Keen Olympus Medium Crew

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Comfortable hiking sock that's designed uniquely for…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $17


Comfortable hiking sock that's designed uniquely for each foot (right and left foot specific socks).


  • Thicker padding under heel and front area of foot
  • Wool blend wicks moisture
  • Design of right/left sock has the big toe area longer than the rest of the toe area
  • Durable material
  • toe area is seamless


  • The right/left unique design is a little gimmicky

I've worn a lot of different socks for hiking and backpacking and usually don't really notice them unless they are a bad fit (normally from shrinking too much in the dryer) or they bunch up under the toes. I have been impressed with these socks in that having the longer big toe area seems to relieve a bit of pressure, but this might also be because I try not to dry my socks in the dryer anymore and also stretch them some while they are still wet. If you re-wear your socks while camping, they can sometimes retain the form of your foot.

I've noticed that if I put the sock I wore on one foot on the other foot, often times the material will bunch up.  With these Keen socks, having the little R and L on the sock will remind you.

These do a good job of wicking moisture and I normally do well with just this one pair on. I have a few pair that I'll wear a liner with because the material is a bit scratchy (higher wool content I assume). I've also noticed that the padding on the soles of these socks do a nice job of cushioning the impact area.


Some years ago I was given a couple pairs of wicking golfing socks with the Right/Left deal. I don't golf, and they weren't made for backpacking but I found them to be more comfortable for day-to-day wear then typical sports socks. I'm not a fan of the price, but I may have to try a pair of these.

7 months ago

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Manufacturer's Description refers to the men's version

KEEN unveils the Olympus, one of the world’s longest-lasting socks with fiber that can withstand even the harshest environments for long periods of time. The body of the sock is made of moisture-wicking, non-itch merino wool while the toe and heel are reinforced with Dura-Zone, which contains a patented fiber proven to be 15 times stronger than steel, on a weight for weight basis. This incredibly resilient material provides superior abrasion resistance. 

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Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Keen Women's Olympus Medium Crew Sock FEATURES of Keen Women's Olympus Medium Crew Sock Contour arch support for comfort Dura-zone high-tenancity nylon fibers in the heel and toe area for comfort and durability Heel hold cup construction for secure, natural fit Impact cushioning in key areas Left and right design for optimal fit Seamless toe in flex zone to avoid bunching and chafing SPECIFICATIONS of Keen Women's Olympus Medium Crew Sock Weight: Mid-weight Material: Merino Wool 60%, Nylon 30%, Dyneema Polyethylene 6%, Polyester 2%, Lycra (R) Spandex 2% Height: Crew

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Your feet might not be god-like, but you can hike the home of the gods in the Keen Women's Olympus Medium Crew Sock. This medium-weight sock rises over your ankle and is designed to treat each of your feet differently with its left- and right-specific design. Seamless toe construction in the flex zone keeps the sock from scrunching under your toes. Impact cushioning in key areas keeps you on the go, and the heel-hold cup cradles your heel for a secure, natural fit. In high-wear areas like the heel and toe, high-tenacity nylon fibers offer reinforcement so you toes don't go rogue and start scraping against the inside of your boot.

- refers to the men's version

Tested strong, the Olympus is the most durable sock on the trail. Heel and toe Dura-Zone features high-tenacity nylon fibers for comfort, durability, and for strong abrasion-resistance. Heel Hold cup construction holds the heel for secure, natural fit. Features the KEEN Wunderseam seamless toe in flex zone and a ventilated mesh panel for added breathability.

- Ramsey Outdoor refers to the men's version