Washing instructions may be found on the packaging of your walking socks. Please follow these instructions carefully as failure to comply with them will make your guarantee void. If you have removed the packaging, unsure of the washing symbol meanings, or there are none-present,  then the full washing instructions can be found below.

  • Machine wash* on a gentle cycle or hand wash in water not exceeding 30°C or 86°F
  • You can use a mild washing detergent but ideally you want to use a walking sock specific washing treatment 
  • Wash dark colours separately, do not bleach, do not use fabric conditioners
  • These socks can be spun dry in a washing machine
  • Do not tumble dry. Air dry on a line or airer
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not iron


 * Except Extremities Waterproof Evolution socks. These need to be hand washed in cool water.



Turning your walking socks inside out before washing them will help to eliminate odour causing bacteria and remove their food source - sweat and dead skin. If they are especially muddy, then think about washing them twice - once with the mud facing out and secondly turned inside out.

There have been huge advances in walking sock construction utilising numerous different blended yarns of both natural and synthetic fibres. These not only provide a better fit, longer lifespan, and shorter drying times, but also enables them to be washed at higher temperature. We would however err on the side of caution and wash all our walking socks at 30°C. 

To prevent socks being lost in the wash, many people pair them together. This often leads to poor laundry results. Instead, place your socks in a mesh washing bag.


Trade Customers

For over 50 years we have been supplying a wide range of industrial companies with our hard wearing clothing, helping keep their employees warm and dry in all weather conditions.

Our prices are very competitive with outstanding customer service and quick dispatch from our UK factory.

For further information and details on how to open an account with us, please see our trade customer page.


We operate a global network of distributors for our outdoor products. If you are interested in joining our team then please visit our Distributor Page for further details.

UK Retailers

The outdoor industry is very tough at the best of times for retailers. Getting the right products at the right price at the right time is a constant headache.

Here at Sub Zero we like to forge lasting relationships with our retail partners. We have products we know people want to buy and will help you reach out to them.

For further information please visit our Retailers page.


Throughout our 50+ years of trading we have supplied numerous expeditions throughout the world. Our products have been tried and tested from the ravages of Arctic/Antarctic winters to the searing temperatures of the Nevada dessert. Our experienced sales team will be able to help you with all aspects of your expedition gear list. Please contact them through the Expeditions Page.

Emergency Services & Military

We have a long history of working in partnership with UK, European and other military services around the globe. Our knowledge and experience in cold weather clothing is essential for winter deployment.

In the UK, we supply many emergency services groups with our gear, whether that be issue kit under a contract process, or direct through smaller group budgets.

Please visit our Emergency Services & Military page for further details.