CYCLINGTIPS Recommends Swiftwick

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The Cyclingtips staff recently discussed their favourite socks. Check out what they had to say about our Aspire Sevens.

My vote goes to the Swiftwick Aspire Seven (US$19 / AU$35), a sock with a features list so long it has to be good. Of course, I’m kidding, but these wonderfully thought-out socks easily overcome the relative lack of design options by being comfortable, durable, breathable, and dependable.

I’m typically a sock killer, and it doesn’t take me long to poke holes in the front of many good (and expensive) socks. But Swiftwick stand up admirably and do so without ever feeling overbuilt. In the three years since I gave them a Most Loved award, they still remain my favourite pick.

Our VeloClub community manager (and the man behind Everesting), Andy van Bergen, is another who picks Swiftwick. “I loved them so much I bought half a dozen pairs,” he said. “[They’re] super minimal and so comfortable.”

Andy also prefers the Seven mid-calf size. “It’s soft underfoot, really breathable, the arch band feels so right, and the tube has enough compression that they sit exactly where you put them. The minimal branding means with a black pair and a white pair you can match almost any kit. I also think they look pretty baller worn casually.”

Iain has Swiftwick in a close second place (DeFeet was third in his list), simply stating “ditto to what Andy said”. And with that, it’s on to Iain’s top pick and a sock I only learned about while writing this article.

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