For these chilly outings, wool rules, as its natural fibers provide excellent warmth, comfort, and a bit of wind protection.
Don’t own a pair? Then look no further than Teko’s EcoMerino™ Wool Quarter Thin socks. During a season of fall riding, I found their modest thickness to be cycle-shoe friendly and plenty warm, while their high ankles provided additional cool weather protection, especially if my leg warmers crept up. And when it came time to get the dirt out, I simply followed Teko’s directions and ran them threw the washer and dryer.
To ensure maximal comfort and support, Teko fabricates the EcoMerino™ Wool Quarter Thin with flat toe seams, a Lycra arch band, and seamless cuffs. Air vents offer breathability, while sock life is boosted by reinforcements at the toe and heel.
And no, these socks are not scratchy. In fact, Teko socks are some of the softest and most skin friendly I have worn. This rich feel is due in part to Teko’s use of Tasmanian Merino wool from the holistically sustainable Downie-Dungrove farm, producers of the world’s highest quality Merino.
To further enhance comfort, Teko blends in a little recycled polyester yarn and only used human friendly dyes that contain zero carcinogens, formaldehyde, heavy metals or pesticides.
Also of note is Teko’s profound respect for the earth. All electricity used during manufacturing and daily operations is supplied by wind power, their North Carolina factory uses water conservation techniques, and the minimal packaging is made from recycled materials…the list goes on. Visit their website for the full lowdown.
Sock Content: 76% Wool, 13% Ecopoly™ Recycled Polyester, 8% nylon, 3% Lycra®.
Judging from the picture below, our Tech Editor Dave Sheldon is taking his off season pretty seriously – Shouldn’t that be organic soycream derived from free-range soybeans, Dave?