Best winter cycling socks: Warm feet are happy feet

a grid of winter cycling socks
(Image credit: Will Jones)

If you want to be comfortable riding through the winter, a pair of the best winter cycling socks, although often overlooked, can tip the balance between pain and pleasure.

Even when wrapped up in the best winter cycling jacket and best winter bib tights, cold feet can be the cyclist's Achilles heel. Winter cycling shoes or a quality pair of overshoes can go a long way to keeping you more comfortable, but if your feet aren't adequately insulated, they'll still get cold, particularly if it's wet and windy too.

Will Jones
Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. There are very few types of cycling he's not dabbled in, and he has a particular affection for older bikes and long lasting components. Road riding was his first love, before graduating to racing CX in Yorkshire. He's been touring on a vintage tandem all the way through to fixed gear gravel riding and MTB too. When he's not out riding one of his many bikes he can usually be found in the garage tinkering with another of them, or getting obsessive about tyres. Also, as he doesn't use Zwift, he's our go-to guy for bad weather testing... bless him.

Rides: Custom Zetland Audax, Bowman Palace:R, Peugeot Grand Tourisme Tandem, Falcon Explorer Tracklocross, Fairlight Secan & Strael