To help make the colder weather a little easier to tolerate, it is time to get yourself a pair of the most fluffy and fuzzy socks that will keep your feet toasty warm all winter long. Fuzzy socks are perfect for anyone who just loves to be cozy and comfy at home but are especially useful for women who have feet that are always cold. They are perfect for wearing to bed if you get cold feet overnight and are a must for cold weather lounging. Fluffy hosiery also makes a fantastic gift or stocking stuffer since they are small, relatively inexpensive, and are relaxing and luxurious to wear. If you haven’t tried fuzzy socks yet, beware because once you try them, you’ll never want to take them off.
Nordstrom Butter Crew Socks
For a lot of women, the Nordstrom Butter Crew are the ultimate fuzzy socks. They are comfy, amazing quality, and not overly expensive. You can get this design in a range of pretty patterns and colors, and Nordstrom sometimes has distinctive holiday styles that are very cute. The Butter Crew are only available in one size but can fit shoe sizes from 6 to 10.5. If you need a bigger size, the butter fabric is also available for men in a larger size (although they aren’t quite as soft as the women’s options for some reason). Somehow this design is slightly more silky smooth and softer than other fuzzy options. Nordstrom has a deal with this style where if you buy three, it brings the price down to about $10 a pair, which is pretty reasonable for the quality. Butter Socks are also excellent to give as gifts because people just love the feel and the look of this style. Overall this is a design that is lovely to lounge in or wear to bed on freezing nights since they are beautiful and thick and will keep your feet toasty warm.
Available from Nordstrom
Barefoot Dreams® CozyChic™ Socks
If you have had a chance to check out any of the super-soft Barefoot Dreams’ cardigans or blankets, you will be happy to learn that they also make socks out of the same plush CozyChic fabric. The Barefoot Dreams’ options are soft, warm, comforting, and will definitely keep your feet warm at night. This CozyChic design is everything you’d imagine Barefoot Dreams socks to be; they are thick, luxurious, and come in attractive color options like charcoal, stone, and pink. These are one of the slightly more expensive fluffy choices available, but if you don’t mind splurging or are looking for a unique gift for someone who loves to lounge in luxury, these make a great option. Barefoot Dreams styles feel great on your feet since the fabric is so soft and cozy. The design is somewhat slouchy, but it is made for lounging, so that is to be expected. The material doesn’t have any grips on the bottom so it can be a little bit slippery if you are walking on hardwood floors.
Available from Amazon.com
UGG Pom Pom Fleece Lined Crew
UGG has several fuzzy styles that are worth checking out, and their Pom Pom Fleece Lined Crew is an excellent place to start. This fleece-lined design is a bit thicker than your average fuzzy sock; you could almost consider it a slipper sock but not quite since they don’t have any grips on the bottom. The Pom Pom Fleece Lined Crew are super soft, cozy, and warm, but don’t get too warm. They are adorable in person and have a beautiful snuggly winter design that makes you just want to curl up in front of a fireplace. You can get them in a wide variety of elegant colors, and it comes with the added pom-poms for a stylish touch. Unfortunately, this UGG design does seem to have a slight issue with the heel wearing out somewhat quickly.
Available from Zappos
UGG Cozy Chenille Socks
UGG also has a chenille style that is known for being ultra-cozy. The UGG Cozy Chenille is a crew design that is soft, stretchy, and warm. It is one size fits most, but they are quite stretchy, so most women don’t have any issues with the fit. The UGG Cozy Chenille is known for being very comfy and outstanding quality. This is another slightly pricey style, but they are UGG’s, so it isn’t a big surprise. You can wear this stylish design for lounging, or you can wear them out with boots since the elastic is pretty good at the top. The Cozy Chenille comes in a great color selection, and the fabric is marled, so it has a slight heather texture to it. Most people find them very comfy to walk around the house and sleep in, since they are warm yet let your feet breath and not sweat.
Available from Zappos
HASLRA Premium Soft Warm Microfiber Fuzzy Socks
Amazon has several excellent fluffy styles; one of their best options is the HASLRA Premium Soft Warm Microfiber Fuzzy Socks. These are a budget-friendly choice that is perfect for around the house. They will keep your feet nice and warm, and you will love their super soft feel. This HASLRA design is beautiful and thick and feels very plush. You can wear these for sleeping at night, especially if your feet are always cold. They are offered in a vast assortment of colors and patterns, and you can either buy them as a set of three or a set of five. The material is fuzzy and won’t pull in the wash. These don’t have any grips on the bottom and would probably slip on anything other than carpeting. For the price, this fuzzy style is fantastic quality.
Available from Amazon
Women’s MUK LUKS Patterned Cabin Slipper Socks
This MUK LUKS design is an excellent slipper sock option that will keep you cozy warm. Slipper socks are a good choice if you need to keep your feet warm, but you don’t love wearing slippers. These are a beautiful style that is inexpensive yet very durable. These MUK LUKS have a lovely fluffy cuff and come in a variety of winter patters in an Acrylic knit. Since they are slipper socks, they are thicker than the other styles we listed above, and also have the bottom grippers, which are essential with this type of fabric as, without them, they would be very slippery. The MUK LUKS come in two sizes, either a small/medium or a large/extra large. They are an affordable price and come in a fantastic color assortment. One thing to note about this style is that it is two pieces, and the liner inside comes out, which makes it easier to clean.
Available from Kohl’s
Women’s Dearfoams Blizzard
Dearfoams make amazing slippers, so it isn’t too surprising that they also offer a beautiful slipper sock to help keep you cozy. These Blizzard Slipper Socks have slightly mixed reviews, but the issues people run into with this option seem to do with sizing and putting them into the dryer when you should be air-drying, leading them to unravel. The best features of the Blizzard is the shearling lining and comfy faux fur cuffs. The Blizzard also have grippers on the bottom so that you will be less likely to slip. The fabric is thick and warm, but your feet will still be able to breathe, so they shouldn’t sweat if they overheat.
Available from Dearfoams.com
AEO Fuzzy Sherpa Sock
Aerie and American Eagle usually have pretty nice fuzzy sock options that you can often catch on sale for a reasonable price. Around the holidays, AE also usually has some fun holiday-themed styles that look amazing and are cozy and soft to boot.
Available from American Eagle
What to look for:
Thickness- Some of the styles can feel super soft and fuzzy when you first get them, but after a couple of washes, they lose a lot of the fluff and get somewhat thin. It tends to happen more with the budget products, but it does also occur with the higher-end styles. To avoid losing thickness, ensure you follow all washing instructions, especially if they are intended to be air-dried, the dryer can be tough on these types of fabrics. The other thing to consider is whether your feet tend to overheat, some of the very thick options can get pretty warm, so you may want to look for fabrics that are breathable yet thick and warm- the UGG Pom Pom style would be an example of that.
Durability– Another issue that can be a problem with fluffy fabric is the bottom wears out and gets holes really fast. If you are looking for outstanding quality, you could try the Nordstrom Butter socks or the Muk Luk slipper sock that both have reputations for being very durable.
Height– Crew length designs are the most common length in fuzzy socks, but you can get a few styles that are ankle, or knee-length. Many of the fuzzy styles are also designed as a lounging style, so they tend to have a slightly looser fit and are a little bit more slouchy. The elastic at the top won’t necessarily keep them firmly in place like it would with a regular sock.
Grips-Grips or non-slip rubber pieces on the bottoms of the hosiery can have pros and cons to them. Primarily the grips will stop you from slipping, but if you are planning on wearing the product with shoes, they become uncomfortable. If you are worried about slipping but love the soft feeling, you could try a slipper-like design such as Snoozies that have all of the comfort of the cozy socks but also have grips on the bottom.
Sizing– A lot of these types of socks are one size fits all or offer minimal sizing options, so getting a great fit can sometimes be a bit of an issue, but generally, fuzzy socks are very stretchy so they can accommodate a wide range of foot sizes.
Cleaning– Most styles can be machine washed and air-dried. Some styles are a little bit delicate, so when cleaning, you may want to wash in a mesh bag to avoid them catching on zippers or buttons of other items.