Thank goodness the manufacturers of women’s snowsport socks figured out that female feet have vastly different contours than their male counterparts. Women’s ski socks are designed accordingly with narrower heels and toes, often with wide arch bands that help support higher arches. Most women’s snowboard socks and ski socks are made from moisture-wicking, itch-free merino wool and formulated with extra padding in the shin for blister-free comfort on the slopes. Some women’s ski socks feature graduated compression designs that aid in blood flow and reduce overall foot fatigue. Skiers and snowboarders know that good wool socks are a critical part of dressing for warmth and comfort and look to brands like SmartWool, Bridgedale and Lorpen for some of the best sock technology out there.