I’ve had a couple of questions recently on my Twitter (7,942 followers woop!) about cold feet. If frosty feet is a problem you are facing then read on..
The problem of cold feet can party be solved by getting a warm pair of winter cycling socks. Generally these are made of merino wool and are thicker than the socks you’ll wear the rest of the year. Picking yourself up three pairs should be enough to get you through the winter.
Winter cycling socks that are designed for cycling tend to command a higher price than perhaps can be justified. If you are on a budget therefore, a trip down to the local discount store could save you some money. The crucial word here is “could” as a lot of retailers have decent discounts on cycling socks bringing them well within the affordable range.
The best pair of winter cycling socks will keep your feet at a good temperature and not cause them to sweat. They’ll also be comfortable enough to wear on a long ride and dry quickly. If the shoes you wear for cycling are very tight then you may have an issue with the slightly thicker size of the socks.
The winter socks I’ve selected below should satisfy all the above criteria.
The Surface Clothing Crew Socks cost just £6.99 and provide excellent comfort and warmth. Whilst the designs may be a little too funky for some, at least they’ll be easy to spot in your sock draw when you are rushing to get ready for the commute into work.Shop for the Surface winter cycling socks
The DHB Merino winter cycling socks offer a rare combination. They are both thin and warm. Along with that they are also very comfortable. For winter cycling this is a great pair of socks for £9.89.Shop for the DHB Merino socks
If you really want to step up the war on cold feet then the Pearl Izumi Elite Tall Wool socks will appeal. They are longer than your usual sock providing extra warmth when it is needed. The insulation of merino wool keeps things nice and comfortably toasty. These winter cycling socks are a little expensive at £16.99.Shop for the Pearl Izumi socks
The DeFeet Woolie Boolie 2 socks are an improvement in both warmth and comfort of their older siblings. They provide a good fit and will give you many years of good service.Shop for the Woolie Boolie
Don’t be a afraid to give your feet a little pampering. As one of the main contact areas with the bike, it is important to keep them comfortable. If the socks don’t solve your problem then you should also look towards getting a pair of leg warmers as people have suggested in the comments below. Additionally, overshoes can add additional warmth as can getting cycling specific shoes.
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