Bridgedale’s Top Tips for Choosing the Right Sock

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Most of us don’t really think much when it comes to choosing the right socks.  A good pair will make all the difference in the world.  Engineered for performance and durability, and with more than 100 years of knitting expertise, Bridgedale’s unique Fusion Technology blends synthetic and natural fibers to give you the best of both worlds, and ensure the highest level of performance and comfort.

Pay attention to the material.  Woolen socks on their own can sometimes be too hot, and hold too much moisture, while synthetic socks can wick moisture, but has nowhere for it to go inside your boot or shoe. A combination fiber mix featuring Merino wool will provide good cushioning and also wicks moisture away from the skin to help prevent blisters. A recommendation would be that unless you cannot wear wool, try to avoid socks made from cotton as they will hold moisture next to skin with potential to cause blisters.

Make sure your socks fit properly. Whether you’re hiking through the Pacific Crest Trail or hitting the slopes, good fitting socks are as important as properly fitted boots or shoes.  Bridgedale socks feature Lycra® through the entire sock as well as additional Lycra® at the mid-foot, above the ankle and in the cuff, to ensure snug but not too tight a fit. Any bagginess or extra material at the heel or toe means it’s too big. Poorly fitting socks can simply ruin your ability to go farther during your adventures. 


Choose proper cushioned socks to give extra protection to those areas that take the most punishment, such as the ball of the foot, lace up area and Achilles. Seams should also be flat so they do not create more measure points on your foot. Bridgedale uses a unique anti-compression technology in its foot pads giving protection where you need it the most without adding unnecessary bulk.

Choose the right weight. Lightweight socks are perfect for warmer weather, mid-weight socks are good all-rounder and ideal for a good intensive level of activity, and heavyweight socks are intended for long distances in colder environments.

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