How many times have you picked up a pair of hiking socks, thinking they look pretty good, only to turn them over and see that they contain wool? I’ve definitely been there!
Here are a few options for non-wool hiking socks:
Darn Tough Vermont
Darn Tough uses “an exclusive Coolmax® blend to create a sock with exceptional softness, durability and superior moisture management.” And they’re guaranteed for life. No matter what.
Thorlo makes specially padded socks to keep feet safe from pain and blisters. They also have ventilation panels to increase air flow.
Eastern Mountain Sports
EMS uses Coolmax for their synthetic socks, keeping your feet dry and at a comfortable temperature.
Try the Women’s Fast Mountain CoolMax Midweight Crew Socks. Also available in Men’s.
Wigwam Hiking/Outdoor Pro Socks contain midweight cushioning and wick moisture away from your feet.
EcoMade CoolMax Liner Socks are made of recycled PET polyester and help keep your feet dry when worn under your hiking socks.
A double layer of cushioning in the WrightSock Adventure Hiking Socks keeps your feet comfortable, while mesh panels on the instep keep your feet cool.
Each of these companies makes many styles, so be sure you’re purchasing the synthetic versions.
What are your go-to hiking socks?
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