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The Best Cycling Socks

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You know that cycling is more than just a sport; it’s a lifestyle. It’s a commitment to the open road, taking life at whatever pace you choose. So when it comes to bicycle gear, you want to make sure you have the right accessories. And of all the details, socks are the most overlooked. Sure, they’re basic, but they also come in fun colors and designs. And, because they’re not as flashy as a jersey or a pair of gloves, you might forget about them until you need to replace a worn-out pair.


Pedals, shoes, a bike, getting fitted for a cycle, and other clothing can take up a lot of time and money. Why not take a moment to consider how your socks function? Socks shield your feet from the elements, chafing, hot spots, and blisters; they also absorb sweat and shield your pricey shoes from skin oils.


A good pair of socks can keep you comfy for hours on the bike and, if you get caught in a shower, they'll dry out quickly thanks to contemporary wicking fabrics.


Choosing the best cycling socks isn't as hard as you might think, as long as you know what you want. There are several different factors to consider when purchasing cycling socks: the temperature you'll be cycling in, whether you desire socks that can be used for different activities (besides cycling), the length of the socks, etc.

 

How to choose your ideal cycling socks

 

  • Snugly Fit and Comfortable

There are cycling socks with compression bands (around the arches), which provide a more supportive fit andkeep the socks in place and prevent them from bunching up at the toe of the shoe. Cycling shoes are generally stiff so that the energy you exert during leg movement will be efficiently transferred to pedal movement. If a shoe flexes, some pedaling energy would be diverted into shoe movement instead. Furthermore, cycling shoes are designed to fit snugly so that you do not lose energy when you move your feet inside them. Socks for cycling shoes must also be snug.
  • Breathable and Moisture-wicking

It is important to keep the moisture around your feet under control when cycling. If sweat and rain are not wicked away, it can result in painful rubbing, and blisters, excessive heat retention during effort sessions, and excessive heat loss during cold weather. It's a must-have to have socks that are waterproof and breathable all at the same time.
  • Materials Are Important

The most commonly used is merino wool. This material wicks away moisture and keeps you cool in hot weather, and warm in cold weather. Additionally, they are naturally anti-bacterial, so they will not stink after many uses, unlike polyester.

hipSwan's dash - merino wool socks

The hipswan Dash socks are definitely worth considering if you're looking for a great cycling sock. They are high-quality and much more durable than regular socks.If you want a pair of cycling socks that serves you well on your next ride, ourhipswan dash socks will be well matched. 

 

Let’s see what bikers have to say about our hipswan’s dash socks:


" Great quality and fit

I wore these cycling today - very soft and comfortable. They didn’t slip down at all and the arch support is just right, firm without being too tight. I wear a UK size 6 shoe and these are a good fit. I love merino wool for temperature control and these were fine today cycling in 19C for 3 hours. Highly recommended 👍🏼 "

- Alex


 

learn more about hipSwan's merino wool socks 👉

 

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