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    Protect your toes from the bitter cold temperatures when you pull on the soft and smooth PhD Ski Medium Sock. This SmartWool sock features midweight merino wool, supportive elastic construction, and cushioning at the shin and forefoot. Gone are the days of frostbite and shin bang; now it's time to enjoy winter again.

    • Merino wool material insulates, breathes, and is naturally resistant to the bacteria that cause odors
    • Nylon and elastane synthetic fibers help this sock dry quick and give it some flexible stretch
    • 4-Degree Fit features an ankle band, upper instep band, lower instep band, and arch band for support
    • WOW Technology uses two layers of wool (Wool on Wool) for extra cushioning at the heel and forefoot
    • Mesh panels allow sweat and hot air to move away from your foot
    • Item #SWL0751

    Tech Specs

    70% merino wool, 28% nylon, 2% elastane
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    No slip!

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

    Love these socks! They are comfortable and warm. The best part about the sock however is it's ability to stay high on your calves. It's always frustrating to have a sock slip down and bunch up at the top of your boot, causing unwanted pressure points and discomfort. These socks never slip down and keep me shredding comfortably all day long! Definitely a must have for the ski sock drawer.

    Solid sock

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

    Smartwool continues to make quality socks. True to fit and has a long calf. The sock comes up to me knee, so no worries about bunching around the boot cuff.

    Awesome ski sock!

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Picked these up for my first ski trip. Used two pairs for 4 days on the mountain. I can't really add much to what's already been said. These are fantastic socks, kept my feet nice and warm for the entire trip. These socks turned me on to smartwool and I will be using them for other sock needs in the future. I wear a mens size 11 and the Larges fit perfectly.

    Nice Mid-Weight Option

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

    I grabbed these for my wife as her feet often get cold while skiing. These are a bit thicker than I prefer, but they work well for colder days. They also have shin protection, which is a plus when spending a few days in your ski boots every week.

    Tough n warm

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

    Great sock for a great price. I've had great luck with smartwool,, it takes a lot to wear through a pair of their socks. They are fitted and keep your feet toasty without excess bunched up sock in the boot.

    Heavy Walker

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 11 1/2

    I'm 6-1, 200 lb, and I walk an average of 50 miles per week at our 32 acre, 655,000 sq ft campus. And I also have bone spurs on my heels, so a comfortable shoe with orthopedic inserts and high performance cushioned socks is a must for me.

    These socks are all I use. The cushioning support they provide around my calf's, and the way they keep my feet dry and comfortable result in 30% less fatigue at the end of my work day.

    Oh, and one more thing.. The price on this site is far and away the cheapest I have found on the Internet. Excellent sock. And a great buy. Highly recommend.

    Great sock!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: L

    Love this sock, very warm. A little too warm for the spring-like conditions we have had this season in the Wasatch. Very comfortable. True to size. all around great sock. I spend about 60+ on the hill each season and I love this sock.

    PhD Ski Medium Socks

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit:True to size

    Got this sock in a L for my 11eeee feet. Seem to be a bit stretchier and a wee bit larger, maybe a half a size, than the PhD Snowboard Medium weight socks. The extra padding in the shin area kept my shins and thus my feet warmer when I walked or moved around a lot, something that might come in handy for other uses than skiing. i.e. hiking, hunting, trudging through deep snow etc. I do wish they made snowboard and ski socks with a heavyweight cushion, but am satisfied with these for what they are.

    Great Minus The Cost

      It still blows me away that ski socks cost so much. If pairs are going to cost $26, I at least want something that will last and be comfortable. Of the brand's I've tried, SmartWool is the brand I trust for that. I have thinner socks from them and picked these up to compliment them on colder days.

      Changed the way I Ski

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

      Like most people, I used to not think so much about the socks I wore for skiing. I would just go into my sock drawer and find the thickest wool socks I could find. At the end of the day however, my feet would be cold from sweat and moisture. Not to mention my feet would smell awful. The PHD sock however changed the way I ski. The thinner construction of the sock allows for a better feel of my boots on my shin making me feel more in control. In addition, the extra cushioning around the shin area provides just the support you need to prevent shin bang. The socks regulate temperature and moisture perfectly. Sweat and moisture sry quickly leaving my feet happy and smelling peachy at the end of an epic day eating up Utah's powda chowda.

      low volume foot size 8

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

      This is the sock. BEST in my drawer.

      i love these socks!

      I don't loose one. and have a miss matched.

      this is the go to.

      i have a very low volume foot and these keep them warm. I feel i have good contact with the boot and they have held up well. compression for my size 8 foot is great with the M size. I love this sock

      My go-to sock...

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      The medium weight cushion is perfect for everyday riding, never get too warm or too cold. Comfortable, just make sure when you wash them, let them air dry. I'm on my third pair of these in a few seasons... they hold up, but could be slightly more durable.

      No More Searching for the Ultimate Socks

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

      I was skeptical about paying $25 for a pair of socks compared to what you can buy "wool" socks or Synthetic Socks for at the Outlets from top top manufacturers. No more, after taking the plunge and buying two pairs of the Smartwool socks I am completely sold and will buy a few more pairs, not only for Skiing, but for other activities as well. Last year I Skied with some Outlet Socks from the top athletic wear manufacturers and got my shin skinned and blistered. I got to the point I was taping up my shins - and losing all the hair in the process - and it was uncomfortable going for more than two days straight. This year I decided to try the Smartwool Phd Medium Ski and my advice is to run, click, do whatever to get these before you Ski again. The socks are the ultimate, they provide unprecedented support and cushioning where you need it, they wick sweat away, they retain elasticity - especially for a large calf person like me -, they do not retain odor - at least I only used them two days in a row max -, and they appear very durable.

      I don't know if it is the Merino Wool, but they have done something in the process that give these socks all the features of synthetics and maintain the warmth and feel of wool. I am totally happy with these socks and the only drawback is that the colors are limited. You may have to consider the other options - Light, Racer, etc if you want more options. I have heard that Wigwam and Point6 are also creditable alternatives, but it may be a while before I try those.

      I'm a fan

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

      I've put many miles on these socks, whether it be skiing, landscaping, running around town hitting the bars, hiking to climbing routes, running around town hitting the bars, operating machinery after running around town hitting the bars, and these socks have held up fantastically. For overall function, I feel these are better suited for me as a general use winter sock. They are honestly a little too big for a performance-fit ski boot (try the Ski Racer sock:

      While compared to what your grandparents gave you as stocking stuffers, these are low profile, thin fitting socks, I did still find I got much better circulation and overall warmth out of a lightweight sock in comparison to these. If your boots are a lighter looser fitting, which one might term a "comfort fit", these would be great for you.

      While I have determined these to be true to size (I went with the Large and I wear a 10 in street shoes and running around the bars shoes, and I don't think I should have gone with anything smaller or large), these socks did seem to bunch up in places around my toes and ankle, which made them feel a bit sloppy at times.

      Aside from that, I was pleased.