Bogman Work Boot Socks
Merino wool work boot socks
The properties of wool as a textile have made merino wool socks – as well as wool compared to, say cotton – very popular for a number of reasons.
First, wool tends to be quite warm. Many wools tend to be far warmer-feeling for a garment of their weight than other fabrics, so a rather normal pair of good merino wool socks will be warmer than a thicker pair of cotton socks.
Secondly, wool is moisture- and odor-wicking. Unlike other materials which get wet and stinky, wool doesn’t start to acquire the smell of sweaty feet for a few days. Merino wool is also air-permeable, which allows moisture to evaporate more quickly than from other materials.
In short, it’s soft and therefore comfortable to wear. It doesn’t completely soak with sweat, but even if it does, it doesn’t get rancid with odor or lose it’s heat retention properties. As a result, merino wool socks are very comfortable, and are a great choice with a pair of work boots in winter conditions. A thinner pair are also a great choice in warmer weather, as they wick away moisture better than cotton.
So merino wool socks are a great accessory to have with a great pair of work boots, especially if you want to keep your feet comfortable throughout a heavy work day in adverse conditions. This is exactly why merino wool socks and base layers have become so p