Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Socks - Men's
|Price:||$15.96 - $100.00|
- 61% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon, 3% Lycra Spandex
- From day hikes to Denali this is a go-to sock for hikers seeking comfort, performance and style; cushioning along the bottom of the foot provides the perfect amount of support
- Performance fit means no slipping, no bunching, and no blisters
- Constructed from fine gauge Merino wool which is naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial
- Still made in Vermont, USA
- Unconditionally guaranteed for life
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From day-hikes to Denali this is a go-to sock for hikers seeking comfort and performance. Cushioning along the bottom of the foot provide the perfect amount of support while a smooth, performance fit assures there's no slipping, no bunching, and no blisters. Fine gauge knitting makes this Merino Wool sock a true workhorse that's supremely comfortable, breathable and fast drying. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter and naturally antimicrobial so it repels bacteria and odor, which comes in handy when you need to get an extra day (or two) out of your socks. Still made in Vermont. Guaranteed for life.
Top Customer Reviews
Darn Tough vs. Smart Wool: After a winter's worth of wearing a pair of Smart Wool socks (with my Frye boots), the Smart Wool socks were worn thin on the heel and, to a lesser extent, the sole. I literally wore them out.
Darn Tough vs. Kirkland: I bough a pair of wool boot socks (Kirkland, which is Costco's store brand) and these held up very well over the course of a winter. They started to wear thin in the heel, but nothing drastic.
My Darn Tough socks have been 1/2 through a winter and still seem to be the same as they were when I got them. What really seems to put Darn Tough over the top (vs the Kirkland) is the 100% guarantee they give you. In addition, I have a pair of Darn Tough running socks that I wear everyday (and run 3.5 miles in, everyday) and they are like-new after over a year's use. I expect these Darn Tough socks to perform roughly the same.
Overall, I'd give Smart Wool (on a 10 point scale) a 5, the Kirkland a 8.5 and the Darn Tough a 9.
UPDATE (Dec. 18, 2016): The Kirkland socks are still fine, however the elastic toward the top of the socks is starting to loosen and the elastic part of the socks don't seem as stretchy as they were when new.
The Darn Tough socks are still going strong. There is some wear, but nothing alarming. Given that I wear them so often, it is really amazing that they are in such good shape.
If I had to re-rank, I'd go:
Smart Wool 5, Kirkland 8, Darn Tough 9.5.
You may have a hard time getting your first pair, oh it's 3-9x as much as a regular pair, however a life time guarantee means 10 or so pairs, and you have socks for life.
GREAT SOCKS AT THAT!; My only complaint is I didn't find the over-the-calf versions sooner, I bought this pair first!
I highly recommend this product to anyone either in pain, or on the fence, only because if you are suffering foot troubles these socks may help alleviate your issues in ways and support that you aren't getting using regular socks. If you have pain from arthritis, if you have pain from your size, please do yourself right in trying this item. I seriously cannot recommend them enough, with 2 fractures in my spine, these have helped alleviate a lot of my regular irritability, on top of giving my feet a sense of freedom in my shoes.
I tried different kind of socks and I didn't notice much change. Then I decided to go to the extreme and looked for thick merino wool socks. The result is complete comfort and finally, warm feet. I wear them both, to go out either with normal walking shoes or snow boots and at home with my slippers.
They run a bit tight. If your shoe size is close to the top of the size range of this product, I recommend you to buy the next size. Remember that if they are too tight, bad circulation might make your feet cold too.
Other than that they're perfect.