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When taking to the course, don't forget a comfy pair of socks, or else you'll be thinking about them instead of your golf swing.
We've talked about how important golf shoes are for your game — the tread (and spikes) they offer simply do what regular shoes cannot do. Another place you definitely want to avoid unnecessary slippage is with your socks. There's nothing more uncomfortable than tall socks slouching down around your ankles or no-shows bunching up on the middle of your foot mid-round, especially if you're walking the course.
Golf socks come in all types, some of them are made specifically for the links, but overall, you really just want something that is comfortable to walk around in for six hours. Plus, making a bit of a statement with your socks or matching them with your other golf clothes is never a bad idea.
The best ones will function like running socks — wicking moisture away from your foot and providing valuable cushioning in the most vulnerable places. In fact, some of the socks on this list double as running socks, so you can kill two birds with one stone, stocking up your drawer for all types of activities. Read on to see our picks for the golf socks you need to add to your wardrobe.
These socks provide everything you want on the links. They're plush, but aren't bulky, and will keep your feet breathing, even if you decide to go for 36 holes in a day. We can't overstate their comfort — once you pick up a pair you'll definitely be headed back to buy a bundle.
Yep, these are from Tom Brady's new eponymous fitness apparel brand Brady. Its golf apparel just dropped, but we look to the brand's training socks for all-day comfort, good looks and quality you can expect from arguably the best quarterback to ever live.
You might be surprised to see something from Nike as the budget pick (so were we), but at $18 for two pairs, we can't resist. Nike's exemplary Dri-Fit technology keeps your feet from getting too sweaty and a well-designed Nike Golf patch lets everyone know you mean business.
These simple socks from Peter Millar are a no-nonsense pick from a classic brand. Each pair is made in North Carolina from three recycled bottles and the entire supply chain is only 320 miles, so you can feel good about buying them, too.
Get some sun on those ankles in the summer months with a pair of no-shows from the stylish golf apparel designer Travis Mathew. A no-slip cuff keeps them from falling over your heels, plus you get odor block and some well-placed cushioning.
Look no further than an icon like Footjoy if you want a solid pair of socks that will get the job done over and over again. For just $15 you can get two pairs, which is an impressive price considering the features: dry wick material and a handy tab to keep them from slipping over your heel.
Stance's socks always bring a bit more than performance to the table (though they do have it in spades) thanks to a keen eye for design and an easygoing spirit. The brand has a bunch to choose from, but we like the Versa Tab socks for their comfort and color options.
Swiftwick makes some of the best running socks you can buy, but thanks to their comfortable compression and top-tier moisture-wicking, they make for a great summer sock on the golf course.
Rhone has always made workout apparel that we love, but the brand now has added golf to its repertoire. The Active Essentials sock can do anything, but its heel tab and rubber no-slip heel grip stand out on the golf course.
Feetures specializes in socks for all kinds of sports — we love them for cycling — but they also do wonders on the golf course, ensuring that your feet stay cool and comfortable from the first tee to the 18th green.