Don’t underestimate the importance of socks when buying snowboarding or skiing clothes. Socks for skiing and snowboarding wear out, just like any other socks, so it’s important to inspect your winter sports socks at the beginning and end of the season and invest in a new pair or two.
Considerations for winter sport socks include:
- Dryness first: Moisture-wicking socks, such as Thor-los, can help keep your feet warm and dry during winter sports. Some people prefer wool-blend socks, which will stay warm even when they get damp.
- Single layer: Avoid wearing two layers of socks for snowboarding in particular, because two pairs of socks can start to bunch up inside your boots.
- Right height: Choose knee-high socks for snowboarding and skiing and you’ll avoid the dreaded problem of having your socks bunch up inside your boots, which can cause blisters or chafing.
- Boot compatibility: Try on new winter sports socks with the appropriate boots to ensure the right fit.
For expert advice about skiing clothes and how your socks and boots should fit, visit a Sun & Ski Sports shop in your area.