For men with bigger feet and calves, finding the right socks for every day can prove to be a bit of a pain. FN is here to help, though. To ensure you find the best style for your size, we did some research and rounded up top options on the market available in big and tall sizes. When compiling our list, we looked for socks made with soft, sturdy cotton that’s soft to the touch and won’t fall apart, as well as elasticity to prevent sock slippage. Whether your prefer a crew-length or a low-cut style, one of our thoughtfully selected picks will likely work for your needs.
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1. Gold Toe Harrington Crew Socks
These Gold Toe crew-length socks are constructed with soft, thick cotton that’s built to last. Spandex and full-length cushioning underfoot enhance comfort.
Pros: Reinforced toes prevent holes from forming. AquaFX technology controls moisture buildup so the socks don’t get overly sweaty. They come in a variety of colorways to choose from and as a pack of six. These will fit up to a size 16 shoe.
Cons: These are on the thicker side so may not be ideal for summertime wear.
2. Dockers Crew Socks
This cotton-nylon blend style with a hint of spandex features a fully cushioned footbed for increased comfort and durability.
Pros: Ribbed cuffs give a flexible, secure fit that stays in place while invisible toe seams reduce irritation. These are also offered in an assortment of colors. They will fit up to a size 15 shoe and come as a pack of five
Cons: The fabric may shed slightly.
3. Under Armour Resistor 3.0 Socks
These low-cut socks are made with ArmourDry material that wicks moisture and accelerates evaporation. Strategic heel and toe construction protect high-impact areas of the foot.
Pros: ArmourBlock technology helps minimize the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Embedded arch support helps diminish foot fatigue. A seamless toe design prevents irritation. These will fit up to a size 16 and come as a pack of six.
Cons: These run a bit small.