Know About Ski-Socks

Ski Socks are usually not given much importance compared to other skiing accessories. However, ski socks also should be considered as an essential equipment while skiing. Experts recommend purchasing ski socks and then buying ski boots which are compatible with the ski socks and are very comfortable. Ski Socks keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable to wear the ski boots. Ski socks differ from regular socks, because they are usually longer, more cushioning and provide shin to protect from the boot pressure. 

Even though people think that thicker socks keep you warm, wearing thinner socks with a fabric that restores heat, is considered as a better option. Woolen socks that do not restore the moisture are a better option than cotton socks. The most common fabrics are Merino wool and Synthetic blend.

Merino wool: It is a mid-weight or thin fabric, Even when it is wet, it retains warmth and is odor resistant. It has good insulation properties and breathability which wicks/ absorbs moisture.

Synthetic blend: It is popularly used by people who are allergic to wool, and it offers similar benefits like wool. It traps warmth and wicks moisture. Besides, some of it has an antimicrobial coating that prevents bad odor.

When it comes to thickening and cushioning of ski socks, people prefer to use thicker socks thinking they are warmer. But due to different good fabrics, thickness alone is not proportional to warmth. Besides, Some socks that are very thick, restrict the blood flow. So, it is better to choose medium or thin socks which use fabrics that retain heat.

Top skiers and snowboarders who wanted to feel the terrain underfoot, prefer no cushioning thin socks that are made of fabrics restoring heat, and wear tight fit boots.

Light cushioning socks are also preferred by many skiers, which have a light padding on the shin. There will be low/no cushioning on the balls of the feet.

Medium cushioning is preferred by many snowboarders who ride in colder environments. It provides additional cushioning that absorbs external impacts and increases warmth. 

Heavy cushioning socks are not commonly worn among skiers and snowboarders, but if extreme weather or while doing ski mountaineering they use heavy cushioning socks.

When it is about fitting, ski socks should be tight enough which does not allow cold air to enter, but it allows you to wiggle your toes and flex your foot. It should usually reach till your knees, or at least should be above the ski boots. 

When skiing accessories and equipment are good enough, the skier will have a wonderful skiing experience. Ski resorts are expected to offer best ropeway solutions and skiing equipment to their guests. We provide the most comfortable and ergonomic T-bar ski lifts which helps you to reach the hilltop and explore the alps.