Wool socks have become a winter staple for us, and we love the stylized fashion of longer cuffs, which are the two main reasons we love Giordana's Merino Wool Socks work not only for our cycling shoes, but our casual shoes, running shoes, even dress shoes. The five-inch cuff helps with both warmth and versatility.
As we've written before, wool doesn't have to be scratchy. Merino wool is soft and comfy. But in terms of overall use, durability and ease of care, 100% Merino isn't desirable. These socks are 57% Merino, 40% Polymide, and 3% Spandex. These socks will not stretch out with use and they go great with the rest of your "normal" clothes. Wash on warm, dry on hot, they'll do fine.
These socks have a thinner weave across the top of the feet. The top of the cuff, by the Giordana logo is doubled-over. The Giordana Merino Wool Socks come in three flavors, Black/Grey, Grey/Black, Grey/Pink. Sizes available are S/M and L/XL.
These are my favorite socks! I've got 5+ pairs and use them year round from 90+ degree summer days to 30 degree winter days. The breathe really well, and always keep my feet comfortable and dry. I used to use Smartwool socks for most rides, preferring the thicker sole for comfort, but they wound up being too hot in the summer. The Giordana Merino wool socks aren't as thick, but I haven't experienced any lack of comfort. They are thicker than the pair of Swiftwicks I have.
The cuff measures about 6-7 inches depending on the stretch, and stays in place. I'm a 8-8.5 shoe size the small/medium fit really well.
I've had some pairs for over a year now and have worn them as "eveyday" socks as well and they've held up like champs, no material thinning or anything!
Been wearing these under some Castelli shoe covers in 40-50F temps and loving it. These socks are tall, in fact they come up to the bottom of my knickers and completely cover the skin between my shoe covers and knickers. Perfect! Size 44.5 shoe, L/XL socks.
They are all around great. They are snug, pull moisture away well, and keep my feet warm at night while I'm in the bag.