There’s nothing worse than having cold feet, because when your feet are cold usually the rest of your body is too. A simple solution to keeping your feet nice and toasty is to opt for a pair of women’s thermal socks.
Thermal socks are made from thicker material than your normal cotton socks - usually wool or wool-blend fabrics - that cushion the feet and maintain breath-ability without letting heat escape.
They’re great for a range of activities and come in lots of different styles too, from long to short and even with little grips on the bottom to stop you slipping around the house.
The best women's thermal socks
1. Ladies Pink Wool Coolmax Walking Socks
While this material combo isn't quite as insulating as those with a higher wool count, it'll keep your feet warm, dry and feeling fresh while you're constantly on the move. The fabric provides cushioning and ankle support to keep you at your most comfortable on your treks and combined with a thick walking boot or thermal welly, your feet will stay super snug.
Material: 52% polyester, 17% acrylic, 17% wool, 13% polyamide, 1% elastane
Colours: Black and pink colour mix
2. Ladies Brushed Thermal Bed Soft and Cozy Socks
Sleep in bliss with these super soft, fleecy lined bed socks. Never again will your cold feet keep you awake as these socks will hug your feet and stay on throughout the night. The elasticity of the sock isn't too tight and these work great as a solution if you struggle with bad circulation.
Material: 90% acrylic, 10% polyester
Colours: Baby Pink, Baby Blue & Cream
3. MOSOTECH 5 Pairs Ladies Thermal Socks
These socks provide great value with five thick, warm, and breathable socks available at a low price. The classic sock design can be worn time and again and with wear resistance, they should stand the test of time.
Sizes: 4-8Material: 41% polyester, 33% cotton, 26% wool
Colours: Solid colours in yellow, red, blue, green and beige
4. Ladies Extra Long Thermal Heat Holders Socks 2.3 Tog
The name Heat Holders says it all! These specially developed thermal yarn socks will keep your feet perfectly insulated and with interior brushing too, the warm air being held within the socks is maximised maintaining all day comfort. These extra long socks will keep your toes to your knees nice and toasty so you can tackle even the coldest days.
Material: 91% acrylic, 5% polyamide, 3% polyester, 1% elastane
Colours: Single pairs available to buy in black, indigo, fuchsia, pink and khaki green
5. ElifeAcc 5 Pairs Thermal Women Socks
If you're someone who loves to have fun with their socks, these thermal gems are the ones for you. Jazz up your feet with these vintage and trendy pattern socks that come in an array of bright and eye-catching colours. They'll keep you warm without working up a sweat, and are great value too! A winner for adding a playful touch to your sock drawer or for giving as a gift.
Material: 65% cotton, 25% polyester, 10% wool
Colours: Multi-coloured vintage patterns
6. 3 Pack M&S Sumptuously Soft Thermal Socks
Described as sumptuously soft, these socks will feel luxurious on your feet. Not only will you stay cosy and warm but the viscose material (artificial silk) will give you ultimate comfort. They'll feel lovely and light to wear and of great quality too.
Material: 88% viscose, 11% polyamide, 1% elastane
Colours: 3 assorted colours with twist cable design. Pink, blue and black
7. Sock Snob 3 Pairs Ladies
These trainer socks are great for wearing with your trainers or as a more discreet warm-footed option that'll cut off at your shoe line. Your feet will stay fresh and warm thanks to these.
Material: 84% Acrylic, 14% Polyamide, 2% Elastane
Colours: Available in black, cream or a mixed pack
Other cold feet remedies
• Keep moving to get your blood circulating round to your extremities. Even just a gentle walk or jog on the spot should help
• Raise your feet. As hot air rises, elevating your feet on a stool while you're sitting down can help keep them out of the coldest part of the room
• Make sure to wear waterproof shoes when out and about to prevent your feet from getting chilly from the damp
• If one pair of socks just aren't doing the trick, try multiple!
• Try using foot warmers to apply heat directly to your feet. The insole warmers are designed to be worn in your shoes and heat up automatically when unwrapped and activated in the air. With up to eight hours of warmth, they're sure to help you out of a chilly situation.
Knit your own woolly slipper socks
If you'd like a winter project that'll end in some toasty socks for you or a friend to enjoy at home, try your hand at knitting your own! Watch the below video for a beginner's guide to knitting a cosy pair of slipper socks...
Thermal socks are a great way to keep your feet warm while out on chilly walks.
If you're walking more this spring, how about setting yourself the challenge of Walk1000Miles. Run by our friends at Country Walking magazine, it's a great way to get out and about in the countryside, make friends, lose weight and most of all have fun!