What Goes Into the Making of Best Military Boot Socks - FITS®

March 31, 2022

For those who want the best military-grade socks, it is important to know what goes into the making of them. There are many factors that contribute to the caliber of a sock, from the material to the construction to the thickness and more. At FITS, we know the key elements of top-quality military boot socks for service members. By understanding what goes into making these socks, you can be sure to find a pair that will serve you well in any situation. 

How to Choose the Best Military Boot Socks

As a service member, you need military boot socks that help you feel and perform your best, regardless of the task. That’s why we worked directly with US Special Forces elite operators to develop our collection of tactical socks. The best military boot socks eliminate all sock-related problems and provide four key elements that lead to a durable sock with the perfect fit.

1. Superfine Merino Wool

When it comes to a military-grade boot sock, you must ditch the 100% cotton material. It simply isn’t durable or comfortable enough for the job. You need socks made with superfine merino wool, which has natural moisture-wicking properties to avoid sweaty, wet feet. This also minimizes the chances of bacteria growth in your socks and keeps your feet fresh all day long. 

2. Heel Lock 

The last thing you need is for your military boot socks to slip down into your boots or rub your feet the wrong way, causing blisters. That’s why an essential component of any military sock is intentional heel construction. FITS patented Heel Lock® technology secures your socks, so they don’t slip or rub, ensuring all-day comfort when it matters the most. Deep heel pockets reinforce the sock for durability while preventing blisters. 

3. Dynamic Toe Cup

Although your military boot socks should snugly fit your feet, you also need room for your toes to breathe without the material bunching. FITS patented Dynamic Toe Cup® contours to the shape of your foot, so it feels like the sock was constructed for you. The flexibility in the material allows for the perfect amount of stretch to give your toes room to breathe without your sock bunching in your boot.

4. Varying Thicknesses, Heights, and Designs

Not everyone likes the same type of sock. Some people prefer thin, low-rise options, while others want the thickest, tallest sock on the market. That’s why three essential elements of making the best military boot socks are thickness, height, and design. 

At FITS, our tactical socks come in five heights, from no-show to knee-high. Each pair of socks also has a unique material makeup and varying thickness, from the Tactical PT - Low socks to the Heavy Expedition - OCT socks. Choose from a variety of colors and designs to find your favorite pair of military socks from FITS.

You Deserve Only the Best Military Boot Socks

With regard to a service member’s military uniform, boots and socks are two of the most important pieces of gear a soldier can have. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to finding military boot socks, but not all military-grade socks are created equal. At FITS, we’re proud to offer premium military boot socks. With a focus on quality, durability, and comfort, we strive to produce some of the best socks on the market today. If you’re looking for a pair of socks that will keep your feet warm and comfortable all day long, look no further than FITS. Shop our collection of tactical socks today and experience the difference firsthand.


Sock Sizing
women and men size chart

The Perfect Fit Starts With the Right Size.

Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.

Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.

Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)


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How Do You Determine Sock Size?

Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you. 

How Do You Measure Your Foot for Socks?

To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart. 

What Is the Sock Size Conversion?

The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you. 

What is Sock Size to Shoe Size?

Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:

Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot. 

What Age is Sock Size 9-12?

Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit. 

Got more questions about finding the perfect sock size for you? Let’s talk.



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