Our socks are of the tough, traditional, good ‘old-fashioned’ type, made for a life outdoors in boots and wellies. They are popular with farmers and fishermen, explorers and gardeners, canoeists, skiers and cavers, as well as those who simply want a warm pair of feet on a cold stone floor. You won’t find a better pair of British wool socks anywhere! Read my blog to find out why I call them Salted Wool.
Here’s what one customer has to say about them: Thank you for making the best socks I’ve worn since my childhood when all socks seemed to be comfortable, warm and woolly! – Ian, from Lancashire
With their calf-length ribbed leg, cushioned sole and a smooth toe seam our socks have a generously roomy fit and some will find them best worn over another pair.
Do you have big feet? We have socks for you! Our largest size fits a UK size 11-13 (EU 46-49). We also have this size in dark blue — see Howgill Walking Socks
- 80% British wool plus 20% nylon for structure, stretch and stability;
- Knitted in Leicestershire, the historical heartland of England’s sock industry;
- Available in three adult sizes and three natural, undyed colours:
- St Kilda – light grey – a blend of Shetland and Hebridean wools;
- Morar – grey-brown – a blend of Hebridean and Shetland wools;
- Nevis – deep peaty brown – a hard-wearing blend of Hebridean and Black Welsh Mountain wools.
Recommended care: Handwash or gentle wool cycle at 30C. Do NOT tumble dry. If you put them in a tumble dryer they will shrink and go hard…..so don’t do it!! Re-shape whilst damp. Our socks are not pre-shrunk so you will find that the first wash will shrink them slightly to the correct size.