The best waterproof socks, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on January 12, 2023. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
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Recent Waterproof Sock Reviews
I agree with the previous reviewer. An hour or two, yes. Half a day, possibly. All day, for days on end, as in a week on the trail? No. Simply no. Expensive (for what they are). Nowhere near as comfortable or as cushioned as a good pair of Thorlos (or equivalent) and absolutely out of the question for all day, every day, long-distance trail walking. Feet get too warm, "feel" and "fit" is mildly peculiar and a previously comfortable trail shoe no longer felt properly attached to my feet (some "give"… Full review
What can I say about these just amazing socks that keep all the water out? I'm certain you will love them if you run, bike, or hike in wet conditions. When waterproof socks first appeared on the market I was wondering how good they could be. Well, I broke down three years ago and bought a pair from REI when they were on sale. All the hype was true. Showers Pass Waterproof Socks I've mainly reserved them for winter and wet weather cycling over the years and about six hikes. They are very size specific… Full review
Provides good warmth in wet and cold conditions. I've packed these on my last four years of doing an event that takes you across the Bob Marshall Wilderness in May, but never felt the need to use them, so they stayed in the pack. This year we experienced a lot of cold rain (temps in the 30's and 40's), more snowshoeing than any year past, and with the normal amount (lots and lots) of fording icy creeks/streams/rivers, so I tried them. I used them in conjunction with a very thin merino sock—think… Full review
Versatile sock for wetshoes and sandals. Fit is good, but fairly thin, so not super warm. Great for mild water conditions. Used these socks in Keen sandals during a three-week rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. On the raft, in the water, on hikes, they did well. Very comfortable fit. Easy to get off and on. They are socks not booties, and have no soles and provide no traction. They are for use inside footwear of some type. The material is fairly thin and isn't intended for cold conditions. A thicker… Full review
Waterproof socks that are excellent as camp wear, although possibly too warm as walking socks. I used to think waterproof socks were bit of a gimmick, and anyway they were for people who didn't have waterproof boots. Then one day last October this happened: I had been enjoying myself walking on a muddy trail and feeling invincible in my Gore-tex-lined boots, until I went into a muddy patch that turned out to be a lot deeper than it looked and I got my feet wet. At the end of the day's walk I changed… Full review
I used the socks for stand up paddleboarding in colder weather. They felt like I was wearing socks and the traction on the board was good. They are not as warm as a water shoe but they provide a better feel for the board. I bought a large from REI for my size 10.5 women's feet. This is my first winter with SUP and want my feet to stay warm and add a little cushion. The socks worked well. My feet stayed warm but it may have been an issue if it were really cold. It was about 50 degrees when I started… Full review
A great sock for wet conditions. Perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or rafting! Great in cool weather or with cold water. A great insulator in cold water and or cool weather. I wear under river sandals or with sneakers when rafting Another great use is in harsh winter snow and ice conditions with a hiking boot or insulated pac shoe. Full review
I bought these a long time ago, back about 1998 and still use them occasionally. I really like that they let water vapor escape much better than Seal Skinz which I have also owned at one short stage within this RGTO period. These socks are great. I have used them with only liner socks and heavy duty hiking mountaineering socks. They do need something under them to be most effective. They bunch up, in shoe under foot, only when not using any socks or rushing the foot into the shoe without care. With… Full review