Horrible, shitty tube socks, stuffed into your Christmas stocking as a bargain bucket afterthought are about the worst way to treat your feet, you know, the bits of you that work the hardest on a day’s riding. Thick and absorbent, they’ll turn your liners into mush and your feet into transparent, wrinkly appendages that wouldn’t look out of place in Gollum’s cave.
Proper snowboard socks however – preferably made from merino wool – are an absolute joy. Something that’ll wick away sweat and moisture whilst still keeping you warm. It may seem like an afterthought, but snowboarding really is a ‘sole’ sport. Something like these Burton Merino Phase socks, for example, would be perfect.