Howl recommends the LIght Ski for an alpine ski boot sock. A medium weight also works depending on how tight the boots are, but with ski boots--and any boots for that matter--packing the inside of the boot with sock does not allow warm air to travel between the ankle and the toes, so too tight is not warm! A light ski sock worn alone, gives the best performance and the best warmth, in our opinion. And it is below zero for entire ski days here in the Lake Superior Country, so we do have some experience. Leaving room for stick-on heat packs is another bonus of light socks.
Here is what Fits says about them:
The Light Ski is our #1 seller — the perfect hybrid ski sock. Cushioning is located in the toe box, shin and heel, ideal for the skier looking for a high-performance ski sock with a little extra padding in all the right places. The Merino wool construction naturally wicks away moisture to regulate temperature while trailblazing. Great for long-lasting wear while accessing the least accessible terrain.
Engineered using FITS’s Full Contact Fit®.
Dynamic Toe Cup® contours to the shape of your foot.
Heel Lock® provides heel security that limits the chances of a blister when combined with a properly fit boot.
Over-the-calf length falls just below the knee.
Merino Wool 66%
Lycra Spandex 2%
Light Ski Socks
Our friend, Mike, who visits us at Applefest and knows his socks!