Happy Veterans Day! Socks Addict thanks you for your service! When it comes down to comfort, your socks are just as important as your boots, especially if you’re in the military. Make sure your feet stay happy and healthy with a good pair of high-quality socks to match your military-grade boots! Here’s everything you need to know about how to choose a sock for your military boots.         

You’re going to want your socks to act as a layer of protection between your feet and your boots. This will reduce the risk of getting blisters by absorbing and wicking away the sweat, dirt, and oils from your feet so you can keep clean and dry.  

A good pair of high-quality socks made of breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics like Merino wool and other synthetic fibers is widely sought after. These fibers will not only work to keep your feet dry and comfortable, but they are also naturally antimicrobial, which means they keep unwanted odors at bay, something you should definitely look for if you’re spending long periods of time in your boots. Merino wool can also keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer so you can wear the socks whenever you need them.       

Pro Tip: If possible, we recommend to buy a few pairs of socks with varying thickness, especially if you’re deployed in an area with drastic temperature changes.  

One of our brands, Thorlos, is actually one of the largest sock manufacturers to make high-quality socks specifically for military service!             

Get 15% Off full-price socks with code THANKU15!

Thorlos Combat Boot Socks - $15.50 / $11.63

Enhance mobility and maintain foot health under demanding field training and combat conditions. Featuring THOR•LON® fibers for superior softness, resilience, durability, and moisture-wicking for drier, better feeling feet and unique padding in the ball and heel specifically engineered for enhanced mobility and maximum protection, clinically shown to reduce blisters, pain, pressures, and moisture. Also featuring cushioning in the shin, instep, and arch protects against abrasion and boot pressure for a comfortable fit and a low profile toe seam that won't rub or irritate feet.       

Thorlos Extreme Cold Hunting Socks - $24.99 / $18.74

Enjoy sub-zero weather, on all terrains resulting in moderate to significant stress on the feet. Specifically engineered to deliver the maximum protection and comfort for anyone prone to blisters, foot pain, or discomfort.

Darn Tough Men’s Coolmax Hiker Boot Sock Cushion - $22.00

Coolmax® comfort meets mile after mile durability in a sock that refuses to quit. Coolmax® synthetic yarns move moisture away from your skin and deliver fast-drying comfort. Cushioning along the bottom of the foot provide the perfect amount of support while a smooth, performance fit assures there's no slipping, no bunching, and no blisters. Supremely comfortable, breathable and fast drying.

“I'm in the military, and after finding these; they're the only socks I'll wear.” - Thanks, Mark N.

Darn Tough Women’s Coolmax Full Cushion Boot Sock (and Men) - $23.00

On warm, sunny days this sock wants to play hooky with you. Coolmax® Polyester yarns are engineered to move moisture away from your skin, to be fast drying and to enhance comfort. Legendary Darn Tough construction and performance fit assure that socks stay put and in place all day. No slipping. No bunching. No blisters. No hot spots. Full Cushioning around the entire foot and shin area makes these ultra comfy.   

Darn Tough Men’s Full Cushion Boot Socks (and Women) - $24.00

A true classic and a longtime favorite with serious hikers and everyday enthusiasts alike. Full Cushioning throughout this entire sock provides support and comfort without unwanted weight and bulk. Coveted for its dependability and comfort this sock has a smooth performance fit that you won't find in the other guy's full cushioned socks. No slipping, no bunching, no blisters. Fine gauge Merino Wool makes this a fast drying and breathable "all-weather" sock that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And since Merino Wool is naturally antimicrobial this sock repels bacteria and odor—a great feature when you need to get an extra day (or two) out of your socks.

Use our Sock Finder to help you find the best sock for you. You can search by gender, brand, fabric, sock length and more!     

Happy Veterans Day!