The best golf socks. A round of golf, or ten, is a good test for a great pair of golf socks. A golfer has enough to think about in a game of golf than worrying about that blister forming on his (or her) foot because his socks are thin or damp or slipping or whatever other discomfort a poorly considered sock purchase can manifest.
The best golf socks have, ideally, most of the following characteristics.
Good Golf Sock Characteristics
- Light-weight and high performance fiber.
- Extreme comfort and support, especially around the toe seam, ankle and heel.
- Maximum moisture control: the fabric should lift moisture and vapor off the skin.
- Secure fit: Reinforced and layered heel, compression through the arch band to prevent creeping.
We collected seven very popular golf sock brands and a seven junior golfer test-market and here is the feedback we got.
Footjoy Mens ProDry Crew Socks
Footjoy has long been a gold standard of golf socks. There are a few in this list though that may be giving the brand a run for their money.
These socks are made of 46% Acrylic, 36% Polyester, 12% Nylon, 6% Spandex. Footjoy’s DrySof technology lifts moisture allowing for a dry feel. Footjoy’s Comfort Seam is an exclusive, enclosed toe seam for maximum comfort and fit. For a secure fit the heel area is double-cushioned and the spandex/lycra blend provides superior stretch and recovery.
Elite golfer, and NCAA signee Connor writes: These Footjoy socks are literally my favorite socks of all time. I have about 7 pairs of them which I basically rotate through day after day. They are super comfortable, easy to slide on and off, and provide a solid bit of cushioning on the soles. They also last for a very long time before wearing down and forming holes. These socks are my absolute go-to and I highly recommend them to everyone.
adidas Superlite / Climalite Socks
These socks are made of 69% Acrylic, 22% Polyester, 4% Nylon, 3% Rubber, 2% Spandex.These socks were designed with the athlete in mind featuring the adidas traxion footbed to enhance grip and stability. They also include an ergonomic, half-cushioned design, moisture-wicking yarns, and arch compression for secure fit
Robbie writes: These socks are very comfortable, which is very important to me on the golf course. Comfort is my first priority and I am sure I am not the only one.
Balega Blister Resist No-Show Golf Socks For Men and Women
These socks are made of 34% Nylon, 32% Drynamix Polyester, 32% Mohair Wool, 2% Elastane.
Balega has drawn from both nature and technology utilizing natural and synthetic fibers for ultimate anti-blister performance. Natural mohair is soft, durable, strong and shrink-resistant. Balega uses their Drynamix technology combined with mesh ventilation panels to further ensure moisture is wicked from the skin.
Comfort and a secure fit is ensured from the seamless toe box, high heel tab and high volume heel cushioning.
Junior golfer, Brennan says of the Balega socks: These are going to be my golf sock of choice in the future. They are very comfortable and fit my foot just right. The pad in the back of the rim is a great addition and I felt zero friction on my ankle.
Swiftwick Performance One Golf Socks
These socks are made from 80% nylon, 14% Olefin fiber, and 6% spandex. The signature Olefin fiber wicks moisture and dries quickly. It is abrasion resistant, strong and colorfast.
Swiftwick utilizes Y-shape stitch creates a contoured heel pocket that moves with the foot. The virtually invisible toe seam eliminates friction in the toe-box and the toe and heel are both reinforced for maximum comfort.
A light compression hugs the foot, keeping it in place and eliminating bunching and friction.
TH writes: Swiftwick socks are very comfortable and feel very stretchy, which is good when I play golf. I approve!
Mizuno Elite Performance
These socks are made of 55% Polyester/30% Cotton/13% Nylon/2% Spandex.
Mizuno is a big player in athletic socks. They have a specific right and left hand design with padded heel and forefoot and a cooling mesh along the Achilles heel. They come in a range of fun colors and are designed for comfort.
Junior player, Keeton writes: These are great socks. They are extremely comfortable because of the added cushion on the bottom of the sock which feels great after long rounds. The anti-moisture also helps a lot when it is hot out. They are fun to wear especially if you want to get noticed.
Good Luck Socks
These popular, fun and modern golf socks are made of 85% Cotton, 10% Polyester, 5% Spandex.
The have a reinforced heel and toe for comfort and durability and the designs are knitted into the cotton base.
Ryan writes: These socks out-performed my expectations. Even with the hilarious designs, they do what all good golf socks should do. The socks kept my feet dry even in the heat when I was sweating and they hugged my foot in comfort.
Eallco women athletic socks
These socks are designed for women with elastic arch support that holds them in place, giving a firm but comfortable compression where it’s needed most.
Y-stiching on the heel, a soft cushioned sole and extra-reinforced toe provides a comfortable, durable athletic sock for women that reduces foot fatigue and provides support. They come in a great range of fun colors and designs too.
Camden writes: I wear these for golf as well as track. I love how my toes really feel cushioned and they fit my foot just right. I feel like my foot is really protected and I never get blisters.
So, from the mouths and feet of junior golfers you have it. These are some of the best golf socks available right now.