Lifestyle Fashion The 8 Best Heated Socks Amazon Shoppers Rely on for Warm Toes in the Winter These rechargeable electric socks can lock in heat for up to 10 hours By Nicol Natale Nicol Natale Instagram Website Nicol Natale is a freelance writer and editor based in Hawai'i. After spending several years working at brands like Prevention, Woman's Day, and Business Insider in New York City, Nicol decided to leave the city life behind for island living. Today, she lives a flexible lifestyle where she can marry all of her passions, including writing, yoga, singing, and adventuring out in nature. Her work has been featured in brands like Women's Health, Good Housekeeping, EverydayHealth, and more. As a fellow of the Association of Health Care Journalists' 2018 class, Nicol is most passionate about covering health and wellness, although her work has spanned many verticals including lifestyle, beauty, fashion, business, and more. When Nicol isn't writing, you can almost always find her outside practicing yoga, strumming on her ukelele, or enjoying a beautiful sunset with friends. Connect with Nicol at her website www.nicolnatale.com or on Instagram @nicolnatale. People Editorial Guidelines and Cai Cramer Cai Cramer Instagram Twitter Cai Cramer is a Commerce Writer at PEOPLE, covering the best and buzziest products across the beauty, fashion, health, and lifestyle spaces. Previously, Cai worked on the Digital Platforms team at PEOPLE after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. Cai loves to spend time outdoors no matter the weather, and she'll try any craft twice. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 13, 2023 05:12 PM Share Tweet Pin Email We independently evaluate all recommended products and services. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Learn more. Photo: People / Jaclyn Mastropasqua Toes are one of the first places to attract a chill because they're closest to cold slush and snow. That's why you'll want to be prepared with the warmest socks possible, and the best way to get your tootsies feeling toastie is with a pair of heated socks. Our top pick, the Snow Deer Rechargable Socks, are made with thick, cozy materials like wool and spandex and are water-resistant to keep your feet warm and dry. And most importantly, they have rechargeable batteries to power up heating elements that provide all-day warmth. No, seriously: They can last up to 10 hours! Heated socks can also provide some health benefits, according to board-certified podiatrist and star of TLC's My Feet are Killing Me, Dr. Bradley Schaeffer. "If used the right way, heated socks can be a great tool to combat cold temperatures and be used therapeutically," Dr. Shaeffer tells PEOPLE. "Heated socks stimulate our blood flow and therefore circulation." According to thousands of Amazon shoppers, the electric socks listed below are some of the best heated socks you can buy this winter. Read on to find the 8 best heated socks to keep your feet warm and toasty. Calling all shoppers! Sign up to get hand-picked deals, celebrity fashion inspo, and more delivered by text message. Best Overall: Snow Deer 2021 Rechargeable Electric Heated Socks Amazon Buy It! $79.99; amazon.com Who it's good for: Anyone looking for cozy socks with an easily accessible outer button to change settings Who it's not good for: The hottest they'll get up to is 131 degrees, and some might desire hotter temperatures These electric socks provide all-over heat to both the top and the bottom of the foot. The rechargeable lithium batteries help them stay hot for up to six hours, and they have three heat settings. The exterior, which is made from a cozy polyester blend, is breathable and quick-drying to keep moisture out. And Amazon shoppers say they're so warm: "The socks are thick, soft and comfortable and made my feet warm even without the heat, but then I turned on the juice and WOW," a customer wrote in a review. Price at time of publish: $79.99 Material: CoolMax, elastic, spandex | Heat Range: 100-131 degrees | Battery Time: 3.5-10 hours | Machine Washable: No Best Overall, Runner Up: Savior Heat Heated Socks Amazon Buy It! $79.99; amazon.com Who it's good for: These socks have a windproof layer to protect against the elements, so they're good for outdoor sports Who it's not good for: You'll have to hand wash these socks, so if you're looking to throw your socks in the washing machine, then choose a different pair Made of breathable polyester, these heated socks really do the trick. There's even a windproof layer, which is perfect for cold-weather campers and hikers. Depending on the heat setting, these socks can stay warm for up to 10 hours, bringing heat to the instep and whole foot. Just recharge the batteries when you run out of juice, and you'll be ready to go again. Choose from sizes S–XL and black and gray colors. Price at time of publish: $79.99 Material: Polyester, elastane, nylon | Heat Range: 100-150 degrees | Battery Time: 2-7 hours | Machine Washable: No Best Sweat-Wicking: Ororo Heated Socks Amazon Buy It! $79.99; amazon.com Who it's good for: If you're worried about your feet sweating after all that heat, the CoolMax fabric has you covered Who it's not good for: These are pretty pricey socks, and there are cheaper options available If you're looking for a more stylish pair of heated socks, Ororo's will be your go-to. The CoolMax fabric, which is soft to touch and anti-stretch, comes in a chic heather gray that would look so cute peeking out beneath a pair of winter boots. The socks, available in three sizes and colors, come with an ultra-thin heating filament that stays hot for up to 10 hours, and you can choose from three different heat settings. Price at time of publish: $79.99 Material: Cotton, CoolMax | Heat Range: 110-140 degrees | Battery Time: 10 hours | Machine Washable: Yes Best for Cold Toes: RELIRELIA Heated Socks Amazon Buy It! $56.99; amazon.com Who it's good for: For anyone who tends to get cold toes, these socks include heating tech that covers the toe area to warm them thoroughly Who it's not good for: If you're looking for more than three heat options, you might not like these With a remote control app that allows you to choose between three different heat settings, these heated socks are a smart choice for anyone with cold feet. We especially love that the heating wires extend through the entire toe box so that frozen toes are thoroughly thawed. The battery lasts for up to 10 hours between charges, and flashes red or green depending on how much charge is left. Price at time of publish: $56.99 Material: Viscose fiber, nylon, polyester, spandex | Heat Range: 110-151 degrees | Battery Time: 4-10 hours | Machine Washable: Yes Best Customized Fit: Wissblue Thick Rechargeable Heating Socks Amazon Buy It! $26.99; amazon.com Who it's good for: These socks come in two different sizes, 6 to 9 and 8 to 12, which is good for those who want a more customized fit Who it's not good for: Most of the heat is directed to the arch of the foot, so these might not work for you if the tops of your feet are chilly With ultra-thin lithium batteries around the footbed, these comfortable socks certainly pack in warmth. Made from a high-quality cotton fabric, the comfy electric socks can hold a temperature up to 149 degrees Fahrenheit for several hours, and Amazon shoppers say they heat up nearly instantly. "They heat evenly and they start getting warm about 20 seconds after you turn them on," a customer confirmed. Plus, they're the most affordable heated socks on this list at just $27. Price at time of publish: $26.99 Material: Polyester, cotton | Heat Range: 113-149 degrees | Battery Time: 3-9 hours | Machine Washable: Yes Best Design: Autocastle Electric Heated Socks Amazon Buy It! $42.99; amazon.com Who it's good for: If you're looking for color, these socks come in a vibrant hot pink, green, black, and gray Who it's not good for: These need to charge for 12 hours before the first use, so keep that in mind and plan ahead before your next outting Switch up neutral-colored winter attire with these vibrant pink electric socks; they're also available in black and gray, if hot pink isn't your thing. They're made from stretchy cotton and have an ergonomic shape to support the feet, not just warm them. Amazon shoppers are saying in their reviews that they're "worth every penny." Price at time of publish: $42.99 Material: Cotton, spandex | Heat Range: 115-160 degrees | Battery Time: 3-6 hours | Machine Washable: Yes Best Heat Control: VicePlus Heated Socks Amazon Buy It! $59.99; amazon.com Who it's good for: For anyone who doesn't want to reach down to turn on their socks every time, these socks come with a connected app that allows you to control the temperature to the degree Who it's not good for: They are on the pricier end of the options we've found, so those who want to pay less for a pair of heated socks should look at our other picks These app-connected heated socks just made warming your feet as easy as tapping a button on your smart device — no need to bend over. The companion app allows users to control temperature to the degree, so the heat is always just right for each unique pair of feet. The body of these cushy socks is made primarily from viscose fiber and nylon, with a bit of spandex for added stretch and comfort. Plus, the heating batteries can be removed and the socks tossed in the washing machine for no-hassle cleaning. Price at time of publish: $59.99 Material: Viscose giber, nylon, polyester, spandex | Heat Range: 95-58 degrees | Battery Time: 9 hours | Machine Washable: Yes Best for Shin Warmth: Black Squid Heated Socks Amazon Buy It! $33.99; amazon.com Who it's good for: If you tend to get cold through your lower leg and ankle, these heated cotton socks are taller than most to warm your shins Who it's not good for: The lowest heat setting is 104 degrees, which might be too warm for some Say buh-bye to chilly toes, ankles, and shins. The Black Squid heated socks banish cold feet with three heat settings and a rechargable battery that can last up to 9 hours. We love that you can charge both sock batteries at the same time with just one USB cord, minimizing any hassle. These socks extend up higher than most other heated sock options, keeping shins extra cozy. We'll take two! Price at time of publish: $33.99 Material: Cotton, spandex | Heat Range: 104-140 degrees | Battery Time: 4-9 hours | Machine Washable: No How to Pick the Right Heated Socks Heat Settings Though every pair of heated socks on our list is designed to heat up your feet, each does it's job differently. While some pairs, like the Autocastle Electric Heated Socks, can be set to reach 160 degrees, others have lower max temperatures — which can be a good thing if you don't personally need more heat to warm your feet. It's also important to consider how much control you'll have over the exact temperature of your socks. Most options come with three heat settings, but some, like the VicePlus Heated Socks, can be controlled down to the exact degree to heat your toes to your liking. Washability Because electric heated socks use batteries to get your toes feeling toasty, most are not built to handle the rigour of machine washers and, instead, require hand washing. There are a few options, like the Wissblue Thick Rechargable Socks, that include removable batteries that can be slipped out of a small side pocket so you can throw your socks in the washing machine with the rest of your delicates. Material The right sock material for you ultimately comes down to your personal preference. Some heated socks are made with a fabric blend that includes spandex or elastane, which will give the sock some extra stretch. Others, like the Ororo Heated Socks, also include cotton, which is extra soft and breathable. FAQs Are heated socks good for circulation? According to board-certified podiatrist Dr. Bradley Schaeffer, the answer is yes. "Yes, heated socks stimulate our blood flow and therefore circulation," Dr. Schaffer tells PEOPLE. "This in turn helps with injuries and simply cures cold feet!" Can you wash heated socks? That totally depends on the socks you choose. Unless otherwise specified, your best bet is to hand wash heated socks gently to avoid damaging any of the internal heating devices. Some heated socks, like the Autocastle Electric Heated Socks, are made with removable batteries that can be taken out so that the rest of the sock is safe to go in the washing machine. Are heated socks good for arthritis? Dr. Schaeffer says that heated socks may benefit those with arthritis because of their ability to stimulate blood flow to painful or sore areas. "Some patients who experience plantar fasciitis, arthritis, or heel pain, especially when waking up or putting their feet down first thing in the morning, may find great relief with heated socks," Dr. Schaeffer says. "Using heated socks or heat therapy can help stimulate blood flow to the injury and improve healing much faster." Take Our Word For It Nicole Natale first wrote this story in 2022 and Cai Cramer updated it in 2023 with the newest selections. Cai is a Commerce Writer at PEOPLE, covering the best and buzziest products across the health, beauty, and lifestyle spaces. For this story, Cai spoke with board-certified podiatrist Dr. Bradley Schaffer about the health benefits of heated socks for those with cold feet, arthritis, or poor circulation. Do you love a good deal? Sign up for PEOPLE's Shopping newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest sales, plus celebrity fashion, home decor and more.