Once the weather gets colder, there’s one crucial essential you cannot forget: lounge socks. Whether your feet get cold easily or you’re a true fuzzy sock enthusiast, we can all agree that the perfect pair of warm, cozy indoor socks is an essential for late night movie marathons on the couch or sitting by the fireplace. Plus, they’re always a safe choice for a stocking stuffer or gift during the holiday season — after all, who doesn’t love comfy socks? But shopping for that perfect pair may feel a little overwhelming, especially with so many options available online that all look the same. That’s where we come in.
We scoured the web to find the best fuzzy socks available, considering everything from warmth to fit to how well they wear (and wash) over time.
The Fuzzy Socks regularly evaluates all kinds of socks, from warm socks for the cold outdoors and no-show socks that’ll actually stay in place to hiking socks you can depend on and compression socks you’ll never travel without. This year alone, our analysts tested over 90 different pairs in the Lab for aspects like construction, shrinkage, washability and abrasion resistance. Plus, we worked with consumer testers to collect feedback on real-life performance including overall comfort, fit, cushioning, appearance and whether or not users maintained a comfortable temperature when wearing them to find the best socks available. The picks ahead are top performers in our recent tests and personal favorites from GH analysts and editors.