Giro's Merino Wool Hightower Socks look like cold-weather socks at first glance, and though their thin construction and height suits them well to being layered under winter tights, they have their place on the trails year-round. Their soft, merino wool blend exhibits excellent breathability and moisture-wicking capabilities, and merino wool's ability to manage temperature makes it just as desirable in warm weather as in cold. If you've ever finished a ride with a mysterious rash or criss-crossing pattern of scratches along your exposed ankles, you know how valuable the Hightower's knee-high cuffs can be in the warmer months, offering reassuring protection against enterprising vegetation along the sides of your favorite trails.
- Item #GIR00BZ
- Q & A
Comfortable tall socks
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
These are really nice migweight socks, and come to a comfortable spot just under the knee. They are great for giving you just a little more warmth on cooler spring rides, or keeping your shins slightly protected from branches and rocks.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Size Bought: M
Really nice socks, but don't stretch enough up top for my amazonian calves. Will be great for most people though!
I ended up with the Stoic Alpine Merino T3 instead (bit of a style trade off though).