Feet are hugely important to look after during a ride, so here are ten winter pairs of socks to keep those toes a little more comfortable on those rides

Sadly it is cold enough now that we all have to consider how to best keep warm on those longer mile munching rides.

That wind chill can really get to your feet and this is part of the body that is often overlooked, until it feels like your toes are about to fall off that is.

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Largely you’ll look to the socks to keep you warm and overshoes to keep you extra warm and dry. They’ll be thicker than your summer socks so make sure they fit ok in your current shoes and even if you’re totally against longer cuff socks, that little bit of extra length goes a long way at keeping your extremities warm.

A decent set of winter socks does tend to cost a little extra than the thinner summer options. However, it’s worth the outlay and that is why we’ve tracked down nine pairs that’ll help you keep comfortable all winter long.

In the main they look good too, with the industry really buying into ‘sock game’ or ‘sock doping’. More colours more options, which means you’ll be able to find something to suit.

Shimano Winter Breath Hyper sock


Buy now at Chain Reaction Cycles for £9.99 (reduced from £19.99)

Endura BaaBaa Merino Winter sock


Buy now from Evans Cycles for £6.99 (reduced from £9.99)

DeFeet Woolie Boolie 2 6” Cuff sock


Buy now from Wiggle for £13.49 (reduced from £15.99)

GribGrab Windproof sock


Buy now from Wiggle for £18.36 (reduced from £24)

Northwave Sonic Winter Sock


Buy now from Wiggle for £9.99 (reduced from £11.99)

Altura Ride Thermo sock


Buy now from Merlin Cycles for £8.99 (reduced from £10)

BBB BSO-11 ThermoFeet sock


Buy now from Merlin Cycles for £7.69 (reduced from £10.99)

DexShell Waterprood Ultralite sock


Buy now from Merlin Cycles for £17.05 (reduced from £18.95)

SealSkins Thick Mid Length sock


Buy now from Merlin Cycles for £27.76 (reduced from £37)