Cycling-specific socks might seem like an unnecessary investment, but once you get into longer miles and more days in the saddle in various weather conditions, it's really worth it to invest in some decent cycling socks. Not to mention, socks can bring your cycling outfit together when paired with a great cycling jersey and comfy bib shorts. Not to mention, you can even match them with your road bike!
Best cycling socks overall: Orro Sportive Sock
Best waterproof socks: Muc-Off Waterproof Socks
Best summer cycling socks: DeFeet Evo Mont Ventoux 6in socks
Best merino cycling socks: Monton Pro Suutu Merino Socks
Best socks for bold style: Sox Scribble Premium Print Sock
Best cycling sock with bright colours: Endura Bandwidth Sock
Best non-bulky merino sock with style : This Is Cambridge Fluro Wave Merino Socks
A great high-end cycling sock: Attaquer Vertical Logo Socks
Best reflective cycling socks: ReflecToes Highly Reflective Night Safety Socks
Best women-specific winter cycling socks: Castelli Sfida 13 Women's Socks
Best over-the-calf cycling socks: DexShell Wading Socks
The greatest cycling socks of all time: road.cc Argyle Cycling Socks
The best cycling socks are made of both natural and synthetic materials depending on their target usage, and come in many different styles. Merino wool socks are great for touring and cold weather, as the wool repels water and they're naturally odour-free.
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There are fully waterproof cycling socks available, as well, keeping your feet dry (apart from sweat) even if you walk through a stream or cycle through a puddle. Not to mention high-visibility, reflective socks that are great for keeping your moving feet visible to other road users while cycling at night.
Then, there are very lightweight summer socks that offer excellent breathability for those scorching summer days when you really don't want anything bulky on your already toasty feet.
Cycling socks also come in different lengths to suit different leg lengths and preferences. You don't usually see ankle socks for cycling nowadays (or sockless riding, which is more of a triathlon thing) - but even if it has become an unwritten cycling sock rule that longer is better, there are still plenty of cyclists who prefer shorter like the old days, so wear whatever you like! On gravel, you might prefer something a little longer, though.
Listed here are the best cycling socks we've tested in recent years. Each and every pair has scored at least four out of five stars in our reviews and impressed us with superior performance, comfort and style...