Best thermal socks for extreme cold

Here at Nature Shop we know how important it is to be kept warm while enjoying the great outdoors and we believe that thermal socks are very crucial. Whether you're looking for hiking socks, socks for walking or ski socks, you'll want a high quality pair of socks that will keep your feet warm while being breathable and bulk free. We've found the best way to do this is with a pair of merino wool socks so we've put a few pairs to the test to find the best thermal socks for extreme cold!


For Snowsports


Smartwool, PHD Ski Medium Crew Socks - RRP £24.95

These over the calf socks (14") are perfect for both skiing and snowboarding. The Ski Medium socks feature medium cushioning on the shin and foot for impact absorption and added warmth, strategically placed mesh ventilation zones for temperature and moisture management, and Smartwool's Indestructawool™ technology in high impact areas to provide superior durability. The plain PHD Ski Medium socks are made from 62% merino wool, 36% nylon and 2% elastane, while the pattern version is made from 59% merino wool, 39% nylon and 2% elastane



Mons Royale, Snow Tech Socks - RRP £29.95

The Mons Royale Snow Tech are a performance sock engineered for ultimate comfort. They feature a medium cushioned footbed and lightly cushioned shin pad, breathable mesh panels for temperature control, seamless toe box to prevent blisters and a contoured instep for a closer fit. The Snow Tech socks are made from 64% merino wool, 34% nylon and 2% elastane.




Brubeck, Snow Force Socks - RRP £14.95

The Brubeck Snow Force Socks offer ultimate comfort for all day skiing or snowboarding. Their double reinforced construction offer additional support to ward off achilles injuries while the strengthened middle zone keep your feet comfortable. Clever silver ions in the fibres give antibacterial properties to ward off stinky feet! Made from 61% Merino Wool, 13% Polypropylene with silver ions, 2% Polypropylene, 22% Polyamide, 2% Elastane.



For Hiking/Expeditions


Icebreaker, Hike + Medium Crew Socks - RRP £22.95

The Icebreaker Hike + Medium Crew socks are perfect for hiking in the colder months. These hiking socks are a crew height (10") and feature double up merino cushioning for increased comfort in heel and metatarsal as well as ankle, instep and achilles support. Made from 66% merino wool, 32% nylon and 2% lycra.



Smartwool, PHD Outdoor Medium Socks - RRP £22.95

The Smartwool PHD Outdoor Medium socks are perfect for long days on your feet. Featuring medium cushioning for impact absorption with mesh ventilation zones which provide maximum breathability and moisture management. These hiking socks also features a patent pending construction method for exceptional durability and comfort. Made from 63% merino wool, 35% nylon and 2% elastane



Brubeck, Trekking Prestige Socks - RRP £13.95

The Brubeck Trekking Prestige Socks are designed for use in rough mountain conditions and low temperatures. The terry wool inside thickened area gives thermal comfort while the additional zones in the arch are protect your foot from pressure from your hiking boots. The clever ribbing holds the sock in place while also stimulating blood circulation, and the built in silver ions in the wool help keep the socks stink free. Made from 51% merino wool, 18% Polypropylene with silver ions, 26% polyamide, 3% Polypropylene and 2% elastane



We hope that this blog has been helpful. If you have any questions about our rang of socks please email Shop the entire range of socks HERE

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