Wearing the proper shoes on a hike is important, but it’s also imperative that you wear the correct socks. The right choices will ensure comfort and help your feet remain intact when the adventure is complete.
Check out these five hiking socks for men that you can buy now ahead of your next outing.
Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Light Cushion
These socks from Darn Tough feature fine-gauge knitting, which the brand says gives them a “put it on, forget it’s on” feel. They also boast light cushioning along the base of the foot, a height that sits slightly above the collar of standard hiking boots and all-weather performance characteristics that make them ideal in the summer and winter.
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Farm to Feet Damascus Lightweight Hiking Sock
Farm to Feet’s Damascus sock is designed to be lightweight and have ample cushion, and is made with merino wool, nylon and spandex.
Fits Light Hiker Crew Sock
These socks from Fits boast a lightweight-material blend designed to keep your foot from sweating and getting blisters. There’s also the brand’s Dynamic Toe Cup, made to conform to the shape of your foot, and a Y-shaped Heel Lock so the sock doesn’t move around.
Smartwool PhD Outdoor Ultra Light Mini Socks
If you’re looking for a hiking sock built for the summer, this Smartwool style may be for you. It boasts merino wool for breathability and moisture management, which is paired with the brand’s Indestructawool tech for durability and its 4 Degree elite fit system made to keep it in place.
Wigwam Cool-Lite2 Hiker Pro Crew
This made-in-USA style is made with the label’s DriRelease Tencel fibers to make them quick-drying, breathable mesh panels for ventilation and compression arch support.