With over a decade of experience manufacturing merino wool socks, we get asked lots of questions about merino wool socks. One of the most common questions we are asked is this: are merino wool socks worth it? In this article, we’ll answer that question along with a few others. Let’s dive in.


Are Merino Wool Socks Worth It?

Yes, merino wool socks are worth it. To stay healthy and odor-free, your feet must remain dry throughout the day. While merino wool socks will require a greater investment than your run-of-the-mill department store socks, they are unsurpassed in their ability to keep your feet dry, comfortable and healthy.

1. Merino Wool Keeps Your Feet Dry

Your feet have more sweat glands than any other part of your body, resulting in constant exposure to moisture. Merino wool socks are worth the investment because they pull this moisture away from your skin. Unlike any other fiber, merino wool can remain dry to the touch even after absorbing 30% of its weight in moisture.

2. Merino Wool is Breathable & Odor-Resistant

Your feet are covered by socks and shoes for hours at a time. This dark, damp environment is a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause issues ranging from odor to foot funguses. Another reason why merino wool socks are worth the investment is because they are naturally breathable and odor-resistant.

Why is Merino Wool so Good?

So why is it exactly that merino wool is so good? Well, it all comes down to the fiber’s natural properties. Merino wool fibers are naturally antibacterial and have a tight microscopic structure that prevents odor-causing materials from being absorbed.

A natural chemical process called heat of sorption occurs within merino wool that helps it regulate both moisture and temperature. This process allows the wearer to stay cool in warm weather and warm in cool weather.


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Protect Your Investment

While merino wool socks have many unique benefits, they do require some extra care. Be sure to wash your wool socks inside out in cold water and always air dry them, if possible. For more tips, read our article on how to wash merino wool socks.


Shop American-Made Merino Wool Socks

Now that you are armed with newfound knowledge of why merino wool socks are worth the investment, why not pick up a few pairs? At Boardroom Socks we manufacture premium merino wool dress socks right here in North Carolina. We offer a wide range of over the calf, mid-calf and even no-show socks made with merino wool.


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Nathan James
Nathan James

CEO, Boardroom Socks

Nathan's favorite dress socks are our burgundy merino wool socks. You will also frequently find him wearing our new no-show socks. Outside of the office he enjoys fishing, reading and exploring Charlotte with his wife.



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