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  • Darn Tough uses a custom-count, shrink-treated merino wool that enhances comfort and durability for outdoor activities
  • Merino wool wicks away moisture and breathes to regulate temperature for outstanding comfort in a variety of conditions
  • High-density cushioning underfoot
  • Provides reinforcement at the heels and toes and elastic support around the arch
  • Ring-toe construction hides seams and enhances comfort
  • Non-cushioned, wide-ribbed, crew-height legs
  • Darn Tough recommends that you machine wash socks inside out in warm water on gentle cycle and tumble dry on low
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Best Use Hiking
Fabric 61% merino wool/36% nylon/3% Lycra spandex
Sock Height Crew
Sock Cushioning Light Cushioning
Moisture Wicking Yes
Gender Men's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent socks! I'm a big fan of those Smartwatchamacalit socks, and always will be, but my newest trail shoes fit just a tad bit smaller than normal. Rather than give up on the shoes I went looking for socks with slightly less bulk. I knew Darn Toughs only by reputation and when I found them on the rack at REI I noticed that they're well padded on the bottom and around the heel but less so on the top and around the ankle. I decided to buy them and if they didn't work out with my trail shoes they certainly look good enough for casual wear. As it turns out, they're perfect for everything!
Date published: 2013-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thru-hike tested, thumbs up I got these socks on my 2013 NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. They replaced some Smartwool's which had gotten their first hole within 100 miles. I needed a sock that would last more than a week, and the Darn Toughs are those socks. My first pair went over 1000 miles before the first hole appeared. They carry a lifetime guarantee, but I did not utilize it because I felt I had gotten way more than my money's worth. By the end of the thru-hike, Darn Toughs were the dominant choice in my hiking circle.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will never buy any other pair of socks Take a look at Patagonia's Common Threads Pledge (quick google search) I feel These socks fall right in line with that pledge. I received two pairs as a Christmas gift and i believe with two more pairs i'm honestly set for life. You can't beat the lifetime guarantee but they are so well made i don't think that won't be much an issue. As a test i wore a pair a week straight with light duty work. No smell, no stretch, all i did was lay them inside out over night. When the weather clear's i have a big hike planned so i will return to comment it's performance then.
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best I have owned and used Thorlo, SmartWool, and Omni-Wool thoroughly over the past decade and these are hands down the best socks that I have owned. They fit perfectly, are extremely comfortable, and breathe better than any of my previous socks. The light cushion is similar in comfort and padding to the medium cushioned Thorlo's but without the bulk that caused my feet to be soaked with sweat at the end of the day. Throw in the lifetime guarantee and there is no reason to not buy these...I just bought 3 pairs!
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!!!!! I just bought these socks in Flag REI and used them when we were hiking Angel's Landing in Zion National Park. It was raining, snowing, 30 degrees, and I was wearing running shoes (Hiking boots just died). Every Step I took water came pouring out of the mesh top of my shoes, but guess what.... My feet were warm. No blisters, no cold, nothing! Buy these or some variation of these socks. They're ridiculously amazing.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If Jesus had worn socks, he'd wear Darntough As a helicopter pilot I expect a lot from my socks. They need to be comfortable, durable, and flame resistant. Darntough is the best I've found and the only brand I take with me overseas. These socks fit perfectly and keep my feet feeling great even after 24 hours or more without taking my boots off. The natural fibers make them safer for me to wear in the event of a fire and also benefits in keeping the stank down after several days of wear in the desert. They're made in the good 'ol USA which gives me that warm patriotic feeling and guaranteed for life. So stop wasting your time, blisters and money on cheap throw-away foot rags and invest in quality that you can count on.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like Walking on Sunshine For starters, I tiptoed lately around the idea of investing so much in a sock. I wanted to dip my toes in the water first and get a feel for what wool socks were available and what they had to offer. After purchasing the sock it felt like I had little sheep made pillows on my feet. I sheepishly bought only one pair to begin with, but after chasing rams in the Brooks Range I was sold. I sheared the rest of the socks from the peg at my local REI and started off my next hiking trek on the right foot. Finding a sock that doesn't give you blisters on long hikes can be a point of friction for trip prep. These socks have now become a solid footing for all of my adventures. Don't let anyone pull the wool over your eyes, THESE SOCKS ARE AMAZING
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dran Tough Light Hikers I started with one pair and now have five. I wear a 10-1/2 boot and started with a L size. The L sock shrunk a little and was tight on my foot. I changed to XL size and they fit great. It will be only a manner of time before these are the only socks I will have.
Date published: 2015-01-16
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How many pairs does it come with?

Asked by: Pokedrew
The Micro Crew Cushion Hiking Socks are sold as one pair.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-06

What is the Darn Tough style# of these socks? I am searching specifically for Darn Tough style# "1405". Item description only provides the REI item# which seems specific to REI. 

Asked by: L2D2
Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Socks - Men's are referred to by Darn Tough as #1466. Unfortunately, the Darn Tough item #1405 called Micro Crew Cushion Socks is not something we currently offer at this time.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27

When I wear socks that aren't 100% cotton or wool (biking socks, etc), my feet tend to prune up after excessive activity like hiking or snowboarding, but it doesn't happen when I wear 100% cotton. How likely are these to do that to my feet?

Asked by: Weird Feet
These socks are made with 61% merino wool, 36% nylon and 3% Lycra Spandex; we recommend you stay with 100% cotton or wool.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-24

My son is going on a week long hike and always complains his feet are hot! I don't want him to experience blisters but I am not sure what would be the best hiking socks for him. They are hiking in a warm weather zone of Texas.

Asked by: Rach52
For hot weather, look for socks with CoolMax polyester. You can sort by fabric type in the left column here:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-04

i am going to the back water in canada so my boots and socks will be underwater during portages, would you recommend this blend or go with 100% cotton or wool. it will be summer so warmth is not the main concern

Asked by: hl0015
Merino wool blends are a great way to go for fast drying and breathability. We do not recommend wearing cotton as this traps moisture and will dry very slowly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-24
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