The importance of ski socks should not be underestimated. The wrong socks might hurt your feet, but most importantly your toes might get cold.
How many pairs of ski socks should I wear?
You should only wear one pair. If you put on more than that, the ski boots will be tighter, which will decrease blood flow and increase the likelihood of your toes getting cold. If it is very cold or you are very sensitive to cold temperatures, you could try a thin, silk sock under your normal ski socks. If you still have cold toes, your ski boots could be the problem. If they are too tight or too loose, your toes will get cold quicker. If your boot does not fit, you can click to find out more about the perfect ski boot. If you have to stand around in the snow for a while or your feet are always too cold, heated socks could be a good option for you.
Which socks are the best?
Generally speaking, any ski sock in your size should be appropriate. Ski socks are normally produced asymmetrically (right and left foot specific), which should help prevent pressure points and rubbing due to excess fabric and padding. You should avoid buying 100% cotton ski socks. A combination of different synthetic fibers and wool is normally used to make ski socks in order to keep feet dry and reduce potential odors. In addition, the use of invisible seams ensures that the socks do not rub.
What socks do you use? What do you do when it is colder? Let us know in the comments below.