The Best Women’s Socks for Sweaty Feet

Socks that make your feet sweat are never comfortable. These days we there is no need to suffer from sweaty feet as there are so many excellent moisture-wicking, breathable styles that will keep your feet fresh, dry, and odor-free in all kinds of situations. Whether you are looking for the best dress socks for sweaty feet or you need something for exercising or everyday wear, we have some of the best options that will keep your feet comfortable and sweat-free.

Smartwool Women’s Hide And Seek No Show

It is kind of hard to find a good quality, no-show style of sock that will be comfortable if your feet tend to sweat a lot. These Smartwool Women’s Hide And Seek No Show Socks are one of the best options as far as sweat-wicking no-show designs go. They work well to wick the sweat from your feet and to help prevent odor. The only issue is that they aren’t fully no-show as the top runs a little high, so they may not be the best option for every shoe style. As far as the sock itself, it is quite a thick fabric that has internal gel grippers that will help them stay put, which can be a big issue with no-show styles. They are a super soft merino wool blend that will keep your feet sweat-free and not add any extra bulk. They are thick enough to keep your feet warm but not sweaty, and shouldn’t make your shoes feel tight. They also maintain their shape very well after washing.

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Dickies Women’s Dritech Advanced Moisture Wicking Crew


These Dickies Women’s Dritech Advanced Moisture Wicking Crew Moisture are an excellent crew style that uses wicking fibers to help keep your feet dry. They also have added ventilation panels that ensure adequate air circulation to stop any build-up of moisture. This style does have a little bit of compression in the arch that is supposed to help with support. The Dickies Dritech Crew is a pretty hard-working style, so they can be worn on hikes and for fairly intense activity without the fear of ending up with wet feet.

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Bamboo Socks

Not only are bamboo designs super soft and comfy, but they are also a natural fiber that is moisture-wicking. In addition to keeping your feet dry, they can help with odor since they are naturally antibacterial, which is very helpful in keeping your feet from getting smelly. They have a few other features that make them a great option including a cushioned sole, and a mesh top that will make them even more breathable, especially in hot weather. If you find that these socks aren’t quite right for you, the manufacturer offers a money-back guarantee. A couple of things to be aware of about this sock. First up the color is not quite what you may expect from a white sock; they are more like an ivory color; this has to do with the bamboo fabric. The other thing you should be aware of is that they only come in one size for both men and women. If you fall outside of standard sizing, this may not be the best option for you. Overall they are soft, cushy, and will keep your feet fresh in all situations.

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Silky Toes Modal Women’s Dress Crew Socks

Silky Toes Modal Women’s Dress Crew Sock are one option if you are looking for a longer, crew style, dress design. Modal is that soft, silky feeling fabric that a lot of shirts are made from now. It usually isn’t the most durable type of material, so it’s surprising to see it in a sock, but it has impressive cooling and moisture-wicking properties. The fabric is reportedly very soft, relatively thick, and stretchy. They are described as feeling like you are wearing silk.  These socks are not only moisture-wicking, but anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal as well. They are seamless at the toes and have a reinforced heel and toe.

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Champion Women’s Double Dry 4-Pack

A great option if you are looking for an everyday style are these Champion Women’s Double Dry 4-Pack Performance Heel Shield. They are a polyester-spandex blend that most reviewers report wick sweat well, especially if you are using them as an everyday sock. Some of the other notable features of this style include a cushioned heel, arch support, and a pleasant softness of the fabric.

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Seoulstory7  5Pack Women’s Multi-Performance Cushion Hiking/Outdoor Crew Socks

A solid boot or heavier sock is the Seoulstory7  5Pack Women’s Multi-Performance Cushion Hiking/Outdoor Crew style. These are a great all-rounder product that can work well for hiking, everyday wear, exercise, or just lounging. They are especially useful as a boot sock with all types of boots styles since they stay up well and don’t slide down as the day wears on. They come in a nice assortment of colors in a medium thickness soft fabric. They also have excellent support and padding on the heel and toe.

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New Balance Lifestyle No Show 6 pack

New Balances socks are usually pretty nice, so it’s no surprise that their Lifestyle No Show 6 pack is a popular unisex option for everyday wear or working out. This design features the NB Dry moisture-wicking technology, so your feet stay cool and dry, as well as mesh panels for breathability. Since they are unisex, you need to be careful when choosing the size.

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J&Q No Show

Another reliable color ankle length option is the J&Q No Show Socks for Men and Women. It is another style that uses the copper fiber cotton blend to help combat sweat and odor. The color and fabric are beautiful and understated if you want to wear them as a dress or more formal looking style since they come in black, grey or white. They are soft, decent quality for the price and are reportedly great at absorbing foot odor. The fabric is not too thin or thick, and they have a silicone strip on the heel so they won’t slide down. They are not entirely no-show, but low-cut enough that they still look great with most shoes.

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PEDS Women’s Coolmax Low Cut Sock

Coolmax is one of the fabric types that you should look for when trying to find socks if you are prone to sweaty feet. PEDS Women’s Coolmax Low Cut Sock is an ideal option that has Coolmax that will keep you warm without causing your feet to sweat.  The material is soft; they aren’t super thick and fit well on most women.

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Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew

Finally, a perfect, workboot style that has Coolmax is the Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion Sock. It is super durable, has top-notch moisture-wicking properties, and it won’t slip or slip around when you are wearing it. It isn’t the cheapest option around, but it is guaranteed for life and is made in the U.S.A

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How to find products that won’t make your feet sweat

Avoid 100% cotton– Cotton is very comfortable but isn’t the best option if you are trying to avoid getting sweaty feet. The problem is that the moisture absorbed by the cotton won’t evaporate and stays in the fabric, making them feel wet and uncomfortable.

Change your socks every day- I would think this is relatively obvious advice, but apparently, some people re-wear socks without washing them.  Washing your clothes is especially important if your feet sweat a lot or you are dealing with foot odor.

Look for Moisture Wicking fabrics– There are lots of high-tech moisture-wicking fabrics available these days. Look for styles that specifically say moisture wicking. These types of materials will draw the moisture away from your skin and release it into the air, so it isn’t trapped against your skin for extended periods. Type of materials to look for included Wool, Merino wool, Coolmax, and Drymax.

Only wear styles that are appropriate for what you are doing– One of the best ways to avoid your feet overheating is wearing the right type of fabric for the activity you are doing. Don’t wear super thick wool designs in the summer or nonbreathable fabrics when you are working out. You may not even realize that the material you are wearing isn’t the best option for the type of activity you are doing. If you find your feet getting sweaty, take a look at the sock you are wearing and figure out if you have better options available that will keep you more comfortable.

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