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SmartWool Hiking Socks


    SmartWool Hiking Socks

    These no-itch merino wool SmartWool hiking socks maintain softness and shape through seasons of wear and washing.

    • $18.95

    Item # 604587

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    • Merino wool's natural moisture-wicking ability keeps feet dry and comfortable on the trail no matter what the temperature
    • Blended with nylon and elastic for improved durability and fit
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    Made in USA.

    Item 604587

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    SmartWool Hiking Socks Specs
    Best use
    Wool / wool blend
    70% merino wool/29% nylon/1% elastic
    Medium cushioning
    Fabric type
    Sock height
    Sock cushioning

    SmartWool Hiking Socks

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    Rated 4.4727/5 based on 55 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromTwo Thumbs Way Down! I have purchased several pairs of SmartWool socks from heavyweight to lightweight over the years. They feel good at first, but they all wore out very quickly on the back of the hill and on the bottom. The sub thread weave cuts into your feet and is very uncomfortable. I had about 7 or 8 pairs that I have not figured out what to do with. The REI brand socks are a much better value for the money. I will never purchase SmartWool socks again, they are just not a good value.
    Date published: 2008-01-23
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromworks good...for a bit I bought these socks for a two week Colorado hiking trip. I tried them on after ordering them from and after a one hour hike they already had very noticeable wear near the achilles tendon. Doesn't seem to live up to the "classic" smartwool quality. I bought a pair of Darn Tough wool socks and they far surpass the comfort and quality of my pair of Smartwool's.
    Date published: 2009-05-25
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromNot as good as they used to be... been buying these socks for many years (since 98), primarily for long backpacking trips in the Smokies and Pisgah in NC. Always loved them, but i have been quite unhappy with the socks i have recieved in the past 2 years. I moved to OR recently and good socks are very important here...its much colder here, and it is always damp/raining. I think this climate really exposed the Smartwool Hikers' flaws to me. They have gotten cheaper in my opinion, they are a not nearly as "tight" as they use to be, and they slide down your leg even in light walking. I feel like they have goten a tad bit shorter over the years, covering less of your calf but i cant confirm this. As this point, there are much better socks out there at & below this extremely high price point (a few of Carharts new designs come to mind). I hope your listening Smartwool, we cool-climate people want longer mid-weight hiking socks with more holding power (spandex?)...give us what we deserve.
    Date published: 2010-11-22
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromPoor Performer There are better buys at this price point. THe socks shrunk considerably after the first wash so I highly recommend buying a larger size. I have other wool socks that have far outperformed these socks especially in size/shape retention and wear. The one great feature about these wool socks is comfort.
    Date published: 2011-03-15
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromNot what I expect from Smartwool Partially my fault for not inspecting the label, but I didn't expect nylon in these and was disappointed to pull my feet out of my boots sweaty and stinky. Aside from that they have a cheap feeling that leads me to believe that they will not last more than a season or two.
    Date published: 2014-05-30
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromgoldie locks I like the fabrick, the look and they feel good. I just wish the sizing chart was better.
    Date published: 2007-09-27
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromnot the same I own several pairs of SmartWool that have lasted for years and years. Has anyone noticed the quality of the socks has gone downhill in the recent years? The fabric doesn't feel as dense and they feel way too stretchy and thin. I could not justify paying that much for lower quality socks. I guess I'll keep wearing my old ones for backpacking and day hikes. They are oldies but still goodies.
    Date published: 2011-10-08
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGood Socks at a good price Typical good SmartWool product.
    Date published: 2013-12-12

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