- SIZES: S, M, L
- Price: £27 / €31
Snowboarding is all about building on a solid foundation. Get a decent ollie before you try spinning, leave the Eurocarves until you’ve mastered the regular kind, and only partake of the apres bar’s signature flaming Chartreuse cocktail once you’ve had a demi or two. Similarly, don’t go buying the fanciest boots in the world if you’re still using your old school football socks.
The humble sock plays a hugely important role in your day of shred. Get it wrong and you’ll have feet that are either cold, cooking, or clammy – affecting your performance, and most likely cutting your day short too. The best way to avoid foot stress is to invest in a quality pair of socks from the merino experts at Kiwi brand Mons Royale.
“Less is more for the Mons Royale Pro Lite Tech socks; the minimalist design is big on comfort”
Less is more for the Mons Royale Pro Lite Tech snowboard socks; the minimalist design is big on comfort, and built specifically for the mountain. Thanks to a liberal use of the miracle wool (these are roughly two parts merino to one part nylon), they punch well above their weight in the performance stakes.
Merino is naturally well-suited to use in socks, thanks to unrivalled moisture-wicking qualities. If your feet start to sweat, the Mons Royale Pro Lite Tech socks can keep your skin feeling fresh. It’s also comfy as hell.
The toe box has no ridge where it joins the rest of the sock, and there’s a bit of extra cushioning at the shin. Granted, that’s something that will be more of interest to our two-planked associates, but if you have fairly stiff boots then it’s still a welcome feature.