While most golfers give their on-course apparel a lot of thought — polos, pants, belts and shoes — golf socks tend to get lost in the shuffle. But golf socks are no longer just a simple, thin strip of fabric between your foot and your shoe.
While socks may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about incorporating more technology into your apparel, the material between your feet and shoes has come a long way in making your rounds more comfortable, whether you’re walking or riding. Stability and comfort are two very import aspects of the game, and choosing the right golf socks is one way you can prepare to play your best in every round.
Today’s golf socks offer comfort and technology on par with the shoes they’re paired with. From moisture-wicking fabrics, uber-cushioned comfort and designs that create a fashion statement all on their own, here are seven golf socks you’ll want to add to your wardrobe ASAP.
Adidas Climacool TOUR360 Ankle Socks
Specifically designed with the golfer in mind, this offering from Adidas features grip yarns in the forefoot and heel for added stability, and three stripes on the back to avoid heel slip. $18, adidas.com
Kentwool Sensation Wool Sock
Not only does Kentwool’s latest offering feature the company’s signature superfine Merino wool, this model is also infused with capsaicin and a synthetic cooling agent to create a combination of warming and cooling sensations to help relieve aches and pains in your feet. $24.95, kentwool.com
Stance Jack Nicklaus Crew Socks
Your feet luxuriate in Stance’s moisture-wicking and breathable performance mesh, and you can also make a statement by celebrating Jack Nicklaus’s epic win at the 1972 U.S. Open. Whether you wear shorts or pants, these socks are sure to be a conversation-starter. $18, stance.com
Under Armour UA Phenom Crew
Embedded arch support reduces foot fatigue, while the moisture-wicking fabric dries quickly and includes anti-odor technology. The best part? These socks come in packs of three. $20, underarmour.com
This two-pair pack of no-show socks boast moisture-wicking fabric and cushioning that’s appropriate for both rounds of golf and other athletic activities. $18, nike.com
FootJoy TechSof Tour Crew
Breathable mesh, an anatomically-shaped foot bed and targeted cushioning are just a few of the features in FootJoy’s Tour Crew sock. As an added bonus, the sock’s moisture-control fiber keeps you dry and comfortable throughout your round. $14, footjoy.com
Bombas Performance Ankle Sock
Specifically designed to maximize breathability and flexibility during athletic activity, Bombas socks offer strategically placed cushioning and ventilation. $16, bombas.com