As the weather changes you’ll swap flip flops with sturdier shoes like boots. And if you’re wearing boots then of course you’re going to wear socks with them. But what types of socks go best with boots? This is an interesting question and in this article we’re going to answer it. When selecting socks for boots, here are some things to keep in mind.
Socks boots and what you need to know
It’s a good idea to wear socks with your boots. This prevents your feet from rubbing against the boots – which can cause painful blisters. It also stops your feet from sweating, which may lead to stinky boots (If you have problems with sweaty feet, then you might want to try out socks which are antibacterial, such as bamboo socks). Socks for boots should meet the following criteria.
- They should cover your feet and legs
You want to select socks which cover all of your feet and also legs. This means you should avoid wearing ankle or no show socks. These will leave your feet and legs exposed. If this happens then the boots may rub against you, and cause chaffing and blisters. Instead choose a pair of longs socks.
- What style are you going for?
Think about how the socks will combine with your boots and what you’re wearing. For example, you may want to wear knee high socks (which are also a great way to show off your fashion sense). In fact, wearing shorts or a skirt, plus boots and knee high socks is a great fashion combination. Knee high socks also help to keep your legs warm during cold weather. Tights are also a great choice to wear with boots and skirts.
Another great idea is to wear socks with interesting patterns. For example, you can wear boots with art socks or food and drink socks. Also pay attention the colour of your socks. You’ll want to wear socks which coordinate with your boots. You may also want to wear socks with crazy patterns. This will add interest to your outfit.
Patterned socks go best with jeans, chinos, or khakis. If you’re going to do this, remember to match the colour of your socks with your pants. Finally, something else you should think about is the material your boots are made out of. Leather boots work well with brightly coloured and patterned socks. On the other hand, when wearing suede boots, choose socks which are more sedate.
At the end of the day, the length of your socks will depend on the look you’re trying to create or your own personal style. It may also depend on the weather. If it’s snowing outside then you’ll want to wear the warmest socks you can find.
- Choose the right material
Boots are mostly worn in Winter. This means you’ll want a pair of socks which is going to keep you warm. Probably the best choice is wool socks or even thermal socks. These help to keep your feet warm and are also thick enough to protect your feet. Woollen socks are a good choice if you’re planning on wearing your boots for a long time. You can also try cotton or synthetic socks. These are a good choice if you have sweaty feet. Cotton socks breathe well and help to wick away moisture. Cotton socks are also a good choice if you’re wearing your boots for a shorter period.
- What are you wearing the boots for?
The type of socks you wear really depends on what you’re wearing the boots for. If you’re sitting in an office or going shopping, then you can wear ordinary cotton socks. On the other hand, if you’re going on a serious hike then it’s probably a better idea to wear thick woollen socks. (In case you don’t know, we’ve written an article for people who need help choosing hiking socks).
The bottom line is that, comfort is ultimately the most important consideration when wearing socks in boots. No matter what type of socks you’re wearing they should be comfortable, keep your feet warm, and help you deal with sweat and friction.