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Socks are having a moment, and we couldn’t be happier. A peek of color, a dash of pattern, a hint of texture—these are a few of our coziest things, and of late they are also cool and chic. But finding the perfect pair of winter socks is not easy. They need to stay up inside your boots but not squeeze your feet like a sausage. They need to be substantial enough to keep you warm but not so thick they make your shoes too tight. They need to be soft as a gentle hug, yet strong enough to endure lots of washing. And they need to not cost an arm and a leg (or a hand and a foot!).
Spoiler alert: We found the socks that check every box above, and then some. In a perfect wool blend, and priced at $11 for five pairs on Amazon, the best-selling YSense wool crew socks have more than 2,000(!) positive reviews and a stellar 4.4-star rating.
Made from a durable wool-polyester-spandex alloy, these socks are comfortable and warm. Shoppers say they have a nice snug fit, and don’t loosen after washing. Not only do they keep your feet nice and toasty on snowy days, but they also wick away sweat and moisture. The temperature-regulating material is fast-drying and anti-bacterial, so your socks won’t get smelly.
And look at the colors! Now to be shallow but that may be our favorite thing about them. There are 15 different looks, from color-block to fair isle to neutral solids (sometimes you just need plain gray socks!).
“The warmest socks I have ever worn, no joke,” said one five-star reviewer. “The softest, too.” Bright and lively, YSense socks make the perfect gender-neutral gift—nieces, nephews, coworkers. Grab a few packs, and you’ll be set for those folks you totally forgot (doh!). Stash away your YSense bounty with some tissue paper and ribbon and BAM—gift emergency solved in seconds flat!
Another five-star reviewer said: “I love these socks...they are nice and soft and thick, the weave is great also. Not tight or too loose. I have bad circulation in my feet and they are always cold but they also have nerve damage which causes them to swell. Other socks I’ve tried can be too tight and uncomfortable. These however are perfect. I bought two sets and will definitely buy more as needed.”
We have a strong feeling you will too.
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