Your boots are just as important as your socks when the temperature drops! We’ve got the best socks to keep your toes toasty this winter.
Some people tend to think “the thicker, the better” when it comes to warm socks, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, it’s all about the material. If socks are too thick in your boots, they can cut off circulation to your toes, leaving them numb and at risk for other conditions. As a rule of thumb, you should make sure you have enough room to move and wiggle your toes comfortably in your socks and boots, as ill-fitting shoes can affect your feet and toes and become painful. So say goodbye to freezing feet and get socks made of Merino wool!
A good pair of socks made of Merino wool will keep your feet warm and dry this season. Merino wool is a soft, breathable and moisture-wicking fabric that can absorb up to 30% of its own weight in water without feeling wet. Its fine fibers also have a natural crimp to them, which helps trap dead air and act as an insulator and a buffer against cold air and conditions. Whether you’re hitting the slopes, having a snowball fight with the neighbors, building a snowman with your kids, or shoveling the driveway, we’ll make sure your feet are cozy this winter.
Pro Tip: Merino wool is also antimicrobial, meaning it not only keeps the unwanted odors out, but it also helps get rid of that clammy, sweaty smell you typically get after wearing boots.
Socks for winter boots are very important in freezing temperatures. They should range anywhere from crew to knee-high in length to keep the cold, dry air out and snow out of your boots.
Best Socks for Winter Boots
When you're hiking hundreds of miles like some of our friends do, you start to become a bit of a "sock aficionado" out of necessity. This humble sock has earned a place in the hearts of many a discerning hiker. 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. Fine gauge knitting makes this Merino Wool sock a true workhorse that's supremely comfortable, breathable and fast drying. This "all-weather" sock stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter plus it's naturally antimicrobial so it 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.
Darn Tough Women’s Mountain Top Over The Top Calf Light Socks (and Men) - $24.00
Built with three integrated ribbed zones, the Mountain Top keeps your socks from slipping or bunching. The ultimate combination of warmth and breathability, this sock holds up day after day, season after season.
Feet should be comfortable. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Smartwool's medium cushioned PhD Hunt Medium Crew fulfills the promise. With Smartwool's Virtually Seamless toe, soft and breathable Merino blend, and a fit system like no other, you can stay out for days. Our Indestructawool™ technology and odor resistance help the cause.
This all-purpose three-season outdoor sock was designed for rugged day hikes or moderate backpacking. Arch brace holds the sock in place and adds additional support. Flat-knit toe seam keeps you comfortable throughout the day.
The Wigwam Merino Comfort Hiker Socks are the ideal backcountry socks with genuine, American-grown and super-soft Merino wool. Thick enough to cushion, but thin enough to keep you cool; it's no wonder it has become one of Wigwam's classic, best-selling socks. Now you can finally get all the benefits of Merino wool in hiking socks without breaking the bank. And for extra savings, you can purchase the Merino Comfort Hikers in a two-pack (Style S2322).
Wigwam Combat Boot Sock - 2 Pack - $25.00
The Wigwam Tactical Combat Boot Socks (Pack of Two) are the perfect thermal boot socks for cold weather. Extra-thick padding keeps your feet cushioned and insulated — which you'll need if you plan on spending all day on your feet. Offered in solid Black, Foliage Green and Sand colors, the Combat Boot Socks are designed for Law Enforcement and Military Uniform. Constructed with American-raised wool that's transported, knit, packaged, and sold by Americans, the Combat Boot socks protect your feet — so you can protect our country. So if you're looking for a rugged sock that can handle everything you dish out, the Combat Boot Socks are your match.
To keep your feet even warmer, you can add an extra layer with liner socks.