At Anaconda, we stock a huge range of high-quality men's, women's and kid's thermal socks, hiking socks, sports socks and merino wool socks. Whether you're wanting to stay warm during cold weather or need comfort when on a long hike, shop our range of outdoor socks online or in-store today.
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Select the Best Socks with our Helpful Anaconda Guide
A quick search of the Anaconda sock collection shows just how far camping, hiking and outdoor adventures have come since the pioneering days. Options include thermal socks, elastane socks, merino socks, cotton socks and merino wool socks that are perfect for hiking and trekking in tough Australian and New Zealand conditions. Whether kid's socks, men's socks or women's socks, the pair you purchase should suit their intended use, so Anaconda showcases hiker socks, slipper socks, leggings, work socks, crew socks and more for outdoor adventures.
Thermal socks and merino wool socks are ideal for high country adventures or simply for remaining toasty warm in winter. Cotton socks are a great breathable, lightweight alternative for summer, and appropriate hiker socks will protect your feet and stop you from getting blisters along the way.
What Fabrics are Used for Thermal Socks?
Thermal socks can be made from a variety of fabrics, just like other types of apparel. Different fabrics have different properties, so if you suffer from sweaty feet or another foot problem from time to time, the material for your socks should be considered carefully. Materials include merino wool, cotton, elastane and other synthetic combinations for cushioning and comfort. Here are a few quality sock options available at Anaconda:
These include famous merino wool and other natural wool fibres. Merino wool can be blended with other fabrics such as cotton or polyester. Merino wool socks are favourites with outdoor professionals and weekend warriors in Australia and all around New Zealand. Merino wool socks are warm and moisture-wicking, keeping your feet warm and dry while avoiding sweating.
Acrylic socks are lightweight, affordable and quick-drying, ideal for trail running in wet and boggy environments. They are also useful as ski socks with winter boots and gym wear as they are less likely to hold foot odour.
While cotton is an affordable, breathable fabric, it is not generally recommended for long hiking, trekking or exploration. Cotton can easily bunch and trap moisture, ultimately resulting in discomfort and blisters. However, cotton socks are great for everyday wear around the home or at work.
This is a manmade material that is often blended with natural fibres to enhance its properties. It can make up to 50% of a sock's fabric composition, in which case the socks can have properties such as more durability and strength.
Most socks require some degree of stretch, which allows socks to fit people with various shoe sizes. However, contrary to nylon, a stretchy material such as elastane will only be a minor percentage in the entire fabric composition, this can amount to as little as 2%.
Is Sock Height Important?
Sock height usually comes down to preference. Some people prefer low socks, as they remain hidden in shoes and are not that apparent when wearing sneakers. Other people may prefer the taller socks since these can be useful during colder temperatures.
Of course, the type of activity you will be doing while wearing the socks does matter. For example, people who intend to go skiing usually wear taller socks for added insulation. So, always think about where you will be wearing the socks before you purchase them. The Anaconda thermal socks range is vast, allowing you to step out in style your way. Browse our selections, make a wish list, and shop for the best merino wool socks, leggings and other plush footwear products.
Is the Thickness of a Sock Important for Comfort?
Anyone who regularly encounters pain in the feet could benefit from a thicker sock, as a thicker sock provides more cushioning. Of course, thicker socks are considerably warmer than their thinner equivalents. If you often encounter problems because of foot sweat, it is not necessarily the best thing to choose thicker socks. When the feet get too warm, it is quite easy for the feet to overheat and get blisters.
While you could argue that thicker socks will provide more cushioning during a hike, the thickness of the socks does make sweating and subsequent blisters more likely. So, if you intend on hiking during warmer weather, you would be better off with medium socks. This means a good blend between the lightest and the heaviest socks you can find.
Find the Right Socks at Anaconda
At Anaconda, we offer a streamlined online purchasing experience, fast checkout, Afterpay, delivery tracking and the lowest price on all stocked items. Fit out the entire family with the highest quality men's socks, women's socks, kid's socks and unisex socks, and appreciate the best of the great outdoors.
Shop our entire range of kid's, women's and men's socks online or visit us in-store today.