Columbia Women’s Bugaboo Omni
Columbia has upgraded this mountain legend with
Omni-Heat for even more frostbite-fighting power.
Designed to capture and recirculate body heat,
Omni-Heat thermal reflective patches are placed on
the top of the foot and back of the calf to avoid high-
pressure areas on this lean, high performance sock.
Padding protects your shin from boot bang, while
a reinforced heel and toe keep these socks going
season after season.
Hot Chillys Xtra Lo
These socks are designed
to enhance support and
performance. They’re knitted
with compression to increase
circulation and reduce fatigue.
SmartWool PhD Since 1997, Smart Wool has provided USSA competitors with some 33,000 pairs of socks. That’s a lot of R & D, which has helped produce the PhD Graduated Compression Ski Ultra Light with strategically placed mesh ventilation zones to provide temperature and moisture management. The PhD Ski Racer, meanwhile, features a multi- density cushion that gives the shins maximum amount of protection when they come in contact with the boot. $37.95; smartwool.com
Icebreaker Ski+ Lite Over the Calf
A combination of ultra-light and light cushion
densities in this sock (in men’s and women’s
styles) gives skiers comfort and performance.
Meanwhile, anatomically shaped left and right toe
boxes enhance the fit and shape. Achilles and
ankle support are an extra perk for ski racers.