Sealskinz Thin Ankle Length Socks bring three seasons' waterproof practicality to snug-fitting race shoes, while offering excellent defence against blistering and abrasion. Despite almost three week's daily service and the best efforts of my deformed toe, my test pair still look and smell like new.
While extremely practical, the science bit isn't terribly revolutionary. We've a three-layer sandwich that employs a merino wool/nylon/elastane mix to spirit moisture from the skin, maintaining good hygiene an of course, banishing those nasty niffs. Then we've the waterproof, breathable membrane that prevents rider-induced and external moisture from inviting trouble, while the predominantly nylon outer wall minimises friction, and therefore blisters and premature wear.