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  • Made in Vermont with legendary Darn Tough construction and performance fit to keep socks in place all day, with no slipping, bunching, blisters or hot spots
  • Cushioning provides comfort and fit with the perfect bounce that hikers and trail runners love

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Best Use Hiking
Fabric 40% CoolMax polyester/32% nylon/23% acrylic/4%Lycra spandex/1% other fiber
Sock Height Crew
Sock Cushioning Medium Cushioning
Quick Drying Yes
Moisture Wicking Yes
Gender Men's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm Writing a Review -- of Socks!!! My first review and it's for socks! But not just any socks. These are the best socks I've ever worn, bar none. I'd never thought much about socks, but I realize now how important they are. These socks are comfortable, breathe well, don't bunch up or slide around in my boot, don't stink even after days of wear, look great, and keep my feet happy. Seriously, I've already bought three more pairs of these and plan to buy more. They're fantastic. And I love that they're made in Vermont, which was home for a time when I was a boy and is still one of my favorite places in the whole world. They aren't cheap, but they are the best. Buy a pair and see for yourself.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Should Have Stayed With Merino Wool Bought six pairs of these and wore them every work day for 3 weeks(six days a week). They are cushioned as promised, and worked fine at that, but they have a funny smell at the end of the day and my feet moved around a bit inside my boots. Felt like my laces weren't snugged up even when they were. These socks did feel cooler than the Darn Tough merino wool socks, but I'll take the slightly warmer merino wool ones that have served me well for over a year.
Date published: 2015-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best socks I have ever owned Hands-down my favorite socks of all time. Warm enough for cold nights in the wilderness (I've used them hiking in deep snow, and in weather going down to about 20 F). Cool enough for summer usage (they are my default socks in hot weather, fairly cool and handle the sweat very effectively). Good for all purposes (hiking, walking, and running, personally--very good for all three). Incredibly durable (my first pair has survived over a hundred miles of running--10 miles will destroy regular cotton socks--with only minor wear). In short, my first choice for anything except winter wilderness trips in deep snow (where they're still usable but not preferred).
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 star function 4 star looks (those color combos) Coolmax is the reason I buy these. Merino wool is also great but Coolmax wears longer. Darn Tough last a lot longer for me that other brands. Can't say I love the colors or combinations, since I wear them casual with jeans not for hiking. For hiking, who cares, right? These dry fast if you travel - sink wash and wring them in a towel (actually, WRAP them in a towel then walk/stomp on the towel, it's less stress for the sock fabric). Hang them up, dry by morning.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built sock I wear these socks while in my work boots and they are the best I have ever owned. True to size and very comfortable. They wick away moisture and I will be purchasing these socks again.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Darn Toughest Socks Ever This is my 3rd pair of Darn Tough socks. I've extensively used the first two pair hiking, urban walking, lounging, etc. I also bought another brand of wool socks at REI after my first Darn Tough purchase; the other brand socks has holes in them and the Darn Tough socks are still going. I replaced the worn out socks with another pair of Darn Toughs...the name says it all.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Socks! These socks are really comfortable and fit well.. I usually wear them along with sock liners. With their lifetime guarantee, they're hard to beat.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable! I usually wear the light cushion Darn Toughs, but I tried this and it is terrific. Feels great in a boot!
Date published: 2016-03-29
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at an REI store, we got 2 pairs labeled as Cool Max/micro crew cushion style 1931 and so we ordered this pair thinking they were the same only to get them and find that they fit a lot more snug than the 2 we bought at the store - are these 1931?

Asked by: mom2ascout
The CoolMax Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Socks are Darn Tough's model 1931.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-12
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