If you think of super-chunky, home-knitted and cosy socks when you hear the word 'woollen socks', you're not the only one. But that type of thick woolly sock is actually quite unsuitable for sports; they may chafe, cause pressure points and keep moisture rather than releasing it. Wool socks specifically designed for sports are thin in comparison and typically made from merino wool and cotton, combined with synthetic fibre components. The innovative combination of wool and synthetic fibres increases the functionality and feel of the sock – and even means that you'll find wool socks that work perfectly year-round. Follow the care instructions and you'll enjoy your low, mid or high cut wool socks for a long time.