If your socks keep your feet warm but always end up getting sweaty, chances are they’re not breathable. A good pair of thermal socks should be made with wool, which is insulating yet moisture-wicking to keep your feet feeling warm and dry in any situation. You can also look for styles made with proprietary moisture-wicking technology for fresh effects. All of the options ahead are designed to give you the best of both worlds in chilly conditions, ranging from tough as nails boot socks to styles made for everyday activities or hiking in the backcountry. Keep reading to shop them.
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1. Danish Endurance Socks
These socks contain temperature-regulating merino wool, and a touch of acrylic for added warmth.
Pros: A cushioned footbed boosts comfort underfoot, while a seamless toe design and strategically placed padding in blister-prone areas help reduce your risk of rubbing. These socks come multiple colorways and a as a pack of three.
Cons: They may run slightly big.
2. Carhartt Boot Socks
These Carhartt boot socks are comprised of a sweat-wicking wool blend with abrasion-resistant Cordura yarn in the heel and toe for increased durability and protection.
Pros: FastDry technology fights odors to keep you feeling fresh. A lighter knit construction at the ankle minimizes bulk. They're fully cushioned for added comfort underfoot. These come in six colors and sizes.
Cons: The bottoms may collect dust and debris easily.
3. Dickies Socks
Although these socks feature a high blend of acrylic, a synthetic material not known for its breathability, these are made with Dickies' moisture control yarns to draw sweat away from your feet.
Pros: They're fully cushioned underfoot and boot length for added coverage. Spandex and nylon offers extra strength and elasticity. Reinforced toes and heels deliver protection and durability. They're available in five colors.
Cons: If you have seriously sweaty feet, these may not be the best option for you.
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