dedicated to each other and to making the finest running socks.
Our team of over 300 men and women is our greatest asset, and they are exceptional. We believe self-empowerment is the key to
growing the confidence and dignity of our staff, so we provide training programs focusing on personal development.


We proudly produce Balega running socks using American yarns in Hickory, North Carolina and Cape Town, South Africa.
Both our Ultralight and Hidden Contour socks are made in Hickory.


Meet your sock inspectors

Each pair of Balega running socks is hand inspected to ensure they meet our highest standards for craftsmanship and quality.
See the sticker on your socks to find your inspector, and learn more about him or her here.


Leony Abrahams?

Favorite Balega Sock: Enduro Low Cut?
Life Motto: To strive for better?


Xandre Galant?

Favorite Balega Sock: Grit and Grace?
Life Motto: To achieve higher standards?


Joan van Schalkwyk?

Favorite Balega Sock: Enduro Crew?
Life Motto: To strive for better?


Stephanie McHelm?

Favorite Balega Sock: Grit and Grace?
Life Motto: To be successful?


Anna-Marie January?

Favorite Balega Sock: Hidden Comfort?
Life Motto: To be successful?


Catherine Oosthuizen?

Favorite Balega Sock: Hidden Comfort?
Life Motto: To make people happy?


Lena Arendse?

Favorite Balega Sock: Silver?
Life Motto: To be happy in my work and be myself always?


Jacquenmene Davids?

Favorite Balega Sock: Blister Resist No Show?
Life Motto: To achieve higher standards?


Shafieka Burns?

Favorite Balega Sock: Hidden Comfort
Life Motto: Live life to the fullest, never give up


Dephley de Kock

Favorite Balega Sock: I love all styles?
Life Motto: To strive to do better 100%?


Isabel Fortuin?

Favorite Balega Sock: Women’s Enduro Low Cut?
Life Motto: To be the best I can?


Name: Xoliswa Mtsolongo?

Favorite Balega Sock: Hidden Comfort?
Life Motto: To be fair?

Balega Impi Ambassadors

Impi is a Zulu word meaning “warrior.” Our Ambassador Team is made up of 136 Balega warriors from across the U.S. and South Africa. These passionate Balega running sock fans share the soul of our brand. Runners, walkers, hikers, professional athletes, coaches, running store employees, and more—they come together to spread the Balega story.