Cycling socks are designed to relieve the pressure points generated by pedalling and keep your skin dry by wicking moisture away; combining to make a huge difference to your level of comfort whilst in the saddle. After all, no cyclist is happy to put in the miles with cold, soaking wet feet; so investing in a pair of fitted, thermal cycling socks could completely transform your rides in even the most extreme of conditions. We carry a huge range of specialised compression socks for all weather conditions from leading manufacturers, including Endura, Castelli & so many more.
Although we do not want to overplay the importance of cycling socks, they are certainly one piece of clothing which can make any cycling journey - whether it’s miles into the backcountry or the daily commute, that little bit more comfortable. Socks are important because they help look after your feet, which after your legs is the area which takes most stick during a bike ride.
As well as being in contact with the pedal throughout a ride, socks are also important in regulating and protecting the temperature of the feet - which is why summer cycling socks are no good in winter, and thick wool winter cycling socks are no good in sweltering summer conditions.
One of the biggest considerations to make with cycling socks, is the length of the socks themselves - with some socks providing longer designs, which offer more support to the ankle and Achilles area, trading off against lower socks which provide a cooler fit.
Of course, one last consideration for cycling socks is how they look - and speaking from first hand experience, socks can be one of the best accessories to any outfit. For those looking to add another element of safety on their ride, cycling socks can also be chosen with fluorescent and reflective materials - perfect for road cyclists at any time of the day.
At Westbrook Cycles, we are proud to source and supply a range of cycling socks that have been handpicked from suppliers who we know and trust to provide cycling clothing of fantastic quality and design. These manufacturers include Mons Royale, Santini, Sealskinz and Solo.
If you have any questions about this collection, please do get in touch and we will be more than happy to help out.