Eliel Signature Icon Socks
Eliel socks are created with performance in mind. Thin and breathable with reinforced heel and toe. Perfect height at 5" tall.
I have a few pair, but the new pair developed in the heel a hole after the first use. Good quality gear, just an unusual occurrence.
I own a lot of bike socks from different vendors, and these Eliel socks rank among my favorites. The material is light but not so light to cause premature wear at pressure points. The stitching is smooth and even, so no friction points on the heels or toes. Cuffs are snug but not constricting, and just high enough to help you pass the UCI test (/s). For reference, I ordered L/XL socks, and wear size 42.5 cycling shoes for most brands.
They're good socks but only come in two sizes (XS/S and L/XL). As someone with a shoe size of 48, the largest size is already a bit small to begin with and then they shrink when washing. Would be nice to see a bigger size option.
I love socks, especially cycling socks, so I'm a bit critical when it comes to reviews. The Eliel socks have checked all my boxes. They're slightly thicker than most, which to me is a nice change. I don't like to feel my feet slide on my insoles and some higher end socks are just to thin. I ride in the PNW and these have done wonderful in cold and rainy rides. Paired with a waterproof overshoe and my feet have stayed very warm. They work amazing for a casual sock too...
How many times have you bought socks that you really loved only to have them start pilling? Ugh... the worst. Well, if you buy these socks, you don't have to worry! These socks hold up in loads of laundry alongside towels, kids clothes (that have those rough, glitter prints), and dog hair. Come out looking brand new. Slip these bad boys on each time and they feel brand new. Never stretched out, never ragged looking. Hop on that bike and get those sock tans.