Men's Hiking and Walking Socks

Buying a quality pair of Men's Walking Boots means nothing if you don't have the right pair of Men's Socks to match. That's why the team here at e-OUTDOOR has put together a great selection of socks that are breathable, hardwearing and great for the outdoors. Socks are the interface between your foot and the material of the walking boot. So they play a vital role in the comfort and health of your feet on any walk. Unsuitable men's socks will at least leave you with sore feet, or much worse with serious blisters. The advanced designs and high quality workmanship of the latest men's walking boots and shoes has virtually eliminated the discomfort associated with breaking in new boots. However, it is still worth taking a few precautions when wearing your boots outdoors for the first time, so always make sure you wear and take a spare pair of socks when you head out for your first proper yomp. Although comfortable footwear is understandably the most vital piece of equipment when it comes to outdoor pursuits, the importance of well fitting men's socks should not be underestimated in any way, as they can greatly alter the fit and comfort of your walking boots.

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  • Alpaca Merino Wool Mid Hiker Socks
    NOW £6.50 RRP £13.00 | Save £6.50 (50%)
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  • Alpaca Merino Wool Hiker Socks
    NOW £7.50 RRP £15.00 | Save £7.50 (50%)
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    Mid Light Sock
    NOW £16.77 RRP £27.95 | Save £11.18 (40%)
  • Pace Performance Socks
    NOW £4.97 RRP £9.95 | Save £4.98 (50%)
  • Pace Performance Low Socks
    NOW £4.00 RRP £7.99 | Save £3.99 (50%)
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  • Fitted Boot Sock - Long
    NOW £16.56 RRP £19.95 | Save £3.39 (17%)
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    Men's Mountaineering Over-The-Calf Socks
    NOW £22.50 RRP £25.00 | Save £2.50 (10%)
  • Men's Hiker Light Cushion Socks
    NOW £17.10 RRP £19.00 | Save £1.90 (10%)
  • Men's Hiker Full Cushion Boot Socks
    NOW £20.70 RRP £23.00 | Save £2.30 (10%)
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  • Mens Guernsey Wellington Boot Sock
    NOW £19.95 RRP £30.00 | Save £10.05 (34%)
  • Mens Guernsey Wellington Boot Sock
    NOW £19.95 RRP £30.00 | Save £10.05 (34%)
  • Mens Guernsey Wellington Boot Sock
    NOW £19.95 RRP £30.00 | Save £10.05 (34%)
  • Sealskinz Mens Mid Weight Mid Length Sock
    NOW £19.20 RRP £32.00 | Save £12.80 (40%)
  • Sealskinz Mens Walking Sock
    NOW £17.97 RRP £29.95 | Save £11.98 (40%)
  • Calf Length Travel Socks
    NOW £8.37 RRP £13.95 | Save £5.58 (40%)
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  • Mens Phd Outdoor Medium Crew Sock
    NOW £18.39 RRP £22.99 | Save £4.60 (20%)
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  • Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks
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    Mens Waterproof Breathable Long Light Socks
    NOW £21.00 RRP £35.00 | Save £14.00 (40%)
  • Mens Hike Medium Crew Sock

The value of wearing socks has been recognised from earliest times, the first known socks were made from animal skins and the ancient Greeks wore socks made from matted animal hairs in the 8th century BC. They can be an item of fashion, by the year 1000 AD they were a symbol of wealth among the nobility. They were worn by comic actors in roman times and were called ‘soccus’ from which the old English word ‘socc’ comes from and that’s how we get the name sock. In the 5th century AD they were especially worn by holy people as a symbol of their purity.

Of course socks have a very practical side to them. Their main function is to absorb sweat. The foot is one of the heaviest producers of perspiration in the human body, sometimes up to 0.12l a day. A good sock will help absorb and dissipate that moisture from our feet. They help to keep our feet warm, being at the furthest point from our heart our feet are very vulnerable to the cold, and cold feet can affect our whole well being. Simply they can make our feet feel

The first thing to make sure of is that you choose socks that are made from a material which will keep your feet warm, comfortable and cushioned. Socks can be made from a wide range of different materials such as wool, nylon, polyester or a combination of these and others. Fast drying socks with man made and/or natural fibres are often the best option for walking and hiking as they can help to wick moisture away from the skin. This will prevent the heating and softening of your feet and so help to reduce the chance of blistering. Try to avoid wearing cotton socks when walking if at all possible.

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