A quality pair of hiking socks can make or break a day on the trail.
Your feet are your most important tool when hiking. They’re your means of transportation, your method of travel and if they aren’t cared for and kept comfortable, hiking can quickly descend into the realm of misery. Hotspots, blisters and frostbite are all legitimate concerns.
To many people, origin is important. Farm to Feet, owned and operated by the Nester Hosiery in North Carolina, may be the only company making hiking socks with a supply chain that’s 100 percent madein the United States. (Many other brands do build their finished products here with materials that are sourced abroad; most merino wool, for instance, comes from New Zealand and Australia.)
The Damascus is a great example of what that supply chain can produce: a technical hiking sock with targeted cushioning and compression that’s ideal for hikes both long and short. It’s also available ina quarter-length model.