Whether you’re on your way to the mountaintop, out for a hike or just hanging around the house, you need an excellent pair of socks. That’s why we’re sharing our top picks from a variety of brands to suit every style and activity.
We’ve got something for everyone — from rambunctious 10-year-olds who love their unicorn or cat socks to the elderly grandma who loves her simple, mismatched cotton socks to wear with flannel pajamas on lazy days at home.
Hiking socks: These thick, moisture-wicking socks sit higher on the leg than other styles and help protect your legs from bugs, scrapes and blisters when hiking or running. Try the Alpine Design Performance Hiker Crew Socks, a four-pack of great value for $15.
No-show socks: These are super lightweight and slip right into shoes for that barely-there feel you’re always after. They keep feet cool, dry and odor-free, and we love the SPANX Women’s Active Arch Compression No-Show Socks, which are high-performance and backed by a boatload of rave reviews for only $25.
Compression socks: These are great for women who spend a lot of time on their feet or at work, and they reduce foot discomfort and maintain healthy blood flow. The UA Essential 2.0 Lightweight No-Show Socks are a great option — and they’re available in a six-pack for $20, making them an affordable choice.
Finally, if you want to take cozy up a notch, you’ll love the UGG Women’s Cozy Chenille Socks, which come in plenty of colors and look so soft and warm that they double as a supremely comfy loungewear pair. They’re backed by nearly 4,500 riveting reviewers and are guaranteed to give you that ‘cozy as a blanket’ feeling.women’s bamboo socks