Kentwool Socks Review: Why I Never Want to Take Them Off My Feet
I’ve never given my socks much thought.
I’ve always worn whatever was cheap and clean, and that’s about as far as I’ve gone with it.
The idea of spending $20+ for one pair of socks seems preposterous to me.
Until I put on a pair of Kentwood socks.
To date I’ve now worn three different styles of them.
The first was the Men’s Classic Low ($21.95). Honestly, I didn’t think there would be much difference in these and the no show nike socks that I can get for a few bucks a pair.
Boy was I wrong.
These are so comfortable, and so much softer than my cheap Nike socks, that it’s made me want to wear them all the time.
If I’m golfing in shorts, then I’m 100% wearing these socks.
Meeting Mark Kent
It was at the PGA show years ago that I was first introduced to Kentwool socks.
I found myself talking to Mark Kent at the PGA Show, in Orlando. I was talking to him about his products and mentioned that the next day I’d be flying all the way from Orlando to Hong Kong.
He smirked and said hold on a minute while he went to grab something.
He then handed me a pair of Graduate Performance Compression Socks and said “wear these on the flight and thank me later.”
So I did.
I’d never worn compression socks, but after a couple minutes spent at 4:30am sleepily pulling them on, I took off for the airport.
I’ve been on my fair share of long flights, and I know firsthand how my legs can get cramped or at least significantly uncomfortable after such a long period of inactivity.
These are designed to increase blood flow during those inactive times, and I’ve gotta say, they worked unbelievably well.
I hopped off the 17 hour flight from Dallas to Hong Kong feeling like I could run out and play a round of golf. Instead we just headed straight for the bars on Lan Kwai Fong – but either way, my legs were in great shape.
I’ll never take another long flight without them.
But this is a golf blog after all, so let’s talk about that.
Mark had also handed me another pair of of their Tour Standard sock and told me to give them a shot next time I was on the course.
These socks are a combination of wool, nylon, polyester, and spandex. Honestly, I don’t really know what all of that means from a technical standpoint, but I do know that it means they’re comfortable.
That meeting with Mark was 8 years ago.
Fast forward to now, and this is still my go to sock for golf, working out, and day to day wear.
They’re very thick and I continue to be amazed at how much support they give you compared to cheaper, thinner socks.
It’s no wonder so many PGA players make Kentwood their sock of choice.
I’ve purchased a dozen pairs over the years, and will happily buy dozens more as needed.
For most golfers looking to give Kentwool socks a try, I’d recommend going with the Tour Standard version. Then if you like those, start looking into other styles that work for your lifestyle and golf game.
Is it more expensive than your average sock? Sure. Will your feet thank you? Absolutely.
Whether it's crew or no show socks, Kentwool continues to be my all time favorite sock. I wear both versions on the golf course and they're incredibly comfortable and durable.
- Extremely Comfortable
- Good Choice of Styles
- Best Golf Sock I've Used
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