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The 12 Best Cashmere Socks For Luxe Warmth

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For an unrivaled affordable luxury, the best cashmere socks deliver comfort like no other. Cashmere comes with many of the same benefits of wool, like being lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking, but it's a step up in terms of airy softness — and it offers eight times the warmth as sheep's wool. You can wear cashmere socks to sleep in or to feel snug and cozy on a cold day. Self-care socks? Cashmere is at the top of the list.

Of course, 100% pure cashmere socks are the dream, but you'll be paying a premium for them. Since the luxury wool can be somewhat delicate, indulge in a pair of pure cashmere socks for sleeping or deep lounging, and then look for cashmere blend socks to wear out. If there’s one possible downside to cashmere, it’s the upkeep: the material needs to be hand-washed. Cashmere is often blended with synthetic fibers like nylon or polyester for extra durability, and spandex to add stretch, and these blends are more likely to be machine washable. For a vegan alternative, polyester faux fleece and acrylic knits are warm and comforting options that still feel indulgent.

From pure cashmere socks to a pair of over-the-top cashmere leg warmers (just wait until you layer them on a cold day), plus bed socks and everything in between, these are the best cozy cashmere and cashmere-alternative socks to slip your feet into when you need a daily treat.

1. The Dreamiest Tall Cashmere Socks For Sleeping

These ribbed knit cashmere bed socks are blended with 20% polyester so they’re strong enough to pad around the house, but the brand recommends against wearing them with shoes. Notably, the polyester toughens up these cashmere socks just enough that they can be machine washed on a delicate cycle with the right detergent (like this one). With a calf length and seamless toe, they'll keep you wildly cozy and comfortable. "Soft, warm, not too tight. These are exactly what I was looking for,” one fan enthused. “They aren’t meant to be worn [with] shoes, but they are perfect for cold nights and quarantined weekends. Considering most cashmere socks I’ve seen are $60+ I think these are a great value.”

  • Available colors: 2
  • Available sizes: one size

2. Some Splurge-Worthy 100% Cashmere Socks In A Cable Knit

It doesn’t get much more lavish than a pair of pure cashmere socks. The Graham company knits its premium socks in Hawick, Scotland, which is known for its high-quality cashmere. These indulgent socks have a homey cable knit and gently reinforced toe, and the long cut feels comfortable all night. (Just make sure to hand wash them.) One fan reported, “I love these socks - plain and simple - they are heavenly cashmere, soft, breathable, and warm. They don't bind anywhere and keep my feet comfortably warm all night.”

  • Available colors: 8
  • Available sizes: one size

3. Editor’s Choice: These Surprisingly Great Budget Cashmere Socks

These budget-friendly cashmere socks have a high dose of the luxury fiber — with 97% cashmere — and just a touch of spandex. The cashmere blend offers durable wear and the toe seam is all but imperceptible. (This pick will still need to be hand-washed and air-dried, however.) “These are my absolutely favorite socks — the perfect blend of soft and stretchy,” noted BDG Associate Editor Carina Finn. “I wear them at home to lounge in, and with ankle boots in the fall and winter to stay warm. Especially for the price, it's really hard to find a better pair!”

  • Available colors: 9
  • Available sizes: 5-10, 7-12

4. Some Cashmere Leg Warmers For Peak Coziness

More versatile than boot socks, these cashmere leg warmers are made with 70% cashmere with 30% viscose to feel ultra-warm yet light, strong, and silky-soft. They're reinforced at the top and bottom so you don't have to worry about them slipping out of place, and they tuck perfectly into boots then scrunch down to just the right height without feeling bulky. "They are soft, soft, soft, thick, and warm, with enough stretch. They are worth the money," one shopper commented. Wear them with pajamas for the coziest loungewear, layer them under pants on bitterly cold days, or pair them with skirts and dresses between seasons.

  • Available colors: 12
  • Available sizes: one size

5. These Premium German Socks Made With A Blend Of Cashmere & Merino Wool

FALKE is a well-known German brand that stands for quality, and this calf-high pair is about as cozy as it gets. The material is a mix of 30% merino wool and 17% cashmere for the softest feel, but there’s also rayon and polyamide blended in for supreme durability (plus, they’re machine washable). One fan raved, “Love these soft, warm socks. Just remember to NOT put them in the dryer. They're great! Will be ordering more!”

  • Available colors: 8
  • Available sizes: 5-7.5, 8-10.5

6. These Cuff Socks Made With 100% Pure Mongolian Cashmere

Pure, Mongolian cashmere socks for an under-$50 price tag — these are worth an immediate “Add to Cart.” This refined pair from State Cashmere features super-soft, 2-ply cashmere in a thick, ribbed design. The washing instructions include either dry cleaning or hand washing (with baby shampoo per the brand) to keep them in mint condition. “I really like this set of socks from State Cashmere,” one fan noted. “The cashmere makes these really luxurious - they are verysoft and the quality is great. They have a subtle ribbing that makes for a nice detail and classic styling.”

  • Available colors: 3
  • Available sizes: one size

7. An Affordable 3-Pack Of Colored Socks In A Cashmere Blend

Made with a blend of cashmere, wool, nylon, and spandex, these vibrant socks are pretty and practical. Included in each box set are three different pairs of socks, although you don’t get to specify which color. The available colors range from light pastels to bolder jewel tones; no matter which ones you get, they’re sure to keep your feet warm and cozy. “Truly wonderful cozy socks. Wise investment, well made, well priced,” one fan summed it up, adding, “They wash well.”

  • Available colors: 12 (three different colors per order)
  • Available sizes: one size

8. These Ultra-Wearable Cashmere-Blend Socks

While the cashmere content in these mid-calf socks is only 10%, the material blend contains a hefty dose of merino wool (50%), for a breathable and warm pair of socks to be worn on repeat. The socks also have absorbent cotton and silky-soft viscose and polyamide blended in for an all-around sturdy construction that can stand frequent wear. “The cosiest and comfiest socks to wear out or around the house. These have kept my feet super cosy in -3 temperatures when out walking with the family,” one fan gushed. “Highly recommend the quality and price. Such amazing value!”

  • Available colors: 6
  • Available sizes: one size

9. Some Pretty Pastel Cashmere Bed Socks

Available in several colors, these cashmere bed socks are the perfect way to pamper yourself at bedtime. They’re made with 85% cashmere and 15% nylon for a softer-than-soft pair that feels luxurious to slip on. The cashmere is responsibly sourced from the steppes of Mongolia and the pair comes in a giftable box, should you want to delight someone else with them. One fan noted, “These are everything that cashmere should be. Incredibly soft, cozy and very warm! Only the cuff has the cable on it, but they are still pretty, and they feel divine on a cold night!”

  • Available colors: 4
  • Available sizes: one size

10. These Luxe Cashmere Socks Made In Scotland

Boasting 85% cashmere, these Lona Scott socks feel refined against your skin. They’re made in Scotland for heritage quality, and unlike some other options on this list with high cashmere content, this pair can be worn with shoes. “Accept no substitutes. The most perfect bed socks for winter,” one fan raved. “Put these on and you will have the best sleep of your life.”

  • Available colors: 4
  • Available sizes: one size

11. Some Intricate Cable Knit Socks In Pure Cashmere

These plushly soft cashmere socks from Karen Thomas are made with fine 3-ply cashmere. They’re in a crew height for easy pairing with your favorite leggings or joggers, and they feature an intricate pattern for more visual appeal. Choose from five colors. One fan raved, “These socks are just what I was looking for in creamy, cozy beautiful cashmere!”

  • Available colors: 5
  • Available sizes: one size

12. The Vegan-Friendly Socks That Are Impossibly Soft And Comforting

These soft and luxurious fuzzy vegan socks have a gentle heathered fleece finish that looks — and feels — like a marshmallow. The 100% polyester can be machine washed and tumble-dried, plus they're strong enough to be taken out if you want a cozy pair that could handle all-day wear. “These are the most heavenly pair of socks your toes and feet will ever touch in your lifetime. Seriously. Everyone must have at least one pair of these,” one fan raved.

  • Available colors: 8
  • Available sizes: one size

Worth Considering: These Luxe Slipper Socks

These UGG slipper socks are made from acrylic chenille cable knit with a cozy fleece lining, and the nonslip sole features traction dots so you won’t go flying on wood or tile floors. They're machine washable for easy care. With both an included tag and bow, they're also perfect for gifting. “UGGS are a family favorite, usually boots, but these comfy fleece insulated socks were definitely worth the purchase,” one shopper commented. “My feet stay warm as I walk around on my tile and hard wood floors. Great Product.”

  • Available colors: 2
  • Available sizes: one size

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