Socks are one of those creature comforts that can really make or break your day, especially on the trail. Keeping warm but not sweaty, insulated but not suffocated, with the correct support and fit are all factors in what makes a good sock. Now, if you’re the type who buys socks in bulk packages, that’s perfectly fine, but we think you’ll find that socks that are specifically made for hiking around will see your feet much happier with you at the end of the day. As the saying goes, “Behind every great hiking boot is a good sock.” Alright, we admit we just made that up, but it is absolutely true! Check out SunnySports’ great selection of outdoorsman socks, and let your feet do the talkin’.
Hikers everywhere know that if your sock fails before the hike is over, your dogs will be howling by the end. Blisters, sore heels and frozen toes are all maladies that can come of a sock that isn’t up to snuff. Forget all your podiatric woes with these Darn Tough cushioned boot socks. Constructed from Merino wool, these socks will not be too heavy, but will keep your feet toasty while the wool wicks sweat and moisture away. The heel and toe are reinforced, and the entire sole features high-density cushioning, plus elastic support around the arch. These are unisex, so if you have a significant other, make sure you get a pair for both of you! We hear men have a way of losing Darn Tough socks to their ladies….
In a bid to help combat global warming, Bridgedale has come up with a sock that is partially constructed from bamboo, a highly sustainable and renewable resource for all types of construction. These running-shoe style socks are great for the trail runner, errand runner, or just-for-fun runner, featuring cushioned soles and Bridgedale’s unique moisture-wicking Viscose material. Also available in women’s model.
Another good sock from Bridgedale, with a dual purpose. These sock liners are ultra-thin, which makes them a good choice for biking or daily wear, but they also kick up the insulating power of thicker Bridgedale socks, for when you need just a little extra filler or warmth, but donning two pairs of regular socks would just be too much. Great for preventing blisters that are a result of slippage.