Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc’s buyer’s guide to summer cycling socks in which you’ll find everything you need to know to find the right socks for you, plus our pick of 14 of the best socks. The warmer weather is coming, and what better way to freshen up your cycling wardrobe and keep your feet cool than some new socks. You can wear any socks you want for cycling, but cycling-specific summer socks are made from lightweight and breathable fabrics that keep your feet cool and dry in hot weather, and will be far more comfortable than regular sports socks. Most summer cycling socks are made from polyester because it’s breathable, can be woven into thin fabrics and wicks sweat away from the skin. Polyester fabrics also dry quickly, which helps stop your feet getting sweaty. Socks are also made from Merino wool, which has the advantage of not holding odours like man-made fabrics. Many cycling socks will have mesh panels strategically placed to further help keep your feet cool. For durability, some will have a harder-wearing material in the sole, heel and toe area. Cycling socks will also have a cuff which prevents them from sliding down your ankle. The height o...