The 10 Best Socks for Cowboy Boots in 2020

Not wearing socks when wearing cowboy boots will lead to 4 consequences such as:

  • The boots are foul because of perspiration
  • Reduce the life of boots because boots are moldy
  • Sore feet if the boots are tight or the boots are new
  • The insole of boots is quickly degraded

Meanwhile, wearing socks with cowboy boots will bring 5 advantages such as:

  • Protect feet from pain and shock
  • Socks will absorb moisture to help cowboy boots more dry, which extends the life of boots
  • If cowboy boots are a little wide, you can use socks to help your feet fit with the boots
  • Reduce unpleasant smell due to foot sweat
  • Easy to put on cowboy boots

Our advice is: you should wear socks with cowboy boots.

Then, what socks to wear with cowboy boots?

Join us to find out!

What socks to wear with cowboy boots


The design of cowboy boots are different from other shoes or boots. The most distinctive feature is that their shaft is very high. (From mid calf can be up to 16 “)

So you need to have specialized socks for boots, and fortunately, there are many socks today.

You should choose socks for cowboy boots that are at least reach your mid calf. Because that’s where your calf’s skin comes in contact with the cowboy boots leather, so mid calf socks are a good choice to protect your legs.

Besides, if your cowboy boots are loose or are in the break-in period, you should use thick, padded socks. These socks will help your feet fit better with loose cowboy boots and protect your feet from pain during break in boots.

If you’re a cowboy boots all day, you can use sports socks to increase comfort. If your boot has heel slippage, then you can use non-slip socks from yoga practitioners to solve that problem (in combination with thick socks).

Read more: How to Make Cowboy Boots More Comfortable

The 10 Best Socks for Cowboy Boots

1/ Wrangler Men’s Western Boot Socks

The first type of socks we recommend is the Wrangler brand socks. Wrangler has a lot of accessories for cowboys such as jeans, coats…

And once again Wrangler did not disappoint us with the Western boot socks.

Wrangler Men’s Western Boot Socks have a durable, smooth, cool design. These socks prevent slipping and bunching, making them the perfect choice for your cowboy boots.

What we like

  • Keep feet dry and cool in boots
  • Half cushion foot, arch support
  • Smooth toe seam
  • Knit to form to foot, leg

2/ Hanes Men’s Over the Calf Tube Socks

Hanes brand socks are a type of extra thick cushioning socks that provide absolute comfort for the feet. These socks are suitable for people wearing boots all day.

Besides, thick socks like this one are suitable to fix the loose instep of cowboy boots. Because this type of socks can help lift your feet up.

What we like:

  • Enforced toe seams
  • Extra thick cushioning
  • True to size
  • Polyester blend

3/ Under Armour Adult Tactical Heatgear Over-The-Calf

For people who sweat a lot, wearing cowboy boots or other boots is a nightmare.

That’s why Under Armor comes up with a type of socks made of material wicks sweat and dries fast with 94% polyester that keep your feet dry and comfortable all day.

Besides, anti-odor technology is also an extremely prominent feature, you will be no longer afraid of sweat or odor anymore when wearing Under Armor socks.

What we like:

  • Anti-odor technology
  • Dynamic arch support
  • Sweat-wicking, dries fast

4/ Wrangler Women’s Ladies Western Boot Socks

Not only famous for cowboy products, Wrangler is also famous for cowgirl products.

Cowgirls often have smaller calves than cowboys, so they have to use their own socks, not like men. So Wrangler Women’s Ladies Western Boot Socks is a good choice.

These socks feature smooth toe seam design and half cushion foot with arch support. These outstanding features are a great choice for long distances.

What we like:

  • Stay up leg and top
  • Cooler, drier comfort
  • Half cushion foot, arch support
  • Moisture wicking technology

5/ Ariat Men’s Full Cushion Over The Calf

Here we go! A famous brand of cowboy boots produces socks for cowboy boots.

For those who love and collect cowboy boots, Ariat is definitely no longer a strange name.

Extremely popular in the world, not only produce beautiful and quality cowboy boots, they also produce extra insoles with ATS technology to support cowboy boots, and now a pair of socks named Ariat.

To continue with the special products for foot health, Ariat’s socks have full cushion foot. With 50% cotton and 40% Polyester (different from many other brands mainly polyester), you will have a smooth and comfortable experience on top of it all.

What we like:

  • Full cushion foot
  • 50% Cotton, 40% Polyester
  • True to size
  • Perfect for riding boots

6/ Dan Post Men’s Cowboy Certified Boot Socks

If you own a pair of western boots, choose Dan Post socks.

Dan Post is extremely popular with western boots, and if you’ve trusted Dan Post cowboy boots, then you should trust and use their socks.

With cushion on the sole design, good arch support, and reinforced heel, these socks will be a great lover of any cowboys.

What we like:

  • Comfort arch support
  • Cushioning on the sole
  • Reinforced heel
  • Cool in the summer and warm in the winter

7/ Dickies Men’s Dri-tech Moisture Control Crew Socks Multipack

These socks is one of Amazon’s Best Sellers, with nearly 24,000 reviews, including more than 90% of good reviews. The numbers I just mentioned affirm the class of this pair of socks.

Dickies socks are extremely soft and lightweight. They provides excellent arch support for lasting comfort. Made from 79% cotton, they are breathable and super soft. You will feel so smooth when putting them on.

What we like:

  • Arch compression support
  • Reinforced Heel and Toe
  • 78% Cotton, 19% Polyester
  • Soft Breathable Moisture

8/ WANDER Men’s Cushion Crew Socks

We also recommend athlete socks in other articles, simply because they support the arch so well. Besides, full cushion soft towel fabrics will bring absolute comfort to your feet.

Those are WANDER socks, a pair of socks used by many athletes, and so should you!

What we like:

  • 92.5% Cotton
  • Thick, soft, stretch and stay up well
  • Avoid blisters
  • Machine & hand wash

9/ JOURNOW 10 Pairs Men’s Cotton Extra Heavy Cushion Crew Socks

The next boots are JOURNOW boots, in terms of quality, they are not inferior to any boots above. With 80% Cotton and 15% Polyester, they give your feet a comfortable and cool experience throughout the day.

Besides reinforced heel and toe for high-strength socks, these socks are suitable for outdoor activities, sport and workout.

What we like:

  • Heavy cushion
  • Reinforced heel and toe
  • 80% Cotton
  • Durable

10/ Realtree Girl Women’s Ultra-Dri Boot Socks

Another pair of socks is a gift to our cowgirls. These socks are made in the USA with advanced technology. The materials include 75% Ultraspun Polyester, superior moisture control, half cushion foot, good arch support. Girls would have the perfect experience with them.

They are suitable for girls working on large farms, outdoor jobs or  for those girls who like to travel, picnic and wear socks all day long.

What we like:

  • Lightweight
  • Moisture control well
  • Reinforced heel and toe
  • Perfect for horseback riding

FAQ: Can you wear cowboy boots without socks?

Yes, but only if:

  • Your feet are not sweating too much
  • Cowboy boots fit your feet, not loose and not tight
  • You don’t wear it during the rainy season or snowfall
  • You don’t get flat feet or high arches
  • You don’t have big calves
  • Your cowboy boots are not too new
  • Your cowboy boots have pull tabs or zippers …

The reason is:

Cowboy boots have breathable soft lining with cushion insoles available in the boots.

So, if you have a normal foot and calf (no flat foot, no high arch, no sweat and no big calf), you can use cowboy boots without socks.

Besides, you should note that very few cowboy boots have good arch support (except western work boots), other types of cowboy boots usually have wide soles with no real arch support (though some brands like Ariat or Laredo there may have these things). So, if you have a high arch or flat foot, you should use socks with arch support.

Read more: The 8 Best Cowboy Boot Insoles

Before you leave

As you can see, a pair of socks to wear with cowboy boots will solve a lot of problems. Socks would bring comfort, dryness and coolness to your feet all day long.

Besides, the socks today are incorporating a lot of new technology, especially support arches.

If you ask me, I’ll definitely use socks when wearing cowboy boots.

Wish you find the perfect pair of socks to wear with your awesome cowboy boots!

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