(14 customer reviews)


Short Sock

The Sportsman is a calf length, plain-knit, lightweight everyday sock with a lightly elasticated top. The Sportsman socks are machine washable, durable and comfortable.

The Sportsman is ideal for wearing in shoes or lightweight boots. A business sock as well as a practical everyday sock and suitable for a range of sporting activities.

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The Sportsman socks

For men, woman and children. Plain knit 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). Available in 17 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.

14 reviews for Sportsman

  1. Mark Ch (verified owner)

    Just bought Sportsman & trainer socks. Love the feel and the fact that my feet don’t get cold and soggy like when wearing cotton socks.
    Running in them feels great and feet don’t overheat.
    Recommended !

  2. Mark C (verified owner)

    Just acquired a pair of Sportsman & a pair of Trainers socks. Both are excellent quality and feel luxurious on my feet.
    Highly recommended- no cold or sweaty feet and supporting UK business to boot.

  3. Kim Podmore

    The best socks I own. I now have multiple different colours and love them. They wash well and are so cosy in the winter but cool in the summer.

  4. Kate H

    I bought two pairs of these online recently as I am tired of cheap socks that hole easily at the toes. Also, I wanted to support UK businesses following the pandemic. I have now worn both pairs and washed one and can say that the information given on this site is spot on. They are comfy, don’t smell and wash well (I used Woolite in my machine). I will be returning to buy more in the near future.

  5. Nicola Johnson

    I have several pairs of corrimor socks, my first pair has lasted four years! Longevity and softness combined with outstanding colours. Just a lovely sock

  6. Anne

    Fabulous socks – they do everything you claim!

  7. Emmie

    I never thought I could be so passionate about socks, and yet here we are. I was stuck in a cycle of buying socks every few months and wearing through them at a ludicrous pace. No more. These socks are durable, comfortable (and not itchy, coming from someone who reacts to itchy materials very easily), and don’t smell! If there’s any doubt in your mind, buy yourself one pair of corrymoor socks, any pair, and you will find yourself buying more. Can’t recommend enough – my sock struggles are over!

  8. olivejunkie

    Was given a pair of these socks last Christmas. Wore them road cycling through Winter months. Thermally comfortable and very good value. Just purchased 3 more pairs as I know a good sock when I find it.

  9. Andrew w

    I purchased a couple of pairs in natural in the largest size. They fit bob on which is rare with my size 12’s and a bit. The key for me though was to survive a family wash, without special attention, with no shrinkage. They have and are still a perfect fit, so I’ve ordered a couple more pairs.

  10. Tim Dawson

    Best socks I’ve ever had. Comfortable, hard wearing and smeel-free! Thank you Corrymoor!!

  11. Dawn

    I have 3 pairs of theses socks and I love them, they keep your feet lovely and warm and they are a perfect fit and no more sweaty feet after a 10 mile walk.

  12. Dawn

    I love these socks they are so soft and cosy.

  13. Jon B

    Extremely comfortable, warm in Winter, cool in Summer. I wear them for work and for sports. I never wear any other socks. They’re even good value cos they last for years.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful.

  14. Gillian

    I love these sock, you can wear them for a few days and they don’t smell, they are so comfy.
    2 out of 4 people found this review useful.

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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), Extra Large (UK 14-16 – EUR 49-51)


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

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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