How weird can a sock look? Check out the Lucifers: they look more like an inelastic overshoe than a sock, which left us scratching our heads before trying them on.
The ankle cuffs are high at 6cm, but comfortably tight, and they trap the heat inside, and the loose fitting around the instep means that this heat can circulate. The WindFoil fabric covering the upper is windproof and highly breathable, while the sole features quick-drying micro-fleece 100. We were immensely impressed with the performance of these socks, they really managed to keep our toes warm and protected from the freezing wind, while also taking longer than other socks to soak through.