Cycling socks are specially designed socks to work in tandem with cycling shoes. So, cycling socks need to be thinner, form-hugging socks to keep the foot in a unique, stable position. This insures they can give back greater tactile feedback, improving the power transfer as a result. Take a look at our selection!
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Cycling socks for light feet
Cycling socks for men are an important part of cycling clothing, working in pairs with men’s cycling shoes. They can get overlooked until they are tried out and then they prove themselves irreplaceable. Because, cycling socks can be very stylish and decorative, but their worth goes far beyond. They are designed to be seamless, tight-fitting, made from moisture-wicking materials, ensuring comfort for feet during any ride and in different weather conditions:
- In the summertime, you would choose the low-cut or short calf-length styles in breathable lightweight fabrics. They usually come with open mesh zones that allow for more breathability and quicker evaporation, which guarantees to keep your feet fresh and cool.
- In the wintertime, on the other hand, you will need thermal knee-length socks to keep your feet and legs warm. Merino wool is the best natural material of choice for the job as the fibers naturally trap a small amount of air which is a great insulator.
Cycling socks – cycling shoes combo
The right choice of cycling socks for the specific cycling shoes is of key importance. Only in the right combination will you start not to notice your feet on your ride, which will be a good sign.
Cycling socks for road cycling need to be tight-fitting, with no seams to avoid creating pressure points. Height is usually mid to knee-high, but this is a personal preference. For winter, it is best to use shoe covers, since thermal socks would be too thick for the snug fit of road bike shoes.
For mountain bike cycling, cycling socks need to have a protective function other than moisture-wicking. For that reason, they should be the mid-calf length at least and they can be equipped with special cushioning strategically positioned on the shins and around ankles.
Ultralight, seamless, yet cushioned cycling socks are the pair for shoes for BMX cycling because you need to maintain good contact with the shoe while avoiding chafing and pressure points.
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