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While we might make endless jokes address the frustration of getting socks as a birthday or Christmas gift, they’re actually pretty useful, aren’t they?
And, let’s face it, if you don’t get given socks for Christmas then you spend much of the next year wearing old ones that have fabric missing or frayed or have mutated into a colour a far cry from originally intended.
Choosing the right pair of socks makes a difference in how you look and feel, and picking out pairs that can survive daily wear-and-tear means you can feel smug about them for a long time to come.
Yes, they might cost a little bit more than a multipack of five from the supermarket, but they’ll wear longer, feel better and mean you avoid that awkward ‘shoes-off’ moment where you realise you have a toe (or two) sticking out.
Here are the best durable socks for men out there right now. Go on, pull your socks up and order a pair.
7 of the best durable socks for men
7 Pack Cool & Fresh™ Embroidered Socks | £12 from Marks & Spencer
Good old M&S. They do great cashmere, brilliant outerwear and, as it turns out, fabulously durable sets of socks. This multi-coloured set work out at £1.70 per pair, not bad, eh?
Trekking Heavy Crew Socks | £21.99 from The North Face
You know that any item of clothing from The North Face will mean business and these fully-cushioned socks are no different. They’re shock absorbant, insulating and support your feet under heavy loads - whether that’s hiking equipment or just your work backpack.
5 Pack Cotton-Rich Socks | £12 from John Lewis & Partners
This aesthetically-pleasing set of socks will mean you’re always matching. These cotton socks are long-lasting and slightly elasticated to keep them from slipping.
Calvin Klein No-Show Cotton-Blend Socks | £8 from Selfridges
These soft socks from designer Calvin Klein are perfect for wearing with trainers, loafers and pumps. They’ll keep up with you in terms of sweat absorption and durability, just pull them on and head out.
Comfort Cuff Bamboo Socks | £7.99 from Sock Shop
Comfortable and non-constricting to legs, this triple pack of smooth socks will protect all aspects of your legs and feet, especially if you usually suffer with sensitivity. The cuffs hold without pressure, and without leaving tight rings around calves - finally!
Winter Warm Heat Holder Socks | £8.99 from Amazon
These top-rated grip socks are long-lasting and will keep you warm all winter - and, let’s face it, summer long - with their specially developed heavy bulk yarn material. They’re ideal for inside or outside.
Mens Loose Cuff One Size Fits All | £3.50 from MUJI
These stylish socks are totally timeless - which is useful given that they’ll last you a long time. Their 90 degree knit fits the shape of the heel, with no elastic needed at the top and have an inbuilt deodorising function.