Disclaimer: Those hairy legs are the result of an optical illusion. Looking down the legs has given the impression I’m wearing a gorilla suit. If I had one I would. It’s freezing out there.
I think sock technology is overlooked by the average tech lover. I won’t think twice (when I can afford it) of spending ??20 on a pair of socks. (Why not?.. I’ve spent more on a t-shirt in order to advertise someone else’s brand!)
My feet are important to me, as is how warm they are, especially on days like this when the temperature has dipped to -15??C.
Support, friction reduction, anti-microbial, impact resistance, Moisture management, comfort and of course insulation are all features you can consider.
I have a pair of Merino wool & bamboo socks with silver in. You can wear them for days without them smelling. Or so I’m told. I have lots of pairs of socks so tend to change them daily. But it’s good to know that they are capable of these things.
I guess not having smelly feet in a survival situation is a moral thing… Or perhaps animals won’t try to eat you.
I’m still waiting for socks designed to catch fish. I did filter water through a sock once. But it wasn’t an advertised feature.