Smartwool Men's PhD Run Ultra Light Micro Socks
|Price:||$11.97 - $31.95|
- 54% Merino Wool, 42% Nylon, 4% Elastane
- Knit in USA
- 200 needle construction provides highest knit density while maintaining ultra light weight
- Virtually seamless toe
- 1.5" overall height
- Sock Height: Micro - Style: SW0SW148
- Run-specific fit - Achilles tab
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We put all of our smarts into these new and improved run socks that feature our 4 Degree elite fit system, ReliaWool technology for superior durability and a virtually seamless toe. Men's-specific mesh ventilation zones provide ultimate temperature and moisture regulation where male runners need it most.
PhD: Built for Performance in the Highest Degree
4 Degree Elite Fit System: Uses two elastics for greater stretch and recovery to keep the sock in place
ReliaWool: Patented ReliaWool technology in high impact areas provides superior durability
Mesh Venting: Men's-specific mesh ventilation zones provide additional breathability and moisture management
Ultra Light Cushion: Minimal cushioning for maximum next-to-foot performance without added bulk
Care: Machine Wash Warm Gentle Cycle. Do Not Bleach. Tumble Dry Low. Do Not Iron. Do Not Dry Clean.
Top Customer Reviews
Main Idea Summary: These socks are AWESOME!! Get them!! So comfy and I will be buying more. They are both thinner than the regular Smartwool sock however the Light has more padding at the toes and heel than the Micro Light. If you run hot, as I do, I would recommend the Micro light for hot summers, although the Light is bearable for me on hot day, sort of. The Micro Light is the way to go if you are in hot climates and you run hot. If none of this bothers you than either one is fine. Both are comfortabale, make your feet feel like they are being hugged all day and can be worn multiple times before washing, just air them out and let them dry.
Issue: I love wool socks however thought they were only for winter. I run hot and sweat easily, if its 90 degrees Fahrenheit and I jog up some stairs I’m already perspiring. Recently I was informed that wool socks can be worn in the summer, in the dessert, and are far superior to anything.
Goal: To have wool socks in general for comfort, workouts, hiking, and moisture wicking. To have some extras for emergency in case of earthquake and there is a need to camp in the front yard if the house in uninhabitable.
Review: As I mentioned I run hot and sweat easily. So when it comes to clothes in the summer I generally stayed away from wool. However I learned that Smartwool makes a running sock so I thought I would try them out. Not know which one to get I bought one of each to test them out. I wore both for two days and worked out both days in them, on days that were about 88 degree Fahrenheit. Both worked great!! Wicked the moisture away, this is no joke. I was skating and on my canvas Vans was getting wet spots from the sock wicking away the moisture and then the Vans sucking it up. So both days I skated for about 45 minutes and then in the afternoon did 90 minutes of a crossfit workout. The Light version was a little bit warmer for me than the micro light but not enough where I couldn’t stand it. When I stopped I noticed it, that’s about it. Other than that they were great. I let the socks air dry and they could be used the next day, no smell. Great thing about wool and it’s anti-bacterial properties.
I will be buying more of both socks. I like the cushioning of the Light but do feel a very slight discomfort on hot days but not that much. I prefer the Micro lights.
Overall great sock and a wool man now. Getting rid of my cotton socks. I like the idea of having a few pair you cycle through and that can last for years if you take care of them. Next thing is to see if there is year round wool underwear.
COMFORT - They feel like your average no-show socks. They are light, snug, and don't move in my shoe. Post workout, my feet still felt relatively dry. They were MUCH more dry than they used to be after working out in cotton socks.
QUALITY - Wool socks are often sold by weight of the sock depending on the weather you will generally wear them in. Heavy - Ultra Light. These are ultra lights with 54% wool count. It is one the higher wool percentages in the ultra light weight I have seen. Having only a couple pair, I am wearing these a lot and they feel just as great today as they did when I first received them. No signs of deterioration.
COST - The price fluctuates on these socks fairly often but is often between $15 - $20 PER PAIR. If you are used to buying athletic socks by the 1/2 or complete dozen, you might get some sticker shock. There is no way around it, wool socks are expensive. If you end up loving them as much as I do, replacing your inventory with wool is going to cost quite a bit.
CARE - Wool socks require extra care to maintain. Washing them inside out and air or tumble drying. Is it a big deal? Absolutely not. At least not to me, but it is indeed additional from the norm.
If you know how great wool socks are and looking to get athletic socks for warm weather, these are a solid buy.
Best running socks ever!