Cycology's compression socks are nicely designed, wick moisture well and allow for decent ventilation, while the small degree of compression provides a good fit.
These socks provide a decent amount of comfort thanks to their use of moisture-wicking fabrics that mean your feet don't get overly sweaty, combined with flatlock stitching to stop irritation on your toes.
This 'Train Hard, Get Lucky' print isn't available at the moment, but another couple of cool ones using the same fabric are – 'Bike Obsession' and 'One Tribe'.
Despite being one-size-fits-all, the fit is good. With a decent level of compression they stay in place very well – I didn't notice any bunching or the socks sliding down. Also because they hold up well they also slide nicely over the bottom of bib tights, which is a useful touch at this time of year.
Their RRP of £14 is a little steep compared to others on the market – Kalf's Tall socks are £2 cheaper, though they don't offer compression, while the Primal Unicorn socks are £8 – but given their strong design and decent performance it doesn't seem excessively so.
Well designed socks that stay up well and keep your feet comfortable
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Cycology Compression Cycling Socks
Size tested: One size
Tell us what the product is for
A pair of compression socks designed with wicking and breathability in mind.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Sock composition: 95% nylon, 5% spandex
Compression style to hold the sock in place
ONE SIZE FITS ALL
Seem well made with strong stitching, easy to put on and take off without danger of ripping.
Did everything you want from a pair of socks in middling weather conditions.
Well made with decent material choice, so likely to last.
Compression elements provide a good fit; they don't tend to slip or bunch when on your feet.
They're one size fits all.
Comfortably soft, with good breathability and wicking.
Not the cheapest, but they offer decent compression that goes some way to justifying the higher price.
How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?
Easy; regular wash at 30 degrees didn't cause any issues.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Performed well; they offer a decent amount of wicking and breathability, stay up nicely and look good.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Cycology's strong designs; they're good statement socks.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
They are a little more expensive than others on the market.
How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on road.cc?
The Kalf Tall socks are £2 cheaper but don't offer compression. The Primal Unicorn socks are £8.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Use this box to explain your overall score
Good looking and relatively technical socks that stay up well and offer good breathability and wicking; a bit pricey but not excessive.
About the tester
I usually ride: Cinelli Gazzetta My best bike is: Cannondale Supersix Evo
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mountain biking
George spends his days flitting between writing about data, running business magazines and writing about sports technology. The latter gave him the impetus (excuse) to get even further into the cycling world before taking the dive and starting his own cycling sites and writing for Road.cc.
When he is not writing about cycling, he is either out on his bike cursing not living in the countryside or boring anybody who will listen about the latest pro peloton/cycling tech/cycling infrastructure projects.