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Last Updated: May 12, 2023
An often overlooked part of your workout outfit is your socks. Socks are meant to help keep your feet dry and cool. They are also helpful in preventing rubbing on the inside of your shoes. That’s where Bombas Socks come in. Bombas creates socks for every activity from running to everyday life. Bombas Socks are made with thoughtful material that’s not only comfortable but supportive of your feet. In our review of Bombas Socks, we go over our experience using different types from the brand so you know what to expect.
Why You Should Trust Our Review Of Bombas Socks
We test and review treadmills and all kinds of fitness equipment here at Treadmill Review Guru. In our testing, we are sure to wear proper footwear to keep us comfortable and supported while working out. We’ve tested and recommend different running shoes, but socks are just as important to consider for your feet. In this review of Bombas Socks, we tested out men’s and women’s pairs to see what they’re all about. You can trust that we’ve used these socks in all kinds of situations, from workouts on treadmills and rowers, to trail runs and hikes, and even for walking around town.
- Socks available in men’s and women’s sizes
- Men’s Sizes: Small (US 6-9), Medium (US 9.5-13), and Large (US 13.5-16)
- Women’s Sizes: Small (US 4-7.5), Medium (US 8-10.5), and Large (US 11-13)
- Materials: Long Staple Yarns From Cotton and Merino Wool Producers
- The following features can be found on various socks:
- Honeycomb Arch Support System
- Seamless Toe
- Sure-Fit Cuff
- Blister Tab
- Left-Right Contoured
- Airflow Venting
- Y-Stitched Heel
- Strategic Zone Cushioning
- Cushioned Footbed
In-depth Review of Bombas Socks
Bombas works to create socks that are engineered with sustainable materials that are soft, comfortable, and supportive. Bombas socks come in all kinds of lengths and colors. They’re also available in various sizes for men and women.
Here are some of the more common features that you can find on most pairs.
Each pair is different, but most of Bombas’s socks are made with a blend of recycled cotton or Merino wool. In selecting materials and blends for their socks, Bombas strives to choose from high-quality materials that are moisture-wicking and comfortable.
Depending on the purpose of the socks, they come with a different blend of fabric and different features and thicknesses. The All-Purpose Performance Calf Socks for instance are made with a blend of polyester, nylon, cotton, and elastane. These are best for all kinds of activities. They’re thicker, however than the Hybrid Ribbed Quarter Socks. Both have the same types of fabric but are made with different blends depending on what they’re made for.
Bombas is also a Certified B-Corp so you can trust that they are environmentally conscious.
Bombas includes their “Honeycomb Arch Support” in most of their socks. Visually on each pair of socks, this is seen as a honeycomb-designed stitched pattern. When you’re wearing the socks, the stitching works to gently hug your midfoot without making your feet feel constricted. I personally love how this wraps around my arches to provide a bit of support. The Honeycomb Arch Support is a little more prevalent in the All-Purpose Performance Socks than the Ankle Socks and Hybrid Ribbed Quarter Socks.
Most stocks have a seam around the toes. The cheap socks that I’ve gotten in bulk have stitching around the toes. If you look at most average socks, the material is a different color to make the toe area stand out. The stitching also often takes up less space than most people’s toes do. So, when you put them on, you might find that stitching is placed over some of your toes, rather than around all of them.
Bombas Socks have a seamless toe that uses a special knitting that you can’t feel on your feet. That way you don’t feel anything over your toes and there isn’t any unevenness in the socks.
The Y-Stitched Heel on Bombas Socks works to fit around your heel to keep the sock in place and to fit your feet more securely. This stitching along with Bombas’s various sizes helps to make their socks work for most people. I wear a women’s size 7 and a size small fits me really well. Sometimes the heels of socks bunch on me, but Bombas Socks cradle my heels without being too snug or having slack. All of our team found that Bombas fit true to size for all of us.
Some of Bombas Socks have more cushioning in the soles than others. Most pairs have cushioned footbeds that help give you a little more padding under your foot for various activities. We found the cushioning to feel supportive without feeling too plush, thick, or excessive.
Our team got different sock lengths to test out the cuffs. The All-Purpose Calf Socks fit like other calf socks I have at home at the cuff. The cuff fit snugly so I didn’t have to worry about the socks slouching as I ran, but not too slug to feel like they were digging into my legs. I can also fold them in half if I wanted to.
The Hybrid Ribbed Quarter Socks have more breathability in the cuff which was nice for their length. We really liked the Blister Tab on the Ankle Socks. The back part of the cuff felt thicker than other socks which really helped to prevent blisters and rubbing.
Functionality & Performance
As far as performance, all the Bombas Socks that we tried were comfortable and fit as expected. Considering these socks are pricier than the average, we expected them to fit well. I will say I like how soft the material is and how different each of the socks is.
Even though the All-Purpose is thicker, it has Hex Tec that makes it moisture-wicking, so my feet never felt hot.
For running on treadmills and running errands, all of the socks held up well and kept our feet from feeling sweating. We found all three pairs to be pretty moisture-wicking to keep our feet dry, too.
Bombas Socks have really thoughtful features like the arch support and non-digging cuffs, as well as the Blister Tabs. We especially liked how the Honeycomb Arch Support System didn’t constrict our toes from being able to spread. The positioning of the arch support is further down the foot and the seamless toe is a nice touch to help encourage toe spreading, too.
One thing we really like is that you can wear either sock on either foot. Even though the All-Purpose socks have labeled left and right socks, I’ve found that either fit on my feet well. Each sock isn’t specifically cut for one to fit your right foot and the other for your left foot. This way, if you buy a multi-pack you can mix and match them. I also think this allows Bombas Socks to fit better for more people since all feet are different.
Bombas has a really cool Happiness Guarantee where they’ll replace or refund lost, damaged, or worn socks. Plus, when you purchase a pair of Bombas Socks, they donate a pair to someone in need. How cool is that?!