You might think that a ski sock is just a extra thick sock but with the changes in the way...
You might think that a ski sock is just a extra thick sock but with the changes in the way we now ski and snowboard, the old ski sock has had to go through some upgrades and changes in order to get with the times!
At Simply Hike we are dedicated to finding the best technical socks from the best brands like: Smartwool, Bridgedale, Stance and many many more!
Back in the day a ski or snowboarding sock just used to be a standard 'tube' shape offering you great warmth but nothing else! Today's socks tend to be shaped for a much better fit for the skier and snowboarder, giving you the best fit straight out of the packaging. With a shaped or fitted sock, the padding on the inside is also more specific and is carefully placed in the sock to give you better comfort and protection for the specific areas of your foot. It also is a perfect system to react to your own body temperature so the sock will warm up when you are cold and cool when you are warm.
The material that today's ski socks are made of have changed drastically over the years, with synthetic materials become a lot more breathable and merino wool technology coming on leaps and bounds keeping the core temperature of your feet in check it is safe to say the a sock is no long just a sock!