Winter cycling socks to keep your toes toasty

Last modified: Oct 15, 2018 @ 9:16 am

Cycling throughout the winter can be hard work and trying to keep motivated knowing that you suffer from the cold is tough. One of the best items of clothing to help alleviate numb feet and make a ride a lot more enjoyable are a decent pair of winter cycling socks.

A good quality winter sock should keep your feet warm and comfortable for the duration of your ride. Some are made from water-resistant and wind-proof materials and most are breathable to help prevent your feet from getting too hot and sweaty.

Personally, I like to combine a lightweight merino sock that is highly breathable, warm and odour resistant with a waterproof overshoe. This has always been a great combination during winter rides and keeps feet warm, dry and comfortable.

Take a look at what we think are some of the best winter cycling socks.

If you’re looking for some overshoes then check out our cycling overshoes guide.

Alé Merino Stripe Winter Cycling Socks

Ale’s Merino Stripe Socks are perfect for the coldest winter days, with a long 18cm cuff for extra coverage. Meryl Skinlife and Merino wool combine to provide superior warmth and prevent the growth of bacteria for a fresh feel and added longevity.

Ale Merino Logo Winter Cycling Socks

Key specifications

  • Warm Meryl Skinlife / Merino wool construction for the coldest rides
  • 18cm cuff

What we say

These Alé winter cycling socks look great and will go a long way to keeping your feet warm and dry. The stripe design is vibrant and stands out which is great as the light starts to dim.

Where to buy

Price

£16.00

From

ProBikeKit

Kalf Merino Winter Cycling Socks

Time spent in the saddle is so much more enjoyable with warm and dry feet. That’s why the Kalf Winter Merino Sock is made with a blend of soft merino and polyester for high thermal protection and moisture control. There’s also a reflective chevron detail and three colours to choose from that fit perfectly with the rest of the Kalf winter range.

Kalf Merino Winter Cycling Socks

Key specifications

  • Soft merino/polyester blend 66% Merino wool, 31% Nylon, 3% Lycra
  • High thermal properties and moisture management
  • Reflective chevron detail

What we say

Kalf makes some nice products and these merino wool socks are great. I’ve used these a few times during cold rides this year and found them to be super warm and comfortable. They are quite thick so depending on your shoes, you may find them a tight fit.

Where to buy

Price

£15.00

Endura BaaBaa Merino Winter Cycling Socks (Twin Pack)

Don’t settle for just any socks, give your hard-working feet the best. The Endura BaaBaa Merino Socks (twin pack) are constructed from Merino wool, which is itch-free and has a high warmth to weight ratio for comfort in the saddle. The BaaBaa Merino socks are easy-care machine washable for no-fuss cleaning. The durable heel and padded toe area add extra comfort as well as keep the socks in circulation for longer. The naturally odour resistant material is a bonus, especially for friends and family.

Endura BaaBaa Merino Winter Cycling Socks

Key specifications

  • Anatomic cycle-specific fit
  • Silky, itch-free comfort
  • Naturally odour resistant
  • Stretch arch support
  • Durable heel and toe sections
  • High warmth to weight ratio even when wet
  • Easycare machine wash

What we say

The Endura BaaBaa socks are highly rated and this sure is a great deal! Two pairs of comfortable and warm merino socks for under £14 is fantastic!

Where to buy

Price

£12.99

From

Tredz

Rapha Merino Winter Cycling Socks

Rapha merino socks are the finest cycling-specific socks in the world. The socks use a new blend of yarns, including luxurious merino wool. This natural fibre wicks sweat better than any synthetic, keeping you cool and dry in the summer and warm in colder weather. It is also naturally anti-bacterial so, unlike polyester, the socks won’t smell after repeated use. The socks also have hand-locked seams at the toes to prevent rubbing, and are reinforced at the heel.

Rapha Merino Winter Cycling Socks

Key specifications

  • Reconfigured fabric composition
  • Hand-locked stitching
  • Soft and naturally antibacterial
  • Breathable and insulating

What we say

This merino sock from Rapha has been one of my favourite’s for a while now. Not too bulky and seriously warm. A great choice!

Where to buy

Price

£15.00

From

Wiggle

Defeet Woolie Boolie 2 Winter Cycling Socks

Perrenial favorites for DeFeet wool fans, Woolie Boolie’s are padded through the entire heel and foot bottom. Sometimes too thick for those who wear their cycling shoes super tight, Woolie Boolie’s are the thickest of the DeFeet cycling socks. Those who love them say “If you can get them in your cycling shoes, they’re the best you can own.” We say, whether you wear for cycling or not, it’s not hard to find plenty of use cases for the Woolie Boolie. For many, these are the ultimate all-around Fall/Winter cycling, outdoor, fitness and casual sock.

Defeet Woolie Boolie 2 Winter Cycling Socks

Key specifications

  • Made from the finest ‘Merino Wool’
  • Incorporates the major technical advancements by DeFeet, including En-Duro-Skin™ and AIR-E-ATOR® Vapour Zone
  • Padded terry loop top cuff and sole
  • Arch compression for greater stabilisation

What we say

A premium merino wool sock that’ll keep your feet toasty on longer rides.

Where to buy

Price (from)

£16.19

From

Tredz