Socks are very important, they are 1/3 of one of the contact points... and it could be seriously argued that they are the real foot contact point. I have tried a many many brands and materials and I think the best are the defeet ......
defeet make three cycling wool socks the Woolie Boolie is med thick and it is my choice!!
My 1st fav was the aireator or original plain defeet. But there were many many perfect review of the original wool swobo socks.. so I spent the $ and bought a pair, after my 1st ride I stopped wear any other socks ( wool is the key) and Swobo stopped making them..( just my luck) thank god they lasted until Swobo reopened, then they changed the design but they were close enough ( I bought 2 pairs this time).
Swobo changed the design again and now I think they are too thick for me...I spent an year looking for a replacements and the swiftwick wool were very very close, a little thin for me and a little small for my size 13 foot.
My wool defeet gloves got a hole after many years and I was on their web site and I just bought a pair as an impulse buy, but now Woolie-Boolie is my sock of choice if it didn't have the the logo on the cuff and cost so much I would wear them as everyday sock.
It looks like they don't have the back ones instock but they did/do make one.. and the white one is really cream ... I had to bleached one pair of the cream ones after it turned black because of a 5 hours ride in the rain.. and it is almost white
I can not praise them enough, I use them skiing, rollar hockey, hiking, sail boat racing and cycling ....... basically any sport = Woolie-Boolie !!!http://www.defeet.com/60305/i1364595/73 ... Sheep.html