Sock 16 by VOID
Velo Insider Rating
Socks… they have to be one of the most underestimated items of kit we tend to buy on looks rather than performance. But with VOID’s Sock 16’s you not only get killer looks, they’re super comfortable too! (16 referring to their 16cm cuff of course!)
PROS: Great design, extremely comfortable despite thickness and very well ventilated.
CONS: None that we found.
Quality and Comfort
The first thing you notice with these socks is the quality yarn which provides a surprising level of comfort despite the socks feeling thinner than they actually feel on your feet. While riding there is a noticeable amount of comfort particularly to the footbed area which we found impressive considering how light and thin these socks are.
The big test came from a 124 mile coast to coast ride where the socks performed brilliantly throughout the ride. Comfort is no issue for these beauties, and even at the end of a long day in the saddle they retained a good level of dryness and comfort.
The socks are also made extremely well with good quality yarn which adds to the comfort. As you can see in the photographs the socks have a good shape and structure to them which provides brilliant performance. They really are a great sock that’s impressed us in all areas.
This is where they really prove their worth with a very well thought out design which provides high breathability and good moisture wicking. The socks have a quick drying yarn which works very well in warmer temperatures to move sweat away from your skin and stay dry throughout your ride.
Size and Fit
Size on review is 43/45 to suit my UK size 10 feet and they fit very well. There is more than enough stretch and elasticity to fit around the majority of foot shapes and the material fits closely to your feet without bunching up at your ankles or twisting around in your shoes. The 16cm cuff length provides a modern look to the socks and they seem to stay up really well without sinking back down to your ankles.
Value for Money
At £12 GBP they are fairly priced and provide good value for money. They definitely provide the right summer performance we all look for in a sock and the quality matches the retail price. If you’re buying some kit from VOID then be sure to add some socks to your order to avoid any extra shipping charges at a later date.
Let’s face it, we all choose socks for looks first and performance second, but with these you get both! These are a superb summer sock providing great performance all round. If you have some VOID kit then you definitely need to match it with a pair of their socks!