Most cyclists don't spend a lot of mental energy on their sock selection. Luckily, Swiftwick does lots of thinking for us. All of their socks are well designed, fit well, maintain their shape and color wash after wash, and come in enough lengths and colors that most everyone can find a good match for their team kit and sense of style. Besides that, they're made in the USA and Swiftwick refuses to use chemicals to wick away moisture.
The Aspire is the most popular of the Swiftwick cycling sock line, and for good reason. A 200 needle machine knits olefin fibers into a cozy, comfortable and supportive coccoon for your tootsies so that your feet, with all of their 60 joints, 200 ligaments and 35 muscles can do what they're supposed to do - propel you to victory, to the top of the hill, or around the next bend - without hot spots or blisters or bunching.
The Aspire features seamless toe construction so they fit just right. Be sure you check the sizing charts, though, because Swiftwick's sizing is not exactly the same as everyone else's. This tester usually wears a small in other sock lines, but the medium Aspire is a perfect fit.
The Aspire offers nice arch compression, and there's just the right amount of compression in the cuff that it stays put without an annoying elastic band. Choose from the zero one, two, four, seven or twelve inch cuff in white, black, pink or lime. This tester chose the four inch cuff in go with anything white, while contributing editors wore the seven inch black.
Finishing a long day in the saddle with dry comfy feet is something you'll notice, and that will make you reach for these socks ride after ride after ride.