Gentle Top

(6 customer reviews)


Short Sock

The Gentle-Top is a calf length, plain-knit, lightweight sock. It has an elastic-free top and ribbed leg which holds with even pressure. The Gentle-Top is machine washable, durable and comfortable.

The Gentle-Top is ideal for wearing in shoes or lightweight boots. Suitable for people who have poor circulation, Reynaud’s syndrome and diabetes.

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The Gentle-Top socks

For men, women and children. With an elastic-free top and gentle stretchy rib. Can be used as an alternative to the Corrymoor Bedsock or as a flight sock. 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). For women and men. Are available in 16 colours.

Fibre Content: 55% Mohair, 45% 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.

6 reviews for Gentle Top

  1. jonny

    I’ve worn Gentle Tops for over 20 years and don’t wear any other sock. I’ve worn them throughout a combat tour in Afghanistan and worn them trekking to Everest Base Camp. They’re so versatile and the quality of the wool and craftsmanship mean that they’re totally dependable. I couldn’t recommend these highly enough.

  2. Janet Briggs

    I bought about 10 pairs assorted colours many years ago. I wear no others winter or summer. I’m an avid gardener they get plenty of wear!
    They are now beginning to wear out.
    Fantastic quality and comfort. Now buying some which should see me out! As I am in my 70’s
    I wanted some in your burnt orange I saw on another type once, but hope the gold is close enough.

  3. Jenny

    Shorter length is cooler than Eventers for summer wear. An extra bonus is to wear them with the tops turned back which catches all the grass seeds so they can’t irritate around the ankle and make their way down into the boot lining.

  4. James O

    Very nice socks. The burgundy seems a little scratchier than the green colour but hopefully wearing and washing will soften them up.

  5. Linda

    These are my favourite socks! I have them in three colours and they’re always the first I grab from my drawer.

  6. Kathleen H

    these are always dependable

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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


Extra Small (UK 1-4 EUR 32-36), 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, Denim Blue, Ultra Violet, Red, Pink, Burgundy, Forest Green, Hunter Green, Moss, 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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