Teko launched in 2004 with, in their words, the aim to “create the best socks on the planet that are also the best socks for the planet”. As a result, these environmentally friendly eVapor8 women’s socks are made from a polyester derived from 100% post-consumer waste – that’s plastic bottles and everything else destined for landfill.
These are women’s socks, so they have a female-specific fit, with a reduced cuff circumference, narrower heel and tapered toe which all make for a comfortable fit, while the foot is well supported by the reinforced arch band.
The eVapor8 polyester fabric, as the name suggests, is very effective at wicking sweat away from the skin and the socks are very quick drying.
The socks are available in two weights – light and ultra-light – and two lengths – micro and minicrew – and we tested the ultra-light minicrew version. As you’d expect, it’s very thin, which means it’s not the warmest sock out there but it feels like a second skin, while the lack of cushioning means no pressure points develop while riding.
Three colours are available – foxglove (pictured), white and ice – and all that makes for an excellent sock which, while not the cheapest at £9.95 a pair, offers a comfortable fit which is soft next to the skin to keep you feet cosy while cycling.