Three Features You Need in Women’s Ankle Socks

You might not put much thought into the type of socks you buy, but if you look for a few key details, your feet will be much more comfortable, all day long.

Putting shoe on over ankle socks
Soft, comfortable, breathable ankle socks can make your feet much more comfortable, especially during a workout.Under Armour

Socks are a pretty basic purchase. More people don’t get more specific than whether they want their socks to be short or tall. However, when you look into it, even the category of women’s ankle socks has many different options. In fact, you may go so far as to say that ankle socks have features. “Like what?” you may be asking. Like whether they’re great for everyday use, whether they are breathable for workouts, and whether they will keep your feet warm when necessary. Here are some features you’ll want to think about the next time you’re in the market for a few pairs.

Comfort

Tipi Toe Women's 20 Pairs Colorful Patterned Low Cut/No Show Socks
Though “everyday use” doesn’t sound exciting, it makes your everyday life better.Tipi Toe

Everyday women’s ankle socks should be fuss-free and able to do their job with little effort on your part. The only effort you should have to put in is putting them on (washing them is too much to ask sometimes). But when you do decide to wash them, you want your socks to be machine washable so you are more likely to have clean socks. You also want your everyday socks to have a comfortable material and give you some extra comfort for those days when you’re on your feet.

Breathable

Under Armour Adult Charged Cotton 2.0 No Show Socks, 6-Pairs
If you’re an active person, you need your ankle socks to be breathable.Under Armour

We cringe at the thought of that sweaty feet feeling. You feel like you’re sitting in a swamp, coupled with the fear of the smell that may ensure if you take your shoes off. It’s better to not worry about any of that by getting women’s ankle socks that are breathable. This means they can withstand some heavy-duty wear with no worry about odor. Bonus points if your ankle socks wick moisture and are quick drying, too.

Warm

Saucony Women's 8-Pair Performance No-Show Sport Socks
Yes, ankle socks can be warm, too.Saucony

Though ankle socks don’t cover the same area that normal socks do, there is a time and a place for women’s ankle socks, and sometimes that place is in a colder climate. You don’t need to whip out the wool socks—ankle socks can be enough to keep your feet warm without overheating them. Extra cushion is another great feature that will help keep your feet as comfortable as possible in these socks.