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Hiking not required
on April 11, 2011
I came across smartwool socks while reading a book where the author vowed not to purchase anything in a year. She made a huge deal of her missing Smartwool socks and I was compelled to discover why there was such a big fuss about a pair of socks. Now I know. I have never been an outdoorsy type, nor have I ever camped or hiked but I do love comfort and these socks the most comfortable socks I will ever own. I bought these for my husband and found myself wearing them more than he was (and we, by the way, are not even close in shoe size!). So I finally got my own pair. I am a size 9 womens and purchased a medium. Next time I am going to purchase small since the fit was not as snug as I would like.
These socks are expensive but they last years if cared for properly. Wash them in cold water and hang them to dry. Do not place them in the dryer or they will shrink. Since you're hanging to dry, it will take a couple of days to dry in the winter. If you suffer from cold feet (like I do) these socks will be super appreciated on cold winter days. They have extra plush cushioning and reach mid-calf. They are a little thick for regular shoes but perfect for boots. If you like thinner socks, definately check out the PhD smartwool socks. Since these socks excellently engineered, they wick away moisture so you will never feel sweaty and they are not itchy at all (which is what most people fear when they hear "wool").
I've worn them in winter boots, rainboots, and sneakers. Sometimes I even wear them in warmer weather. I love these socks and will continue to enjoy them every season. Also, these make a great gift!