What they say: Have been worn to victory at the Tour de France three times.
What we say: Made from the same high-performance Meryl Skinlife yarn found elsewhere on our sock reviews, their construction ensures they feel thinner than most. Two mesh panels on top of the foot contribute to this, as well as the superb breathability.
A thicker band around the foot arch provides support, while the equally thick and tall cuff (ours measured 7 inches) clings to the calf for added compression. Available in S-L, and nine colorways. And in case you’re worried about buying a Rapha product with a logo where no one can see it (ie on the toe) the brand’s famous convict stripes are included on the cuff’s rear.
Conclusion: Very nice quality. Rapha’s trademark elegance and luxury feel-all in sock form!