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King Cotton

King Cotton

by Wigwam


They call this the "King" for a reason

These socks are ultra-cushiony, ultra-thick, ultra-soft and ultra-luxurious. They are truly the king when it comes to cotton socks. If you want to spoil your feet with softness and comfort, give these babies a try on for size. Extra heavyweight cushioned crew-length sock. Extra-cushiony foot. Stay put leg. Reverso toe closure. 92% Cotton, 7% Stretch Nylon, 1% Elastic.

These socks are for true thick cotton sock lovers. The extra cushioning in the foot is done by knitting terry loops into the foot, this knitting adds cushioning but also allows it to remove more moisture from your foot. The thickness isn't its only feature, as the sock is made from more desirable ring spun cotton. This cotton not only gives the sock a softer feel but makes it last longer. Ring spun cotton achieves these seemingly contradictory (softer and more durable) benefits by a spinning process that creates longer, more refined fibers.

Add $1 for size 2X.

This sock is proudly made by Wigwam in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.

Gender: Men's, Women's


Sock Features

Hover over the highlighted areas below to learn about the special features of this sock.

Welt Cuff
This sock features a welt cuff. A welt-cuff is a double layer of knit fabric. This is an attractive and durable cuff that will not stretch out.
The leg of this sock is a crew length so it comes to the lower part or just below the calf. The leg features a true rib knit.
Top of Foot (Instep)
The top of the foot is made of the same cotton terry loop as the bottom. Unlike some of socks, this sock is cushioned throughout the foot, not just on the sole.
The heel is made of the same terry loop as the sole and the arch of the foot. There is no transition of materials.
The Reverso Toe Closure provides a very smooth seamless feel on the inside of the sock. There is a small ridge on the outside of the sock. This durable closure method works well on this sock.
Bottom of Foot (Sole)
The sole is made with cotton terry loop. This loop provides cushioning and has a very soft feel. This sole is heavily cushioned.

Sock Thickness

Sock Sole Thickness
3.0 mm
Bottom of Foot Thickness
The sole has terry loop padding for good cushioned comfort.
4th thickest bottom of 21 Men's Socks
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Top of Foot Thickness
2.8 mm
Top of Foot Thickness
The top of the foot is padded with terry loop.
2nd thickest top of 21 Men's Socks
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Sock Leg Thickness
2.7 mm
Leg Thickness
The sock has a thick cotton true rib knit leg.
5th thickest leg of 21 Men's Socks
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Other Materials

  • 95% Ring Spun Cotton
  • 3% Stretch Nylon
  • 2% Elastic


Crew Length Crew Length: This sock measures 28.0 cm (11.0 in) in length. The Wigwam King Cotton will ride just below the calf. It may come up the calf on shorter legs. At 28.0 cm, this measures to an average length for a crew sock.



This sock fits true to size. With the thick cotton terry loop on the entire foot, this sock can effect the fit of your shoes compared with thin cotton socks. The sock has a comfortable fit for great casual use compared with more snug fitting performance socks.


This sock is constructed with very high cotton content. The sock contains a lot of cotton compared with other socks, the sock weighs 2.0 ounces, much heavier than most athletic socks. The terry loop construction on the inside is meant for great casual comfort. The leg of the sock features a true rib knit. A true rib knit uses alternating patterns of stitches to created the raised ribs (a mock rib doesn't and uses elastic to create the affect of ribs).

Raw Sock Data

Bottom Thickness:3.0 mm
Bottom Thickness (compressed):1.9 mm
Top Thickness:2.8 mm
Top Thickness (compressed):1.9 mm
Leg Thickness:2.7 mm
Leg Thickness (compressed):2.3 mm
Leg Length:28.0 cm (11.0 in)
Leg Length (stretched):35.0 cm (13.8 in)
Leg Width:7.5 cm (3.0 in)
Leg Width (stretched):19.0 cm (7.5 in)
Foot Width:10.5 cm (4.1 in)
Foot Width (stretched):19.0 cm (7.5 in)
Heel Reinforcement:No
Toe Reinforcement:No
Bottom Cushioning:Yes
Top Cushioning:Yes
Leg Cushioning:Yes

Sockspert Opinions

John's Thoughts

These socks are extra heavyweight cotton. If you like a cushioned cotton sock with extra bulk, this is the one to get. This is a very luxuriously heavy cotton sock.

I wish I could convey the thickness of this sock better in writing. These days extra heavyweight seems to be just something a marketing guy dreams up when he can't find anything else to say. When I see a t-shirt that says "heavyweight" or "extra heavyweight" I often pick them up and and don't notice a difference between it and the "regular old shirt" I have on. This sock is a completely legitimate extra heavyweight. If you don't agree, call me up and let me know.

For cotton sock lovers, this is a great sock. Cotton is still a popular sock material for primarily one reason, it is just comfortable. Unlike more technical socks, cotton readily absorbs sweat. This natural property of cotton combined with the soft thickness gives you a very dry foot feel.


Darren's Thoughts

This is the thickest cotton sock I've ever seen. It is very comfy. I love it!



Q. The Wigwam King Cotton seems too thick for active sport. What do you think of the thickness?
A. For many people, this sock is too thick. But for others that enjoy plenty of soft cotton, this sock is great.

Q. Is the King Cotton the thickest cotton sock you have?
A. Yes, it is the thickest cotton sock.

Q. Is this sock 100% cotton?
A. The sock is almost entirely made from cotton, in fact 95% of the sock by weight is cotton. The other 5% of the sock is elastic and nylon (primarily on the leg) to help the sock stay up and retain its shape.

Q. Is the King Cotton available in colors other than white?
A. Yes, it is available in white, black and light grey.

Other Alternatives

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King Cotton High
King Cotton High
A taller version of the King Cotton.
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