There’s nothing like pulling on a pair of fresh socks. Particularly one’s that are specifically designed for cycling like these from dhb, online retailer Wiggle’s in-house clothing brand.
dhb Summer Socks are, as the name suggests, designed for cycling in warm weather, and the Coolmax yarn – 40 per cent cotton, 50 per cent polyester, seven per cent nylon and three pre cent elastane – works to keep you both cool and dry – and they’ve kept this reviewer’s feet in check on the rare hot days we’ve enjoyed this summer. The cycling-specific design – with no unnecessary padding or seams – helps stop any pressure points developing on your feet.
The socks are also lightweight, and comfortable, thanks to the reinforced heel, toe and arch, which combine to make the socks feel like an extension of your foot. They’re durable, too, having survived a month’s use without a hint of wear and tear.
The socks are available in two lengths, 8cm or 14cm, although the latter is a little excessive unless a) your from the Continent or b) the long-socked Bradley Wiggins look is more your thing. There are a variety of colours available – black, blue, red or white – so it’s easy enough to colour co-ordinate your kit from head-to-toe.
And finally, as is often the case with dhb gear, the price is right, too. The 8cm socks will set you back £6.99 a pair, while the 14cm version are an extra quid at £7.99.