Anyone that spends time outdoors realizes the importance of a good sock. While we may consider them unwanted gifts in childhood, as adults, their value is priceless. Such a small piece of apparel can make or break an outfit–both in style and comfort–and the pitfalls of a bad sock can stop a whole trip in its tracks.
Most outdoor enthusiasts have a pair or two they rely on for performance, like our personal go-to's Farm to Feet and Darn Tough, but when it comes to indoor relaxing around a rustic cabin or mountain home, an entirely different set of attributes come into play. Que–the below list of socks for a cozy night in, puttering around the house, or channeling your inner indoor enthusiast.
Per usual, durability and craftsmanship are of the utmost importance. With or without a slipper, a cozy cabin sock is of no use if a dreaded hole appears after a few spins around the kitchen. Besides, you will need to grab more firewood eventually. Wool, hemp, high-quality cotton, or a mixture makes for excellent and lasting textiles, and of course, feel good on the feet. And because the threat of blisters is objectively lower indoors, material comfort factor can and should be fully embraced–no tech fabrics required here, folks.
Fit too, is a bit more relaxed. While outdoor and hiking socks often require a snug fit, indoors, a looser-fitting sock is most comfortable. A slouch around the ankle even adds a bit of timeless appeal paired with a sweater and down pant. But don't worry, we've got some performance-driven pairs for indoor/outdoor transitions too.
Lastly, color and pattern can be fully explored. With no shoe to hinder its appearance, an indoor sock is most likely on full display, and it's just one more element to have fun with when putting an indoor fit together. Whether you prefer a classic fair isle print, a solid, unique color, or year-round Christmas socks, we've got you covered.
The below round-up of 15 cabin socks include the best ankle socks, cozy crew socks, fuzzy slipper socks, knit socks, and more for indoor comfort and style—that might just become your next go-to pair
Get two for the price of one with this sock pack from the beloved northeast outfitter. Made of 77% itch-free Merino wool in a timeless colorway, they're the softest wool ragg print the company offers, and can be tossed in the washer for a machine wash.
Price: $35 SHOP NOW
A cult favorite, Jungmaven produces finely milled and responsibly sourced apparel out of hemp in the brand's native California. In an impressive variety of bold, solid colors, the Hemp Crew Sock is an everyday sorta sock, with the perfect amount of stretch around the calf for a sporty or more slouchy, relaxed fit.
Price: $26 SHOP NOW
Embrace a holiday vibe come winter, or year-round, with these best seller Fireside Lounge Socks. In a variety of classic winter motifs (sans pom-pom), these cheerful, warm socks will keep your feet toasty fireside and beyond. PVC gripper dots provide traction and the cuff can be worn folded around the ankle for alternate style.
Price: $20 SHOP NOW
Although Maggie's delivers a variety of quality, organic socks, the $10 Allergy sock is an excellent alternative for those with sensitive skin or just looking for an ultra-soft textile, and at an excellent price. Made of 99.8% cotton in Natural or Black wash with a loose, generous fit, it doesn't get more classic "sock" than these.
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Most of us know Brooklinen through their popular bedding and sheets offerings but they also make this one pair of well-loved socks. Featuring full cushion terry and heathered detailing in a variety of earthen color-block patterns, these are for "indoorsy folks only."
Price: $15 SHOP NOW
Take the Smartwool Hike Classic edition both indoors and outdoors without sacrificing style or comfort. Made with recycled materials and full cushion support, this crew sock feature a snug performance fit for those who have a hard time sitting still.
Price: $24 SHOP NOW
William Ellery's Brushtail socks are made with hair from the Brushtail Possom–a byproduct of their eradication from New Zealand where they currently damage native wildlife as invasive species. Thin, lightweight, but ultra-warm, their Chanterelle mushroom color is guaranteed to brighten winter evenings too.
Price: $35 SHOP NOW
Heralded as United by Blue's "coziest, plushiest, warmest, sock ever", the Ultimate Bison Sock plays no games. Made of salvaged bison wool intercepted from the waste system in a timeless, chevron pattern, they just beg to be paired with a nice cup of tea and crackling fire after a winter adventure (or business day).
Price: $39 SHOP NOW
These classic wool socks from Filson feature a flecked pattern created by different types of yarn knitted together. Nylon is woven throughout to provide needed strength and stretch, but they fit tight to prevent bunching for the occasional trip to grab more firewood.
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Crafted from a 90% wool blend, these everyday socks feature retro colorways and classic ribbed construction. Bask indoors and out with thoughtful product details including a ribbed stretch leg and top with a solid colored stripe, and a chunky, textured textile.
Price: $22 SHOP NOW
Featuring the benefits of both a slipper and a sock, Bombas Gripper Slippers are prefect for those who can't decide between the two. With a soft brushed lining, outside grips, and fit right below the ankle, they provide the support of a slipper while a mixture of wool and other materials provide the flexibility of a sock.
Price: $48 SHOP NOW