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- 66% Merino Wool, 33% Nylon, 1% Elastane
- Knit in USA
- Machine Wash
- Medium Cushion: Medium cushioning to absorb impact on the trail
- Flat knit toe seam
- Elasticized arch brace
- Sock Height: Crew
- Style: SW0SW130
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This all-purpose sock was designed for rugged day hikes or moderate backpacking. An arch brace holds the sock in place and adds additional support. A flat-knit toe seam keeps you comfortable.
Medium cushioning to absorb impact on the trail
Machine Wash Warm Gentle Cycle. Do Not Bleach. Tumble Dry Low. Do Not Iron. Do Not Dry Clean.
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B01N2R3HG8
- Item model number: SW-SW130-$P
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 8, 2005
- Average Customer Review:
Top Customer Reviews
My most recent two pairs of Smartwools have multiple holes in them from less than one year of light use.
I have to conclude that like everything else, Smartwool is not what it used to be. While growing into a mass-market product, they've kept the price but taken out the quality.
But something has changed. The socks barely lost 8 to 10 months before holes started appearing in either the toe or heel area. And I'm not just talking about one pair in five or one pair in six I'm talking about every pair I have bought, and maybe more importantly, YOU will buy.
You will absolutely love the socks the day that you receive them. You will love them even six months afterward. But before year is done I guarantee you you will have holes in them and you will not be happy.
I switched over to Darn Tough Socks. While I don't believe that they have the same odor resistance as pure 100% wool (DTS have some Nylon in them), these socks have an unconditional lifetime guarantee. They are also slightly more expensive, but I am enraged that I have lost upwards of 10 pairs of socks to various holes and thinning with Smartwool.
I am REALLY REALLY displeased as these are not cheap socks, and they should last! I am totally unhappy with whatever has been happening with this company and their production methods. Get your act together Smartwool, you had a great product and you need to go back to making these however you were before.
If you are like me, and are used to wearing cotton socks, these merino wool socks will be a welcome change. As soon as you slip them on your feet, you notice how much softer and how much more cushion they provide. They keep your feet comfortable. Warm and toasty on cold days, and dry and cool on warm days. And they really don't hold any sort of odor. I have a few pair of Wigwam boot socks, and these are much softer in comparison. My only concern is the durability. A few of the other reviews indicate that these socks only last about a year before they start to get holes in them. For the price, I would hope they would last a lot longer.
I bought four new pair recently. As others have observed, and I was aware of from other reviews, these are not the same quality as the product a few years ago and I probably won't be buying more. I noticed immediately that the socks felt rougher, the top band was a bit different in design, and it looked like the material inside the sock was not as densely woven and there were areas where the wool was coming off the socks easily. . Although they look mostly the same and feel good to wear, it looks like some costs have been cut in production. I have switched over to buying Darn Tough Full Cushion hiker socks. They are more expensive, grip the foot a bit more snugly, but give the appearance of being better manufactured. Time will tell if they last.