Best golf socks: The most stylish, most comfortable socks for golfers

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Golfers obsess over their footwear, giving thoughtful consideration to every conceivable variation: spikes or spikeless, athletic or casual, leather or knit? The options are seemingly endless. Easily overlooked is that one of the most significant factors of foot comfort is not one’s shoes, but one’s … socks. Whether you’re walking or riding, foot comfort should be a priority, and really, that comfort starts with socks.

If it’s been awhile since you dipped your, ahem, toe into the golf-sock market, you may be surprised by the depth of variety. These days, a generic pair of socks simply won’t do. The latest golf socks are specifically engineered to serve a golfer’s needs, from strategically-placed padding to the inclusion of quick-dry fabric and de-odorizing properties.

Remember when you used to have to “break in” your golf shoes for several excruciating rounds before they achieved even a moderate level of comfort? Today’s socks allow you to bypass that phase, with abrasion-resistant fabrics. So, do your feet a favor and before you play another round, check out our list of the eight best golf socks.

Best socks for a perfect fit

Kane11 Harry socks

Not satisfied with a one-size-fits-all approach, the folks at Kane11 consider seven key measurements to create socks in sizes ranging from 6 to 17. Moisture-wicking and durable, the Harry also utilizes strategically-placed mesh to keep your foot cool and fresh throughout the day.

Best golf socks for temperature control

Kentwool SensationWool

Crafted with the 175-year-old company’s signature merino wool (lauded for its wicking and comfort properties, while also reducing friction, abrasion and muscle fatigue), the Sensation Wool is also infused with capsaicin and a synthetic cooling agent to create a combination of warming and cooling sensations to help relieve aches and pains in your feet.

Best golf socks for breathability

Bombas Performance Golf Ankle socks

These midweight, moisture-wicking socks are made of a cotton-poly yarn blend that offers full cushioning and thermoregulation to allow your feet to breathe. Another functional feature: There’s a mesh ventilation zone under the toe, where feet tend to overheat the most. The toe itself features seamless construction.

Best golf socks for dry comfort

FJ Pro Dry Sport Sock

FootJoy ProDry Sport

FootJoy’s classic offering incorporates DrySof technology to wick moisture away from your skin, keeping your foot dry and comfortable. The lycra and spandex-blend fabric ensures a stretchy, snug fit while an enclosed toe seam and double-layered heel keep your foot stable and secure.

Best golf socks for odor eating

Stance Uncommon Golf ST Tab socks

These medium-thick golf socks boast Feel 360 fiber technology, which adapts to your body temperature to help keep your feet cool and comfortable as well as helping eliminate odor-causing bacteria. Anatomical cushioning aims to provide support where you need it most, and the socks even offer specially engineered left and right foot arch support.

Best golf socks for crew lovers

Nike Multiplier

Fans of crew socks will love the Nike Multiplier, which incorporates sweat-wicking fabric (a nylon, polyester and spandex blend) to keep your foot dry and cool, as well as strategically-placed mesh along the midfoot to enhance breathability.

Best golf socks for going low

Puma Pounce Low Cut socks

The Pounce Low Cut features a polyester, cotton and spandex-blend fabric that is both stretchy and moisture-wicking. The brand’s CoolCell technology keeps you dry and additional cushioning at the toe and heel keeps you comfy throughout your round.

Best golf socks for moisture absorption

Gold Toe Men’s Athletic Golf Tab Liner

The lightweight nylon, cotton and spandex-blend fabric features AquaFX Moisture Control properties to ensure a dry and comfortable wearing experience. Also included: cooling mesh panels, arch support, a long-lasting reinforced toe and zone cushioning.

Best golf socks for eco-friendly golfers

Inside Story Socks Classic Crew

Each set of socks contains two recycled water bottles and one cup of coffee grounds. They provide compression qualities, arch support, extra padding for blister prevention and protection from UV rays. The recycled coffee grounds add moisture-wicking and odor-resistant properties to the socks too.

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