Cycling Socks Information
When you are in a crowd of people, you can always tell who the cyclists are by their socks. It seems that cycling socks
are one of the only pieces of biking apparel
that permeates every-day, off-the-bike life. Why are they so important? The key is that they use fabrics that wick sweat away from the skin to regulate temperature and keep skin dry. Toe seams are designed to be flat and non-irritating, and the heel is constructed to stay in place during the pedal stroke. Summer cycling socks
are made of Coolmax or similar quick-drying, wicking fabric. Thin merino wool is sometimes used, because it has antibacterial properties that eliminate bad odors. Because wool is excellent at transporting moisture, thin knits actually keep skin cooler in warm weather. Winter cycling socks
insulate the feet in addition to wick sweat. Thicker merino wool socks
are the best choice for damp, cold weather, because they retain their warmth even while wet. Short socks for biking often feature fun and silly designs on the cuff that match virtually any cycling jersey
. Tall cycling socks have been popular since they were seen in the pro peloton a few years back. Why? Not really sure. What is certain, is that cycling socks let your feet breath and be happy so they can keep dancing on the pedals!