5 Best Alpaca Socks

Best Alpaca Socks
Best Alpaca Socks

For this post, I have put together a collection of the best alpaca socks currently available. See all my buyer’s guides to the best socks.

MY TOP PICK:
My top pick for Alpaca socks around the home are the Sock Shop London Alpaca Bed Socks. They are 82% Alpaca, have amazing reviews scoring 4.9 out of 5 and are available in a wide range of beautiful colour tones.

For a more hard wearing sock suitable for regular outdoor use are the Sock Shop London Alpaca Ribbed Boot Socks. They still have lots of Alpaca (75%) with a cushion sole and get great reviews. You can get them in sizes from 4-13 and are available in lots of lovely colours.


So here is my list of the the best alpaca socks.

Warrior Toasty Toes Ultimate Alpaca Socks

  • Contains 47% Alpaca (38% Acrylic, 9% Nylon, 6% Lycra)
  • Available in Large or Small.
  • Colours include Grey Heather, Black Heather, Blue Heather & Pink Heather.
  • Amazing reviews from buyers. 83% give these socks 5 stars.
  • From 224 ratings these score an average of 4.7 out of 5.
  • Many comment that these are the best socks they have bought and their feet have never been cold in this.
  • Reinforced toe and heel as well as arch support
  • Also available in men's range of sizes.

Sock Snow – Think Winter Alpaca Socks

  • Contains 10% Alpaca (60% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 8% Polyamide, 2% Elastane)
  • Available in black or stone colour.
  • Fit up to ankle at quarter length.
  • Contrasting trim around the top of the sock.
  • Machine washable.
  • Although they have less Alpaca than others you still benefit from the Alpaca wool properties and are a more budget friendly option.
  • Great reviews! 85% of buyers give these socks 5 stars.
  • From 65 ratings they score an average of 4.7 out of 5.

Sock Shop London Alpaca Bed Socks

  • Made from 82% Alpaca 18% and Polyamide.
  • Hand linked toes for smooth seams.
  • Hand wash only.
  • Intended for casual wear at home. This means they can use less nylon (which is used to extend durability when work with boots and shoes)
  • Unisex and available in 4-7, 8-10 and 11-13.
  • Outstanding reviews for these from Sock Shop! From 15 verified reviews these score a massive 4.9 out of 5.
  • Colours available include natural grey (pictured above), misty pink, toffee, ecru, burnt orange, hazy blue and natural brown.

Sock Shop London Alpaca Ribbed Boot Socks

  • 75% Alpaca Wool & 25% Polyamide,
  • Cushion Sole.
  • Hand linked toes for smooth seams.
  • Hand wash only.
  • Unisex and available in 4-7, 8-10 and 11-13.
  • Available in the following colours: Navy, Red, Damson, Jet Black, Bottle Green, Natural Brown, Natural Grey, Toffee and Ecru.
  • These socks from Sock Shop brand receive excellent reviews.
  • They score an average of 4.1 out of 5 verified reviews.

Soul Destiny Knee High Alpaca Socks

  • 75% Alpaca Wool & 25% Nylon.
  • Full length and a generous turn over top. 
  • Nylon increases durability for use outside the house.
  • Perfect for outdoor use, country pursuits, or festivals.
  • Sizes: Small (4-7), Medium (8-10), Large (11-13).
  • Colours: Navy, Red, Green, Grey, Plum, Yellow and Cream.
  • Very good reviews for these Soul Destiny Socks.
  • 72% of buyers give these 5 stars.
  • From 73 ratings they score an average of 4.5 out of 5.

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What Are Alpaca Socks? Is Alpaca Good For Socks?

Alpaca Wool is warmer than your standard sheep’s wool.

It’s less prickly and has no lanolin content. This makes it naturally hypoallergenic.

They are great for cushioning and pampering your feet because their fibres are naturally silky and luxurious to skin touch.

Alpaca Wool are long lasting. They are one of the most pliable of fibres.

Are Alpaca Socks Warmer Than Wool?

Yes, they are a level up on the warmth levels from wool due to their hollow-core fibre.

They also ensure your feet are cool in the summer, yet warm during those winter months.

Alpaca Wool helps to keep your feet dry. The Alpaca fleece helps redistribute moisture around the sock to help your feet always feel dry.

Can you machine wash alpaca socks?

Although you’ll find the socks that have a good percentage of Alpaca in usually recommend a hand wash.

This is the preference but who has the time?!

Too much agitation in the machine ruins alpaca socks. The heat doesn’t help so if you will use a machine, make sure you use the wool cycle.

Here’s our top tips:

  • Use cool water (85ºF / 27ºC max.) and a mild soap.
  • Can be washed gently by hand in tepid water with a short spin.
  • Wash dark colours separately.
  • Reshape while damp.
  • Refrain from using chlorine bleach.
  • Dry naturally – they do take 24 hours to air dry properly.
  • Do not dry on direct heat such as a radiator.
  • Dry flat.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Can be ironed if you really want to.
  • Wash in a net bag or pillow case.

I hope this list of the best alpaca socks was helpful.

If you think I left any out that should be included or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.

Nicola

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