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Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Low Cut Sock

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PhD Run Light Elite Low Cut Sock

Make every step count with the Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Low Cut Sock. Light cushioning provides just enough padding for long runs on the pavement, while the merino wool/nylon blend naturally wicks moisture, regulates your foot's temperature, and resists odor-causing microbial growth. 

  • Merino wool/nylon/elastane blend
  • Lightweight
  • Light cushioning
  • Item #SWL00AN

Material
56% merino wool, 40% nylon, 4% elastane
Height
2.25 in
Weight
lightweight
Cushion
light
Recommended Use
running
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Great Socks

Really thin, but well padded. Still keeps the feet a little too hot though, would prefer it to be cooler.

>Rating: 5

Socks socks socks socks socks, everybody

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These are great moisture wicking socks so your feel always feel fresh. The lycra feels more snug than other merino socks I've tried, but it feels nice.

>Rating: 5

Only socks I wear for training & racing

After years of running in cotton golf socks a friend recommended I get some moisture wicking socks for an upcoming r2r2r run. These looked good so I bought a pair. I've since bought 5 more. I wore them in a ultra across the hot desert. I wear them every morning for training runs. And most recently I wore them on a 25k trail race where the first mile took us across a waist high river in 29 degree temps. These socks have performed flawlessly.

>Rating: 4

Durable and comfy

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I've gone through several of the thinner ultra light socks this summer but these seem like they'll hold up a bit better as the toe box is much thicker. I've run in these a few times without any problems and I've really enjoyed the extra padding that the ultra light version doesn't have. I wear a size 10 shoe and purchased the medium size.

>Rating: 4

If it aint broke....

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Repeat buyer I love these socks! Just the right amount of material without being to thin or thick to the point of bunching up, having hot spots, etc. I prefer socks to be very snug, so I wear a medium, despite SW suggested sizing being closer to a large. I've also worn the ultralights, which I prefer in summer, but often my toes rip through the thin material (likely due to downsizing). I find the regular 'light' to be a good all-around compromise for year round activity. If you plan to run where there are sticky grasses, sticker bushes, etc., I'd recommend a low gaiter, as just a few of these can cause snags in the material and premature wear of the product. I'll definitely, continue to purchase these socks, though it remains to be seen if change in company ownership leads to changes in product quality, price, etc.

>Rating: 4

Comfortable athletic sock

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I use these socks for my athletic activities in and out of the gym. They don’t slip, breath well, and have a nice feel to them even after use.

>Rating: 5

Perfect!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Have a couple of these socks now and they always impress. Regulates your foot temperature well, they don't slip down, and they are naturally antimicrobial. All good things if you're wanting a great running sock.

>Rating: 5

Comfortable and breathable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These socks are something else, they offer the perfect amount of padding in the heel and toe areas to help prevent blisters on longer runs. Wool is naturally anti-microbial so they won't smell and offer the best temperature regulation so they'll breathe really well.

>Rating: 5

The Socks!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 0"
Weight
200 lbs

Smartwool is a company I really love especially in the socks department the fit is great and so comfortable. I love that they have a different style for every endeavor.

>Rating: 4

Great Socks

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

Comfortable, slightly cushioned in the heel, contains merino for the stench resistance, and carries a 2 year manufacturer warranty.

>Rating: 5

James Bond Socks

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Got as a gift, here is his review "If James Bond was a trail runner, he would use these. They stay dry where other socks do not, they are comfy and perform, they breathe and they are durable. Anything Smartwool rocks anyway so these are my go to running sock"

>Rating: 5

switching all socks over to smartwool

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

great brand, lightweight and warm for cold days...but also great for summer, since they are wool my feet don't stay sweaty when on a long hike.

>Rating: 5

Still my fave!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
170 lbs

Still switching out some of my older socks with these, and they are the best. Great comfort for running, or even wearing all-day. Highly recommended!

>Rating: 5

My go to running socks

Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
165 lbs

I've been switching out some of my older running socks for these, and they're amazing! They are comfortable and the fit is amazing. Couldn't be happier with them. I wear a size 10 in Saucony running shoes and got a medium, for reference. Grab yours and go!

>Rating: 5

Amazing comfort!

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

I love these socks. Not only do they preform for running, but they are also great for ultra light backpacking. The comfort and performance is all there.

>Rating: 5

Smartwool socks are the best!

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

Smartwool socks are hard to beat and their running socks have also won a place in my heart! I love these socks for my mornings in the gym, my feet stay dry, comfortable and never overheat!

>Rating: 5

Great socks

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 6"
Weight
132 lbs

I use shoes size 24.5cm, bought M. It's comfortable for running, trekking and trail running.

>Rating: 5

The best socks ever

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 8"
Weight
180 lbs

I really love smartwhool socks, these socks are great for all, casual, running, ... you name it. I totally recommend these socks, cant go back to normal socks now. I use shoes size 9, bought L

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Men's PhD Run Socks

Professional Ultra Runner & Fan Field Tester Timothy Olsen shares how the PhD Run socks help him go far, and feel good.

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Developing the PhD Run Light Elite Sock

SmartWool's Head of Product Development, John Ramsey, fills us in on the new PhD run sock and what it took to develop it.