Smartwool PhD Nordic Light Socks

$13.95 - $20.95 save up to 33%
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The most innovative Nordic sock around in a light cushion that won't add bulk. We've added Reliawool Technology in high impact zones to increase durability. You'll also get an incredibly secure and comfortable fit above and below the heel, under the arch and across the instep thanks to the new 4 Degree Elite Fit System.


  • Knit in USA of 67% Merino Wool, 30% Nylon, 3% Elastane
  • New 4 Degree Elite Fit System uses two elastics for greater stretch and recovery to keep the sock in place
  • Patent pending ReliaWool Technology in high impact areas provides the longer lasting protection to keep feet comfortable
  • Strategically placed mesh ventilation zones provide ventilation for temperature and moisture management
  • Flat knit durable toe seam for high burst strength
  • 2x1 ribbed welt
  • 1x1 ribbed leg

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Review Summary

4.5 out of 5

2 Reviews

  • Build quality: 2
  • Ease of use: 1
  • Great design: 1
  • Performance: 1

  • Bad design: 1
  • Cost: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

2 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Washington State / Tokyo, Japan
25-34 yrs

One of the best socks you'll every own!
January 20, 2013

I love these socks! They fit my calves perfectly without feeling too much pressure or the need to pull them up. Living in Japan most of the time, it is nice to have stylish socks, and these certainly fit the bill. My only wish is that they would make a lose rise version for warmer weather, but we'll see when the weather starts warming up what they wil do. All in all, despite the moderately high price at the time of this writing, they are well worth the investment for the comfort they offer!

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
from Sunnyvale, CA
45-54 yrs

Only design lacks
August 19, 2013

The socks are sturdy and comfy, but the design looks silly with my shoes -- I would prefer if there were no design at all (solid color).

Pros: Build quality, Cons: Bad design

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Black, Graphite and Silver.

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

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