Cotton, Wool or Cashmere: Which Sock is Best?

When it comes to selecting your socks for the day there are so many choices! Whether it is crew cut, ankle, knee-high, or even patterned, solid color, or funky designs, the choices are endless. However, there is another choice that could be more important than any of the others; what material is best when it comes to socks? While you can purchase socks made of countless materials, we will take a look at which is the best between the popular materials; otton, wool and cashmere.

Pros and Cons of Cotton

Cotton socks tend to last for a long time, and are soft and comfortable. However, because cotton tends to be very absorbent, wearing cotton socks during warm weather, sports, or even day-to-day if you are a sweaty person may not be a great idea. The absorbent factor of cotton socks means they lack in the breathability department.

Pros and Cons of Wool

Wool socks can be a bit more pricey, but with their extreme comfort and breathability, they are perfect for keeping warm without worrying about your socks being soggy at the end of the day. Wool socks rank high in comfort, making them a quality choice.

Pros and Cons of Cashmere

Of the three, cashmere will cost you the most, but with the higher price tag comes the expected jump in quality. Soft, stylish and durable, cashmere is a top-end material for day-to-day socks, as well as the perfect socks for your business meetings, date night, and even just hanging out at home. However, you may not want to put the cashmere through a run, workout, or afternoon on the pitch.

This post was written by Matt Conklin, owner and sock aficionado at! Lucid Socks’ sock of the month club features a random hand picked pair of socks from one of our many categories of unique and humorous socks.

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