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- 84% Ultraspun® Polyester, 15% Nylon, 1% Lycra Spandex® Spandex
- Made in US
- Machine wash
- Graduated compression
- Work dry®
- Anti-odor technology
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This sock fights odors that come from a hard day's work
Over-the-calf length specifically designed for Western boots
Technically engineered graduated compression helps reduce leg fatigue
Constructed with lightweight, soft polyester to keep feet dry and comfortable
Arch support helps keep the sock from slipping down into your boots
Specifically designed for Western boots, our over-the-calf sock is just the right thickness to fit comfortably in Western-styled leather. Constructed of lightweight, soft polyester to keep feet dry and comfortable. Over-the-calf length and arch-support helps to keep the sock from slipping down into boots. Technically engineered Graduated Compression, helps reduce leg fatigue and ensures socks stay up. Made in the USA
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B004NRNR3I
- Item model number: A2070
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 26, 2011
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Regarding the comment that they won't stay up, I have not had a problem. I find the elasticity on these socks just right. They do not bind like some over the calf socks that leave me with uncomfortable indentations on my calves at the end of the day.
Update 01/2014: Finally got a hole in one of the socks (only one mind you). These are without question the most durable socks I have ever worn. I also recently started wearing these with boots and, well, they are a just too short for boots. I know they say over-the-calf boot sock, but if you have large feet (>11) these are not long enough to serve as actual boot socks. Carhartt needs to make an XL size for boots. But for any other type of wear, these are still the best socks I've ever owned.
WrightSock Mens Coolmesh II Crew, Black, Large $8.53 (when I bought it)
Under Armour Men's Heatgear Boot Socks (1-Pack), MD (Men's Shoe 4-8.5) $7.99 (now cheaper as an add-on)
Carhartt Mens Work-Dry Lightweight Western Boot Over-The-Calf Socks, Black, 10-13 Sock/6-12 Shoe $8.99
Carhartt Men's 6 Pack Force Performance Crew Socks, Black, 10-13 Sock/6-12 Shoe $24.99 6-pack ($4.17/pair)
All of these are good socks, but my pick for value, versatility, and durability is the Carhartt Force Performance crew sock.
I recently decided to scrap all my worn-out gross socks and get a bunch of good ones, so I had to search Amazon for the best option. I wanted them to be appropriate both for the office and for the outdoors. I ended up buying four types to compare. My requirements were:
1. Synthetic or wool (no cotton): I need my socks to perform well when wet.
2. Black or dark grey: I will wear them to work, so while they don't have to pass for dress socks, they shouldn't call attention to themselves either.
3. Long enough to wear with my 8-inch Belleville boots that I use in wet weather.
4. Suitable for both warm and cool weather: I bike to work year-round and I don't want to wear special socks unless it's a snowstorm.
6. Durable: I don't want to do this again in a couple years.
All four are fully synthetic (mainly polyester). No wool socks I found at a reasonable price seemed like they would meet the other requirements.
All four were available in black when I bought them, although the Force Performance crew socks have a gray heel decoration and stripe that stick up above my shoes and are visible when I sit down. The WrightSock looked best when new, almost like a dress sock, but after one wash it had kind of a beat-up appearance with a lot of pilling. The Carhartt Western tends to pick up lint more than the others and also had some pilling. The Under Armour Heatgear held up pretty well, and the Force Performance seems totally unaffected by washing.
Two of these socks, the Carhartt Western and the Heatgear, are long over-the-calf socks. They come up within a few inches of my knee (I'm 5'11") and would be long enough to wear with pretty much any boot. The Force Performance is a crew sock. I was worried it might not be long enough for my boots, but it is--as some have noted in other reviews, it's pretty snug around the ankle and calf, so it doesn't slide down easily. For boots higher than 8 inches, you'll want a boot sock. The WrightSock is a little shorter (not as short as it looks in the picture, because it stretches more than the others) but still long enough to shield my ankles from the top of the boot. It does slide down a bit more easily, though, so I wouldn't choose it for a long hike in high boots because I might have to keep pulling them up.
The Carhartt Western, the Under Armour Heatgear, and the Force Performance are all what I would call three-season socks. They are fine for summer if you don't mind sweating in them a bit, not too warm to wear all day inside, warm enough in cold weather for short periods or if you remain active. None of them are suitable for standing around a lot in sub-freezing temperatures. The WrightSock, despite its double-layer construction, is the thinnest and most breathable of the bunch. It would be good for a summer workout. I just wore my WrightSocks for shoveling snow in 40-degree weather, and my toes ended up chilly after a couple hours. The Carhartt Western is slightly thicker than the Force Performance, with a fuzzier feel to it, and the Heatgear is slightly thinner and has a mesh panel over the forefoot to make it more breathable. The Western and Heatgear could get to be uncomfortable in hot weather because they cover so much of your leg.
The WrightSock is the most comfortable, being shortest and stretchiest. The double-layer fabric is there to prevent blisters, and it works. I did notice a little bit more foot odor with those than with the others. The Western and the Heatgear are both pretty comfortable and improve after a little washing and wearing to stretch them out and soften them up. Same goes for the Force Performance, though it was probably the one that caused the most itching on my ankles at first, because it's a little tighter.
6: Durability I've only had these all for a couple of months, but I can draw some conclusions already. The WrightSock is two layers of very thin fabric, so I'm already starting to see stress points where holes will form. It also seems the most likely to stretch out until it's too loose, though I haven't had that problem yet. The Heatgear and the Western both seem pretty good, although the pilling on the Western could progress further and the mesh panel on the Heatgear might be a weak point. The Force Performance seems surprisingly resilient, showing no visible wear after several washes.
If you need a long sock to wear with your tall boots, the Carhartt Western and Under Armour Heatgear are both good choices; I would pick the Carhartt for cooler weather and the Heatgear for warmer circumstances.
If you need a high-performance athletic sock to prevent blisters, and you can afford to switch it out regularly once it wears down, the WrightSock is a high-quality option.
For general wear indoors and outdoors, year-round, the Carhartt Force Performance is a no-brainer. And at roughly half the cost per pair of the others I tried, you're getting way more for your money.
I have to pull them up just as many times as my Hanes from Wal Mart.
Having said that, I think if Carehartt put more spandex in them it would remedy this problem.
I bought a pair of Under Armour (All Sport over the calf)(from a large sporting goods store (starts with an A and ends with a Y ) because Amazon doest carry them and they will not come down for anything, these Under Armour have more spandex in them .
I even jumped up and down in my garage for several minutes and they stayed up. plus after wearing them for 10 plus hours 5 days a week they still stayed up.
I like Carhartt shirts and pants and other cloths but these socks wont stay up. I love the cushion in the heel and ball of foot.
Mayby if I use a rubber band around the top ?? LOL
I'll just keep wearing these Carhartt till they wear out. 10.00 bucks is 10.00 bucks.
but I wont buy them again, I'll buy Under Armour for the same price.
One of the main reasons, if not THE main reason for buying over-the-Calf socks for me is because of wearing them with boots; specifically cowboy boots. It's annoying to constantly have to pull up your socks. I had hoped that Carhartt would have designed a sock that would stay up. When I put them on this morning I was pleasently surprised. they were quite soft on the foot and though it seemed I really had to pull on them to get them to fit over my calves they did go over. I don't have incredibly long legs .. at 5'9" I would say they are on the shorted end of the spectrum. I wore the socks with lace up work boots. that hit just about mid shin. Socks on at 7AM and by 8:15AM I already had to pull them up once. If they won't stay up with lace up boots they sure as heck won't stay up with regular cowboy boots. Looks like they are not snug enough round the calf and above to do their job. I don't have pencil calves either. Maybe they are designed for folks with really skinny legs.. I don't know.. but if they won't stay snug over a more rounded calf I can't imagine them staying up on skinny calves either. (by 10:00AM they have already each been pulled up 4 times.) Side note; I work at a desk all day. So not really on a job site moving around a lot. an occasional walk to a conference room or two is all. They just don't stay up.