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The sock that likes to hike.

SmartWool is used to getting praise for their naturally good socks. This new medium weight sock follows the lead of their award-winning hiking socks. SmartWool uses New Zealand grown Merino wool for its ability to keep your feet warm, cozy, and blister-free through mile after mile on long trails. The resilient fibers are spring loaded to keep the bounce in your step even after hours of walking. Itching and odors are eliminated by special treatments making these the socks to wear every time you hit the trail.

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3 5

are socks

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

They are socks and work as such.

3 5

Good enough

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

I have used two pairs,for quite some time now.

Fit:3/5.Its their worst trait i think.Maybe i should have got a smaller size,but after many washes,they loosen ,and now they can cause me blisters.The PHD would probably be better in this regard.

Comfort:5/5.Well cushioned,not problem for heavy backpacking.

Warmth:4/5.Perhaps they could be a bit warmer for their weight/cushion or maybe just my idea.They are quite warm though.

Wicking sweat/Odor:3/5.Hm,if you wear them in the summer under pants,you will sweat.But again this is no summer sock.It doesnt have any elaborate wicking design like PHD.
Odor is manageable.

Durability:3/5.Have heard a few issues on the Internet for their quality.I didnt have any major issues,but the fit loosening and some minor issues annoyed me.

Overall:3/5.If you take proper size,and do not use for too hot climates its very good.Probably 4/5 unless you get a bad pair.

5 5

Great socks

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

I just wore these socks on the first 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. The nights were cold, and the terrain is rugged. These socks delivered both warmth during the frosty nights and excellent foot protection while hiking. Best of all in spite of being worn several days straight before I could wash them they were not very stinky, only an odd "nutty" smell. I recommend these socks!!!

5 5

Comfortable and warm

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

I have several pairs of these socks and they go on my outdoor adventures . The fit is snug and comfortable with plenty of cushion to make your feet feel good mile after mile.

Great all year socks. They are warm to wear in the wintertime. I snowshoed and snow camped in them many times but they do not make me overheat in the summertime.

They also don't roll under my feet like I experienced with some other brands, I found that as a great plus. The last think I want on a steep slope is having to take my shoe of and adjust my sock.

Recommend!

5 5

Outstanding socks

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

These socks are what you typically expect from Smartwool. Extremely comfortable, well made, and warm when they need to be. I love them and highly recommend them not only as a hiking sock but an everyday, casual sock as well! It's a sock that will last a long time and provide you several days of enjoyable wear.

5 5

Great Quality

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

I have had a pair of these in the past and loved how well they performed that I had to order a few more pairs. They are great for boarding/skiing and hiking which is what I mainly used them for. They provide awesome warmth and breathe well!

5 5

very warm

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

i wore this sking ,climb snow mountain and ice climbing. it always keep warm. i love it

5 5

Fits big feet

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

I have size 14 feet and was worried the socks wouldn't fit right, but they did, which is a rarity for people like me.

5 5

Awesome socks!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Bought a pair of these for my step dad for Christmas, he is really hyped on them! He usually wears another brand of wool socks but i told him he needed to try out these ones. I think I've got him hooked! He is a 9.5 shoe and I got him a large, he says they fit great and are really warm and comfy!

5 5

Great Socks!

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

I wear these for work in 0 degree temps with lightly insulated pull on boots, and they keep my feel pretty warm.

can these socks be washed in washing machine...

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can these socks be washed in washing machine and dried in dryer?

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From the Smartwool website:
"SmartWool socks are machine washable with cool or warm water. Tumble dry on low. To lengthen the life of your socks, it?s best to turn them inside out before throwing them in the washing machine."

I personally hang dry my Smartwool and other merino socks and have been happy with the results.

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You definitely should machine wash these and I would recommend a cold wash. Some people prefer to hang dry them but I have dried mine in a tumble drier without ill-effect.

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I generally wash mine in cold and dry them on low, but I'm also pretty lazy, so it's likely they've been through hot/hot a bunch of times. They hold up well and you don't need to worry.

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lots of older merino stuff says to line dry. some still does but more and more and saying to tumble dry low. i think putting them in the dryer allows more opportunity for pilling. big thing is if you wash or dry them on hot, you stand a greater chance of shrinking them.

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Betty. I have owned smart wool socks since 2009. I cold wash and hang to dry. Machine Drying " thins" them. Put almost 2000 miles on them in 2009 and i still wear them. Love them. I own no other socks!!!!!

Shoe size 8.5 Is a size medium going to...

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Shoe size 8.5 Is a size medium going to be alright?

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A medium runs 7 - 9.5 for women in these socks, you should be golden if you're an 8.5!

Want to buy some for my hubby and he wears...

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Want to buy some for my hubby and he wears size 11.5-12 shoes. I don't know if I should go with L or XL. Do they shrink when washed?

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He's right at the upper edge of size L, and could probably go with either. I haven't had any shrinkage with any of my Smartwool socks. I wash cold and either hang or lay flat to dry.

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I'm right in between the M-L barrier... and I have found that the larger size fits better and is a bit warmer too.

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ditto to steven. mine haven't shrunk at all, but i wash them on warm or cold and line dry them. i've found them to fit true to size.

5 5

Dry feet equal warm feet

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

The Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew socks are a great choice for anyone considering ditching their crusty smelly socks that leave their feet cold. These socks are very supportive throughout, especially where the foot meets the ankle, which provides better circulation through the foot on hikes. Thanks to the Merino wool sweat and moisture is absorbed and does not feel clammy nearly as quick as standard wool socks. These are highly recommended for anyone who has suffered from boot funk, ditch those crusty cotton socks and step up to Merino Wool with the Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew Sock

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Top Performance

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though not the original intended use, my foot was getting cold and clammy in the splint i got before we could cast my foot, and the smartwool hiking did a great job providing insulation, staying dry, and most of all, resisting the ensuing funk.

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and, ninja turtles rock!

5 5

Good heavy wool sock

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

Like the below review noted, these are pretty heavy socks. I use them in my snowboard boots or as sleepers on cold nights when back packing. For hiking, I tend to go more with the PhD line. More supportive.

4 5

Medium?

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

These socks are awesome, but i dont know if i'd consider them medium. They're pretty cush, and real warm. They are comfortable and offer a lot of padding, but are too warm for me on a summer or fall hike- even during winter, they can be very warm when inside or during high activity. The large fits my size 12 perfectly. When used during the right temps, these socks rock!

5 5

Great socks!

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

Very comfortable socks, the wicking really works - thought my boots were full of snow, but really it was just taking moisture off my foot! Love these - they worked great on my 14er!

4 5

Great functional sock

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

I have two pairs of these socks. Why you may ask...because they were $3 cheaper than the smart wool PHD mediums. and I'm cheap like that. but there is nothing wrong with these socks, they are really an awesome sock. but after purchasing the PHD socks, (also by smartwool) I hardly use these. the PHD has more elastic in the arch, which seems to provide greater support and greater comfort. Over all good sock, but I would recommend paying the few extra bucks for the PHD socks, they are truly the best!

4 5

Great socks! I have 3 pairs of these

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Took these with me on my trip to Hawaii. Big Island hikes and on Oahu. Kept my feet nice and comfortable in my hiking boots. My boots are getting old and they hurt my feet with regular socks. So I was very happy to find out that while wearing these it have some extra cushion in my boots. They are tight fitting I think. But dont let that deter you from buying these socks.

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