Mens Thermal Socks

Mens Thermal Socks

Why invest in a good quality pair of Warm Thermal Walking or Hiking Socks?

The simple answer is, a good quality pair of Warm Socks can make that difference between a great day out doing what we all enjoy or a miserable day with cold 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 Outdoor Socks.

You really need a good quality yarn, something with great thermal properties such as Merino Wool or Bamboo will do a great job of keeping your feet warm in low temperatures.

Wicking, you need to make sure the socks can manage moisture. It’s actually the moisture that causes most of the problems with heat management, as it this moisture that lowers the temperature of your feet as it builds up. It’s no different to spraying a fire with water it dampens the heat and this is exactly what happens to your feet if they get too damp inside your walking shoes or boots. 

So choosing something like Merino Wool or Bamboo will significantly help by pulling the moisture away from your feet and pulling it to the surface of the sock where it can simply evaporate away.  

What sort of construction should I look for? 

In essence, Thermal socks have one main job, keep your feet warm…

To do this the construction needs to be right, if the socks are too thin the thermal properties will be poor, too thick and they can bunch up forming folds of fabric that can actually apply pressure to the foot and impede blood flow to your feet and you end up with the same result ‘Cold Feet’

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

We would also recommend you look for a sock with cushioning or terry padding as these socks are great at trap air helping to improve thermal retention as well as offering added impact and abrasion protection, helping to reduce blisters and sores.

An elasticated ankle or arch supports is also a great feature, as it helps to stop the sock from slipping, moving 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. If you can, find a pair with hand linked toes seams as these are usually totally flat. You will pay a little more for a sock with a hand linked toe seam, but when you consider the amount of time the sock will spend pressed between you and your boot it's a small price to pay for the extra comfort. The last thing you want is the toe seam rubbing the tops of your toes on a long walk 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... 

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

  • Coolmax Liner Socks - Stealth

  • Merino Wool Hiking Socks with Cushioning - Leonardo

  • Merino Wool and Bamboo, Fully Cushioned Thermal Outdoor Socks - Gabby

  • Ultimate Fully Cushioned Thermal Hiking Socks with 'CLIMAYARN' Technology - Nasuh

  • Long Merino Wool Hiking Socks with Cushioning - Orlando

  • Mens Thermal Skiing / SnowBoarding Socks with Merino Wool and CLIMAYARN Technology - Henrik


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