What are the Warmest Socks You Can Buy?

Winter always comes around quicker than you expect and want it, and the first thing that suffers is your feet and your toes. So knowing what the warmest socks you can buy are, will go a long way in helping you ensure your feet stay toasty.

It goes without saying that once your feet get cold the rest of your body gets the chills.

So, it is important to get the right socks to help you be cosy on those chilly days – these are not necessarily the ones that worked for you last year. If you are in a hurry, then click here to jump to the best warm socks on this list.

Whether you are skiing, walking, playing in the snow, or just trying to stay warm in your house without ramping up the heating, we have a great selection of the best socks you can purchase!

 

Some tips when it comes to shopping for the best warm socks:

  1. The thicker the socks does not always mean they will be the warmest. Thicker socks may look like the cosiest socks, but it means that they can also cause blisters when worn in shoes or be so thick that they cut off the circulation to your toes.
  2. The material of your socks is really important. The cotton in socks hold onto the moisture and therefore hold onto the sweat in your boots. This can also cause irritation and blisters.

 

Thermic Bluetooth Powersocks Set

Each pair of these black coloured, unisex socks contain a set of heated socks accompanied by a pair of S-pack batteries. The socks are designed with hidden heating elements which distribute heat to the whole foot for up to 16 hours – you no longer have to worry about your toes being chilly while your calves heat up.

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The Bluetooth functionality enables you to remotely manage the heating via your smartphone, which is a clever addition to help manage your body in every environment.

The socks are made of 45% Polyamide, 38% Acrylic, 10% Polypropylene, 5% Polyester, 2% Elastane. As well as the heating capabilities, the socks also contain cushioning reinforcement under the foot for maximum comfort and heel and toe protection. Sizing of the Thermic Bluetooth Powersocks ranges from UK size 4 to 12.

Advantages

  • A massive advantage is the ability to control the heat applied but hidden heating elements, giving you not just warm feet, but the control to decide how warm.
  • The Bluetooth element to these socks makes them very compatible with both iPhone and Android users.
  • These socks would be appealing to hikers, skiers, snowboarders, horse riders, campers and anyone doing outdoor activity.
  • The black and unisex appearance of the socks makes them look fashionable as well as practical.
  • The material of the socks noticeably avoids the sweat-holding cotton material previously explored, meaning the feet can be warm but also breath within your boots.

Disadvantages

  • With sizing only from 4 – 12, individuals (especially women) with smaller feet and especially men with feet bigger than size 12 cannot make use of these socks.

Darn Tough Men’s Hiker Boot Sock – 6 pack

This mid-height sock sits halfway up the calf for added stability, protection and warmth. It has a mid-level cushion density under the foot for comfort and warmth. This sock is a great pick for cold and wet weather.

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This design is the 1403 style with lime coloured heal and edging on the top of the sock, with the Darn Tough mountain range logo on the outside of the sock.

These socks are made of 64% Wool, 33% Polyamide and 3% Elastane. The socks are made from 1441 stitches per square inch of the sock.

Advantages

  • Its composition of 64% Merino Wool, 33% Nylon and 3% Lycra Spandex helps repel bacteria and odour, keeping your feet fresh during your activities despite the cold. They do this due to by pulling the moisture away from the feet. Therefore, Darn Tough claim you can wear these socks for multiple days without needing to wash them!
  • The socks are made from 1441 stitches per square inch of sock means you experience the following advantages:
    • extra cushioning for longer periods
    • a close fit to your foot
    • a longer lasting sock
    • the socks won’t slip, rub or produce blisters
  • The seams are fused further minimising the risk of blisters and rubbing in these areas.
  • Due to the sweat repelling and breathable capabilities of these socks, they are ideal for both winter and summer use – they can keep you warm enough and cool enough depending on the conditions.

 

Disadvantages

  • The only con to these socks is that many of the popular sizes are exactly that – very popular. So getting the right size for you can sometimes be a problem.

Warm Wool Ski Socks – Sweater deer design

These funky socks and are perfect for winter and the festive season – especially for activities such as skiing and snowboarding. The manufacturers also list the following as activities that the Warm Wool Ski Socks suit perfectly: trekking, winter sports, ice skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing, hiking and alpine and cross-country skiing.

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These medium weight socks are designed for warmth as well as mobility; with its specially selected yarn, the heat can be kept in the body. The medium thickness also allows a perfect snow boot and ski boot fit. The Warm Wool Ski Socks are made of 47% Nylon / 23% Merino Wool / 23% Acrylic / 7% Spandex. Made of merino wool, moisture is kept away from the skin so that the feet stay warm, as well as lighter due to the lack of water held by the wool.

The merino wool also has anti-odour properties to prevent the build-up of smells while skiing and hiking. The main colours include white, red and blue. The socks fit over the calf muscles to keep that muscle warm during activity, especially within ski boots.

The socks also have a no-slip cuff to stop them from falling down. These socks come in women’s sizes 5 to 14 and men’s sizes 6 to 13.

Advantages

  • The deer design is a bold design for skiing and perfect for the festive season. They feature the classic winter design of reindeer’s and snowflakes.
  • The socks are practical and ski boot friendly, with medium thickness for a snug and warm fit, calf-length design and a no-slip cuff to help prevent slipping which could lead to rubbing and blister.
  • Warm Wool Ski Socks can be used for more than just skiing – suiting multiple outdoor activities which take place in colder environments.
  • These socks are available to all adventurous adults!

 

Disadvantages

  • In comparison to other makes listed in this article, these socks are slightly low tech despite being the most fun.
  • Its Christmas themed design could put some people off wearing these socks during other times of the year – but there is no rule against wearing Christmas clothes outside of the festive season!

 

Wigwam Women’s Cutie Bootie Socks

This stripey ‘chilli pepper‘ design sock is great for outdoor life when trying to stay fashionable. The main colours featured are reds, oranges, black and blue making a colourful yet trendy array making this product stand out.

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  • Outdoor lifestyle design in a fashion colored sock
  • Promotes dry and blister free feet

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Made of 61% Lyocell, 37% Polyamide and 2% Elastane these socks are machine washable. Despite their casual look, these socks contain embedded fresh guards which help to eliminate any odours created during walking activity.

In terms of sizing, these socks come over the calf, keeping more than just your toes warm.

 

Advantages

  • These Wigwam Women’s Cutie Bootie Socks are diabetic friendly.
  • The Dri-release treating, these socks can move moisture away from the feet, so they not only look good but also stay dry and therefore warm.
  • Odour repelling treatment helps create a healthy, dry and non-smelling environment for the feet. This will help their long-term health, reduce dryness, swelling, blisters and foot bacteria.
  • The Wigwam Women’s Cutie Bootie Socks will always be a perfect fit due to the nylon and spandex composition which helps to keep the socks in place and prevent rubbing. Fused seams also help reduce the friction causing pain in these areas of the foot, for example, across the toes.

 

Disadvantages

  • Being a women’s sock only, the sizes are unlikely to fit men’s feet, however, there is nothing ‘single-sex’ about this design and, while marketed as a women’s sock, the design would look just as good on a man’s feet.
  • Perfect for all activities due to the over-calf height of the socks.

 

Copper Compression Socks – 3 pair pack

This pack of 3 pairs of Copper Compression Socks come as one grey, one blue and one green pair. They are available in both men and women’s sizes and accompanied by a high customer rating as standard.

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  • Dynamic arch compression provides added support
  • Extra cushioning on the foot bed for supreme comfort

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The manufacturer claims they are proven to reduce injury, including that of shin splints, calf cramps, Achilles problems, pulled muscles and swelling. This is due to their ability to compress the muscle during activity. These Copper Compression Socks can be used for running, cycling, gym workouts, hiking, CrossFit, yoga, Pilates and other sporting activities.

They are marketed as also being helpful for athletes in recovery, pregnant women and those during maternity, travelling, or experiencing varicose veins, lactic acid production, plantar fasciitis, blisters and circulation issues. They are made from a combination of nylon and spandex.

 

Advantages

  • These socks are very good quality at 15 – 20mmhg, while also being very comfortable and a good fit whatever your size.
  • The Copper Compression Socks are so versatile they can help with so many problems whether you are an athlete or otherwise.
  • The nylon and spandex composition combination means that the socks are well-fitting and lightweight.
  • A nylon and spandex composition create a good fit however does not sacrifice any joint flexibility and mobility – this is highly effective for sports involving running.
  • The design of the Copper Compression Socks aligns with its functioning; the stripes on the back of the calf emphasise their calf compressing capabilities, while the toes and heel section depict extra padding for comfort in these areas.
  • With colours of green, blue and grey, these socks are designed to be unisex and used by all.

 

Disadvantages

  • The Copper Compression socks are unlikely to keep your feet as warm as the other socks suggested in this article due to their absence of heating technology and wool material in their composition.

 

So, whether you are skiing, snowboarding, hiking, running or participating in another outside activity during the colder months, this list has something for you. Each product wins its own category, and your priorities and practicalities as an individual should dictate which of these 5 amazing products you go for!

The Thermic Bluetooth Powersocks Set is the most technologically advanced product on the list with its app-controlled heating elements via Bluetooth to any smartphone. The Tough Men’s Hiker Boot Sock (6 pack) is perhaps the best composed. Made of 64% Merino Wool, 33% Nylon and 3% Lycra Spandex and 1441 stitches per square inch of the sock, this product’s ability to keep the feet warm and dry is of a very high standard.

The Warm Wool Ski Socks win the award for the most aesthetic product – depicting the classic winter deer and snowflake scene often seen during the festive season. While marketed as a women’s sock, the Wigwam Women’s Cutie Bootie Socks offer a perfect combination of fashion and practicality.

And lastly, the Copper Compression Socks offer an option for the more active individual such as runners and cyclists that experience injuries or discomforts below the knee. Overall a great selection of high-quality products to keep your feet warm.