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Best Snowboard Socks 2020-2021 | Our pick of the best snowboard socks to keep your feet warm

We've listed our favourite socks for you to nest your feet in this winter

It’s easy to neglect the importance of our feet and what they do for us. They keep us up all day and, even more importantly, it’s the part of our body that gets strapped into a snowboard – thus allowing us to ride in the first place. With that in mind, let’s look after our feet. Let’s make their comfort a priority.

“Choosing a pair of snowboard socks might not seem that big of a deal but trust us, it is”

Merino wool feels soft and nice against your skin. It’s also super lightweight, warm, and breathable. Most snowboard socks are made out of a mixture of different materials, but it might be worth spending a few extra quid on a pair of socks that include merino wool on their ingredients list.

Fit is another major factor when choosing the right snowboard socks as you want to avoid creating any uncomfortable pressure points within the boot. Make sure the socks won’t bunch up, and that you don’t constantly have to pull them up. Dedicated compression zones can stop this from happening. They can also enhance the blood flow to your feet and calves.

“Fit is another major factor when choosing the right snowboard socks as you want to avoid creating any uncomfortable pressure points within the boot”

When hiding your feet within a pair of snowboard boots all day, they’re bound to start sweating. To avoid a sweaty feeling inside the boots and the unpleasant odour that comes with it, we’d encourage you to invest in a pair of socks with wicking abilities and odour resistant properties (shoutout for merino wool again).

You really don’t want your feet soaking in their own sweat throughout the whole day as this’ll be an uncomfortable experience. Nor do you want to have to wash your snowboard socks on daily basis (we all ride in the same socks on consecutive days, no point in trying to deny it).

Of course, snowboard boots aren’t exactly the softest footwear out there (although softer than ski boots we’d wager). This makes extra padding on your socks that much more important. Whether this padding is on the shins, the toes or the arch it all adds to the comfort of your ride. And this, in turn, makes it easier to stay up on the hill for longer.

As a wise man once said, “keep your feet happy and they’ll keep you happy.”

Best Snowboard Socks 2020-2021


Stinky Socks x Jesse Paul

PRICE: €20

Even if you aren’t literally hitting handrails like Jesse Paul you’ll most certainly feel like you can when you’re wearing his socks.

The artwork of these Stinky Socks is bizarre in such a way that we can’t stop staring at them (not in a weird way). Put these things on and when your boots come off, you’ll find that your tootsies very quickly become the stars of the show.

Selected for The Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the Jesse Paul x Stinky Socks here

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Burton Women’s Performance + Lightweight Compression Sock

PRICE: £33

Burton’s lightweight women’s performance compression sock is like a Godsend, especially if you’re spending day after day up the mountain in your snowboard boots.

By offering a sock with an ergonomic fit specific to both the left and right foot, and padded channels that alleviate pressure and increase comfort, Burton is offering ladies that shred the creme-de-la-creme of socks.

Adding to their comfort is the quick-drying and odour resistant polypropylene reinforced footbed, which softens the chatter on your feet when riding. Burton’s own DryRide ultrawick venting technology also improves the sock’s airflow, leaving your feet dry even during the warmer days.

Offered in four different colours and sizes S/M and M/L, the Burton Women’s Performance + Lightweight Compression Socks are exactly what your feet need.

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    Burton Men’s AK Endurance Sock

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    Quoting Burton themselves, the Men’s AK Endurance Sock is apparently their ‘smartest snowboard sock’. This means it ranks pretty high up on the quality snowboard socks league table.

    By adding copper yarns with odour fighting antimicrobial properties, and a quick-drying odour resistant reinforced footbed, Burton is able to offer up a sock that leaves your feet dry and smelling like roses (ok, maybe not roses but you get the idea).

    The sock lock reinforcements also help to keep your heel from slipping inside the boot, while the elastic support of the sock increases blood flow. This will help to stop them getting tired and achy.

    Available in both grey and blue, the AK Endurance Sock comes in every size between S and L.

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    Kan Clothing Premium Merino Wool Snowboarding Sock

    PRICE: £20

    Earlier this year, we were introduced to UK based KAN clothing and their Merino socks for winter 2020/21.

    The Kan Clothing Premium Merino Wool Snowboarding Socks offer superior comfort, reduced fatigue, odour control, temperature regulation and have superior wicking abilities – everything you’d want from a snowboard sock basically.

    On the material front, they’ve used nature’s own temperature regulation – merino wool. Merino wool is superior when it comes to offering warmth and breathability. It’s also well known for its durability.

    Offered in every size from XS to M, the KAN socks have a unisex fit.

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    Kan Clothing Premium Merino Wool Snowboarding Sock

    PRICE: €30

    The Mons Tech Cushion Sock is the warmest sock in the Mons Royale range, so if you’re venturing out into mind-boggling coldness these are a pretty safe bet if you’re looking to keep your feet warm. Why wouldn’t you be?

    By offering up a performance fit and tech cushioning, the sock gives integrated support to both your ankle and arch. The shin padding protects your shins even further.

    Made of a mishmash of 64% merino wool, 34% nylon and 2% elastane, the socks are lightweight, durable, and temperature regulating. The quick-drying and odour resistant features of merino wool ensure your feet won’t be soaking wet, sweaty, and smelly after a day spent shredding it up on the slopes.

    The Mons Royale Mons Tech Cushion Sock comes in sizes small to large, in both a women’s and men’s specific model.

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    Smartwool PHD Snow Medium

    PRICE: $27

    A Smartwool favourite, the PHD Medium Snow Sock has been retweaked for winter 20/21.

    A new sock mesh pattern has been added on top of the foot here to help increase blood flow, to keep the toes warm. By increasing the power of the elastic around the arch area, Smartwool is also now able to offer a sock that offers a more locked-in fit. And finally, a new sock welt has been added, which means a wider elastic at the sock opening is there to help keep the sock up without cutting into the leg (and causing you discomfort).

    The Medium model is the thickest in the PhD line.

    Available for both ladies and gents alike, the socks come in a variety of cool designs including a Vans x Bryan Iguchi one that we’re particularly keen on. They can be bought in sizes S to L for women, going up to XL for the men.

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    Smartwool x Eric Jackson Snow Light Elite

    PRICE: £26

    Partnering up with Eric Jackson, who’s known for splitting his time between mountains and rivers, Smartwool is bringing their signature Smartwool Snow Light Elite sock back with an EJ specific design.

    A design inspired by Eric Jackson’s adventurous mind, the 4-degree elite fit system of the sock offers a dialled performance-oriented fit to keep the blood flow going in your feet (making them feel less fatigued as a result). The body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability together with the merino wool mishmash material will also make sure your feet won’t overheat when things start to get toasty.

    Offered in every size from S to L for women, going all the way up to XL for men, the Snow Light Elite socks are a lightweight option that sits snug next to your skin. They’re pretty much perfect.

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    Stinky Socks Wings Snow

    PRICE: €13

    A classic design with extra stretch for maximum stability, the Stinky Socks Wings Snow socks will feel as good inside the boots as they will outside them (you’re wearing them in both scenarios here).

    For added comfort Stinky Socks has added a comfortable upper band to keep the socks from sliding down. The elastic cushioned arch allows for more comfort here, and the ankle support is nicely implemented.

    Like the rest of the Stinky Family line, the Wings Snow socks are made using AEGIS antibacterial protection. This makes the feet feel fresh for longer, while the cool cotton maX moisture removal allows the cotton to absorb moisture three times its own weight.

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    Stinky Socks Queen of Angels

    PRICE: €15

    Known for their unique designs, the Stinky Socks Queen of Angels are a fine example of what the Stinky Socks family represent.

    The Queen of Angels socks are made with extra stretch to offer maximum stability, while the padded toes and cushioned arch add to the overall comfort of the socks. The padding will also add an extra layer between your feet and the board (the socks will dampen chatter when you’re strapped in and riding)

    Like the rest of the Stinky line, the Queen of Angels socks include AEGIS antibacterial protection and Cool Cotton MaX moisture removal. Keeping it fresh.

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