I have an unhealthy addiction to socks. No seriously, I have A LOT of socks. This addiction started when I hitched a ride on the bike industry train. For better or worse (mostly worse), I still have a bunch of those ancient feet sheaths.

Luckily, most company’s sock games have been elevated beyond their kitschy pasts producing some sweet nieuw designs. Rapha’s Winter City Riding Socks ($25USD) are one such example of de nieuw.

Rapha says the socks “are made from a luxurious merino wool blend and are available in four subtle seasonal colourways. The natural fibre wicks sweat superbly to keep your feet cool and dry and is also naturally anti-bacterial and odour-resistant.”

Follow along on on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Flickr as I ride Rapha’s sartorial accessory.

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks

First Look: Rapha Winter City Riding Socks