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The Best Wool Socks for Kids

Warm socks are simply a must during cold weather, especially for kids with tiny toes. Good ones made from quality materials can be hard to find, though. To ensure you spend your money on the best for your little one, FN did some research and curated a list of the top styles designed to lock in heat, without causing their feet to get sweaty. We also chose colorful socks with fun prints that children will love to add to their lineup. Additional features include durable reinforced toes and heels for better protection, we well as sturdy elastic around the top so the socks don’t slip down.

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1. Meriwool Merino Wool Socks

Merino wool makes this rib-knit pair super soft, breathable and durable. It’s also made with nylon for added sturdiness.

Pros: They offer compression arch support and a reinforced toe and heel area for increased protection. Elastic cuffs prevent them from bunching. These naturally wick away moisture and resist odor. A ventilated mesh fabric on the top allows the foot the breathe while maintaining optimal warmth.

Cons: These also tend to be small so we suggest sizing up.

meriwool merino wool kids hiking socks
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2. SDBING Wool Socks

This colorful 4-pack of striped crew socks also features styles crafted from a soft, breathable blend of cotton and wool with a fuzzy interior for enhanced warmth.

Pros: Elastic cuffs that don’t irritate hold these comfortably in place. A solid heel weaving process delivers added protection. These come in pink, blue, yellow and light brown.

Cons: They run slightly small.

SDBING Children Wool Socks
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3. Eocom Thick Wool Socks

These cozy cat-face crew socks are made with premium quality wool and cotton that provides warmth but also breathes, absorbs sweat and is odor-resistant.

Pros: These come in a variety of different colorways and designs. You get six pairs.

Cons: They can be slippery on some surfaces like hardwood floors.

eocom wool winter socks
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