What are the best socks for wellington boots?

Capricorn Mohair Socks are superb for wearing in welly boots, with the traditional knit pattern it makes them very hard wearing and with the property that they do not smell after use it makes for a great all-round wellington boot sock.

So what style of Capricorn Mohair Socks would you wear in welly boots?


These are our traditional welly boot sock, a three-quarter length sock with a padded sole and a ribbed leg so it does not drop down in your boot.
Complimented with a wide elastic band around the top this also helps to drop the sock slipping down your leg.

The Yorkshire is a traditional knit which is a pattern that has been passed down from generation to generation, as you are not fastened into a welly boot you slide around inside them and this hard wearing tradition knit pattern is well proven and we get customers coming back again and again.

More info here about Yorkshire socks – here


If you prefer a longer welly boot sock the Northumberland sock is the one you need to look at.

It is the same sock as the Yorkshire but we have made it longer in the leg. With this extra length, we have then put a turn over top on to ensure it stays up.

So if you want a long sock in your welly boots this one is certainly worth looking at.

More info here about the Northumberland socks – here

What are the best socks for walking in?

Over recent years many people have changed the footwear they go walking and hiking in. Here at Capricorn Mohair Socks we have adapted our socks for this change.

With Mohair being a straight fibre there is no better sock to walk in, there is nothing to trap the moisture in so any moisture flows away from your skin alleviating the risk of blisters which are formed by friction and your foot being wet.

Also with Capricorn Mohair socks not smelling after use you can wear your walking socks day after day, even if you do want to just quickly rinse them through at the end of the day they will quickly dry so you can put them back on the following day.

Walking trainers/ trail shoes

Our Ayrshire socks are most suited to walking trainers and trail shoes.

They are thin, have a very high percentage mohair and they also have 1 ½ % lycra in to give them some extra stretch that this type of footwear requires.
A great thin walking sock for all seasons.

Ayrshire – Angle length thin walking sock – more

Walking boots

For walking boots, we have both long and angle length walking socks that are looped from top to toe.

Our ankle length walking socks are still that little bit longer as they are to be worn with a boot and our long walking socks are ideal for those wanting to wear when climbing or winter walking.

Derbyshire – Ankle length walking socks – more
Cumbria – Long length walking socks – more

What you have said about your Capricorn Mohair Socks

Super Quick dry time

Hi, I bought my first pair of Capricorn socks whilst glamping in Northumberland. The following year we went glamping in North Yorkshire near Osmotherly. There was a ford across the road down to the village . My husband went off to the side to take a photo of me and my grandson and we both waded across the ford. The water was up to our ankles and my husband asked what we were doing.

“Crossing the ford “ I replied. “Why? There’s a bridge here” he said. I am a real townie and genuinely thought you just had to wade across. Fortunately, I was wearing my Capricorn socks and they dried out in super quick time and didn’t feel uncomfortable at all. My grandson thought it was hilarious.

Ayrshire socks in action

As you know I have been buying your Ayrshire Mohair Socks ever since you took over the Capricorn Brand and have not worn anything else. I have been a type 2 diabetic for many years, good blood circulation in the feet is very important for diabetics. I find mohair socks stimulate my circulation and easily absorb any moisture that may occur. I would strongly recommend all diabetics to try them.

Best regards, Michael Binns.

Wearing Capricorn Socks in the outdoors

Bill Shacklock , Nottinghamshire – I recently bought two pairs of your socks for outdoors wear and am delighted!