It’s fall and the cooler temperatures are planning to stick around. Not to fret, we still have a good chunk of time of excellent hiking, backpacking, hammocking, and camping before winter shows its true colors. As you sadly move your favorite outdoor-sandal to the back of your closet and bring out the ol’ trusty hiking boots for your autumn adventures, remember that a solid pair of hiking socks can really enhance your foot comfort as you trail through the wilderness this time of year. Here are some of our favorites! What are yours?
SmartWool’s PhD® Outdoor Medium Crew Socks
The Folks Behind the Sock: Smartwool delivers extraordinary comfort, quality and lasting value to their consumers; while actively contributing to the communities that sustain them. They’re actually on the road right now with the #SWFanVan tour, are they coming to your city?
Cool Features: 4 Degree TM Elite fit system uses two elastics for better stretch and recovery. Strategically place mesh ventilation zones, patented durability construction to go more miles than your shoes.
Contents: 72% Merino Wool, 26% Nylon, 2% Elastane
Darn Tough Sock’s Cool Max Boot Sock with Full Cushion
The Folks Behind the Sock: Guaranteed for life, Darn Tough Socks are designed, knit and shipped from the Cabot Hosiery Mill in Northfield, Vermont. The Cabot Family has been knitting socks for 3 generations and for 30 years in the Green Mountains. They wear socks year round!
Cool Features: Made in the USA, Coolmax yarn keeps feet dry, full cushioning around entire foot and shin area makes for an ultra comfy sock.
Contents: 69% Coolmax Polyester, 26% Nylon, 5% Lycra Spandex
Lorpen’s T3 All Season Trekker
The Folks Behind the Sock: Lorpen makes innovative technical socks for outdoor that keep your feet happy. Lorpen’s uses comfort as the guiding principle to everything they do, and as such, they create high performance socks for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts.
Cool Features: Three separate layers of of fibers that work together for comfort, support, and moisture management. Flat knit seam for toe area paired with heavy and full cushioning make for a flexible sock.
Contents: 50% CoolMax, 25% Tencel, 15% Nylon, 10% Lycra
Dirtball’s Dirt Sock 3.0
The Folks Behind the Sock: Dirtball’s clothing designs are unique, eco-friendly and made in the USA. Dirtball believes in being a steward of the environment, using only recycled cotton and our polyester is developed from recycled plastic bottles.
Cool Features: Over half this sock is made of recycled materials!! Double welt top for better stay up power, seamless toe for comfort, vented top, arch support and cushioned heal and toe for better shock absorbency.
Contents: 50% recycled cotton, 25% recycled post-consumer polyester, 15% nylon and 10% spandex