knee length sock

The Explorer is the thickest and warmest of our knee length socks. Extremely durable, it has terry-loop cushioning throughout which gives comfort, warmth, protection and support to the leg.

Perfect for walking, rambling, hiking, climbing, farming or gardening – the Explorer can be used for skiing, fishing and other extreme outdoor activities.

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The Explorer socks

For men, woman and children. Have terry loop stitching right round the foot and up the leg. Hard wearing and will last for ages. Resilient and will keep their shape after many days of wear. Odour resistant (smooth mohair fibres have nowhere for smelly foot bacteria to lurk). Can be machine washed at 40⁰c (see washing instructions).  Available in 14 colours.

Fibre Content: 68% Mohair, 32% JAS Nylon

Why add nylon? Mohair itself has relatively little elasticity and so we add nylon to give extra stretch. The nylon does not detract from the beneficial effects of the mohair.

4 reviews for Explorer

  1. Robert

    Bought the explorer and sportsmen in a large. They are perfect, warm but also cool and a lovely fit. Definitely easier on the skin than other woollen socks I’ve owned. Would absolutely recommend, ideal on cold walks and even for a freezing evening on the town.

  2. Bill Sparrow

    These socks are the best,hard wearing and have been using the socks for the last 5years and they’re warm and comfortable.

  3. Frode L

    These are my preferred “back-country socks” all year round. Usually I don’t wear under socks, except in very cold weather when I use a thin sock under.

  4. George Biffen

    Super comfortable socks and a great present for the family. Last year I purchased your ‘explorers’ for my ski trip to Kaprun and they kept my feet warm and toasty. Thank you!

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Caring for your socks

“In 25 years the mohair fibre and ingredients of your Corrymoor Socks haven’t changed…..but detergents and washing machines have.”

So what is the best way to care for your Corrymoors?

  • Do not use detergents containing enzymes—check the detergent packaging
  • Wool wash at 40°c
  • Use a gentle spin (most wool washes will incorporate this into the cycle anyway)
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Wash dark colours separately at first

A Bit of Science and tips on washing
Mohair is a fibre made up of the protein keratin (like your own hair, silk, wool and other animal fibres). The scales of the mohair fibre are flattened and overlay each other giving a smooth surface (unlike wool). This gives mohair its smooth handle and high lustre and your Corrymoor Socks their unique hard-wearing, anti-bacterial (no smell), wicking and non-felting properties.

Mohair has a much greater resistance to shrinking and felting than other natural fibres, but it too finds it hard to resist the action of the protease enzymes found in many of the “low temperature” detergents. Sadly, the enzymes cannot tell the difference between dirt and the protein fibres of the mohair which can ultimately weaken and breakdown resulting in slight shrinkage and felting of your beloved Corrymoors.

For your Information (although we do not recommend you try this out at home)
Corrymoors are dyed in water which reaches boiling point, this is then followed by rinsing AND spinning AND tumble drying!

Additional information


Small (UK 4-7 EUR 37-41), Medium (UK 8-10 EUR 41-45), Large (UK 11-13 EUR 45-48)


Natural, Fawn, Chocolate Brown, Old Gold, Navy Blue, Ultra Violet, Red, Pink, Burgundy, Forest Green, Hunter Green, Jade, Black, Slate Grey

Why not choose to have your socks without the cardboard sleeve? For many years, repeat customers have chosen to receive their socks with reduced packaging.

Please note: We do not recommend this option if you are a NEW CUSTOMER or if the socks are a GIFT as it contains the washing instructions, style and fibre content etc.

Here at Corrymoor we are always looking to reduce our carbon footprint. Where possible we try to use sustainable products that can be recycled/composted in your household waste.

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