Road cycling socks are not just about aiding circulation, providing padding, or their wicking properties.
Searching ‘cycling sock cuff length’ will reveal that the length of cuff can apparently tell you which cyclists are really ‘pro’, who is a ‘newbie’ and who is a triathlete. That – and that some people should spend less time organising their cycling draws and more time riding their bikes.
Sock choice in fact, is apparently SO important, that the UCI even have a rule regarding cuff length, stating: “Socks must be no higher than the mid-point between the ankle and the knee.”
We took a look at some of the socks of the pro peloton to see what we should be emulating…