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Think there’s no such thing as a “right” or “wrong” boot sock? Think again! For all of the walkin’, ridin’, and adventurin’ you put your cowboy boots through, you need to know the socks beneath can keep up throughout the day. That’s why today, we’re guiding you through the five key features the very best socks for cowboy boots bring to the table.

The Best Socks for Cowboy Boots Have These 5 Things

Breathable, Moisture-Wicking Materials

From the moment you pull on your boots to the second you slip ‘em off, your feet should be enveloped in breathable, moisture-wicking materials that support natural thermoregulation throughout the day. That’s why the foundation for crafting a pair of quality women’s or men’s boot socks starts with the sock material itself.

In the world of boot socks, materials like cotton, Merino Wool, and polyester blends reign supreme. All three allow air to pass through easily, which means no trapped heat to create sweat, and less opportunity for feet to become overheated or uncomfortably cold.

If you’re wondering what socks to wear with cowboy boots in the cold weather months, Merino Wool is the material of choice for many. Medium-weight Merino Wool socks offer the utmost moisture-managing insulation without compromising natural breathability. This combination means feet stay warm and cozy in your boot wherever your path takes you.

Image of a pair of tall wool socks

Built-In Foot & Arch Support

Long days on your feet mean you need all the support you can get. Saddling up in a pair of socks with built-in arch support can help you avoid tired feet, chronic heel or arch pain, and foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Boot socks with built-in arch support can also help absorb and improve stability as you walk, run, and move around.

In addition to built-in arch support, half-cushion footbeds are added to all Tecovas socks for additional support and comfort, ideal for long days on your feet.

Diagram of various features of wool socks

A Non-Slip Design

When you’re on the move, the last thing you need to deal with is a sock that won’t stay put. This is especially true when you’re wearing a pair of tall cowboy boots. That’s why the best socks for cowboy boots come standard with a non-slip design for hassle-free movement throughout the day.

We craft all of our boot socks to ensure slippage and sagging doesn’t occur. We also offer boot socks in various lengths and sizes so that you can find a custom-like fit for your boot style and foot size. Speaking of boot styles…

The Perfect Sock Length For Your Boot Style

When deciding what socks to wear with cowboy boots, it’s also crucial to consider sock length. Just think about it: ankle-cut socks in traditional western boots are much more likely to slip and sag, which means you’ll spend more time adjusting and less time enjoying whatever it is you’re doing.

Let’s take a look at the variety of sock lengths and how they best serve a variety of boot styles.

Long Cut Boot Socks

Boot socks designed with a long cut at or above the calf will easily stay up on the leg without sagging. Plus, they will help prevent blisters or discomfort caused by rubbing. Partner these up with any tall-shaft boot for optimal comfort and coverage that won’t slow you down.

Image of black, tall cut boot socks

Mid-Calf Boot Socks

A mid-cut version of our boot sock like the mid-calf sock is a versatile option ideal for Men’s Roper Boots, Men’s Zip Boots like The Dean, and tall cowgirl boots like The Annie.

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Women’s Ankle & Hiking Socks

For western booties like The Daisy or The Paige, our ankle and hiking-style women’s boot socks are excellent options. Both offer different ankle cuts that you may find more comfortable, based on your preference.

For instance, our women’s hiking socks fit discreetly under both tall and short boots. They’re designed to provide extra stay-put protection at the ankle, a favorable option for preventing rubbing, blisters, or sock slippage during a busy day on your feet.

Image of tan hiking socks

Meanwhile, our ankle socks offer all of the features of breathability, comfort, and support in a length that will go undetected inside of boots with a shorter shaft. Easy on/off ankle tabs mean you can pull on your sock and trust that it will stay put throughout the day. 

This low-profile sock style is also great for sneakers, athletic shoes, and other casual footwear, so make sure you have a pair or two on hand for whatever your day demands of you.

Image of one black ankle cut sock

Reinforced Heel & Toe

Cowboy boots are crafted for long lasting durability and your socks should be too! We design all of our boot socks with seamless, reinforced heels and toes crucial for long-lasting wear and support as you tackle the days ahead. Doing so not only helps your socks go the extra mile in terms of wearability, but it also helps keep optimal breathability and comfort intact.

Walk Taller in Tecovas

Whichever pair of cowboy boots suits your fancy, rest assured Tecovas has the perfect pair of comfortable, breathable, and long-lasting boot socks to help you walk a little taller with comfort and confidence in every step.

Browse and shop Tecovas today to stock up on all of your daily shoes and accessories for every way you like to work, play, and explore new frontiers. Learn more about crafting your own western-inspired wardrobe at The Boot Camp.