With lockdown continuing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, walking both for weight loss and general fitness has become a key part of our lifestyles. And now with lockdown restrictions eased, we can get out for much longer strolls and hikes!

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With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best walking socks for every occasion, from a gentle stroll in the park to a full-on hike…HJ Hall’s ProTrek Mountain Climb Socks (£14) are cushioned and insulated while remaining breathable – perfect for extreme expeditions.

Darn’s Women’s Tough Light Hiker Socks (£20) are made from the finest Merino wool and have a mesh design to keep your feet cool in warmer weather, while the reinforced cushioning over your Achilles offers increased comfort.

PhD Outdoor Women’s Medium Crew Socks (£23.99) have Indestructawool™ technology for ultimate durability in high-wear areas, fit snuggly and have a Virtually Seamless™ toe for comfort. Medium cushioning provides impact protection, too.

BAM’s Technical Running Socks (£10) are made with 50 per cent bamboo viscose, 48 per cent recycled polyamide and two per cent Elastane to keep feet cool and sweat-free as well as supporting your ankle and arches. They’re also Terry lined for extra softness.

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