As summer comes to an end it is time to start planning for winter and as a keen walker, I know the importance of finding decent quality warm winter socks for my hiking boots. Although not the cheapest I have seen, priced at £19.99, this pack of four pairs from Abida seem a worthwhile buy. They are also available in twin pair packs.
The socks arrived simply packed in a useful and reusable branded ziplock storage bag with each pair separately packed and labelled. T
The four pairs are all of the same design although the colours vary from pair to pair. The socks are medium thickness but warm and supportive made from cotton, Polyester, Spandex mix.
The socks, reinforced at the toes and heel, have an upmarket feel to them and although not too thick to be worn comfortably with ordinary shoes these are more suited for wear either in boots or loose-fitting slippers. When worn in my walking boots they feel soft, padded and very warm. I have worn them a few times to try them out and I still get that floating on air feeling that comes with new, thick socks.
How will they last? Too early to say yet, but having washed them once in a cold water machine wash and after letting them drip dry (do not tumble dry) they are still as new. I have no reason to doubt these socks will last just as long as any other.
If you need a pair of medium weight winter sports socks, these are an excellent buy.