Unless you take great pride in a pronounced sockline, there isn't a great reason to wear tall socks in the summer. Of course, protection from UV rays is important, but that's what sun block is for. The Giro Classic Racer Low Sock covers you where you need coverage–inside your shoe where abrasion and chafing can become unbearable. The Classic Racer Low's synthetic Meryl Skinlife fabric wicks moisture away from your skin to help it regulate its temperature naturally. This keeps your skin dry and cool so you're comfortable during your ride. Skinlife also helps maintain your skin's natural bacterial balance to reduce the odor caused by bacteria.