WrightSock Coolmesh II Crew Sock
A blister-free guarantee that I have tested and found…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9.99
A blister-free guarantee that I have tested and found to be true.
- Inner layer slides, eliminating hot spots
- Does what usually takes two pairs of socks to do
- I didn't have these before
- Ten dollars per pair
It seems like the minute I let my guard down and forget to wear decent socks or stop to dry my feet I will earn a stern reminder from my heel in the form of a blister. In the same way that each new summer earns me that first sunburn each hiking season gets me, if I am not careful, a new blister.
After my gentle reminder I usually resort back to wearing a light liner sock under my normal hiking socks and this works but Wrightsock has made a two-layer sock which performs the same task. Wrightsock has an inner liner that allows the outer sock to slide past reducing the risk of blisters. They are so sure of their product that they claim a blister free guarantee on their packaging.
I decided to try a pair and, after the clerk rung up a price that was $3 too high he tossed in another pair rather than refund the $3, which I was ok with.
I immediately tried them out on Saddle Mountain near Wenatchee under a pair of Goretex lined boots on a warm Mother’s Day.
My boots, though appearing to resemble hikers are really carbon toe work boots with a WPB liner = I sweat a lot in these so I thought that if I wanted a blister these were the perfect tool.
After hiking and jogging up/down Saddle Mountain (1000' give or take) in 75 degree spring sun I can attest that these socks perform very well. I also wear them on more normal activities like trail running in sneakers but passing the work boot test was a big win. I am a fan of these socks and will be wearing them when I attempt Mt. Hood this Saturday.
The price is even right, considering that other socks go for more than $12.