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The best socks, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 16, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$18 - $27
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$17 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks Hiking/Backpacking
$13 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Fox River X-Static Liner Liner
$9 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$17 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Sock Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$17 - $23
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Darn Tough Over-the-Calf Lightweight Snowsport
$19 - $28
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Expedition Trekking Socks Hiking/Backpacking
$16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$13 - $17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Injinji Liner Crew Sock Liner
$11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Bridgedale Bamboo Lo Running
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock Light Hiker Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$16 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Quarter Sock Running
$7 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks Waterproof
$28 - $38
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Coolmesh II Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$5 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lorpen Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion Running
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks Hiking/Backpacking
$55
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock Running / Hiking/Backpacking
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Standard Issue Mid-Calf Light Cushion
$19 - $23
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Mountaineering Over-the-Calf Extra Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$22 - $30
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$17 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Endurance Trekker Hiking/Backpacking
$22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SealSkinz Walking Socks Waterproof
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Blister Resist Quarter Running
$17 - $20
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
NRS HydroSkin 0.5 Wetsocks Waterproof
$30 - $31
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Gobi Liner Crew Liner
$8
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Socks Hiking/Backpacking
$15 - $21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Midweight Hiking Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$18 - $22
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$12 - $26
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Escape Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$8 - $14
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Hike Lightweight T2 Coolmax Performance Boot Hiking/Backpacking
$21 - $22
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Ultralight Crew Running
$15
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks Hiking/Backpacking
$17 - $24
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Mini Hiking/Backpacking
$15
Darn Tough Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion Running
$12 - $16
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$10 - $14
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Ski Lightweight Merino Endurance Over Calf Snowsport
$21 - $31
Royal Robbins Bug Barrier Venture Crew Socks Hiking/Backpacking
$26 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Cushion Running
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
PowerSox Merino Wool Medium Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Injinji Performance Micro Sock Running
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Drymax Maximum Protection Trail Running Sock Running
$25 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Hike Lightweight Boot Coolmax Comfort Hiking/Backpacking
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Merino Wool Hiking Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$13 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woolx Fearless Socks Crew Length Full Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$19 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Injinji SPORT Original Weight PED Running
$10 MSRP
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Recent Sock Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Swiftwick Flite XT Trail

Up your socks-game with a set of all-around socks that can be stretched into service for almost any three-season activity. I can wear shirts that don’t wick sweat away and I’ll be fine.  I can put up with a crappy, $3 vinyl poncho. I can tough it out when my pack tries to wear a hole in my hide. However, if my feet aren’t happy, I’m MUCH less fun to be with.  This is why I no longer complain about paying for great socks. The Swiftwick Flite XT Trail socks qualify as great socks. This isn’t… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Bridgedale Ski Lightweight Merino Endurance Over Calf

I tried, I had hope, the socks catastrophically failed. On an evening while the powder piled higher outside my office window, I made the decision to indulge myself. I purchased two pairs of Bridgedale Light Weight Ski Socks from their Merino Performance category. These socks were even endorsed right on the package by the National Ski Patrol!  “They are bound to please,” I thought. The socks arrived from the wonderful team at Liberty Mountain where I have a pro-deal account. I paid a slightly… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks

What can I say about these just amazing socks that keep all the water out? I'm certain you will love them if you run, bike, or hike in wet conditions. When waterproof socks first appeared on the market I was wondering how good they could be. Well, I broke down three years ago and bought a pair from REI when they were on sale. All the hype was true. Showers Pass Waterproof Socks I've mainly reserved them for winter and wet weather cycling over the years and about six hikes. They are very size specific… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Darn Tough Over-the-Calf Lightweight

Darn Tough intended these lightweight, over the calf socks for snow sports as a thin sock inside tight, form fitting boots. The merino wool blended with synthetic fibers to increase elasticity and wear made them a great liner sock with excellent moisture wicking properties. Darn Tough makes a wide variety of socks and most folks seem to like the ones they try. My personal previous experience with their socks was limited to a single pair that I didn't especially care for and I didn't bother to get… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Happy Yak Socks The Adventurist Socks

These are amazing socks. Of course they are comfortable and thick...but they also don't need washing for days and days, and still keep all of their cushion. I took two pairs of these socks on a four-day backpacking trip that included plenty of thunderstorms. We got wet the first day, hiking first in the rain, and then on a narrow trail through rain-soaked bushes. These socks were so wet that I squeezed out as much water as I could and left them in the tent vestibule overnight. They did not really… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Balega Ultralight Crew

Very thin sock for running. Fairly good protection from friction, and stretchy fit. Fabric tends to soil and pill fairly easily. I like the socks for walking and running but prefer Balega’s more robust options. Balega’s Ultralight Crew is a lightweight running sock, made of “Drynamix“ moisture-wicking fabric that is supposed to keep your feet cool and wick moisture away to keep your feet feeling dry. Balega also touts its seamless toe as a way to avoid friction points. Unisex sizing in sizes… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Skinners Sock Shoes

These are for people who have been working at transitioning to minimalist and barefoot running. You can feel the ground, and sometimes even pain, but that's how you learn to move properly. A small insert can be used if you want extra cushion. If you're not sure if you can go barefoot or not, throw these on and don't look back. Imagine putting a temporary callus on your foot. That's it. Comfortable, easy to clean, and they stay in place very well. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Midweight Hiking Sock

Darn Tough midweights give you fit, comfort, and durability, plus a lifetime warranty in a reliable sock.   Terry loops are close knitted in the footpad and higher on the heels and ankle for comfort and protection.   61% Merino wool, 36% Nylon, 3% Lycra Spandex These  are used for winter in my boots. They have lasted 11 years with very little wear. They are form fitting, comfortable on long hikes, which average 50-100 miles. Wick perspiration away. They are comfortable with the knitting loops… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet

To small Socks are much too small. Full review