Merino Wool Sock Recommendations by Activity
People spend a lot of time and energy picking out shoes. They comparison shop. They ask the sales associate for advice. And they search around for the best deal. So shouldn’t that much energy go into the layer that goes between those shoes and your feet? We might be biased, but we think so.
For those people who spent all of their energy picking out their shoes and have little left for sock selection, you’re in luck: we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s a quick breakdown of the best men’s socks depending on their use. Find out which socks are best for hiking, cycling or running, and which are best for everyday living.
Hiking: Merino wool hiking socks are a great choice for the trail. From quick afternoon hikes to multi-day backpacking trips, check out these options:
Running: Merino wool running socks? Absolutely. Merino helps regulate body temperature, manage moisture and doesn’t stink like synthetics. Each of these socks has been redesigned for Spring ’15 with smart new features like gender-specific mesh zones and a run-specific fit. Here are a few of our favorites:
Cycling: Similar to running, Merino wool cycling socks offer the tried and true benefits of Merino without the stink of synthetics.
Casual: After all of the mountain biking weekends and marathon training, you need a little bit of down time. Plus, you need a job to pay for all of that gear. So here’s a few of our favorite everyday socks to wear for relaxing at home, at the office or on the go.
Merino wool socks aren’t just for winter and they aren’t all the same. We hope this quick guide to picking out the best socks for men helps whether you’re picking out a gift or just looking for a better option for year-round footwear.