Prepping for a hiking or backpacking trip is more than just renting some hardware-related gear like a pack and sleeping bag
, etc and hitting the trail. A well-thought-out trip will include some good planning to meet your dining needs
, hydration needs
, and of utmost importance, taking care of your feet.
Shoes are Priority 1, and socks are Priority 1A.
For socks, Darn Tough is a market leader for hiking use, with comfortable designs and rugged life-time warranties. These are an exponential improvement over socks you can find for $5 or so - you'd pay hundreds to get rid of the blister pain you can develop with cheap cocks out on the trail! Take one of our first-aid kits
just in case.
The fabric blend on these includes merino wool and synthetic materials, so they breathe well in both hot and cold conditions. Available options include quarter-height (slightly over ankle) and micro-crew, which will be about 2" taller above the ankle. Get the latter if you typically wear mid-height boots.
These are sized for men as follows:
SMALL 5.5 - 7.5
Women's sizes run about 2 points higher than men, so for example a women's size 9.5 or smaller would want a 'small' size pair of socks.
Colors vary depending on what we have on hand at our retail store at time of order, but options include darker solid shades or there are some colorful ones. if you have a preference, let us know in the comments box you'll see at checkout and we'll try to meet the request.
We offer free shipping on this product if an add-on to any other purchase or rental product, or if more than one pair is purchased. A single pair of socks as the only item in the cart will incur a shipping charge from Fedex.
Select your sock height, foot size and shipping preferences with the dropdowns. Happy feet!
Another thing to consider will be inserts to pair with your shoes. Aside from these socks, a nice pair of Spenco Hiking Shoe Inserts
can do wonders for your feet when out on the trail. Check them out!