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 KW Pro Light ($20.95). They were no show socks that are the thinnest in the Kentwood lineup. The socks were fantastic, but honestly I didn’t notice any considerable difference between these and any other pair of socks I’ve worn. They were really comfortable and I have no complaints, but they didn’t necessarily change my life or anything.
Fast forward a few months and I found myself talking to Mark Kent at the PGA Show down in Florida. 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 ($40) 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 first hand 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 flight 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 ($24.95) 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 stand point, but I do know that it means they’re comfortable.
After much too long of a hiatus I was out at Portland Golf Club with some friends this past weekend, and I finally got to put them through their paces.
It’s a moderately hilly course, and despite the extraordinarily wet conditions my feet stayed perfectly comfortable the whole time.
These are some of the thickest socks I’ve worn, and I’m amazed at how much more support I felt like it gave me vs. my cheap H&M no show socks that I bought 5 pairs for, for 5 bucks.
It’s no wonder so many PGA players make Kentwood their sock of choice.
I’ve since invested in a couple more pairs and would consider myself a Kentwool convert. The socks feel good, look good, and legitimately have made a difference in my comfort and performance both on the course and off.
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.
- Extremely Comfortable
- Good Choice of Styles
- Best Golf Sock I've Used
- Pro Light didn't wow me