When I rocked up to my first ever windtrainer squad session a couple of years ago with the Noosa Tri Club, firstly, I didn’t really know what a windtrainer was, secondly, I was wearing running shorts because I wouldn’t be seen dead in tight lycra and thirdly, my socks were of the low, no show variety… Oh how times change!

I now have a sock drawer full of cycling socks – long ones – to compliment my brightly coloured cycling lycra, not to mention I’ve spent many quality hours sweating on the living room floor on my windtrainer…

Here are a few of my top picks:

1.Ridge Supply
www.ridgesupplysocks.com
These guys have a bright selection of really neat fitting socks. There’s not much padding in the sole at all, which I like, as they fit comfortably into my bike shoes and stay put at a “respectable” bike sock height. You do pay a little extra to ship to Australia from the USA but I’d say it’s definitely worth it.

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2.This is Cambridge
www.this-is-cambridge.com
Made by a UK based cycling company, these have a similar fit to the Ridge Supply pairs, although on the thinner side (not a bad thing in hotter temperatures) and sit nice and tight.

Also twin well with Border Collies

Yes my shoes need a clean… and yes you’ll get the “your socks don’t match”  #dadjokes…

3.MAAP
www.maap.cc
From Australian based, MAAP, I bought these as my inaugural pair of “proper bike socks”. I still absolutely love their simple design, although they’ve lost a bit of their hold in place-ability over repeated washes. I don’t hold that against them. They fit pretty long if you have short legs like me.

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4.CompressSport
www.compressport.com
Lightweight, breathable and a little added compression. These “Pro Racing Socks Ultralight 12g” have been my go to socks for triathlon – transitioning really comfortably from bike to run. Just make sure you gather them up before you put them on so you don’t rip a hole in them as they’re pretty thin, hence super breathable and lightweight. Definitely my pick for hot rides.

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You can never have too many socks, so what are your faves? Let me know!

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