No matter how many layers you put on, do you feel like the cold often seems to have a way of targeting your feet? Luckily, we have a more sophisticated solution than more and more cumbersome layers. In our guide to the Best Heated Socks 2024, we've complied our absolute favourite heated socks to keep your feet efficiently and reliably warm this winter. Whether you're walking in a winter wonderland, skiing the slopes or just having an extra-cosy duvet day, you'll find the perfect winter warmers here.
Because all heated socks rely on electric heating elements, they all require a power source. Usually, this comes in the form of a battery pack which charges the socks. You can buy heated socks together with a compatible battery (called a kit) or you can buy the socks and batteries separately, allowing you to have a spare pare of soles ready to go when your other pair is in the wash.
The battery you choose will depend on how long you want to be able to use your heated socks before recharging. Our most powerful batteries (1400) will stay warm for up to 16 hours, depending on the heat intensity setting you choose. Please see the table below for more information on heating duration.
Expert Verdict: Made from a fabric blend that includes luxurious merino wool, these heated socks provide all-round heat diffusion to keep your toes warm no matter how cold it is outside. With their heel, toe and shin reinforcements, they also provide comfort and cushioning against the pressure of ski boots, making them ideal for long days on the slopes and ski touring.
Expert Verdict: Whilst uni heated socks feature a single heat pad, these multi heated socks feature a heating element that wraps over the top of the toes, providing maximum warmth for your feet. A USB charger is included, making it easy to charge your batteries overnight.
Expert Verdict: Offering you exceptional value for money, this set comes with two pairs of heated socks, so you can wear one pair whilst the other is being washed.
Why Is Breathability Important?
Breathability is important so that moisture doesn't build up inside your shoes. Dampness reduces the insulating properties of your socks and shoes, drawing warmth away from your feet and making you feel cold. Keeping feet dry is important to maintain comfort and warmth.
What's the Difference Between Uni and Multi Heat?
Uni Heated Socks feature a single heat pad under the toes, whereas the Multi Heated Socks feature a heating element that wraps over the top of the toes to provide more heat coverage. In addition, the Multi Heated Socks feature micro channels to help wick away moisture, keeping the foot drier and, ultimately, warmer.
How Long Will My Socks Stay Warm?
The following table shows how long your socks will provide heat, which varies depending on the heat level you choose.
6 - 8 Hours
12 - 14 Hours
14 - 16 Hours
4 - 5 Hours
5h30 - 7h30
6 - 8 Hours
1h45 - 2h15
3h45 - 4h15
4h30 - 5 Hours
How Long Does It Take to Fully Charge My Socks?
Depending on which battery you choose, your insoles will be fully charged in 6 - 8 hours. At half the time of charging mentioned in the table below, the insoles will be 75% charged, thanks to the fast charging process.