Men's Cycling Socks

Mens Cycling Socks

Why invest in a good quality pair of Mens Cycling Socks?

The simple answer is, a good pair of Cycling Socks can make that difference between a great day out on your bike or a miserable day with sore, tired feet wishing you had never left the house...!

There are a couple of things we would recommend you look for when choosing that perfect pair of Cycling Socks.

You really need a good quality yarn, something that will control moisture and reduce friction between your skin the sock and your shoe.

Moisture management or wicking as we know it is a big plus in cycling socks. As you ride moisture will build up on your feet and It’s actually this moisture that causes increased friction against the skin and ultimately turns into sores or blisters. Another issue with moisture is it lowers the temperature of your feet as it builds up and this can lead to cold and damp feet.

So, when choosing socks we recommend you look for socks that can pull moisture away from your feet and move it to the surface of the sock where it can simply evaporate away.

Personally, we use Type 6.6 High-Performance Polyamide yarn in our Cycling socks. It has great wicking properties, it’s extremely strong yet soft and has a very low coefficient drag factor meaning the skin is able to side easily over the fabric reducing the chance of blisters and sores.    

What sort of construction should I look for?

In essence, Cycling Socks have one main job to protect your feet as you ride.

To do this the construction needs to be right, if the socks are too thin the thermal properties will be poor, and you have more chances of developing blisters and sores. Too thick and they can bunch up forming folds of fabric that can actually apply pressure to the foot and impede blood.

So, what you are looking for is that happy balance between sock weight, fit, construction, and material.

We would recommend you look for a sock with some cushioning or terry padding in the Heel and Toe and maybe also in the Foot Bottom area. This will also help improve thermal retention of the socks as well as offering added protection against abrasion, helping to reduce blisters and sores.

An elasticated arch support is also a great feature to have, as it helps to stop the sock from slipping or bunching under your feet or toes.

And finally, toe seams, make sure these are as low profile as possible as this helps to reduce any rubbing or abrasion on the top of the toes. The last thing you want is the toe seam rubbing the tops of your toes on a long ride because it won't matter what you do it's going to hurt all day!

A bit about us and our sock philosophy.

Here at Norfolk, we are all keen outdoor people ourselves and love designing and testing all our socks. We put every pair through their paces in real-world testing to ensure each pair of our socks give you the best possible, protection, warmth and comfort before we let them loose in the world. We are proud of what we do and the greatest comment for us is to hear someone say, 'I didn't know I'd got them on'. OK sounds strange I know but for us, it means we've done our job right...

The Norfolk® Guarantee:

As we design, manufacture and test all our own socks, we are that confident you will love our socks and we are happy to offer you a 30-day no quibble returns on all our socks. Now you can't say fairer than that...!

And Finally.

We hope this information helps, but if you want any further information or are unsure which sock to choose, please do feel free to email or call us, we are always happy to talk socks...

Happy Trails from the Norfolk Team…

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  • Mens Cycling Socks With Micro Cushioning and Arch Support - Armstrong

    £4.95
  • Merino Wool Cycling / Walking Socks with Cushioning (2 Pair Pack) - Leonardo QTR

    £13.95
  • Mens Cycling Socks With Micro Cushioning and Reflective Safety Stripes - Vincenzo

    £5.85
  • Mens Compression Cycling Socks / Stamina / Anti Fatigue / Anti Bacteria - David

    £7.95
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    £7.45

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