Leicestershire – Equestrian

Leicestershire – Equestrian

Our knee length Leicestershire style has been designed with equestrian activities in mind.  This knee length sock has a cushion sole to take some of the strain from the stirrup, with a touch of Lycra to give a snug fit under riding boots.  


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Our knee length Leicestershire style has been designed with equestrian activities in mind.  This knee length sock has a cushion sole to take some of the strain from the stirrup, with a touch of Lycra to give a snug fit under riding boots.   

Also, ideal for motorcyclists and general outdoor wear, or those who just wish to keep their legs warm.

71% Mohair 27.5% Nylon 1.5% Lycra

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Small (4 – 7), Medium (8 – 10), Large (11 – 13)


Black, Cream

5 reviews for Leicestershire – Equestrian

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sue Harbottle (verified owner)

    I bought these to wear with my new Dublin boots as they were not quite as chunky as the Cumbria socks I had for wearing with walking boots. I wasn’t sure if they would keep me as warm but I needn’t have worried as my feet stay lovely and toasty in the coldest weather, and whatever surface I am standing on. They wash well on a 30 degree wash (not too often ‘tho as they don’t smell). Love them.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Snell (verified owner)

    Having exclusively worn Capricorn socks for many years now and usually favouring the Yorkshire wellie sock for summer or winter loving its comfort and fit I thought I would treat myself to a long hose in preparation for winter. Being, as I am, blessed with a well developed calf, knee length socks can often be too restrictive or else end up half way down my boot.
    The Leicestershire Equestrian has perfect blend of fibres ..it fits snugly and strays put all day with all the comfort I have come to rely on from Capricorn Mohair socks .

  3. 5 out of 5

    Phil Hodges (verified owner)

    New boots for the new shooting season required new socks, as a previous customer,a look through the range for a lightweight full length sock type brought these up. Very pleased with choice, comfortable, warm, good humidity control. Recommended to any shooter for day long use

  4. 5 out of 5

    Frank J. Smith (verified owner)

    I must confess that you won’t catch me anywhere near a horse – these socks were bought as long ” gentleman’s socks” for the winter ! The older I get the more I appreciate a wee bit extra draught proofing above the ankles.
    I have been wearing Capricorn socks all year round for years and years ( maybe on the rare occasions we get a bit of summer I switch to cotton for coolness ) and these socks are consistent with the expected quality. I wash on wool cycle at 30deg and I am confident they will last me 3 or 4 winters at least. I have only ever worn through one sock , the others have only been retired when they became too small or shapeless. Great Value !

  5. 5 out of 5

    Melanie Lowndes

    These are fantastic socks – I have been wearing them for about 15 years now – all through the winter. They stay up, are warm, never smell, I wash them with all my other clothes – just don’t put in the drier. If you purchase the darker colours they can be worn under jeans and show very discreetly which I like. I would like to buy some black or navy blue but out of stock at present.

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Warm and Comfortable

Mohair is a fibre that is well known for its properties of warmth and comfort. It therefore produces socks that are ideal when you want warm and comfortable feet

Hard Wearing

Mohair is a very hard wearing fibre and is used for fabrics in aircraft seats for this reason. Many of our customers tell us that they have purchased ‘good quality’ socks from well known stores and they have worn out within 3 or 4 months. Whereas their Capricorn Mohair Socks are still wearing well!

Machine Washable

You can wash your Mohair socks in a washing machine on a warm wool wash cycle, without worrying about excessive shrinkage. When we visit shows selling our socks it’s not unusual for customers to proudly bring their Capricorn Mohair Socks they bought the previous year and show us how well they have worn and washed.

Do not smell after use!

If you look at wool under a microscope you see little burrs. These burrs provide a hiding place for bacteria that make wool socks smell. Mohair is a smooth fibre and has no hiding places for bacteria and that is why Mohair Socks do not smell!!


Do I have to Hand wash?

We recommend that you wash Capricorn Socks on a warm wash cycle 40 Degrees, or hand wash. Do NOT tumble dry

Do the colours run?

We advise that you wash the socks separately for the first few times, just in case.

Do they shrink?

Not normally, if you follow the washing instructions correctly

What do I do if I wash them in water that is too hot?

Use hair conditioner, socks your socks in hair conditioner and it will loosen the fibres up again. This method is also a great way to give your socks a new ‘lease of life’


Why do you add nylon to the Mohair?

Mohair has lots of strength and resistance to abrasion, but not much elasticity – so we add a special sort of nylon which augments the nylon but doesn’t detract from it’s benefits.


Come on, why don’t they smell?

The fibres of sheep’s wool have scales on them, but mohair fibres are smooth so there is nowhere for foot bacteria to hide. No bacteria = No smell


I have poor circulation – can I wear Capricorn Mohair Socks?

The loose top Sussex style don’t have an elastic top, instead they are ribbed to make them stay up. These socks also have a ‘linked toe’ in them to so you don’t have that horrible ridge under your toes. We sell lots of these socks to diabetics and people with circulation problems.

I am allergic to wool – can I wear your socks?

Being a hair, you could argue that it is more natural to wear mohair than wool from sheep. We have lots of customers with sensitive skin who wear our sock without any trouble. If you do have sensitive skin, why not try a pair of our cream coloured socks, they are not dyed to are kinder and softer on your feet.