Smartwool PhD Ski Medium Socks-42189 - Women's

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Description

With a fun pattern to add color to a snowy day, the new SmartWool PhD Ski Medium Socks for women provides an improved 4-degree Fit System for arcing the corduroy in comfort and style. With over-the-calf height and strategic mesh venting zones, the targeted 4-Degree System band raps critical foot zones for a precise performance fit. Wool on wool (WOW) layering cushions, reduces shock, and abrasion in high impact zones as you slice and dice on a blue bird day.

Specifications

  • Fabric: 78% wool, 21% nylon, 1% elastic give optimum warmth, durability, and fit
  • 4-Degree Banded Fit System with ankle band, arch band, upper instep band, lower instep band, contour flex zone provide all-day performance fit
  • WOW Technology (wool on wool) adds extra comfort layer in High Density Impact Zones and gives 30% more durability with reduced shock & abrasion
  • SmartWool inside controls moisture, temperature and odor
  • Durayarn™ reinforcement adds comfort and durability
  • Strategic Mesh Zones provide maximum ventilation
  • Height: over the calf protects the leg
  • Cushioning: medium cushioning shin and

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Review Summary

4.9 out of 5

28 Reviews

Pros
  • Lasts forever: 7
  • Ease of use: 4
  • Performance: 14
  • Great design: 12

Cons
  • Cost: 3
Quality: 5 / 5
Comfort: 4.9 / 5
Durability: 4.8 / 5
Fit: 3 / 5

28 Ratings & Reviews

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
jigglysgirl
top1000Contributor

from Round Rock, TX
35-44 yrs

Wonderful warm socks
February 21, 2011

I love these socks. SmartWool makes some of the greatest socks ever. I own about 12 pairs of SmartWool socks, different varieties for different activities. The quality of these PhD Medium Ski socks are no different. I have had no complaints with these socks, as they have kept my feet warm and dry in 10-20 degree weather, in cold snowy days, and also on my trips to very cold places. I have not had to wear a second layer because these socks have done a tremendous job keeping my feet warm and dry by themselves. Runs a little small. I wear size 9 in shoes and 9.5 in boots. I always purchase medium in other brands, but in SmartWool I usually purchase the large size.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, comfortable, warm
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
luv2telemark
from McCall Idaho
45-54 yrs

women's phd ski medium socks
November 20, 2010

I love these socks for alot of reasons...number one is fit and warmth.I am a ski instructor and spend alot of hours in my boots. My feet stay warm and the socks last long thru repeated washings. I love all the new graphics they come up with on the socks and always look forward to the new designs. I also like that I can buy a sock that fits my foot with women's style ( since I wear a women's 10 shoe and have in the past had to buy men's socks to fit right ).I have worn smartwool for years and LOVE all there products. From someone who lives in it and works in it and is hard on gear...2 thumbs and all my toes up!

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
love2walk
from Longmeadow, MA
55-64 yrs

Great sockes
December 10, 2010

I live in the north and walk outside throughout the winter. I have been searching for a sock that would stay up and keep me warm without adding too much padding in my shoe. This sock is great. I have hiked miles already in the recent cold snap and stayed comfortable and warm.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 4 / 5
SkiSnowbird

Great Socks
February 07, 2011

I was very happy with the socks. They were warm, soft, and very comfortable. I liked the extra padding in the foot and shin area. They washed very nicely. Bought a pair for my daughter. She loved them too.

Pros: Great design, Performance
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
Sugarfoot

Loved the socks
February 15, 2011

I purchased these socks for skiing this year rather than wearing my old fashioned silk stockings with regular wool socks over them. I was concerned that my feet would be cold because the socks were not at all bulky. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did the socks keep my feet warm without being bulky, but the cushioning was in just the right places to be comfortable in my ski boots. While this is my first experience with this type of sock, I was very satisfied and would purchase again.

Pros: Great design, Build quality
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
MNgurl
top500Contributor

warm and cushioned!
December 06, 2010

my first pair of Smatwool socks and I love them! I wear a size 6 so a small fits perfectly. Using them for nordic skiing and general running around. They get a little fuzzy after washing in the machine but smooth out as you wear them. I will probably hang them to dry instead of putting them in the dryer as they shrink even on low. But you can wet 'em down and stretch them back to shape, so no big deal. And they don't itch, either! Colors are fun too. Will be getting more I'm sure!

Pros: Great design, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Jaws
25-34 yrs

Great Socks
January 06, 2012

Got these for my wife. She loves them! Very warm and comfortable for skiing. They are great for cold nights walking the dog as well. And they are very stylish which made her even happier!

Pros: Great design, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
beastiestew
from Indianapolis, IN
35-44 yrs

Wife loves them
January 29, 2012

I bought these for my wife for our recent ski vacation. She found them to be very warm and comfortable and really liked the pattern too. I've had numerous pairs of Smartwool socks over the years and have been satisfied with all of them. Great products that you can rely on.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 4 / 5
Durability: 4 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
AvidSkiers

Nice fit warm socks
January 10, 2013

These socks are really warm and have a nice fit. I have worn them a few times already and they seem quite durable so far. Material is nice but still a little costly for a pair of socks.

Pros: Build quality, Performance, Cons: Cost
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
JMBH
from Catskills
45-54 yrs

Top of the Line
April 16, 2011

These are the ultimate ski socks. I will only buy SmartWool. They are the most comfortable brand out there. And these have an awesome design to accent my strong legs.

Pros: Great design, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
LL73
35-44 yrs

Best Ski Socks I own
March 08, 2011

I ski every weekend and these are by far the warmest, most comfortable ski socks I have ever had. Not once have I needed toe warmers this season, I wear the 2 times a week, wash them ever week, air dry them and they are in great shape after approximately 20 wears and washes. Highlt recommended.

Pros: Build quality, Performance
mygoodness

love me some Smartwool socks!
January 17, 2010

I am a sock person currently living in the cold winter of SW VA. I don't understand how some people wear flip flops out here during frigid temps. Anyways, I have purchased only Smartwool and Icebreaker socks since I moved here. I own many pairs of ski socks and have found Smartwool to be among the best- they wash well, wear incredibly comfortably, do not smell, and keep my feet very happy. I do not mind spending the extra cash- they are well worth it.

perfectly toasty
March 24, 2009

great socks for people who are cold natured these socks kept my feet warm while skiing and that has never happened for me before I love them

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
soph
from charlotte, nc
25-34 yrs

Love these socks
December 06, 2010

These socks are great! Not only will they keep you worm but they are actually very comfortable to wear.

Chaps82

Great Sock
December 29, 2009

These socks are perfect!! They keep my feet warm even on the coldest days up on the mountain. You would be wise to try them if you haven't already.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
sb65
top1000Contributor

from new jersey
45-54 yrs

terrific comfort
December 29, 2010

bought for my daughter...she's worn them boarding, and they've been washed twice already...very cushiony where it counts, no shrinkage with cold water wash and line dry...not binding, no pilling, and extremely warm...size med fit 9 shoe size perfectly

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
kaytie
45-54 yrs

awesome
January 12, 2011

i love the design of these socks. I have worn them twice cross country skiing and they have worked perfectly.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
luv2skialso

January 04, 2013

These socks fit well and keep my toes toasty. They are well made and the merino wool is my favorite. Even on the coldest days here in the northwest I choose these.

Very Comfortable
March 16, 2009

I bought these socks for skiing, but they're so comfortable I'm wearing them as my everyday socks!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
FitClothes: 3 / 5
elizap
from Chapel Hill, NC
25-34 yrs

All the style and quality you get from SmartWool
January 02, 2011

A fun design and high quality ski sock. They are definitely a lighter weight and have more venting areas than my other SmartWool ski socks. Can't be used on super cold days but perfect for warmer ski days and cushioned just right to prevent blisters/abrasions.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
FayA
top10Contributor

Wonderful socks!
April 24, 2010

I have few of these socks for skiing and just love them. I never had a problem with my feet getting cold or sweaty in my ski boots with these socks. Great buy!

Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Luvsocks
from Clio, MI
25-34 yrs

Best socks ever!
December 10, 2010

Just received these, my first pair of Smartwool socks...they are very comfortable, I love them! I wear a size 9 and the medium sock fits perfect. So happy with my purchase!!

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
anonswfl
from Fort Myers, FL
35-44 yrs

amazing socks!
July 07, 2011

As a first time skier used to a warm climate I was very concerned about having cold feet all day. A friend recommended Smartwool socks and I'm so glad I ordered some. My skin is sometimes sensitive to wool, but while the socks felt minimally scratchy to me, I didn't notice anything once they were on. They did an amazing job of keeping my feet warm and dry all day. I am ordering other Smartwool socks to try for hiking!

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance

nice, bright colors, deliciously soft knit
December 04, 2009

These socks are gorgeous in every way -- nice pattern and color, extra strength/warmth around the foot, great soft knit.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
Crzat02ten
from Fullerton, CA
45-54 yrs

The most comfortable ski socks ever
January 23, 2011

I bought the Ph D ski medium socks at the last minute before my skiing trip, and was not disappointed. They were soft and sturdy enough to protect my ankles without leaving marks from the boots during my 3-day down hill skiing. They also kept my feet warm, although I tended to have cold feet. Because these were the only pair that I took with me for the trip, I dried them neaer the heater at night and wore them for 3 days in a row. But they felt dry and toasty for the enire trip. The color and design were also very attractive and femine, and it made me feel good wearing them. Since it was right before Christimas, I was nervous about possible delay of the delivery but it arrived on time, and I was thrilled with their services. I cannot say anything about duration yet, since I bought them right before Christmas 2010. So far, so good.

Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
NCgirlie

January 04, 2011

My first Smart Wool purchase and I love them. Super warm, great cushioning and cute design. Bought some for my husband too! Love Altrec.com's customer service too.

Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
ecain
from NYC
25-34 yrs

Great!
January 30, 2011

I live in these socks in the winter. Great to wear under boots for added warmth. Love the medium cushion - it's so great for added comfort, but not the best to wear in tight shoes.

Pros: Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance
Comfort: 5 / 5
Durability: 5 / 5
Quality: 5 / 5
SteelerFan
top1000Contributor

Warm and perfectly cushioned
February 27, 2011

These socks are not only cute, the keep my normally freezing feet warm and comfy. My cold feet are usually what force me to take a lodge break from the slopes. Two consecutive cold ski days without stopping, and I'm thrilled. Also, the cushioning is perfect. No shin complaints!

Pros: Great design, Performance, Cons: Cost

Also Available

Smartwool Women's PhD Ski Medium Socks-42189 Photo

Black and Imperial Purple.

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

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