Performance Ski and Snowboard Socks
When spending a day on the mountain, appropriate sockwear is crucial for comfort, warmth and enjoyment. The performance sock market has exploded in recent years, and it’s hard to know which pair will work best for your favorite winter activities. Keep reading to learn how to keep your toes toasty and blister-free in all conditions.
SmartWool’s PhD Skiing Socks are the cream of the crop when it comes to keeping your feet warm and looking cute. Available in medium and light cushioning with specific men’s and women’s fits, these Merino wool socks are seriously comfortable, durable and fashionable. They also feature the 4-Degree Fit System, which gives you more wool in high impact zones to reduce shock and abrasion. Snowboard and ski styles are available. $23.95 smartwool.com
Point6 is a new sock company that’s turning heads in the sock market. Their socks are made from a combination of Merino wool, nylon and spandex and are compact spun and knit with high needle count machines. The result is a dense, durable sock that resists pilling. Another great feature of point6 socks is the smooth, hand looped toe seam that provides additional comfort. Ski and snowboard specific socks provide cushioning and ventilation where you need it for your boot type. $21.95 point6.com
Control Fit Socks feature innovative friction-free slide zones at the ankle and heel that make slipping on snug ski boots easier, even in cold conditions. Triple density cushioning protects the shin and wraps around the calf to prevent boot pain. The socks are made from itch-free Merino wool, Endurofil, a durable wicking polypropylene, nylon and Lycra. $21.95 bridgedale.com
Darn Tough guarantees their socks for life and believes there’s no difference between a ski sock and a snowboard sock. They say all you need is Merino wool to keep you dry and comfortable, Lycra for a snug fit and cushioning to eliminate boot pressure. Their sock’s reinforced heel and toe means your big toe won’t poke through, and Wickit Dry Technology ensures your feet won’t get cold when they perspire. The colors of Darn Tough socks aren’t as flashy as other brands, but the price point is lower. $19.95 darntough.com