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  • Smartwool® socks are guaranteed not to itch and can be repeatedly washed and dried without shrinking
  • Made with merino wool and nylon to absorb and wick moisture away from your feet, keeping them dry and cool in summer, warm in winter
  • Lycra® spandex ribbing in upper keeps sock in place; arch brace is knit with Lycra® spandex for added support and comfort
  • Light-density terry-loop padding provides a soft, cushioned fit for comfort on the trail
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Specs

Best Use Hiking
Fabric 72% merino wool/26% nylon/1% spandex/1% polyester
Sock Height Crew
Sock Cushioning Light Cushioning
Moisture Wicking Yes
Gender Women's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Eternal Socks I have worn the same pair of these socks every other day for, I am not joking, the past FIVE years. They have been washed about 1000 times and there is still hardly any sign of wear. I work in construction, I wear them all day on the job site, the year round. I hike in them, I snowshoe in them, I climbed mount Kilimanjaro in them and they still will not give up. I bought one pair of these and two of another brand that REI doesn't carry anymore. All of the socks got the exact same treatment and the SmartWool socks are still perfect while the other two are long since destroyed. Do you get how awesome these socks are?
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable i tried these socks after getting blisters with the REI brand hiking socks, and some of the REI employees telling me that these socks would do the trick. i got 8 miles into my hike and had to stop because my blisters were so bad. The socks bunch up a bit near the balls of the feet and caused ping pong sized blisters on the balls of my feet. However, when first putting these on they're super comfortable and snug, so I suggest wearing them around the house, out and around town, or traveling. If you try them hiking, as they may very well work for you, bring another brand of socks to be safe.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for at least 3 seasons Love these socks in fall, winter, spring - have not tried them yet in summer. I wear these socks almost every day, and maybe I shouldn't admit it, but often go many days without washing - a bonus when traveling. They stay smelling great, and the Cush and warm are so welcome in the winter months. Hiked with athletic socks, got major blisters, hiked with these, feet were great - same boots. Gave several as gifts for Christmas. The only beef I have is that they pill quickly. It does not make them any less useful, just doesn't look as great.
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best socks ever Five stars aren't enough for these socks. I bought 3 pairs before a 7 week backpacking trip where I walked over 360 miles. They were the only socks I took. I wore them multiple days before washing and usually washed them in a sink by hand. They were so comfortable and worked out perfect on my trip! Now, a year later, I wear those same 3 pairs every day at work with my steel toed boots. I have literally spent over half of my last year in these 3 pairs of socks and they look and feel like I've had them for a month. I probably couldn't make it through my 12 hour shifts on my feet without them. They are warm in winter, but not too hot in the summer. I'm getting the male version of these socks for my dad for Christmas this year because I love them so much.
Date published: 2013-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesomely comfortable socks Can't say enough great things about these socks. Just backpacked 2 days in 90 F temps, and feet stayed cool, dry and comfortable as can be. Highly recommended for backpacking. Note: these socks say light, but they are slightly thicker than the average sports or tube sock.
Date published: 2010-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to socks I first bought these socks about 10 years ago for hiking. They wear like iron. They wick away moisture. Plus they are very comfortable. They are so comfy that I even wear them around the house. I slowly got rid of all my other socks and wear these socks exclusively. One funny issue with the black color: little bits of fuzz come off the socks when I remove them. This is not an issue with the other colors. Very odd. I stopped buying black. Finding size small is sometimes an issue, so please, REI, carry size small in your stores.
Date published: 2009-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hospital nurse wears these every day! !st of all, I have to say I have Princess and the Pea feet, everything has to be perfect or I am so uncomfortable. I have been wearing the REI lightweight wool socks for hiking around Wa state and to Southern Utah. My daughter gave me these SmartWool hiking socks and I was a little perturbed, I LOVE REI! But it pains me to say, the SmartWool socks are consistently holding up better, no wearing out, even the color remains strong. I ran out of regular socks one day for work and wore these. They were so comfortable. I started wearing these socks and the REI wool socks to work every day as a nurse for the past year. When I buy more, I will buy SmartWool socks (even though they cost quite a bit) they are worth it. I always thought I was allergic to wool but these are cozy and comfortable year around for indoor and outdoor activities.
Date published: 2012-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but puckered at top I am really choosy about socks. I bought these for a lighter pair for summer but for me to be comfortable, they still have to be cushy with no irritating seam ends and maintain their size and wear well. They fit the bill except a thread pulled at the top of one puckering it up. They are a cooler pair for summer hiking. Overall, very nice.
Date published: 2008-07-06
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This is a continuation of the previously asked question, "do you wear them with or without a liner?" Answering that question with a "they can be worn with or without a liner" is not helpful to me. I am a new hiker and need a more specific answer.

Asked by: officiallymorris
Using sock liners is a matter of personal preference. For more information on wearing your socks with or without a liner, we recommend reading the expert advice article provided below: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/socks.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

For hiking, do you recommend wearing these with a liner sock?

Asked by: Dianeg
​These socks can be worn with or without a liner sock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-06
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Eternal Socks I have worn the same pair of these socks every other day for, I am not joking, the past FIVE years. They have been washed about 1000 times and there is still hardly any sign of wear. I work in construction, I wear them all day on the job site, the year round. I hike in them, I snowshoe in them, I climbed mount Kilimanjaro in them and they still will not give up. I bought one pair of these and two of another brand that REI doesn't carry anymore. All of the socks got the exact same treatment and the SmartWool socks are still perfect while the other two are long since destroyed. Do you get how awesome these socks are?
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable i tried these socks after getting blisters with the REI brand hiking socks, and some of the REI employees telling me that these socks would do the trick. i got 8 miles into my hike and had to stop because my blisters were so bad. The socks bunch up a bit near the balls of the feet and caused ping pong sized blisters on the balls of my feet. However, when first putting these on they're super comfortable and snug, so I suggest wearing them around the house, out and around town, or traveling. If you try them hiking, as they may very well work for you, bring another brand of socks to be safe.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for at least 3 seasons Love these socks in fall, winter, spring - have not tried them yet in summer. I wear these socks almost every day, and maybe I shouldn't admit it, but often go many days without washing - a bonus when traveling. They stay smelling great, and the Cush and warm are so welcome in the winter months. Hiked with athletic socks, got major blisters, hiked with these, feet were great - same boots. Gave several as gifts for Christmas. The only beef I have is that they pill quickly. It does not make them any less useful, just doesn't look as great.
Date published: 2013-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best socks ever Five stars aren't enough for these socks. I bought 3 pairs before a 7 week backpacking trip where I walked over 360 miles. They were the only socks I took. I wore them multiple days before washing and usually washed them in a sink by hand. They were so comfortable and worked out perfect on my trip! Now, a year later, I wear those same 3 pairs every day at work with my steel toed boots. I have literally spent over half of my last year in these 3 pairs of socks and they look and feel like I've had them for a month. I probably couldn't make it through my 12 hour shifts on my feet without them. They are warm in winter, but not too hot in the summer. I'm getting the male version of these socks for my dad for Christmas this year because I love them so much.
Date published: 2013-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesomely comfortable socks Can't say enough great things about these socks. Just backpacked 2 days in 90 F temps, and feet stayed cool, dry and comfortable as can be. Highly recommended for backpacking. Note: these socks say light, but they are slightly thicker than the average sports or tube sock.
Date published: 2010-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to socks I first bought these socks about 10 years ago for hiking. They wear like iron. They wick away moisture. Plus they are very comfortable. They are so comfy that I even wear them around the house. I slowly got rid of all my other socks and wear these socks exclusively. One funny issue with the black color: little bits of fuzz come off the socks when I remove them. This is not an issue with the other colors. Very odd. I stopped buying black. Finding size small is sometimes an issue, so please, REI, carry size small in your stores.
Date published: 2009-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hospital nurse wears these every day! !st of all, I have to say I have Princess and the Pea feet, everything has to be perfect or I am so uncomfortable. I have been wearing the REI lightweight wool socks for hiking around Wa state and to Southern Utah. My daughter gave me these SmartWool hiking socks and I was a little perturbed, I LOVE REI! But it pains me to say, the SmartWool socks are consistently holding up better, no wearing out, even the color remains strong. I ran out of regular socks one day for work and wore these. They were so comfortable. I started wearing these socks and the REI wool socks to work every day as a nurse for the past year. When I buy more, I will buy SmartWool socks (even though they cost quite a bit) they are worth it. I always thought I was allergic to wool but these are cozy and comfortable year around for indoor and outdoor activities.
Date published: 2012-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but puckered at top I am really choosy about socks. I bought these for a lighter pair for summer but for me to be comfortable, they still have to be cushy with no irritating seam ends and maintain their size and wear well. They fit the bill except a thread pulled at the top of one puckering it up. They are a cooler pair for summer hiking. Overall, very nice.
Date published: 2008-07-06
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Questions & Answers

This is a continuation of the previously asked question, "do you wear them with or without a liner?" Answering that question with a "they can be worn with or without a liner" is not helpful to me. I am a new hiker and need a more specific answer.

Asked by: officiallymorris
Using sock liners is a matter of personal preference. For more information on wearing your socks with or without a liner, we recommend reading the expert advice article provided below: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/socks.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

For hiking, do you recommend wearing these with a liner sock?

Asked by: Dianeg
​These socks can be worn with or without a liner sock.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-06
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