Socks have come a long way.

Socks were invented in the 8th century BC by the ancient Greeks and were typically made from matted animal hair. Since socks were invented, they have worked to absorb perspiration and keep feet warm in cold conditions. An invention of the 21st century, Waterproof Socks keep your feet warm and dry thanks to a waterproof breathable membrane that is protected by 2 knit sock layers. Watch the video below for a quick explanation of our waterproof socks or read on. When shopping for the best waterproof socks consider the following before you buy.

Things to Consider When Buying Waterproof Socks

Waterproof Rating

The most important feature of waterproof socks are their amazing waterproof ability. Waterproof Socks are made with 3 elements: a knit exterior sock, a waterproof membrane, and a knit interior sock. Because the outer and inner socks must be thick enough to protect the waterproof membrane from abrasion, you will find waterproof socks to be thicker than your average athletic socks. Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof socks are waterproof from the toe to just below the top of the cuff of the sock. Their waterproof abilities are similar to rain boot keeping your feet dry from the bottom up. To keep your feet dry, make sure to cover the tops of your socks with a waterproof layer (rain pants) during heavy rain or extended activities in light rain.

Ergnomic Fit

Unlike our competitors, our waterproof membrane is seamless and is formed in the shape of 3-D foot not a flat plywood foot shape. This offers a better fit and feel with no seam-like ridge on the socks. After the three layers of the sock are bonded together, each sock is pressure tested to ensure it has no leaks. A wide toe box and padded toe and heel provide excellent cushioning and durability.

Material Composition

We use a Nylon blend on the outside of our waterproof socks for durability and because Nylon does not absorb water the way other fibers do. We offer two types of fiber blends for the inner socks: a Coolmax
blend or a Merino Wool blend. The Wool blend is a good choice if you want that extra bit of warmth. Coolmax offers a slightly lighter weight moisture wicking anti-bacterial lining.

Waterproof Sock Uses

Our Crosspoint waterproof socks are best for Hiking, Outdoor Work, Winter Sports and can be used with shoes that accommodate thicker socks.

Our Lightweight Waterproof Socks are best for running, cycling, golf, and other sports where a lower profile shoe is used.

Both types of waterproof socks have reinforced toe and heel for durability and comfort.

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Sock Comparison

  • Product Name
  • Best For Activity
  • Sock Height
  • Weight
  • Warmth
  • Durability
  • Thickness
  • Crosspoint Waterproof Mountain Socks - Wool Blend
  • Fall and Winter Walking, Camping, Snow Sports, SUP
  • 9.5
  • 4.2 oz
  • 2.4 MM
  • National Geographic Waterproof Socks Mid-calf Wool-blend
  • Fall and Winter Walking, Camping, Snow Sports, SUP
  • 9.5
  • 4.2 oz
  • 2.4 MM
  • Crosspoint Waterproof Wool Crew Socks
  • Fall and Winter Walking, Camping, Snow Sports, SUP
  • 9.5
  • 4.7 oz
  • 1.9 MM
  • Crosspoint Ultra-light Waterproof Socks - Wool Blend
  • Close Fitting Footwear, Road or Mountain Cycling Shoes
  • 7.5
  • 3 oz
  • 1.55 MM
  • Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks
  • Outdoor Work
  • 9.5
  • 4.5 oz
  • 1.75 mm
  • Lightweight Waterproof Socks - Crosspoint Classic
  • Running Shoes, General Athletics, SUP
  • 9
  • 3.7 oz
  • 1.75 mm
  • Crosspoint Essentials Waterproof Socks
  • General Outdoor Use, Dog Walking
  • 7.5
  • 2.6 oz
  • 1.75mm

Care Instructions & Warranty

At Showers Pass we stand behind our products. We unconditionally guarantee our outerwear for two years from the date of purchase. Defective items will be repaired or replaced. If you are otherwise unsatisfied with your purchase, we’ll exchange it for something that better suits your needs.

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