Next to a good helmet and jacket, boots are a motorcyclist’s best friend. First and foremost, they should be protective, supportive, and comfortable. But often, good boots can also mean sweaty feet. The solution is socks that wick (or pull) moisture away from the skin. An easy strategy here is a thin wicking liner worn inside a comfy thicker sock. Synthetic materials designed expressly for this job vastly outperform cotton, and also maintain their thermal insulative properties when wet, an important trait for touring riders. If you want to “go natural,” wool is the logical choice, but it can be smelly when wet and may not dry as fast as synthetics. With synthetic socks, rinse them out, hang them up in the sun or overnight, and they’ll likely be dry by morning for your next ride.