Socks are often the last thing that a cyclist thinks of, but are one of the most critical items of clothing. After all, it’s your feet and legs that do the hard work. Editors Robert and Larisa take a look at the wide variety of socks from Australian brand Cycology Gear.
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.