It's a long cold hike/snowshoe/ski 'til you're back by that fire, and you're going to need some reinforcements to not be miserable. Roll up a pair of heated socks, and keep your circulation chugging and your toes happy thanks to new technology, moisture-wicking fabrics and other design innovations. We've put together a list of the best winter-friendly socks for your needs, from best overall to most affordable, most stylish and the blow-your-mind luxe options.
Do You Even Need Heated Socks?
Powered by rechargable batteries and wired for energy distribution, heated socks are like little electric blankets for your calves and feet. They are especially beloved by anyone who spends hours outside in the snow or bitter cold, whether they're hitting the slopes, the trails or just working. Plus, they're great to tuck into when you're going to sleep while camping. They're espcially suitable for anyone with poor circulation, or a condition such as arthritis or diabetes that might restrict circulation. Not sure if you'd find them comfortable? Before investing in a pair, you could buy a pack of single-use foot warmers and tuck them inside your boot and see what all that extra warmth really feels like.