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Find out for yourself why Outside Magazine praised the Darn Tough Merino Wool 1/4 Cushion Hiking Sock. Built with merino wool fibers, the Cushion Hiking Sock naturally resists odor and offers unsurpassed softness, keeping you comfortable from the trailhead to the peak on a sunny afternoon hike.

  • Merino wool breathes, offers excellent thermoregulation, and naturally fights odors
  • High-density knit on bottom of foot cushions your foot mile after mile
  • Reinforced heel and toe don't have any seams to rub you the wrong way
  • Elastic support around arch offers a snug, supportive fit

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5 5

Perhaps the best 1/4 hiking sock made

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Had not tested this for too long so i cant comment on durability,but i am super satisfied so far.

Fit:5/5.Like molded.Very good,they dont slip down.

Comfort:5/5.Very good cushion for the weight,and its distributed nicely along the foot,no areas with less cushion than others.

Warmth:5/5.For summer/spring they are damn warm.Can easily be worn with long pants in autumn.

Wicking sweat/Odor:4/5.Since they are pretty cushioned,they are a bit warm in very hot conditions,but you still wont sweat too much.
Odor is minimal.

Overall 5/5.
They are Darn Tough,what more to say.They can be worn for pretty much all activities and 3-seasons.You wont regret.

5 5

They really are Darn Tough

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I wear these for everything to include hiking, running, and working 10 hr shifts at the hospital. They're much tougher and have superior wear as compared to Smartwool. I can wear these all day. I'm ordering more since I'm replacing some previously mentioned brand of socks that are wore out at achilles area and ball of foot.

1 5

Decline in QC?

I've written some great review for Darn Tough socks in the past - good tight weave, and they wear great and have been long-lasting. Usually don't have to toss them till the heal or achilles has worn due to LOTS of use. But my last three have been trashed after only a couple of runs. There is a sewn seam near the toe that has come unfrayed in my last three pairs. I keep my toenails filed, so that is not it. And even my old Darn Tough are not having this problem. I can only conclude that a great product and success was followed by carelessness and lack of attention to datail. I hate to trash this product that I have loved for so long. But 0 for 3 in my last three pairs is a trend that can't be ignored. Sorry Darn Tough. Breakup are hard, but I have to move on.

5 5

Get this sock

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is probably my favorite sock ever. I really like the cut, it is incredibly tough, I hiking the entire appalachian trail, started with 3 pairs of socks, and these are the only ones that made it the whole way. They are very comfortable and wick moisture really well.