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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
  • Features reinforced heels and toes and elastic support around the arch
  • Ring-toe construction hides seams and enhances comfort
  • 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 59% merino wool/38% nylon/3% Lycra spandex
Sock Height Crew
Sock Cushioning Medium Cushioning
Gender Women's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THEM I splurged and bought these socks at the store after being annoyed about every pair of socks I own being too thin, thread bare, or having a hole in the toe. I'm a nurse and need to have socks that last the 13 hours I'm on my feet and give me some cush in my Danskos (which I also love!). These socks are fantastic! They don't stretch after an entire day, they are true to size. (I'm a size 8 and feel like sometimes other socks are too big...) They are cute, but best of all they are thick and SOFT! Love that! I also will keep my receipt just to see how long it takes for them to wear a little, but so far so good. They are worth the money to me and are my new favorite sock!!
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first pair I feel that my new Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew socks are very similar in comfort, fit, and performance to my old Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Socks. I was looking for something different from Smartwool but still comparable, and since the Colorado Springs REI does not carry the Darn Tough brand in-store (at least that I could find), I ordered these online. Like the Smartwool PhD socks, DT are made in the USA! I haven't backpacked in these DT's yet, but I will update my review after this summer when I've put them to good use. So far, I'm really happy - good temperature control, support, cushioning, especially in my hiking boots that have a higher heel. And I love the fun colors.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more smart wool for us My husband and I use to be a smartwool family. We switched to Darn Tough about 3 years ago and will never go back. These Darn Tough sox wash well, do not loose their shape and seem to never wear out. While I was shopping at an REI store I commented about how great Darn Tough was to an employee. He quickly raised his pant leg to reveal that was his sock of choice. A nearby employee overheard our conversation and quickly came over to show they were his sock of choice too. Hay, is all the REI salespeople are wearing them then you should be too! They make great gifts too
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Darn Tootin', These Are My Favorite Socks I wear these socks nearly every day. The sizing is right on, they are forgiving from washer to dryer, the super-thick sole cushion is sheer perfection. The crew works best with my hiking boots, but I've been known to wear them with my office flats - just cuz they are awesome. Highly recommend, very good quality product.
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best socks ever I love these socks, they've darn near become the only ones I ever wear. I bought my first pair when I was doing seasonal field work with USFS, which entailed a LOT of hiking. They worked fabulously, and blew my other cheapo trash socks out of the water. Two years later they're pilling around the heel and don't exactly look new, but are still performing great. The lifetime guarantee is something I look forward to activating, but it looks like it'll be a while yet. My 6 pairs are in varying stages of "new" but all perform the same. I'm a 9.5 and got mediums, which fit well if you like/need them snug. (Bonus: they're antimicrobial, and this was tested during a particularly cold winter up here, snowed in and without power. My thickest ones didn't come off my feet for 4 days, and while the socks had gotten a little loose, said feet were probably the only things that weren't ripe by the time the hot water came back on.)
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hiking Socks Ever! These socks got me through my AT thru-hike. They are thick enough to keep my feet dry and warm even in three-day-old wet shoes, but they're not too hot even in the mid summer. They are so wonderful that I bought 7 pairs but ended up really only needing two- and the two I wore practically every day show absolutely no wear. Darn tough is my darn fave!
Date published: 2015-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No blisters I bought the first pair two months ago at another store. I couldn't believe that I spent $20 for a pair of socks, but figured my feet deserved to be comfortable when hiking. These socks were perfect. They fit nice and tight, don't slip, and keep your feet warm and dry. I bought the second pair at REI. Best money I've spent and they are guaranteed for life! An American made product that is worth the price as the quality can't be beat.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Darn Tough Socks! Purchased my first pair almost 2 years ago and they still look like new. Love them.
Date published: 2017-02-21
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Risk of blisters?  I just bought these and used them on a tough hike, after I took them off my feet were all sweaty. I'm wondering if there is a blister risk with these socks.

Asked by: Nkpilot
Although these socks do a great job of preventing blisters, you may still get blisters depending on how your boots or shoes fit. Additionally, if you feel like your feet are still sweaty and you will get blisters in the future, you may want to consider a pair of liner socks.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-09

I don't see a size chart. I wear a 9.5-10 shoe. Does anyone know if that is a Medium or Large?

Asked by: MilaKatie
A link to the size chart is located to the right of the size options. Size medium or large may work for you.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-04-29
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