Winter socks have become a staple item for cyclists, after years of experimentation it has become clear that by far and away the best material for this is merino wool. In the footbed we have used a ceramic thread giving it extra strength and increased heat transfer, important even in winter.
As odd as it may seem, wool socks were only recently reintroduced into the professional peloton. Their reappearance may have gone unnoticed – in team colours, they’re visually almost indistinguishable from the standard-issue socks – yet their increased performance in cold conditions was very noticeable, making them a favourite three-season sock for many racers (probably not a good idea to wear them in the height of summer).
The upper part is constructed with a mix of merino wool and silk for softness, and the footbed is made of the ceramic material David Millar has always liked.
The design is a nod to the CHPT3 secondary identity of dashes signifying the years of Millar's racing career. While the socks are designed to be worn on the bike, Chpt3 has kept the colour palette subdued so you can wear them off the bike as well, with a pair of jeans or perhaps a bespoke Timothy Everest suit if that's your fancy. The most remarkable attribute of the socks is their thin construction because although they're designed to keep your feet warm, they fit seamlessly into your snug cycling shoes. At 18cm the 1.52 Winter Socks are slightly longer than the summer sock, providing a little bit more protection from the elements.