I'm going to be real here, I have huge feet. I have the kind of feet that should make me stable on two legs (it doesn't) and I can easily walk 4 1/2 foot trot poles with less than four and a half of my feet.
I supposed I should've warned you if you aren't a foot person, you may want to skip this blog...
I have weird feet. They are not only long but really skinny and I have tooth picks for calves. These two things shouldn't really go together according to most shoe manufactures. Side bar: Shout out to Ariat though for actually having size 10 extra slim tall boots so your girl here doesn't have to buy custom!
Since I have so much trouble with shoes the types of socks I wear make a huge impact on my comfort at the barn. So I thought I'd take the time to share some of my favorite socks that make my weird feet more comfortable for the 97 hours I'm at the barn every week, no matter what time of year it is.
Ovation Compression Zocks
These are my #1 ride or die socks for riding. I wish they were warm enough to wear in the winter because I wear the crap out of these bad boys but will save them for lessons or shows when I want a little extra comfort.
I've never used any compression type material of clothing before but the support they give me in my tall boots is above reproach! They help you battle fatigue by supporting your muscles by limiting their vibrations. They are the same feel as your typical Zock but the material is way more supportive.
I received them as a gift but I found them for you guys on Dover Saddlery.
Noble Equestrian Peddies
My only criticism on these? Terrible name for branding but they are awesome! These socks combine the comfort of thin material on the calf with a normal cotton sock feel on the bottom.
These are a fantastic 'in between' option between a normal sock and a Zock, since that thin material doesn't work for every body but you don't have to worry about any bulk under your leg! Plus they come in a great variety of patterns on the tops without the extra bulk on your leg.
These socks can work for almost all seasons, probably not the best choice for the bitter cold of winter but spring, fall, and summer friendly without a doubt.
Dover carries these as well!
Carhartt Women's Extremes Wool Socks
As mad as I can be able winter nothing is cozier than cuddling up after a long day at the barn with some fuzzy wool socks and a hot chocolate, or maybe a hot toddy depending how your day was!
Now it is your turn, if you have a favorite riding sock or footwear, share it in the comments below!
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Miranda and Julia bringing over 20 years of experience in the horse industry in a wide variety of experiences and disciplines. Here on this equestrian blog we'll share our horse experiences, tips, plus advice on surviving as an adult amateur rider.