So you’ve spent all your hard earned cash on the best cycling outfit. You’ve bought some natty shoes and you’re ready to go. Hang on, what socks do I wear? Cycling socks are often overlooked as part of your cycling attire and nearly always underestimated in their intrinsic value to your cycling experience. After all, your feet are an important element of the cycling process!
Designed For Cycling design and produce high technicity and high performance ladies cycling clothing. They also design the most chic and stylish cycling kit for ladies, and their Girls Rule range is typical of this high end ladies cycling kit brand
There are two important things about socks, so don’t underestimate them. Your feet are critical, and as a former mountain runner I know this, as does Larisa as an athlete.
Finding great cycling gear is always a challenge, especially for women. The industry seems to have decided that if you want performance clothing that helps keep you comfortable on the bike, you also want to appear as if you are a professional cyclist too.
In terms of cycling socks, Cycology have definitely got it covered – literally. With funky designs to match specific jersey and short combos and a full range of single colour socks, there’s something for everyone.
However, the crucial thing is always ‘how well made are they and how long will they last?’ If you’re like me, there’s nothing worse than socks that simply wriggle around all over your feet and that get holes in after only a few uses, or simply lose shape or any compression and support that they ever had. Cycling specific socks aren’t cheap, so it pays to buy a good pair… or two or three.
Well made socks provide arch and ankle support and a reasonable degree of compression. They sit neatly in place at the toe and ankle and these stylish socks from Cycology utilise a more elasticated knit for a snugger fit and for the arch support and a mesh knit in the 6” ankle cuff to keep them firmly in place. They use a flat toe seam construction for comfort and have mesh weave panels designed in, helping with moisture wicking too.
Once you’re wearing them, they really do feel like a quality sock and they retain both colour and shape after numerous washes.
The printed socks are designed specifically to match the Cycology kit designs and have even more of a compression feel to them. They’re very slightly longer (7” ankle to cuff) from the plain colour socks, but share the same quality weave construction and performance properties.
Coming in a wide variety of styles, and in patterns to match all of your cycling kit, they tick all the necessary boxes for both style and performance. In total, there are 15 great colours and designs to choose from, so make room in your sock drawer.