Colourful, comfortable and cleverly constructed socks for cycling

Colourful, comfortable and cleverly constructed socks for cycling

Bicycles have been around for more than 200 years now and were far from a high-growth industry prior to 2020. But then COVID-19 happened.

Bike sales exploded during the pandemic. According to National Bike Dealers Association data, bicycle sales increased nearly 30% in 2020. Sales increased another 15% through the 12 months ending in July 2021. A permanent shift in global consumer behavior means bike purchases could remain elevated for years.

The best cycling socks aren’t just a fashion statement – they’re an essential part of the cyclist’s armoury. The best winter cycling socks are the last barrier between your toes and frostbite when paired with the best cycling overshoes or the best winter cycling shoes.

Come the summer your socks might give you that final performance edge to beat your best, either an aero boost from aero socks, or a mental boost from just looking fly as heck!

The ribbing on the best cycling socks for racing is designed to make them more aero and wind tunnel tests have shown that your socks can be more aerodynamic than your legs. DeFeet claims that its Evo Disruptor socks (as worn by the Lotto-Soudal pro team) can save you 8 watts compared to your shaved legs.

Socks are available in a number of cuff lengths and have a thin profile with minimal cushioning, seamless construction, and the Olefin fibre is lightweight, highly breathable, and quick-drying.