Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks - Women's

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Featuring a women's specific design, this sock stays in place and offers a light cushion for all-day performance. The padded Achilles tab offers additional protection. ReliaWool Technology in the heel and toe adds more durability than ever before.


  • Knit in USA of 69% Merino Wool, 29% Nylon, 2% Elastane
  • 4 Degree Elite Fit System uses two elastics for greater stretch and recovery to keep the sock in place
  • Patented ReliaWool Technology in high impact areas provide longer lasting protection to keep feet comfortable
  • Strategically placed mesh ventilation zones provide ventilation for temperature and moisture management
  • 3.75" overall height

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

10 Reviews

  • Build quality: 4
  • Great design: 4
  • Lasts forever: 3
  • Performance: 3

  • Cost: 1
Comfort: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Durability: 4.8 / 5
Fit: 3 / 5

10 Ratings & Reviews

Great socks for Summer
April 26, 2010

Great socks, I'm ordering more for spring and summer.


from Atlanta, GA

Better than the rest
February 07, 2011

My wife loves these socks so much she stopped wearing her other socks which in fact were not bad at all. These are much better though. They are more comfortable especially when they're worn all day. They stay dry even when the weather is hot. They seem durable and they last a long time while still looking new. They are easy to wash and they dry quickly. She uses them for all purposes. The fit is good; comparable with most other socks of the same size.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
from South Central Iowa
55-64 yrs

Can't beat Smartwool!
March 20, 2011

I got hooked on Smartwool socks a few years ago. Until then I could go through a pair of socks in a few wearings, hole in the top of the big toe. Smartwool socks are bomb proof! I have worn the same pairs I first bought and continue to fill my sock drawer with only merino wool blend socks, summer cycling, through winter snow shoeing and spring and fall hiking. Everyday is a Smartwool day for my feet. They keep my feet cool in the summer and warmer in the winter. They are even making cute Women's size Large as this pair is! Finely I can get cute cycling socks with decorations from Smartwool.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, perfect wool blend
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Idaho
25-34 yrs

love them!
December 05, 2010

These are my favorite socks, by far. I am a women's shoe size 9 and I went with the large because I had bought a medium before that have shrunk up a little, and they are perfect.

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

toasty toes
November 08, 2010

sox are "perfect storm" of extreme comfort, excellent insullation and complete lack of itchy-ness (!). wool sox surprisingly soft and warm. great for outdoor activities. wicks away any sweat and keeps feet warm.

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

from Arlington, VA
35-44 yrs

My girlfriend loves these socks!
October 20, 2010

My girlfriend was very skeptical about merino wool socks. I kept raving and raving about them, and finally I bought her several as a gift. I've turned her into a Smartwool fan. She loves the bright colors, and now she can't take them off.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
from Washington State
55-64 yrs

Very Nice
December 02, 2012

Love these socks, very comfortable and feel great on the feet. They stay in place on the foot. They don't ride up or down, or turn sideways on your foot. Great warmth and feel to them. You'll love them when you get them.

Pros: Great design, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5

August 12, 2013

This Sock is really very comfortable and good quality. But it's too thick, I can fit in big shoes only.

Pros: Great design, Build quality

from Atlanta, GA

Smartwool: Women's PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks
July 23, 2013

These socks have all the typical Smartwool sock characteristics, including comfort, wicking, pretty quick drying, odor resistance, and only moderate resistance to wear. They don't last forever and they aren't cheap, but other than that they have a lot going for them.


Happy Feet
March 10, 2010

These socks made my feet say "ahhhhh" as soon as I put them on. They have just the right amount of cush and feel just right. Neither too tight or too loose. I plan on buying more.

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Smartwool Women's PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks Photo

Aegean Blue, Chino, Dark Spearmint, Grape, Imperial Purple, Medium Gray, Oatmeal, Purple Dahlia and Taupe.

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

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