Make sure you don't forget your feet and more importantly ski socks when you buy your next ski jacket or snowboard pants. Ski socks are an essential part of kit! Waterproofing, toughness, ventilation and warmth – these are the four main functions of ski socks
. To help you make the right choice, Snowleader gives you tips and invites you to check out its range of snow clothes selected from amongst the biggest name brands: Burton, Salomon, Icebreaker, X-Socks,
and so on.
Choosing the right size for your ski socks
Everybody has socks in his drawer. But unlike ordinary socks, ski socks are waterproof, retain warmth and can cover your legs up to the knees. This is how they can prevent your feet and calves from getting numb. Other benefits to ski socks are that they wick away perspiration more easily, are reinforced at the heel and toe, and are wrinkle-resistant. They will last a season, at least, before you can find a hole in them. As with any item of ski clothing, it’s important for you to choose the right size of skis or snowboard socks
. You can pick between S (from U.K. sizes 3 to 6), M (6 to 9) and L (9 to 12).
Snow clothes and ski socks: the rules to know
Like most clothing made especially for a winter sport, ski socks must fulfil various functions. First and foremost, they must ensure full protection against the cold. Therefore, go for socks in wool or wool mix. Snow and ski
clothes also have to be waterproof and allow proper aeration. That’s why lightweight materials are advisable. Lastly, comfort is also a crucial factor when choosing your ski socks. That’s the reason why it’s best to go for a type with reinforcement at the ends.