Socks

The best socks, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 28, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Sock Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Red Wing Heavy Weight Mid Calf Sock

Red Wing heavy weight sock (#97392). These are a nice heavy duty wool blend sock. I have owned several pairs over the years; they hold up well. They don't stretch out, and don't tear easily. A good sock. Like was said on another website, these socks are the best sock he has ever owned. I could not say it any better than that. They last long enough you forget just how long you have had them before you need another pair. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Bridgedale Men's Hike Lightweight Boot Coolmax Comfort

Lightweight and cool enough for summer use for those like me who have hot feet. Good for hundreds of miles of blister-free walking. After boots, socks are probably the most crucial decision any walker, hiker, or trekker will make yet they are seriously underrated. The humble sock is a vital piece of kit and deserves a great deal of consideration to find the right pair. I learned the hard way… I ended up abandoning a long distance trail after two days because I thought I could get away with a… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
NRS HydroSkin G2 Socks

A great sock for wet conditions. Perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or rafting! Great in cool weather or with cold water. A great insulator in cold water and or cool weather. I wear under river sandals or with sneakers when rafting Another great use is in harsh winter snow and ice conditions with a hiking boot or insulated pac shoe.   Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Mund Socks Makalu

Good soft winter socks. Warm socks from the Spain company Mund. But not by any stretch suitable for -25C. I've worn these in temperatures ranging from 12C up to -7C and these were not warm enough.It features Primaloft's synthetic yarn blended with merino wool by an unknown percentage.One would expect for an L and R indication. But these are all "L". Weird...It features an almost seamless construction. Except in the toe area. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
NRS HydroSkin 0.5 Wetsocks

Provides good warmth in wet and cold conditions. I've packed these on my last four years of doing an event that takes you across the Bob Marshall Wilderness in May, but never felt the need to use them, so they stayed in the pack. This year we experienced a lot of cold rain (temps in the 30's and 40's), more snowshoeing than any year past, and with the normal amount (lots and lots) of fording icy creeks/streams/rivers, so I tried them. I used them in conjunction with a very thin merino sock—think… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
NRS HydroSkin 0.5 Wetsocks

Versatile sock for wetshoes and sandals. Fit is good, but fairly thin, so not super warm. Great for mild water conditions. Used these socks in Keen sandals during a three-week rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. On the raft, in the water, on hikes, they did well. Very comfortable fit. Easy to get off and on. They are socks not booties, and have no soles and provide no traction. They are for use inside footwear of some type. The material is fairly thin and isn't intended for cold conditions. A thicker… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock

Swiftwick is as good as it gets for scent-free, blister-free comfort, wicking, and durability. Updated!! I have owned Swiftwick socks of one variety or another for five or so years now. I've worn them up and down several Cascades Volcanoes and they are now my go-to light hiking and running socks. Test Conditions: I received two almost identical sets of Swiftwick socks about four months ago and I have included them in all my fitness, trail runs, gym workouts and hikes in the hills. It's been long-pants… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Balega Blister Resist Quarter

Balega's Blister Resist Quarter is a hybrid mohair and synthetic sock from a company that does a great job with running socks. Great wicking properties help keep your feet comfortable. Smooth material doesn't tend to chafe. They tend to show wear by looking "fuzzy" but that's cosmetic—no notable thin spots or wear. Slightly more bulky than a typical running sock. OVERVIEW By calling this a "blister resist" running sock, Balega is pretty clearly pushing the narrative that this sock is somehow better… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Lily Trotters Signature Compression Socks

Great sox! Great for during a hike or after for recouping. Made for women, but work perfectly well for men. These socks are AWESOME! I am a larger male and I know these socks are made for women, but as a member of another website, I was given this product in exchange for a review. I tried these on after getting the largest size in black, and surprisingly they fit well. I used them as my sock liner for an 11-mile backpacking test hike and after an 11-miler the day before. They worked out all the… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$15 - $26
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$16 - $23
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Cushion Running
$18 - $25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks Hiking/Backpacking
$10 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$10 - $21
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Darn Tough Coolmax Micro Crew Sock Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$21
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$4 - $18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Bridgedale Bamboo Lo Running
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Ski Medium Sock Snowsport
$13 - $27
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Mesh Running
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Icebreaker Hike Mid Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock Light Hiker Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$10 - $20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Quarter Sock Running
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lorpen T3 Light Hiker Hiking/Backpacking
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Coolmesh II Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$10 - $15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough ATC Boot Sock Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lorpen Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion Running
$16 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Ski Light Sock Snowsport
$10 - $25
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Farm to Feet Franklin Camp Crew Everyday Hiking/Backpacking
$21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Trekking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$21
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock Running
$20
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion Running
$14 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock CoolMesh II Tab Sock Running
$8 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Balega Enduro Quarter Running
$6 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Merino No-Show Sock Mesh Running
$15
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NRS HydroSkin G2 Socks Waterproof
$30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Mountaineering Over-the-Calf Extra Cushion Hiking/Backpacking
$28 - $30
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$13 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Hiking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew with THOR-LON Hiking/Backpacking
$15
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fox River X-Static Liner Liner
$12
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock Performance Trail Quarter Sock
$19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro Sock Running
$8 - $16
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Endurance Trekker Hiking/Backpacking
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Fox River Wick Dry Explorer Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Expedition Trekking Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$22
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$16 - $17
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
NRS HydroSkin 0.5 Wetsocks Waterproof
$15 - $29
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Heel Fit Snowsport
$10
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Gobi Liner Crew Liner
$7
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Hiking Liner Crew Sock Liner
$12 - $13
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI Silk One Liner Sock Liner
$10 - $13
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$16 - $22
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Sock Hiking/Backpacking
$11 - $24
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Hiking/Outdoor Pro Hiking/Backpacking
$12 - $15
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Escape Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$11 - $18
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Wigwam Merino Comfort Hiker Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$8 - $28
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Light Mini Crew Hiking/Backpacking
$13 - $19
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks Hiking/Backpacking
$24 - $25
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Hiking Ultra Light Mini Hiking/Backpacking
$15
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