Wearing the right running socks when running in the cold weather is not just a matter of comfort, it's also a safety issue. If your feet get too cold and wet, you could be at risk for frostbite. Try some of these running socks for maximum comfort and protection.
Drymax Cold Weather Running Socks have a special Dual Layer Moisture Removal System, which instantly moves moisture from the skin, through the inner Drymax layer to the outer absorbent layer, keeping feet dry. A third layer of Drymax fiber insulation was added along the front of the sock, since that area gets coldest due to wind chill. The socks also feature dense padding (rather than thick padding), as it protects feet without adversely affecting the fit of the shoes. These socks are designed for use in cold to cool conditions, keeping feet dry, comfortable and odor-free.
Many runners swear by Thorlo socks for their cushioning, comfort and blister protection. These socks feature maximum fitness density padding for better durability, as well as protection against shock and impact. The lightweight padding in the arch provides arch support and a better fit.
Made with Merino wool, SmartWool PhD Running Socks regulate temperature and moisture, so they'll help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Testers say that the "light" model offers a little more padding than the "ultra light" socks, making the light model a comfy choice for winter running. The socks' moisture-wicking capabilities will keep your feet dry, which means they'll also stay warm and blister-free.
Although the Feetures Pure Comfort socks are intended to be performance hiking socks, they work well for runners, especially on those frigid days when you need some extra lower leg warmth. The Pure Comfort series mixes Merino wool and Rayon (from Bamboo) to create Durasoft, a super soft, naturally breathable and odor-free fabric. That means that your socks maintain the durability of synthetics, but you still get the moisture-wicking and thermal-regulatory features of Merino wool.