Smartwool Best Friend Socks - Women's


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A cushioned basic that is sure to be your favorite new pair of socks, the SmartWool Best Friend Sock for Women offers cushioned comfort in a crew height, everyday sock.


  • 76% wool, 21% nylon, 2% spandex, 1% polyester
  • Cushioning: Cushion
  • Height: Crew

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Review Summary

4.8 out of 5

16 Reviews

  • Great design: 7
  • Build quality: 6
  • Performance: 5
  • Ease of use: 4

  • Cost: 2
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Fit: 4 / 5

16 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

from Michigan
55-64 yrs

January 30, 2011

My first pair of smart wool socks were a gift. I love them very comfortable and wear well. Expensive for socks, but in the long run worth the investment...

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Midwest
45-54 yrs

Best socks EVER!
October 25, 2011

I wear these exact socks every single day, and have for years now. I know I am not the only one because they sell out in minutes, and I actually have trouble finding them in my size and in black (other colors are fine, but I am a monochromatic sort of person). I've gotten British friends addicted as well, and now am their exclusive supplier across the pond. Smartwool is great in any situation at any time of year - the only time they were a little warm was during our weeks of 100 degree + weather this summer (yet I wore them anyway). As opposed to newer Smartwool products, these are still made in the USA which makes a difference to me when I shop. I am actually sad that many of their athletic styles are not made in the USA anymore. Hope you like them as much as I do.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, made in usa
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

18-24 yrs

December 05, 2011

I bought these socks for my BEST FRIEND (ha) and was so jealous I decided to get myself a pair. Extremely comfortable and warm without being itchy. Exactly what you'd expect from a pair of Smartwool socks at a reasonable price and fast delivery. Great product all around.

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

These are Best Friends
December 14, 2009

My wife and I have been fans of Smartwool socks for many years. I recently gave her a couple of Best Friends for her to try. She absolutely loves them! My wife wears pull on boots quite often and these socks stay put. Toe seams don't rub. Sock thickness is appropriate and not too thick.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

Smart wool
January 13, 2011

Great fit and do not slide down. They are not bulky for their warmth factor. They have great respiration as they don't get humid and gradually colder over the course of the day. I find myself changing other cold weather socks every few hours for that same reason. I can go all day with these socks if need be.

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

January 25, 2013

These are great socks. Have had this pair for 2 months and another pair for 2 years. Never itchy, heels don't thin out after multiple uses and washings.

Extremely soft and comfortable!
June 08, 2010

These are the best socks ever. Smartwool makes great socks, so comfortable and warm.

Great for everyday
June 29, 2010

If you never had smartwool socks, you don't know what you are missing. They keep your feet dry and warm in winter and last forever. I have 5-6 different models and this one is not cushioned and not thick and that's what makes them great for everyday use. For hikes to the grocery store, or traffic jam marathons, if you know what I mean. I also like the color (oatmeal) and the fact that the elastic band is less tight then other models.

FitClothes: 4 / 5

January 16, 2012

These socks run a bit large and are flimsier than other smartwool. Recommend the Jovian instead. As an aside, if you are a women's 7 in a shoe, generally, go for the size small in smartwool --certainly in this pair.

Very Comfortable
March 31, 2009

I cannot imagine how I survived winters without Smartwool. These are the best socks I have ever had.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5
from South Central Virginia
55-64 yrs

great sock
February 25, 2012

I bought these for my daughter in the oatmeal because she likes the lighter color socks. Although she wears 7 1/2 to 8 sized shoes the small fit very well. The socks have great cushioning but are not at all bulky. She never liked wool socks because of the itch factor but I convinced her to give Smartwool a try and I believe I have converted her! Great service and fast delivery as usual from Altrec.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, great cushioning, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

January 22, 2011

Great product! Very nice quality, although it would be nice if there was some sort of traction on the bottom since they are very slippery on wood floors.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from Las Vegas, NV
Over 65 yrs

Super Comfy and No Shrinkage!
September 19, 2011

I've never spent this much for a pair of socks before but was sick and tired of socks that either shrank in the wash or just didn't hold their shape after washing. I first washed the socks before wearing them and they held up wonderfully, no shrinkage or stretching, etc. I wore them for the first time last week and was so happy with how comfortable my feet felt in them. The weather was mild but I'm pretty sure, based on others' reviews, that these will be comfortable in all weather conditions (well, except maybe when it's 110 degrees here in the summer...I generally don't wear socks then anyway!). I would definitely recommend these and plan to buy more.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, no shrinkage
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from St Petersburg, FL
55-64 yrs

March 23, 2011

Broke these in on a steamy trek thru Disney World and as promised they really are cool when it's hot, or at least not hot. I love, love, love Smart Wool socks. They feel so good on your feet. I was very happy to find a light cushion version in a solid neutral color to go with my Khakis.

Pros: Great design, Performance
18-24 yrs

Warm and comfortable!
December 27, 2012

These socks are not at all itchy like many wool socks are - I like them so far. However, the price is a bit expensive. I bought them to wear with my leather boots, and so far, it's working out well comfort wise.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Cons: Cost

Nice socks
July 24, 2010

These are very nice socks and I would purchase them again. However they are on the thin side. I do prefer my older SmartWool socks that are a little thicker for cool weather.

Also Available

Smartwool Women's Best Friend Socks Photo

Black, Chestnut Heather, Deep Navy, Light Gray Heather, Oatmeal Heather, Blueprint, Lavender Heather and Mineral Heather.

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

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