6 Antibacterial Socks to Keep Feet Healthy and Odor-Free

It is a truth universally acknowledged that nobody likes stinky feet.

While it’s possible to keep odors at bay with special foot treatments and even shoes that are antimicrobial, selecting the right socks can also improve the health — and smell — of your feet. Certain materials, such as copper, silver and bamboo, are able to naturally repel odor-causing bacteria caused by perspiration. And thanks to the wonders of modern technology, sock-makers can now weave fibers incorporating these useful technologies into all types of products, from running socks to office-ready styles.

Here are six socks that can keep feet fresh this winter.

Darn Tough Vermont Pebbles Crew

This women’s lifestyle sock from Darn Tough Vermont incorporates merino wool fibers, which reduce the presence of bacteria and odor. And the made-in-America style is also fast-wicking so even in moist conditions, your feet will stay dry.

Darn Tough Vermont Antibacterial Sock
Darn Tough Vermont merino wool antimicrobial socks.
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Balega Silver Running Socks

Running sock expert Balega introduced a line of performance styles for men and women that feature gentle silver chloride ions infused into the yarn. The silver provides antimicrobial properties to keep feet healthy and odor-free.

Balega Antibacterial Sock
Balega performance running sock featuring antibacterial silver ions.
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Fox River Copper Guardian Pro Socks

These socks from Fox River boast CuTec copper fibers, which help guard against odor-causing bacteria and fungi. In addition, the men’s and women’s sock (which also comes in a crew height), features a patented Wick Dry moisture control technology.

Fox River Antibacterial Sock
Fox River Copper Guardian Pro anti-odor sock
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Mack Weldon Silver Stealth Socks

Menswear brand Mack Weldon offers a two-pack of these no-show socks, which feature X-Static silver fibers that are naturally anti-odor. The low-cut style is ideal for sneakers, loafers and brogues to get that modern, bare-ankle look.

Mack Weldon Antibacterial Sock
Mack Weldon no-show socks with X-Static silver fibers.
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Socksmith Bamboo Socks

Embrace your inner lumberjack with this Socksmith men’s crew, featuring a classic buffalo plaid. And even better, the socks are made of fibers derived from bamboo, which is highly antibacterial and very breathable.

Socksmith Antibacterial Sock
Socksmith's bamboo crew socks in buffalo plaid.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Joy of Socks

Duluth Trading Co. Copper Merino Socks

These men’s crew socks from Duluth Trading Co. are already a great buy because they’re made with merino wool, which is excellent at wicking moisture away from your feet and keeping them dry. But as a bonus, the socks also feature CuTec copper fibers that are antimicrobial.

Duluth Trading Antibacterial Sock
Duluth Trading Co.'s merino wool socks with CuTec.
CREDIT: Courtesy of company

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