Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew Socks - Men's

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Description

Offering all-purpose, 3-season wear, the Smartwool Men's Hiking Medium Crew Socks are designed for rugged use when you want medium cushion all around your foot. Knit in the USA, this hiking sock is made from high quality, no-itch, no-stink, super soft merino wool with nylon blended in to help it dry faster and a touch of elastane for a snug, stretchy fit. These Smartwool socks use WOW™ technology for more wool in the high impact areas underfoot and to extend their lifetime. Rising 6 inches above your ankle, this crew sock has a ribbed upper that will hug your calf without squeezing it too tightly and an elasticized arch brace to keep the sock in place. The flat-knit toe seam and side panel eliminate irritation, making these some of the most comfortable wool socks you'll ever wear. From backpacking the Colorado Trail to bushwhacking the Pacific Northwest Trail in Montana, the Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew Socks for men are a classic staple that will keep you hiking happily season after season.

Specifications

  • Fabric content: 71% merino wool, 28% nylon, 1% elastane
  • Medium full cushioning surrounds foot
  • WOW™ (Wool-On-Wool) technology: more wool in the high impact areas (heel and forefoot) for more durability and comfort
  • 3 x 1 rib knit leg cuff provides excellent horizontal stretch and form fit
  • Elasticized arch brace to hold sock in place and support foot
  • Flat-knit toe seam and side panel
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
  • Knit in USA
  • Crew height: 6 inch rise above ankle

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

65 Reviews

Pros
  • Ease of use: 7
  • Performance: 29
  • Build quality: 28
  • Great design: 17

Cons
  • Cost: 3
  • Wears quickly: 2
  • cost (if not on sale): 1
  • pilling: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 4.9 / 5
Durability: 4.7 / 5
Fit: 3.3 / 5

65 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
ltnative
from Bitterroot Valley, Montana

Awesome Sock
December 09, 2010

Bought some new hiking boots this past summer and decided I'd try out some new socks too. I got a pair of these along with the boots and after a few good hikes to break the boots and socks in decided they were perfect! Just in time too for an 8 day trip near the end of the summer. I found these on sale at Altrec and bought four pairs. They aren't too hot, but keep your feet warm and not too sweaty. Would definitely recommend these to anyone!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: cost (if not on sale)
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
jmcgriff
top25Contributor

from New York, NY
45-54 yrs

Great Socks!
March 22, 2012

These Smartwool socks are great! Before I bought these I was wearing patagonia's MW Hiking socks and they were so uncomfortable and difficult to put on. Then I bought a pair of Smartwool and instantly fell in love with them. They slid on very smoothly and were so soft not to mention they keep were feet warm. I've since purchased a pair in all colors and got rid of the old one's.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
justin555
top1000Contributor

from Texas
25-34 yrs

Great Socks
November 25, 2013

These socks are super comfortable. I wear them for work. They held up very well over a couple years. I always hang dry mine.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
GoSox
from Denver, CO
25-34 yrs

Great Socks!
December 11, 2010

These are great socks for hiking. While Smartwool socks are a bit pricier, they are definitely worth it! Very warm and durable!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Urbansurvivor
from California
25-34 yrs

Great all around sock
August 14, 2012

I use these socks everyday and have yet to have a problem with them. In my line of work I am always on my feet and these socks keep me dry and without blisters. I will never use normal cotton socks ever again. Well worth every dollar spent

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
GuyfromOhio
from Centerville, Ohio
Over 65 yrs

Smartwool Socks are Great !!!
December 02, 2011

Just ordered more Smartwool socks, which for the past 25 years is the only sock I wear . . . hard to believe, but true ! I began wearing Smartwool socks for hiking more than 25 years ago; then realized they were also good to wear to work every day . . . which I did until retiring 3 years ago. I also use the Smartwool dress socks when I wear a suit or sport coat. The socks are very comfortable and wear for years. As recommended, I turn them inside out to wash; afterwards, when repeating the 'inside-out' process, they look like new. I have tried other brands of sock, but nothing compares . . . No question that this product gets my highest recommendation !!!

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
Audiofire
from Independence, MO
25-34 yrs

Love Smartwool
December 05, 2010

Its all I wear now, no more cotton socks. They do seem to wear out quicker than I had hoped, but they spoil me with their comfort and lack of stinkiness. Purchased these for family members for Christmas. Yeah I know, socks, what a wonderful gift right? Well I think so!

Pros: Performance, Cons: Wears quickly
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
bestofnyc
from New York, NY
45-54 yrs

Great Color, Texture, Warmth, and Feel
January 16, 2011

Really unusual look to the weave. Particularly like the detail on the inside edge that says, "Feel Good." Sweet! Go to a lot of parties in the city in the winter where required to moved shoes/boots. Bought these particularly for these occasions. Have gotten several compliments!

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Walks
from Northern Virgina
55-64 yrs

hard to find better....
February 11, 2012

These are the only socks I will buy in the future. Comfortable for all day walking and they really resist odor at the end of the day. If you want to pack light, you can use these on multiple days with no problem.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 2 / 5
xtekian

Awesome
February 02, 2013

I bought the Medium size for myself but with size 8.5-9 feet these socks were just a bit small. However, my girlfriend tried them on and she has been wearing them nonstop and has become her favorite socks. She says they're super warm and durable, and she wears tem without a liner. I literally have to steal the socks to get them washed. Highly recommended!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever
justin555
from Texas

Great Socks
November 25, 2013

These socks are super comfortable. I wear them for work. They held up very well over a couple years. I always hang dry mine.

Pros: Ease of use

Very warm, great comfort
December 16, 2009

Excellent level of comfort, very warm for extreme cold. Sometimes my feet sweat after being indoors, which doesn't feel good when going outside to the cold.

Remoh

Warm,comfortable,breathable.
February 27, 2007

Feel good on your feet,need a bit of care when washing or drying or they will look like your old favorite socks quickly,but I would buy them again for the comfort and temp regulation alone.

Great comfort and warmth
March 05, 2010

I had always been a fan of Thorlo socks, but my wife bought me a pair of Smartwool Medium Crew Socks, and after wearing them, I went out and bought another five pair for myself. They may seem a bit expensive, but for the comfort, warmth, and durability they provide, they are worth every penny.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
FitClothes: 5 / 5
SoCal
top500Contributor

from Los Angeles, CA
25-34 yrs

Fit's Very Large
January 02, 2011

I bought these socks on a recommendation. They feel great and are just a little thick to wear with your everyday shoes & slippers. According to the sizing chart I'm a large (wear 10 or 10 1/2) but these fit very large on me, often bunching / sagging around the toes. Also, when I washed them according to the instructions, they pilled a little.

Great
January 15, 2010

Great socks nice and warm.

excellent performance
February 16, 2010

Warm but not overwhelmingly so. Very durable. Wear no other socks but Smartwool period. They're that good.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
beerrex
from CA
25-34 yrs

Soft Soft Soft !
April 05, 2011

My favorite socks smartwool! It wear soft and satisfie.If you plan to buy a hiking shoes ,the smartwool socks is best partner. Goog quality and well made.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
HDT1980
from Falls Chruch, VA
25-34 yrs

Like walking on Carpet
January 26, 2013

I have over a dozen of these socks, i wear them everywhere, and use them for every occasion. After a long day hiking my feet were completely dry, no sweat what so ever. They are very Plush, and give you the feeling like you are walking on carpet. The colors aren't beautiful, but i would trade looks over performance any day. Definitely recommended, once you wear these you will never wear cotton socks again.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever

Love these socks!
February 05, 2007

We first tried these socks while hiking in Colorado. Just bought a bunch more. They're so warm and durable. I also love the SmartWool running socks. Now I just wish I had some to wear to work, especially during our frigid winter in Ohio!

ComfortShoes: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
DoctorClaw
from Boston and NH
35-44 yrs

Great all-around sock
September 17, 2010

Very comfortable in all weather, great for hiking/working outdoors, and stays warm if it happens to get wet. Also, it's not so thick that you can't wear it with regular street shoes if you want to change out of boots without changing socks.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
NicenToasty
from Rockville, MD
45-54 yrs

Nice and Toasty
February 17, 2013

Both my children went/are going to college in Chicago. The one thing they they had to have was Smartwool socks. They are a bit pricey but worth every penny.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Profa
from Seattle, WA
35-44 yrs

Perfect Socks
November 30, 2010

I ordered these for my husband because I had heard great things about the brand. He asked why I got them as they looked just like the ones he had from Costco. I bought them for hiking in Glacier National Park and he loved them. He even said he wanted another pair. So apparently they aren't just like the costco socks. We love this brand. And this is a great sock. Not too heavy. Good for any outdoor activitiy.

Pros: Great design, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
SunshineBJJ
from NJ
25-34 yrs

December 23, 2010

Awesome sock - I bought these for the last couple day hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro. The trip is approaching quickly and I already know I made the right choice with this sock. I wear a 9.5/10 shoe generally and the Large fits great.

Pros: Build quality, Performance

smartwool mens hiking medium crew socks
June 04, 2010

great socks for the summer

awesome socks!!
November 20, 2009

Wonderful socks!! My husband wears them early in the morning outside and loves the warmth. The wicking is an added bonus.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Ziggy
top100Contributor

Best Socks Ever
November 20, 2010

The most comfortable socks I've ever worn. Great cushion and wicking ability. Comfortable for hours on end. No bunching or movement inside your shoes. Tremendous fit. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, comfort

Great Socks
October 14, 2008

Very warm and comfortable, a little pricy but I'll probably order more anyway.

Excellent socks
August 30, 2009

Just got back from a 50 mile backpacking trip; first time I've used these socks and I'm very pleased with them. Started the trip w/ the socks and some sock liners but soon dropped the liners because these socks are good enough on their own. Excellent support and cushioning and they did a great job of keeping my feet comfortable mile after mile. A must have for all future trips!

Great as ever!
November 09, 2008

Smartwool socks are my favorite. They feel great, wear well and are made from good ingredients. Altrec's service as great. Thank you!

xtekian

Awesome
February 02, 2013

I bought the Medium size for myself but with size 8.5-9 feet these socks were just a bit small. However, my girlfriend tried them on and she has been wearing them nonstop and has become her favorite socks. She says they're super warm and durable, and she wears tem without a liner. I literally have to steal the socks to get them washed. Highly recommended!

Pros: Performance, Great value, Cons: small
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Runner2012
from Upstate New York
45-54 yrs

Perfect Fit
February 05, 2012

These socks fit perfectly both on your feet and for outdoor use. I wash them inside out as directed. They hold their shape perfectly and provide cushioning and support where needed. I decided to use them to run outside (it was in the low 30s) and they stayed in place, had good wicking properties and there was no chafing over 6 miles. I have no complaints and will be purchasing them again.

Pros: Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
yellowfly
top1000Contributor

from Ann Arbor, MI / Frisco, CO / Wilson, WY
55-64 yrs

SmartWool YES!
March 16, 2011

My feet perspire in most any sock.....any time of year. These SmartWool Hiking Socks are amazing! Very, very little perspiration! Why?......who knows -- but they have become my go-to socks for most outdoor activities. Recommend without qualifications!!

Pros: Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
espin
from North Carolina

Great everyday sock for winter
April 16, 2011

My feet are cold during the winter and these Smartwool hiking socks make a real difference in the comfort of my feet. I use them everyday even for an indoor job. Not only do they help to keep my feet warm but they also keep them dry from sweaty feet. On really cold days I will use the heavier version of this sock for some extra warmth. The socks are soft and comfortable to wear. They do develop some pilling after awhile but not too bad. I haven't had any holes in these socks yet after 2 to 3 winters. I have used them for backpacking also. If the weather is hot, the socks are just too heavy, but are great for cool and cold weather. I wear a size 13 shoe and the XL size fit well.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, warm, Cons: pilling
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
LSMMFT
from New Rochelle
45-54 yrs

Smartwool comfort
October 28, 2011

I bought these socks for my son. They were absolutely true to size, soft, comfortable, cushioney, and non-smelly after spending all day on a teenager's feet.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Hoasca
from Lake Tahoe

Perfect for spring, summer, & fall
October 17, 2010

I got some heavier Smartwool socks for winter a couple years ago and loved them but they were too warm for spring, summer, or fall hiking. Got these medium weight socks and they're perfect for hiking in the other three seasons. They're a bit warm for hot summer hikes but the wonderful cushion and fit is worth it. Plus they seem to wick moisture away from my feet which other socks I've had didn't do at all. I'm very impressed with the durability of these socks. I did a lot of hiking this summer and so far this fall in rough terrain and the socks aren't showing any signs of wear yet. I'm amazed. I'm pretty sure these socks are going to last at least three and maybe four or five times longer than other hiking socks I've used in the past. At the price I got them for here at Altrec they're a super bargain.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
onlythebest
from Moorpark, CA
55-64 yrs

Smartwool never disappoints
April 05, 2011

Warm, comfortable and long lasting. A medium fits an 8 men's foot perfectly and never sags. Always turn inside out before washing. This prevents the fuzz from forming on the outside. Socks can be put in drier but air dry so quickly that I rarely use the drier. Even though smartwools remain dry and odor-free for days, I will occasionally hand wash and air dry at the end of a day of backpacking.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value

Great Socks
January 13, 2010

These socks are warm and soft. They work great with my hiking boots in the winter. They are just the right weight so that they don't feel too thick and tight in my boots.

extreemly comfortable, does the job
September 01, 2008

probably one of the most comfortable socks I've every had on my feet.

Excellent.
July 09, 2007

These socks are comfortable in all weather, and they hold their shape perfectly, wash after wash.

Quality: 5 / 5
Hoasca
from Lake Tahoe
55-64 yrs

Perfect for spring, summer, & fall
October 17, 2010

I got some heavier Smartwool socks for winter a couple years ago and loved them but they were too warm for spring, summer, or fall hiking. Got these medium weight socks and they're perfect for hiking in the other three seasons. They're a bit warm for hot summer hikes but the wonderful cushion and fit is worth it. Plus they seem to wick moisture away from my feet which other socks I've had didn't do at all. I'm very impressed with the durability of these socks. I did a lot of hiking this summer and so far this fall in rough terrain and the socks aren't showing any signs of wear yet. I'm amazed. I'm pretty sure these socks are going to last at least three and maybe four or five times longer than other hiking socks I've used in the past. At the price I got them for here at Altrec they're a super bargain.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value, soooo comfortable

wow!
December 06, 2008

i never thought there would be such a comfortable socks, i mean,comfortable,i wore them with running shoes in temps of 30 degrees to test them,and i'm sticking with these,forget other brands,i have north face,but these is something else,i'm buying several more!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Steve87
25-34 yrs

Love these socks!
December 13, 2011

Got to love these socks, they are comfortable in colder weather below 50 degrees and last forever. If I could afford to have a pair everyday I would. They are expensive but are supposed to last forever so I will see. I would recommend to anyone who wants a quality sock.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost

Toasty
January 26, 2008

Nice and toasty. Warm during the cool weather but not overly warm inside the house or after hiking. I have other merino wool socks (REI, Wright, and Eco Merino) and these are my favorites. I machine wash in a front load washer but line dry. I think they last longer that way.

BRUCE427

Great socks
August 06, 2010

Needed something that didn't get my feet too hot. These work well. Good padding without being too thick.

the best
November 04, 2009

i wear these all the time, work, play, hiking, whatever. They are super durable and last years. They wick great and never smell, plus they stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There is a lighter weight and a heavier weight sock in the same style available but these medium weight socks are the best of both worlds - not too thick, not too thin.

Very comfortable, Great Durability
August 15, 2010

I put these socks to the test on a recent 70 mile trip through Yosemite. They held up very well and provided the right amount of cushioning throughout my trip. Importantly, they managed to keep my toe stench to a minimum. These are highly recommended.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
MrConsonant
featured

from Richmond, VA
25-34 yrs

Most Comfy Socks Ever
December 25, 2011

Can't stress enough how comfortable these socks are - I have 5 pairs myself and just bought my brothers a few pairs for Christmas. So comfy you'll be in heaven wiggling your toes in these warm socks!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
garlicguy
from East Central Arizona
55-64 yrs

comfortable and warm
October 20, 2011

These are great socks for when the weather gets cold, at least for me, everyones feet are a little different. They have good cushioning and keep my feet warm. They wash up great and dont shrink.

Pros: Build quality, Performance

nice!!!
December 03, 2008

Nice sock for the winter,worth every penny!!

Great Socks, Can be a Little Warm
August 02, 2007

I wear these socks to work most days, they stay up well and have a nice cushion, in the summer they can get a little toasty but thats expected from a mid weight sock. Overall I would really recommend them. As mentioned above you have to be a little careful when washing.

Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
oaklandwalker

wonderful socks
January 01, 2014

great company, i wear almost exclusively smartwool and love how they feel. nice for any use

Pros: Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
MarktheShark
from Baghdad, Iraq
35-44 yrs

Great socks!!!
June 07, 2011

I have been wearing SmartWool socks for about 10 years now with no complaints. I wear them to hike in to work in and to run in. These socks are very comfortable and very well made. I'm a size 9.5 and the med. socks fit great. I wear them daily with Asolo boots and that seem so be a near perfect combination! I will say that if you wear them often, the heal area starts to wear after about 3 months or so. I should note, however; that I work mostly in the middle east and I am very hard on my clothes and gear. The few pair I keep at home for daily wear and backpacking, I have had for a couple years and they are still as good as new. These perform well here in the scortching heat and also keep my feet cozy on the train in fall and winter. I highly recommend these socks.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Wears quickly
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
gottalovesmartwools

A lot thicker than I was expecting
November 16, 2011

I came across these when searching for a medium thickness sock. I didn't think they were going to be quite so thick or I probably would not have ordered them. Other than that I had a good experience with Altrec.com

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
jegibson10
from Potsdam, NY

Great socks!
May 24, 2013

I have hiked all over the place with these socks, and they are still going strong. Sure signs of wear, but the comfort and cushion provided really show me that these are the best hiking socks on the market. Worth the extra couple dollars as they will last longer then any other pair.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Great value

Active feet need great socks!
February 11, 2007

It's one thing to buy a good pair of shoes, but good socks, I think are the key piece of equipment often overlooked. These socks are a great investment. I used these Smartwools during the bitter cold of winter in Iowa and they were the best. They are durable and have held up to tremendous hard use be it hiking and/or working on my feet for 12 hour days. They offer a nice cushion for the feet and they maintain their shape, wash after wash.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
Hiker251
from Seattle, WA
35-44 yrs

Love these Socks
February 20, 2013

These socks are great! They last forever, the quality and the warmth are fantastic. I use the socks for hiking and nordic skiing and am very pleased.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
sockrev
25-34 yrs

excellent comfort
January 16, 2011

I've worn these socks on all sorts of summer and fall hikes and love the fit and feel.

Pros: Build quality, Performance

Great product from Smart Wool (as usual)
June 04, 2010

I decided to try these socks because they're a lighter weight than the present Smart Wools I've been wearing for about a year now. With summer coming I wanted something a little cooler. These socks are just right. Still have some cushioning but not too hot for summer hiking. I wear them all the time - home, work, and hiking. I wear an 8 1/2 shoe and the medium size Smart Wools fit me just right - not stretched out but a nice snug fit - just the way I like them.

OK
February 15, 2010

Pro: Warm and comfortable Con: Thick and bunch up

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
countrygirl
from northern florida
55-64 yrs

best sock ever
November 04, 2011

I fell in love with these socks years ago - they're simply the most versatile, long wearing sock I know of. warm or cool weather, they're comfortable in boots, sandals, shoes - and they last forever. if I could only own one sock, these would be it.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
greatwall
top100Contributor

from Atlanta, GA

Sock it to me!
March 09, 2011

These are some of the most usable socks you will find. They remain comfortable for much longer than other brands of socks. They last a long time. They don't smell bad like other socks. They do not itch at all. And they dry quickly, which means you can usually wash them in the evening and they will be ready for wearing the next morning. This enables you to go hiking with just one or two pairs of socks which save weight. After trying Smartwool I don't want to wear any other brand of sock for hiking or outdoor activity...or any other time!

Comfortable and cool
June 26, 2006

These socks are great. They are comfortable, breath well, keep your feet cool, and so far have not pilled.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
bargainshopper
from Scranton, PA
55-64 yrs

SmartWool socks rock
November 17, 2010

I recently purchased 12 pairs of SmartWool Hiking Medium Crew Socks for my sons. This is not my first purchase of SmartWools though it is my first from Altrec.com. My sons are on their feet all day. SmartWool socks cannot be beat for year-round comfort: the padding is just right for them in the medium hiking sock and the moisture wicking feature is a plus in both summer and winter. Washing these wool socks requires no special treatment ... they go in the washer and dryer with jeans. They are as soft after washing as they were new. Highly recommended!

Pros: Great design, Performance, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
beckola
55-64 yrs

Great Socks
November 27, 2010

These socks are super comfy, They are nice and soft and my feet do not sweat in them, which is usally a problem for me. They also seem to hold up well.

Pros: Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Lovey
top500Contributor

from Andover, MA
45-54 yrs

Comfy and warm
February 27, 2011

I didn't see my size in women's, so I bought the men's small and it fits fine. This sock works great because it is warm and comfy and versatile. Perfect for all of my new england winter activities!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
gramercygusto
from Evanston, IL
25-34 yrs

My New Favorite Footwear
December 28, 2010

I already own some great Smartwool socks for snowboarding, so I wanted to try Smartwool for general cold weather wear and as a slipper substitute (around the house). These hiking socks are my new favorite piece of clothing. I absolutely love them - they keep my feet warm and dry (not balmy or sweaty) in different climates. They perform exceptionally well, whether I wear with my hiking boots outside in the winter or as slippers inside my house. I went with a small, even though the sizing chart indicates I'm a medium. This worked out well, as the socks are a bit more snug on my feet, which I prefer. I plan to order several more pairs for myself and my girlfriend. The socks aren't cheap, but they are well worth the price of admission.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Great value, Cons: Cost

super socks
August 20, 2009

I alternated 3 pairs of these on a 600 mile walk across northern Spain, Camino Santiago, without a blister or tired feet. Can I say more? No.

Also Available

Smartwool Men's Hiking Medium Crew Socks Photo

Dark Brown, Grey, Navy, Oatmeal, Sage and Sienna.

Available sizes, while supplies last, include size small, size medium, size large and size extra large: s, m, l, xl.

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