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The Awesomeness of Wool Socks

There is nothing like having warm feet on a cold winter day and wool socks make an excellent Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for this very reason. There are tons of warm socks to choose from and whether you’re purchasing them for yourself or as a gift for someone on your holiday shopping list, you’re bound to find so many choices that making a decision can be a bit challenging.

Local stores will have plenty of mens wool socks in their inventories throughout the colder months of the year. You may want to check out the offerings in department stores like Macy’s. You’ll find high end brand names on their shelves.

The socks available from big box retail stores like Target and K-Mart may be better for you. There are still excellent styles available but often at lower prices. If you’re a serious outdoor enthusiast or athlete or buying gifts for people who fall into one of those categories, then you’ll probably want to survey the wool socks available at local sports apparel stores.

While the local retail market may feature dozens of pairs of socks, the internet has literally hundred to choose from and the competition in the online market makes it possible to find cheap wool socks for sale all the time. Even those high end brand name pairs can oftentimes be found at significantly lower prices online.

Most socks for men are either very traditional in appearance or very functionally designed. Sometimes they’re both, as is the case with old school wool boot socks. Womens wool socks on the other hand, come in a range of traditional and contemporary designs, as well as casual and athletic varieties.

Of all the socks for sale, there are a couple of extremely popular kinds that are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. The first is Merino wool socks, which are soft and light weight. Merino, which is actually a type of wool, is the answer for anyone who loves warm feet but dislikes the scratchiness of some of the other kinds of socks found on the market. The popularity of merino wool has lead tons of manufacturers to produce socks made from the material.

The other top choice of styles carry’s the SmartWool name. Smart wool socks were originally developed with skiers in mind, but the smart wool line has expanded to include other specialized sports socks, as well as casual wool socks for every day winter wear.