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Letís talk socks #7345558 11/12/18 04:14 AM
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What do you guys use for quality socks? Looking for a good sock for walking/hiking and a different one for colder weather.


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For general walking and scouting I use Under Armour. Not sure of the product ID. They are canted for right and left foot, offer plenty of cushion and stay up over the ankle. I donít have a good suggestion for cold weather although any of the name brand with merino wool should be the better option.

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Smartwool... period.
merino wool all the way.
i wear them year round and I spend a LOT of time in S. TX.
I wear lightweight in the summer and they work just as well wicking moisture in the heat to keep your feet dry and not get blisters.



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I have some Darn Tough. They will keep your feet warm when sitting but they can get quite warm if moving around.

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jskin, go to Kenetrek socks, get the ultimate liner and the canada socks. you will thank me later . ENJOY

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Darn Tough wool socks. You just hang them at the end of the day over a door or in a tent. They do not smell after many days without washing.

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I love sock talk. The only hunting socks I use are the People's Sock!

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Originally Posted by First_Chance
Smartwool... period.
merino wool all the way.
i wear them year round and I spend a LOT of time in S. TX.
I wear lightweight in the summer and they work just as well wicking moisture in the heat to keep your feet dry and not get blisters.


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Originally Posted by First_Chance
Smartwool... period.
merino wool all the way.
i wear them year round and I spend a LOT of time in S. TX.
I wear lightweight in the summer and they work just as well wicking moisture in the heat to keep your feet dry and not get blisters.

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Cabelas brand wool socks. Comfortable, durable, $12.99 for a 3-pack. They go on sale several times a year..


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Darn Tough for me. Best I have owned.

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Thorlo wool socks work for me.


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I bought several different levels of Merino wool socks for this year. First I used some midweight 71% merino wool socks from Smartwool. Very comfortable and warm for temps in the 50's-60's, but also wearable in warmer temps as well.

For colder weather I bought Smartwool Mountaineering sock that is 74% merino wool. These are the warmest socks that Smartwool makes. They're are super thick and warm. They don't leave a ton of space inside your boot though, so if your boots are tight beware. These socks kept my feet warm when I wore them in upper 30's temps.

I also tried a pair of Darn Tough Hunter extra cushion socks. These socks are 79% merino wool and go all the way up to your knees. DT socks seem to be woven much tighter than Smartwool socks. Because of the tighter weave they don't feel as thick as the Smartwool. This can be a plus though, as there is less bulk inside your boot, leaving room for toe warmers, etc..

I wore the DT socks the weekend before last when it was 29 degrees in the morning. I paired them with a set of toe warmers, but the warmers I had must have been old, because they didn't work. My feet were slightly cold, but not unbearable. Had the toe warmers worked I think these would have been the perfect setup for colder weather. For slightly warmer weather (30's) I think I prefer the Smartwool Mountaineering socks. They are just more comfortable and cozy, but they're too bulky to add toe warmers to them unless you go up a size in your boot.

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Nylon or polypropylene sock liners with wool socks. The sock liners help to wick the moisture off your feet and keep your feet warm.


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Another vote for Smartwool. You can find them light enough or heavy enough for any weather.


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I wear smart wool PhD socks almost 365 days year. And I wear a suit and tie M-F.

When temps get real low I will switch to farm for feet out side of work.



Firstlite, darn tough, kuiu, etc all make good socks. Iíve used or own all them. I prefer the thickness of the smart will PhD, in majority of my footwear


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I picked up a pair of the KUIU over the calf socks and i have really liked them so far.

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Originally Posted by CB09
I picked up a pair of the KUIU over the calf socks and i have really liked them so far.


Be careful washing, mine shrunk real bad. Other then that the mapping in then make them extremely comfortable


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For general blind sitting a simple plastic walmart sack on the foot before pulling on a sock works wonders. Keeps the heat in

Not good for hiking as your feet will sweat.



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Smartwool, Darn tough.


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I went looking for wool socks a couple of weeks ago. Went to Academy first and every thing I found claiming to be wool socks was 60% polyester, 12% nylon, 18% acrylic and 10% wool. What a crock.

I went from Academy to Bass Pro and asked the sales clerk if he had any REAL wool socks and he replies the Redhead socks at the end of that display but they are only 81% wool. I said I'll tame em and bought two pair. So far I am pleased.


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Smartwool over the calf for me as well. Not cheap at $25 but my first pair has lasted over 4 years now.


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I worked in Edmonton AB for a few winters. I bought Redhead wool socks at Bass Pro Shop. They're thick so have room in your boots.

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