If you take your socks as seriously as your components, there’s only one brand that should be adorning your ankle, and that’s Campagnolo. Nothing says ‘I’m serious about my cycling and I’ve ticked off all the major climbs in the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Ventoux’, as having a pair of these, with their distinctive branding, sticking out from your shoes. But not only do they look the part, they’re made from Coolmax, which is fast drying, they’re beathable, have a mesh construction at the front, and a reinforced toe and heel. Campagnolo – respected for a reason.
Price: £10.20, available from Campagnolo.
Best Price: £8.95, available from Absolute Cycles.