No one likes to have wet feet when out and about. This is even worse if you have weather conditions that make it more difficult for socks to dry up. We have picked the best waterproof socks to help you out if you are in the market for a pair.
Best Summer Hiking Socks UK Table
A few years ago I found myself camping in a storm. Not only were my clothes wet, but my socks were as well. This made it impossible to get a good night’s rest or stay warm. I took a lesson from it and came better prepared the next year. Let’s help you prepare.
How to Choose waterproof socks
If you search online, you will see that there are hundreds of waterproof socks. They come in many lengths, colours, and models. So the first thing to consider is the length.
What you must keep in mind is that the socks will be waterproof for your legs and feet depending on the height of the water or snow. If the water is higher than the length of your socks, then it is most likely that you will get wet.
You should also consider the thickness since the thicker the sock, the longer it will take for them to dry. If you like to combine your socks with your clothes, search the ones that come in a wide range of colors.
Pick socks that fit but don’t squeeze or fit loose. Make sure that if they are not seamless that the seams don’t harm your feet. And last, of all be sure that they are breathable and antibacterial.
If we search in supermarkets, online stores, clothes shops, etc. we can find a great variety of waterproof socks to choose from. So we have written this article to give you some information and take away any doubt that you might have. Then just go ahead, continue reading and keep our tips in mind.
Dexshell Waterproof Coolvent Socks
Dexshell offers a wide variety of waterproof socks. These socks come in a knee length, an ankle length and a mid-calf. All come with cuffed elastics and cupped heels for a perfect fit.
They come in four sizes small, medium, large and extra large. Ideal for all types of outdoor sports. If you suffer from sweaty feet, these socks have an antibacterial treatment that will not allow your feet to have those foul smells and are highly breathable.
The only problems that these socks have are that if you wash them, they take a long time to dry. You might need to wear another pair of socks to keep your feet warm and it takes a while for the sweat on your feet to pass through the sock.
- Cuffed elastic
- Cupped heels
- Antibacterial Treatment
- Have perfect fit
- Comes in 4 sizes
- Won’t let your feet sweat
- They take a long time to dry
- Sweat takes too much time to pass the sock
(4.1 / 5)
URBAN 100% Waterproof Socks
These waterproof socks are designed so you can wear them every day like any other sock. Urban socks are very breathable. These socks are great for rainy, windy or cold days. They are also seamless so you can wear them with shoes or with sneakers and they won’t harm your feet. These socks are not recommendable for submerging.
- Very breathable
- They don’t harm your feet
- Don’t let your feet sweat
- Not good for submerging
(4.1 / 5)
Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks
You will never realize that these socks are waterproof! They fit just like any other sock but these will keep your feet dry at all times. It is made of 3 layers of the best materials. This model comes in two colors and is calf high. These socks aren’t very expandable so not everybody can wear another pair under them.
- Made of three layers
- It has high calfs
- The shoes are waterproof
- Fit like any other sock
- Keep feet dry
- Comes in two colors
- Not very expandable
(4.6 / 5)
Sealskinz Hiking Mid-knee Socks
Sealskin socks are one of the finest brands of waterproof socks. Comes in 4 different colors. The ankle and the instep are elasticated, giving you more support. Heel, toe, and footbed are padded so you won’t get blisters. For warmer feet, they have included merino wool.
The only problem is that they are very expensive.
- Merino wool
- Elasticated parts
- Comes in 4 different colors
- Won’t give you blisters
- Keep your feet warmer than other socks
- Quite pricey
(4.1 / 5)
Randy Sun Socks
If you are searching for waterproof socks at a very reasonable price, these are the perfect ones for you. Apart from the fact that they are very breathable, they come in a cool modern design and a wide variety of colours.
If you don’t like to hand wash your clothes, then you are on the right track because they are machine washable. The heel and toe parts are reinforced so they will last wash after wash. The three-layer construction won’t let your feet get wet.
We have noticed that these socks are a bit thicker than the rest. Another fact is that they are not seamless so you must make sure that the seams won’t harm your feet.
- Reinforced parts
- Three-layer construction
- Cool modern design
- Machine washable
- Completely waterproof
- They are thick
- Have seams
(4.4 / 5)
Dexshell Ultralite Bamboo Waterproof Socks
Here is a sock made especially for women. They are lightweight and will keep your feet at the right temperature in every type of climate. Made out of bamboo rayon, porelle membrane and elastane for a perfect fit and makes them very breathable. Comes in a casual design in two different colors. Very soft and seamless.
The only two cons that we found is that they only come in a stripe design and they don’t keep your feet completely dry if the conditions are really soggy.
- Bamboo Rayon
- Has perfect fit
- Two different colors
- Soft to the touch
- Only comes in stripes
- Don’t keep your feet very dry
(4.3 / 5)
Final Thoughts + Top Pick
If you plan on doing sports for a couple of days, you should buy more than one pair since some socks take some considerate amount of time to get fully dried odourising inner layer. All of the waterproof socks that we have reviewed are the best in whatever purpose.
But, our top choice would be the Dexshell Waterproof Coolvent Socks. It is ideal for all types of outdoor sports. If you suffer from sweaty feet, these socks have an antibacterial treatment that will not allow your feet to have those foul smells and are highly breathable!