Updated March 14, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Waterproof Socks

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in October of 2017. If you spend any time in damp or downright wet environments, then a good pair of waterproof socks can save your feet. They'll keep your lower extremities dry and warm by resisting water from without and also by wicking away sweat. There's no shortage of styles available, either, so you can find something to fit your personal taste and suit the type of activities you prefer. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Sealskinz Mid Hiking

2. Dexshell Hytherm Pro

3. Always Outside Stryde Multi-Use

Editor's Notes

March 12, 2019:

We liked the look of the Bluelasers Ultralite Mid-Calf, but due to concerns over availability, we decided to remove them. After some consideration, we swapped the Sealskinz MTB Mid Length for the Sealskinz Mid Hiking; although they're both from a well-respected brand, the latter seem to fit just a touch better, making them the go-to for many wearers. We also looked at many choices from Showers Pass, another leading favorite brand, but we ultimately decided to leave the Crosspoint Hi-Viz, as there aren't many bright options that compare. Finally, we added the Rocky Men's Gore-Tex. They offer durability and waterproofing you can count on, even though they look something like booties and not sleek, stylish hiking socks. (If concern over looks is higher up on your list than extreme waterproofing, we'd recommend the Randy Sun Unisex.)

4. Randy Sun Unisex

5. Showers Pass Crosspoint Hi-Viz

6. Rocky Men's Gore-Tex

7. Dexshell Ultralite Bamboo

8. Randy Sun Knee Length

9. Waterfly Ankle Length Trekking

10. Hanz Submerge Calf-Length

Melissa Harr
Last updated on March 14, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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