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Cheap cycling socks: keep your feet happy for less

The piece of kit you can’t avoid doesn’t have to break the bank

Socks are small miracles. They can keep your feet warm or cool, depending on the climate. They can even keep your feet bang-on-trend if you’re a cyclist of the #sockdoping variety. Everyone needs socks.


That doesn’t mean anyone wants to spend a small fortune on them, especially when there are shiny bikes aplenty to purchase.

But still, socks you must buy, for socks you must wear. So let’s make it easier for you. Here are our recommended socks that perform well and are great value for money.

Cheap cycling socks: our favourites for 2019

  • Alpkit Akdrenaline MTB socks
  • Altura Men’s Peloton socks
  • B’Twinn 900 Road Sport cycling socks
  • dhb Two Tone socks
  • Endura Coolmax Stripe II socks
  • Primal Wear Men’s Get in Shape cycling socks

Alpkit Akdrenaline MTB socks

Alpkit Akdrenaline MTB socks
The Alpkit Akdrenaline MTB socks are durable and high wicking.

It might not be winter yet, but there’s no harm in being prepared, right? These mountain biking socks from Alpkit are cheap, effective and long lasting. They’re constructed from 80 percent Coolmax fabric, which wicks well and dries quickly. 

Altura Men’s Peloton socks

Altura Men's Peloton socks
The Altura Men’s Peloton socks come in black, white, and this hi-vis yellow.

Available in black, white and hi-vis yellow, these socks are practical for everyday use. They feature Altura’s ErgoFit 3D patterning, which is claimed to be engineered for enhanced comfort. Their dual heel and sole construction also add to this.

B’Twin 900 Road Sport cycling socks

B'Twin 900 Road Sport Cycling Socks
It doesn’t get much classier than a crisp white sock, does it?

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: you don’t get much classier than a crisp pair of white cycling socks. Yet an all-white sock without branding slapped all over it is quite difficult to find. So, we give you the B’Twin 900 road sock.

They’re lightweight, quick-drying, supportive and comfortable, with an elasticated band at the ankle, foot arch and tibia to stop them from slipping.

dhb Two Tone socks

dhb Two Tone socks
These smart two-tone socks from dhb also come in other colours.

The Two Tone socks from dhb are not just breathable and moisture-wicking, they look really smart too. Available in a selection of different colours, there’s bound to be a pair you like, and if you’re buying at the time of publication you can grab them at a great discount.

Endura Coolmax Stripe II socks

Endura CoolMax Stripe socks
The Endura CoolMax Stripe socks come in a triple pack that’s great value for money.

These socks from Endura look smart, feel snug and dry quickly, thanks to the Coolmax fabric. We’d expect something practical and good value from Endura, and that’s exactly what you’ll get here. Why not treat yourself to a pack of three?

Primal Wear Men’s Get in Shape cycling socks

Primal Wear Get in Shape socks
This pattern reminds us of Liquorice Allsorts, and we love it.

There’s an abundance of Primal Wear socks on Amazon right now, but we chose these because the pattern made us think of Liquorice Allsorts and now we’re ready for a sugar rush.

They’re a decent length, they look good, they wick away sweat and they feature a mesh top that will keep your feet cool on the hotter days.