Sock of the Month Club: The Best Way to Never Run Out of Socks Again

sock of the month Club: The Best Way to Never Run Out of Socks Again

If you’re like me, one of the biggest pains in the world is having your favorite socks go missing during laundry day. Not only does it take more time to go out and buy new socks, but it always feels like there’s a hole in your outfit every time you put them on. One way to solve this problem without having to invest in dozens of identical pairs of socks is to join a sock of the month club, which will automatically send you new pairs every month so that you never run out again! If you’re interested in knowing which sock club I recommend, keep reading!


When it comes to socks, cotton is a lightweight, breathable material that’s highly affordable and pairs well with casual shoes. While many prefer cotton, it is also one of the worst materials for socks. Cotton can irritate your skin and cause blisters (especially in summer months), plus socks made from cotton wear out faster than other types. Rubber: While rubber might seem like an odd choice for sock material, rubber is actually a good option for athletic shoes since it wicks moisture away from your feet and tends not to wrinkle or pinch like some socks can do when sitting in athletic shoes. Rubber has also gained popularity among fashion-forward sock lovers who appreciate its aesthetic appeal and cool texture.


There are lots of different materials that can be used for socks, from cotton to synthetic fibers, but wool is one of most versatile. Wool is soft on your feet, warm in cold weather and easily breathes in hot temperatures. Wool is also durable, meaning you don’t have to worry about your socks getting holes or wear out after lots of use—and it makes them easy to care for. Some types of wool require special treatment and should only be hand-washed while others can be washed using normal laundry detergent. Most types will last through dozens (or hundreds) of washes without changing shape or wearing down.


Spandex is actually a generic term for synthetic elastane. These materials, including nylon and Lycra, are great for socks as they provide support and cushioning. They also have decent breathability and dry quickly after washing. They may be susceptible to pilling over time, but otherwise remain quite durable. Most running and sports-specific socks use spandex/elastane in some form.


A soft and smooth material, silk is a nice choice for socks that will be worn in formal situations. Silk is breathable, comfortable and it helps your feet stay warm even in cold weather. It also dries quickly, which makes it ideal for athletic activities. The main drawback with silk is that it’s expensive and may not provide enough durability or warmth if you live in an area with cold winters. Still, there are many different types of silk, so you may find a good option to meet your needs if you are considering silk socks as an option.

Synthetic (nylon, polyester, acrylic, etc.)

Synthetic socks tend to be more durable and cheaper than other materials, but they’re not as soft or luxurious. They can also cause feet to sweat, get smelly or feel hot. In addition, many synthetic materials are produced by a process called petrochemical manufacturing which is essentially a fancy way of saying that oil is converted into plastic. Not exactly what you want touching your feet! Plus, synthetic socks have been associated with a higher risk for developing allergies and rashes in some people.


In addition to managing sweat, socks can also help reduce swelling or inflammation. That’s because they compress (or squeeze) your legs. Compression socks are designed with a tight fit and fabric that applies pressure on your feet and lower legs. Compression stockings often be used by people with circulatory problems, such as diabetes patients who suffer from poor circulation. They can also be worn after surgery if there is swelling involved in order to limit it. To aid in recovery, some runners wear compression socks after training sessions in order to help prevent muscle aches and pains that often occur during exercise.

Merino Wool Blend

Merino wool is incredibly soft, warm and naturally breathable. It won’t make your feet feel hot like some synthetic or even cotton socks. Merino wool keeps your feet at a reasonable temperature, so you can wear merino socks in almost any climate. Although Merino wool is expensive, it lasts forever and will actually save you money over time because it stays soft for so long. Merino isn’t appropriate for all seasons, but for year-round use there are merino blends that mix in more breathable fibers like nylon or spandex.