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.