Winter Socks Tested

1. KERRITS HORSE PLAY WOOL SOCKS

Our tester loved the new berry color that Kerrits came out with for their Horseplay Wool Socks—the artistically printed knee-high socks are designed like any other riding sock, but are a bit prettier, in our tester’s opinion. The fun pattern is on an antimicrobial, wicking, and breathable material with reinforcements on the heel and toe for extra comfort, plus a high wool content for the winter months. The one drawback to these socks is for those who have a wider calf; unless you like the tight support at the cuff of your sock, you may find that they fit a bit snugger than you’d like. After a few washes, our tester found the elastic to stretch easier.
Buy it: kerrits.com; $24

2. NOBLE OUTFITTERS ALPINE MERINO WOOL BOOT SOCKS

Anyone who rides during winter temperatures knows that keeping your feet warm underneath snugfitting boots is an ongoing battle. For our tester, who always found the warmest socks to be the bulkiest, these wool socks from Noble Outfitters were pretty close to perfect and kept her feet warm in her tall boots during a long winter day at the barn. The socks are a hair thicker than your typical riding socks nonetheless, our tester had no problems zipping up her boots. In addition to a merino wool foot bed, these socks feature a breathable mesh on top of the foot, arc support, and are moisture-wicking.
Buy it: nobleoutfitters.com; $14.95

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