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Good quality sock with unique feature of being a double…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $15

Summary

Good quality sock with unique feature of being a double sock construction where a liner sock is integrated with an outer sock.

Pros

  • Quality made sock
  • Fair price compared to purchasing two pairs of socks
  • Smooth inner liner sock
  • No blister claim seems to hold true

Cons

  • Socks tend to shrink after washing, but does not seem to affect fit
  • Difficult to know if areas between the two sock are getting clean when washing on the trail

I purchased these socks to use with New Balance Leadville 2 shoes for section hikes of the JMT this last summer and in general I am very happy with the fit and performance of these socks. I have tender feet and can get blisters without to much trouble if I don't use a liner with a more cushioned sock when I am hiking, and I didn't experience any problems I would associate with these socks in the hikes I have used them on.

I took a Goldilocks approach when selecting these specific socks in that I purchased a pair of the Adventure, Escape, and Cool Mesh II crew socks from Wrightsocks to try each of them out with my shoes to find out the sweet spot with respect to the fit and cushion that felt "just right" when I was hiking. I settled on the Escape version of the sock and was happy with how they performed, but may drift to the Adventure for next summer as my old feet need more cushion if I am going to put long days on the trail.

One thing you will notice is that the socks do seem to shrink after being washed, but I didn't find it actually affected the fit when I put them back on.

One item that did concern me was that when I was on the JMT my New Balance shoes would allow the very very fine trail dust to get into my shoes and socks (this is due to the material used in the construction of the shoe which is great for venting, but lets in trail dust) and when I went to clean my socks at night you discover very quickly that there is no way of knowing if you are getting all of the trail dust cleaned from area between the two layers of the sock since those surfaces can't ever be inspected due to how the socks are constructed. 

I have used two socks with my other hiking boots on trips into the Cascades where I live in addition to the hiking I did down on the JMT and they have held up well and I am happy with my purchase of these socks.

I purchased directly from Wrightsock and got free shipping and paid no sales tax, which was nice.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review of these socks, Mike.


3 years ago

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