Almost always out of sight and often shunned as smelly little biofactories, socks were once the forgotten stepchildren of the performance-wear market.
Cheap cotton socks by the plastic bagful sulked on store walls beside their thick, itchy wool brethren, as customers thoughtfully considered how highly engineered fabrics would protect them from the ankles up.
Perhaps sometime after the rise of the Beastie Boys, but before the release ofBlood, Sugar, Sex, Magik, sock-making hit a golden age. Minds, materials, and machines clicked, and people realized the comfort of their feet was important and worth more than a few bucks.
Made in America with American-made and American-gown merino wool. Full cushion sock with nylon plaiting construction that puts the strong stuff in contact with the boot, soft stuff next to skin. Seams placed on low stress areas to reduce wear. Includes circumferential cushioning around the elastic mid-foot band for continuous coverage and warmth. Super tall, extra-thick top provides coverage all the way to the knee.
Warm, but not so thick that you’ll need to size up your boots. Slick inside the boot, we didn’t get any blisters after a day on the trail that started out with a soaked-through boot that we walked dry in a few hours.
Looking for something ankle length and even warmer? Check out the Farm to Feet Kodiak.