If you're anything like us, your feet are the first to freeze on a frosty winter ride. However, with the right protection, this sensation can be a thing of the past. Of course, on particularly nasty days, a quality pair of covers are crucial, but you still need an intermediary base like the Castelli Thermolite 9 Socks to properly stave off the chills.
To achieve this level of warmth, Castelli constructed the socks from its namesake, the Thermolite fabric. Thermolite features a hollow-core polyester construction that insulates while pulling moisture away from the skin. Not only does this guarantee a dry riding experience, but the quick removal and evaporation of sweat provides a consistent level of warmth.
For the guts of the construction, Castelli used a flat-knit design to minimize the volume of the socks. Now, your socks will fit comfortably within your shoes, feeling light, airy, and warm for the whole ride.
The Castelli Thermolite 9 Socks are available in the colors Black and White and in sizes Small/medium, Large/x-large, and XX-Large.
I've worn these for most of the cyclocross season without shoe covers, and haven't suffered any cold toes yet! I also like these as hiking socks during the winter, as they are very warm and also not super thick. They wick sweat great so you don't have to worry about having soggy feet.
It may sound dumb but I thought they were 9 socks that came with it. ikr. well it's only a pair of great socks, keep your feet dry and they never pull down.
I don't think socks need to be special, but these are pretty nice. Comfortable, warm enough when it's cold, stay nice and dry and look alright to wear.
Very comfortable warm sock, not too thick and very breathable! perfect option for cooler winter weather.
I like these socks, but I got them for winter riding and they do not stand up to the cold winter we are have here in Los Angeles. Early mornings are bitter 36-45 degrees.