Always be prepared with a dozen socks for different situations! Seriously, you don’t wear the same sock for everything, do you? There’s a type of wizardry that goes into making the perfect sock and we want to make sure you’re comfortable no matter what situation you find yourself in! Click your heels together and follow the yellow brick road to comfort because there’s no place like being comfortable in your own shoes.
It’s all about survival of the fittest! Trust us, it’s time to ditch those 6-packs because your regular cotton socks simply won’t cut it for everything you do! Instead, you want socks engineered to keep your feet comfortable throughout your day-to-day activities. Whether that be a run around the block, a walk in the park, a hike through the woods, a commute to work, or even a trip to the grocery store, we’ve got socks for all activities so you can be prepared to keep your feet happy and healthy.
Here is a dozen of the best socks for different situations so you can always put your best foot forward.
Best Running Sock
Smartwool's best fitting, most advanced run socks yet, Smartwool packed years of testing, prototypes and running smarts into these socks. Featuring Light Elite cushioning in the ball and heel of the foot for ultimate shock absorption with minimal in-shoe volume, women's-specific mesh ventilation zones, and a virtually seamless toe.
Best Dress Sock
FITS Business Crew Socks - $17.99
Get Your FITS...and hit the grind! FITS means BUSINESS, and that's exactly what to expect with these crew Merino Wool socks. Combine stellar good-looks with the same great feel and performance you expect from FITS and you have a guaranteed recipe for success. Monday morning never looked so good.
Best Athletic Sock
Darn Tough Women’s Vertex No Show Tab Ultralight Socks (and Men) - $15.95
Less is all you need. Weighing in at only 13 grams per sock, the Vertex No-Show tabs are incredibly light but still incredibly tough. You'll forget they're even on.
Best Low Cut Sock
Balega Hidden Dry 2 Socks - $13.00
Unique Triple "Y" heel creates a heel pocket which is ergonomically formed to the actual shape of your heel. In essence, this creates a more formed and deeper heel pocket for ultimate fit and comfort.
Best No Show Sock
This low rider will give you all the benefits of SmartWool® with barely a peep showing out of your shoe. Featuring WOW™ technology and an internal gripper at the heel.
Best Sock for Boots
Punch in. Punch out. The Steely delivers comfort and performance all day. This Cushioned model has added high density cushioning on the foot base and shin make for a supportive feel that people on their feet all day love. A full cushioned toe box supplies added comfort. Fine gauge Merino wool keeps them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. True Seamless construction makes them irresistibly comfortable. Plus they're anti-microbial and breathable so you can wear them more than once to work and no one will be the wiser. Still made in Vermont. Guaranteed for life.
Best Hiking Sock
This Boot Sock is a true classic and a longtime favorite with serious hikers and everyday enthusiasts alike. Thru-hikers logging hundreds of miles on the Appalachian Trail revere its dependability and comfort. Legendary performance fit and solid cushioning along the bottom of the foot make for a sock that's pure bliss. 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. Still made in Vermont. Guaranteed for life.
Best Sock for Cold Feet
Smartwool Women's PhD Outdoor Light Pattern Mid Crew Socks (and Men) - $20.95
A favorite of through-hikers and day-trippers alike, the PhD® Outdoor Light packs some serious trail power. Featuring a versatile, multi-sport design, this lightweight style includes Indestructawool™ technology for ultimate durability in high wear areas. And when it comes to comfort, we pulled out all the stops: the 4 Degree® elite fit system provides a dialed fit and our signature Virtually Seamless™ toe offers extraordinary comfort in any trail shoe. The mid crew silhouette sits at an ideal height for a low trail boot while the women's-specific fit provides an overall slimmer fit and narrower heel.
Best Cycling Sock
Swiftwick Aspire Four Crew Sock - $17.99
MINIMUM CUSHION AND FIRM COMPRESSION. RESPONSIVE FEEL. Firm compression provides contoured support for running, cycling, triathlon and other endurance sports. ASPIRE has Swiftwick’s widest selection of cuff heights and colors. The FOUR quarter crew sock is the tallest style with our signature double-cuff construction. Our most popular cuff height for cycling and trail running, it is incredibly versatile. Made in USA.
BENEFITS OF EVERY SWIFTWICK SOCK: CONTOURED COMPRESSION FIT: Contours and supports every hill and valley of your foot. No bunching and no voids. FIBER FIRST MOISTURE WICKING: High-performance fibers are sculpted into breathable designs constructed to move moisture. BLISTER-FREE DRY PERFORMANCE: The outcome of two Swiftwick fundamentals: Contoured Compression Fit and Fiber First Moisture Wicking.
Best Ski Sock
The PhD® Ski Light helps keep your feet warm and dry even on the longest days. We placed cushioning where skiers need it most: on the shin to banish shin bang and on the bottom of the foot for warmth and impact protection. Patent-pending Indestructawool™ technology provides ultimate durability to make sure your socks are ready to go, run after run. Made with our 4 Degree® elite fit system for a sock that doesn't bunch, slip, or bind.
Best Stylish Sock
Even if you didn't ace geometry in school, Stance's Clutch Tomboy will make it your favorite subject. Built with a Tomboy Lite fit, this sock was created with a terry loop construction in the forefront, heel, and toe for lightweight cushioning. Every pair sports a seamless toe closure that won't rub your skin the wrong way and is spun from a blend of smooth nylon and combed cotton fibers that feel supremely soft against your feet. Designed with bold shapes and juicy hues, Stance's Clutch Tomboy is shaping up to be one sock you won't want to graduate from.
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Best Unique Sock
Freaker Critter Collection - $16.00
One size fits most! Bringing unisexy back. From The Great Catsby to Pugalicious and Lance Tiny-Arms Strong to Grand Theft Otter, you can’t go wrong with Freaker’s unique lineup of punny socks!