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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Fox River X-Static Liner reviewed Jun 30, 2020
$6 - $12
user rating: 2 of 5 (9)
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss) reviewed Jun 10, 2020
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Expedition Trekking Socks reviewed Oct 29, 2019
$21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Hike Ultra Light T2 Boot reviewed Oct 21, 2019
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Hike Lightweight T2 Boot reviewed Oct 14, 2019
$23
Skinners Sock Shoes reviewed Sep 5, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bridgedale Hike Lightweight Boot Coolmax Comfort reviewed Jun 25, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
NRS HydroSkin 0.5 Wetsocks reviewed May 29, 2019
$8 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Swiftwick Pursuit Four Sock reviewed May 20, 2019
$18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Balega Blister Resist Quarter reviewed Apr 22, 2019
$15
Lily Trotters Signature Compression Socks reviewed Jul 23, 2018
$48 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Feetures! Merino+ Cushion Crew Sock reviewed Jun 30, 2018
$22 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Injinji Performance Mini-Crew Sock reviewed Jun 30, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Sock Cushion reviewed Jun 27, 2018
$16 - $23
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI Silk One Liner Sock reviewed Feb 12, 2018
$8 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woolx Fearless Socks Crew Length Full Cushion reviewed Dec 20, 2017
$19 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Drymax Maximum Protection Trail Running Sock reviewed Jun 17, 2017
$25 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks reviewed May 12, 2017
Seirus Heatwave Sock reviewed Mar 24, 2017
$35 MSRP
Fox River PrimaHike Socks reviewed Mar 24, 2017
$16 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Custom Woolen Mills Extra Thick 100% Wool Ankle Socks reviewed Feb 10, 2017
$19 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks reviewed Jan 5, 2017
Sockwell Ski Medium Compression Socks reviewed Jan 3, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Heavyweight Mountaineering Sock reviewed Jan 2, 2017
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Sockwell Stabilizer 1/4 Sock reviewed Dec 9, 2016
Darn Tough Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion reviewed Dec 2, 2016
$16 - $17
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Smartwool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks reviewed Nov 16, 2016
$24
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
WrightSock Escape Crew reviewed Nov 10, 2016
$11 - $18
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
FITS Sock Performance Trail Quarter Sock reviewed Nov 5, 2016
VIM & VIGR Nylon Compression Socks (20-30 mmHg) reviewed Oct 15, 2016
$40 MSRP
Darn Tough Coolmax Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light reviewed Oct 10, 2016
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Farm to Feet Ballston Spa Crew reviewed Sep 21, 2016
$20 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion reviewed Sep 8, 2016
$26
CEP Dynamic+ Merino Short Cut Socks reviewed Sep 2, 2016
$23 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion reviewed Sep 1, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Injinji Outdoor Quarter Crew Sock reviewed Jul 23, 2016
$16 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Thorlo Trekking Sock - Thick Cushion Crew reviewed Jun 10, 2016
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
SealSkinz Walking Socks reviewed Jun 5, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Seirus Neosock reviewed Mar 20, 2016
$25
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Injinji Performance Micro Sock reviewed Mar 7, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Point6 Hiking Tech Extra Light Mini Crew reviewed Feb 26, 2016
$17 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan Trekking Medium Weight Socks reviewed Feb 11, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Injinji Performance Crew Sock reviewed Feb 6, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Point6 Hiking Tech Medium Mini Crew reviewed Feb 3, 2016
$16 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Injinji Trail 2.0 Midweight Micro reviewed Oct 28, 2015
$15 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
REI Merino Light Hiker Crew Sock reviewed Mar 18, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Darn Tough Standard Issue Mid-Calf Light Cushion reviewed Mar 9, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew reviewed Nov 12, 2014
$13

Recent Sock Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Fox River X-Static Liner

Best liner sock I've used. Although some folks opt not to use sock liners, I have used them for many years (decades). They tend to reduce the likelihood of blisters in various hiking and mountaineering footwear. I've tried many forms over the years, but the X-Statics are my mainstay. They are lightweight, but hold up well, keep foot odor at bay, dry easily, and are pretty inexpensive. Unlike many liners I've tried that tend to slip down and bunch up, these stay in position well. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

Best minimalist footwear available for a true barefoot experience. For a fabric they perform extraordinarily well in terms of minimalist footwear. I own a landscape/hardscape company and I work barefoot quite often, but in some circumstances the terrain does get a bit rough so these are my immediate go-to. On dirt, grass, stone, and other natural surfaces they do excellent. I jump on shovels all day too, so it is nice to not worry about slipping and slicing my foot on the sharp metal sections. On… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Smartwool Expedition Trekking Socks

Have been my “go-to” hiking sock for years! Quality is top-notch and they last for A LOOONG TIME! I have both the Smartwool branded, as well as the now extinct L.L. Bean branded version of these socks. If you compare them side by side the ONLY difference is the branding on them. Smartwool in white. LL Bean written in red. They are fantastic socks. They offer enough padding to protect your feet, while also taking up a little additional space in your boots if you need it. They keep my feet warm… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Bridgedale Hike Ultra Light T2 Boot

A well-cushioned pair of hiking socks that are designed for warmer temps. The cushioning makes for a very comfortable wear, while the non-wool Coolmax fabric (polyester) doesn't quite wick moisture as I had hoped. Still, a very comfortable and durable sock that is best worn during low-to-moderate energy-burning activities. Conditions I’ve worn the Bridgedale Hike Ultra Light T2 socks in a wide range of temps and conditions from April to October in the mid-Atlantic, USA. From cold, wet hikes to… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Bridgedale Hike Lightweight T2 Boot

A well-made pair of socks that have ample cushioning, but run a little warmer than I had expected. The non-wool Coolmax technology has its pros and cons, but is overall favorable. Best worn when hiking in cooler temperatures. Conditions:I’ve worn the Bridgedale Hike Light Weight T2 socks in a wide range of temps and conditions from April to October in the mid-Atlantic, USA. From cold, wet hikes to midsummer humidity, I’ve worn the socks on countless occasions with four different pairs of footwear—sandals,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Skinners Sock Shoes

Is it a sock? is it a shoe? Yes! Skinners sock shoes might be a new category in outdoor footwear. I recently acquired some Skinners Sock Shoes. What? They are basically a sock covered on the sole with a protective rubber polymer. I believe that this might be new category of outdoor footwear. I'd say they offer more protection that a sock and perhaps less protection than a minimalist shoe. I suppose the closest comparable footwear might be minimalist footwear like FiveFingers Shoes, Merrell Trail… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Bridgedale 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 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