Although socks have been revered by the sartorialist set as an essential component to any outfit, the attention remains focused on the kind of colorful, lightweight pair you might use to accent a suit, while the function – and fashionable – wool sock is left uncelebrated. A quality wool sock is a beautiful thing: it keeps your feet warm in the depths of winter, it provides a seasonally-appropriate accent to any outfit and it can be found at any price range. Here at Everyguyed, we’ve searched out five of our favorite pairs to help see you through the snow and sleet in style and comfort. Check it out.
Cabela’s Boot Sock
One surefire way to know your socks will stand up to daily wear is to pick up a pair designed for activities above-and-beyond what you see day to day. These wool hunting socks from Cabela’s are made from super-warm Merino wool, feature a ribbed cuff to keep them in place and have the added style benefit of a stripe peeking out above the boot cuff. $13.99 at Cabela’s.
Woolrich Ultimate Wool Sock
Inherently moisture-wicking and naturally insulating, the merino wool and nylon used to make these socks makes them ideal for cold-weather or high-exertion activities. Stretch fibers ensure a snug fit from top to toe. Flat toe seams prevent irritation. High-impact areas in the toes and heels are double-reinforced with added nylon. Soft merino wool cushioning throughout provides all-day comfort. Made in USA. $6.99 at Cabela’s.
SmartWool Adventurer Sock
SmartWool has made a name for providing high-quality socks that deliver high-performance features with a reasonable price tag. A Merino/Nylon blend, these socks feature a proprietary blend to minimize odor, prevent shrinkage and dry quickly. $21.95 at REI