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BobT
06-11-2012, 08:26 AM
A recent thread about hot weather clothing got me thinking about socks. I loaded up the pack and tried out a pair of Elder Merino Wool performance socks yesterday, they seemed to do pretty good on a short (3 mile) up and down hike.

What are you long walkers wearing?

Bob

JNDEER
06-11-2012, 04:25 PM
for me the best combo I have found for my feet are the BPS blue polypropylene liners with the BPS day hiker wool socks.

I have tried a few other liners and other wool socks, but for some reason these ones just seem to fit well and do what they are suppose to on my feet.

labman
06-11-2012, 04:53 PM
Merino wool "Darn Tough Boot Sock Full Cushion 1464"

RUTTIN
06-12-2012, 08:17 AM
I just started wearing merino wool socks, and they seem to be a lot better than anything I have wore before.

Ikeepitcold
06-12-2012, 08:37 AM
I also wear Merino wool as well.

Kevin Root
06-12-2012, 09:13 AM
I use Lorpen socks for backpacking. The ones I have are 75% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, 10% Lycra.

Fink
06-12-2012, 10:28 AM
I wear the Smartwool light hikers, I believe they are 76% merino wool. They are the most comfortable socks I think I've ever worn.

BobT
06-14-2012, 07:54 AM
Thanks for the input! It looks like I have a few more to try. I have been wearing wool socks since the '60s when all I could find were military surplus, I sure wish Merino would have been around then!

Bob

BOHNTR
06-14-2012, 08:40 AM
Smartwool socks here.....

Wild Country
06-14-2012, 09:00 AM
I wear the Smartwool light hikers, I believe they are 76% merino wool. They are the most comfortable socks I think I've ever worn.+1 for Smartwool best sock I have worn!!!

beav906
06-14-2012, 10:51 AM
Smartwool! Sierra trading post usually has a good deal on them some are irregular but wear them daily so for half price and you cant hardly tell the difference they work for me

sjsmallfield
06-14-2012, 04:24 PM
Merino wool "Darn Tough Boot Sock Full Cushion 1464"

+1 for Darn Tough. Ther are great socks and they are made in Vermont.

Matthoek21
06-15-2012, 08:49 PM
+1 for Smartwool best sock I have worn!!!Smartwool for me as well. Best socks ever, especially when your out for 5-7 days. They literally ward off the stink. I tried liners under these once and got blisters from the liners. Now just wear the Smartwool and have never had blister problems since. Also own Smartwool dress socks and running socks and love them all. I prefer them over any other sock I have ever owned.