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Funky Cycling Socks: Top 12 Fun Bike Socks

Funky Colourful Cycling Socks

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Get ready to ride in style with the trendiest and most popular accessory in the cycling world: funky cycling socks. Whether a beginner or a seasoned veteran, adding colourful cycling socks to your wardrobe is a great way to bring your personality onto two wheels.

To inspire you, we’ve curated a list of the top 12 fun cycling socks available on the market so that you can find the perfect pair of bike socks whatever your style. If you’re all set to pedal with flair whilst showcasing your passion for cycling, or if you have a friend who’s cycling-mad, read on for some inspiration.

Funky Cycling Socks

  1. sockguy java classic 3 inch crew socks

    ‘A Morning Without Coffee Is Like Sleep’

    SockGuy Java Classic 3 Inch Crew Socks

    Easy fit socks with a funky coffee design.

  2. grateful dead x pearl izumi mens wanderer pro tall socks

    Limited Edition Grateful Dead Collection

    Grateful Dead x PEARL iZUMi Men’s Wanderer PRO Tall Socks

    Collaboration sock that also keeps your feet extra-dry.

  3. swiftwick vision six impression national parks socks

    Choose Your Local National Park

    Swiftwick Vision Six Impression National Parks Socks

    High-performance sock with a choice of National Park for every explorer.

  4. defeet aireator 6 forager cycling socks

    Wild Mushrooms For The Foragers

    DeFeet Aireator 6″ Forager Cycling Socks

    Breathable everyday wild mushroom socks.

  5. twin six cycling socks

    Fashion Forward Cycling Socks

    Twin Six Cycling Socks – NWRC (WEIRD)

    Cool style with Coolmax and Lycra composition for dry, comfy feet.

  6. giro comp racer high rise sock

    Harbor ‘Blue Egg’ Design

    Giro Comp Racer High Rise Sock

    Modern cycling socks that stay fresh and stylish.

  7. ale kenya sock

    Funky Safari Sock

    Alé Kenya Sock 16CM

    ‘Virtually unrivalled freshness’ from this funky sock.

  8. castelli aperitivo 15 sock white

    Pompeian Red

    Castelli Aperitivo 15 Sock

    Winter-weight 53g socks in a Merino Wool Blend.

  9. endura bandwidth sock aqua

    Contemporary High Performance

    Endura Bandwidth Sock – Aqua

    Look so good that you could forget they’re performance.

  10. lavley novelty cycling socks

    Funny Cycling Sock

    Lavley Outdoor How I Roll

    One-size-fits-most funny cycling sock that makes a great gift.

  11. darn tough women purple sunflower bikes light cushion wool socks

    Women’s Merino Wool Socks

    Darn Tough Women’s Purple Sunflower Bikes Light Cushion Wool Socks

    Playful sunflower bicycle socks for women.

  12. bike zero cushion wolf print crew socks

    Cycling Front and Center

    Bike Zero Cushion Wolf Print Crew Socks

    Breathable, temperature regulating socks for the serious cyclist.


Colourful merino roving.
Colourful merino roving. Image credit: Canva Pro

Best Cycling Sock Materials

When it comes to cycling socks, material matters. Choosing the right materials contributes to foot comfort, especially during the longer rides. Moisture-wicking properties and breathability are also important factors to consider.



High–quality cycling socks often utilise materials such as merino wool, synthetic blends, and mesh panels. These materials not only offer excellent moisture control but also provide odour control. This is especially important for those who’re considering bikepacking or other long journeys.

But don’t think that functionality can’t marry with style. The best funky cycling socks are those crafted from great materials that prioritise performance and aesthetics. That’s why these colourful cycling socks can, and often do, excel on two wheels.

Performance and novelty cycling socks, this list has them all. So without further ado let’s jump in. 


Fun Cycling Socks

Whether you’re buying for yourself or you’re looking at gift ideas for the cycling enthusiast in your life, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of 12 of the most fun and quirky cycling socks available on the market that will keep cyclists looking (and feeling!) fresh.

1. SockGuy Java Classic 3 Inch Crew Socks

sockguy java classic 3 inch crew socks
  • UK Flag £10
  • US Flag $12
  • EU Flag €11

Prices are approximate

These 3″ Java Socks from SockGuy are perfect shorter socks for those who love cycling and coffee. Featuring an ultra-wicking micro denier acrylic base, a mesh upper and double stitching on the heels and toes, you’re sure to be comfortable and stylish.

The socks come in a great olive colour, adorning the quote: “Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.” Caffeine keeps your brain active, and these socks do the same for your feet.


2. Grateful Dead x PEARL iZUMi Men’s Wanderer PRO Tall Socks

grateful dead x pearl izumi mens wanderer pro tall socks
  • UK Flag £20
  • US Flag $25
  • EU Flag €24

Prices are approximate

This Limited edition Grateful Dead collaboration with PEARL iZUMi is guaranteed to turn some heads. But these colourful socks aren’t just for show, they’re practical too.

Made from 3D-printed Repreve® recycled yarn, the signature construction minimises bulk whilst maintaining a solid colour and print protection, meaning that they’ll stay looking vibrant for longer. Whilst they are 100% polyester, they are clearly well engineered.

The PI Dry® treatment keeps your feet dry and the 360-degree arch tension band provides midfoot support and a snug fit. All this together means you can rep your favourite band and feel great at the same time.

 


3. Swiftwick Vision Six Impression National Parks Socks

swiftwick vision six impression national parks socks
swiftwick vision six impression national parks socks choices
  • UK Flag £15
  • US Flag $19
  • EU Flag €18

Prices are approximate

With these graphic cycling socks from Swiftwick, you can rep your favourite national park whilst protecting your feet. Created in collaboration with the Anderson Design Group, these socks pay homage to the parks that we all love to enjoy.

A mix of 75% Nylon, 21% Polyester and 4% Spandex, these socks contain high-performance fibers that wick moisture, keeping your feet dry and blister free. All in all they’re the perfect gift for any avid explorer.


4. DeFeet Aireator 6″ Forager Cycling Socks

defeet aireator 6 forager cycling socks
defeet aireator 6 forager cycling socks
defeet aireator 6 forager cycling socks in use
  • UK Flag £12
  • US Flag $15
  • EU Flag €14

Prices are approximate

The Forager 6″ is a discreet black sock adorned with wild mushroom graphics on the cuff. Featuring open mesh, these lightweight 1.6 oz socks are ideal for cycling.

They’re a combination of 60% Nylon, 39% Recycled Polyester and 1% Lycra for flexibility. Breathable, moisture wicking, and durable, they pay homage to mother nature and protect your feet at the same time. What’s not to love?

Designed to be long lasting, these US manufactured socks come with an impressive 5-year warranty. In addition to all of this, they’re even made from recycled materials!

 


5. Twin Six Cycling Socks – NWRC (WEIRD)

twin six cycling socks nwrc
twin six cycling socks nwrc
twin six cycling socks nwrc choices
  • UK Flag £16
  • US Flag $20
  • EU Flag €19

Prices are approximate

Minnesota based Twin Six is a brand that produces cycling attire without compromising on style, and these cycling socks are no exception.

Composed of a mix of COOLMAX, Nylon and Lycra, these fun socks are engineered to keep your feet dry, comfortable and fresh all whilst looking the part.

They have an alternative, punky aesthetic that would be a great gift for any fixed-gear or single speed enthusiast.

And, there’s even a water bottle to match!


6. Giro Comp High Rise Socks Harbor Blue Eggs

twin six cycling socks nwrc
twin six cycling socks nwrc in use
  • UK Flag £17
  • US Flag $21
  • EU Flag €20

Prices are approximate

The Comp Racer High Rise from Giro is the perfect combination of classic cycling performance and modern design.

These socks have a clean, sophisticated look, but we especially like the fried egg design for a flash of colour and a touch of silliness.

What isn’t silly though, is their construction. Composed of a premium polyester construction that combines Coolmax, Polyester, Elastic and Lycra, these carefully designed socks will provide you with comfort for miles and a style to match.


7. Alé Kenya Sock 16cm

ale kenya sock 16cm
ale kenya sock 16 cm when used
  • UK Flag £28
  • US Flag $35
  • EU Flag €33

Prices are approximate

These gorgeous cycling socks from Alé really would not be out of place framed on the wall. Crafted with DRYCOT yarns, they use patented technology to ensure freshness and continued softness alike.

We especially like them for their striking ‘safari’ aesthetic that will definitely add a pop of colour to your outfit. Whilst they’re not the cheapest on this list, they are some of the best looking.


8. Castelli Aperitivo 15 Sock

ale kenya sock 16 cm
ale kenya sock 16cm colours
  • UK Flag £16
  • US Flag $20
  • EU Flag €19

Prices are approximate

The Aperitivo 15 from Castelli Cycling is a great and modest gift for any cyclist.

The simple yet elegant design of the cyclist is a discreet nod to the sport, and the fit is comfortable. They’re made with a Nylon heel and toe for durability and a winter-weight merino wool blend in the body that will keep your feet breathing easy for a long time.


9. Endura Bandwidth Sock – Aqua

endura bandwidth sock aqua blue background
  • UK Flag £10
  • US Flag $12
  • EU Flag €11

Prices are approximate

These cycling socks are so stylish, you could be forgiven for forgetting that they’re techy!

With a soft touch and excellent moisture wicking properties, they’ve been engineered to provide help in all the right places. The padded front sole really does make that little bit of difference.

Thanks to their composition of 55% Nylon, 35% Polyester and 10% Elastane, they can go straight in the washing machine and don’t require any special treatment!


10. Lavley Outdoor How I Roll

lavley outdoor how I roll
lavley outdoor how I roll other side
lavley outdoor how I roll when used
  • UK Flag £10
  • US Flag $12
  • EU Flag €11

Prices are approximate

For those looking for novelty cycling socks, look no further. Inspired by the Tour de France, these are a great and cheap option for a gift for cyclists.

The sock has a reasonably typical construction of Cotton, Nylon and Spandex; so there isn’t too much to brag about when it comes to their composition.

Whilst they may not have the techy properties of some of the others on this list, they’re sure to put a smile on the face of the receiver. They’re an option for the beginner cyclist, for when they’re on their bike or at home on the sofa.


11. Darn Tough Women’s Purple Sunflower Bikes Light Cushion Wool Socks

darn tough women purple sunflower bikes light cushion wool socks
  • UK Flag £19
  • US Flag $24
  • EU Flag €22

Prices are approximate

Manufactured in the US, these playful, funky sunflower socks are the perfect choice for long walks or bike rides alike.

Constructed from a lightweight merino wool and cushioned for comfort, these socks are not only breathable, but also durable too.

Coming with a lifetime guarantee from Darn Tough, there’s little not to like.


12. Smartwool Bike Zero Cushion Wolf Print Crew Socks

bike zero cushion wolf print crew socks blue
  • UK Flag £18
  • US Flag $22
  • EU Flag €21

Prices are approximate

The Bike Zero Cushion Print Crew socks from Smartwool put cycling front and center – literally! A bicycle themed sock that’s for the true cyclist and explorer.

They offer countless comfort benefits, such as breathable mesh zones, a performance oriented ‘snug’ fit, as well as durability technologies such as Indestructawool. And that’s not all, Smartwool also benefits from water resistant properties, so you can keep your feet protected from the elements.

Made in the US, these merino wool socks won’t slip, bunch or give you blisters. For only $22, it’s hard to argue with that.


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