|Quote History Originally Posted By Tango_6:
I am heading to the outlet mall tomorrow after the range I own 0 pairs of wool socks, I didnt know they could be work in summer, do any of these stores carry them do you think? I dont like crowds so I will go in get what I need and get out. I am going to the merrell store though.
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Be careful, you need lightweight wool socks for summer. The thick Sams Club and Kirkland that are being talked about are too heavy in summer. They will work great in the winter, although I usually prefer a thinner sock, even in the coldest parts of winter. For summer you need thinner socks. I wear these in the warmest parts of summer:
And these in the other seasons, including all day indoors at work in the winter, and around town:
They also can work well in the summer, they don't get too hot, but for 80 degrees and up I like the Darn Tough above.
If I'm outside all day in the winter, at temps below freezing, I will go these, which are still probably just a shade lighter than the Sams Club socks. The Sams club socks are just a little bit thicker than the Smartwool Mediums.
I don't know how to relay their weights and what the temp differences are, so I know it's not much help, but for summer use you will want thinner socks, as in thinner than most cotton athletic socks. The Smartwool Light Hikers above are probably just a tad thicker than normal cotton athletic socks, while the DarnTough are probably a little thinner.
Hope that helps. I always wait to find the socks on sale, then stack them deep. With 7-8 pairs of the smartwool light hikers I can usually get 2 years out of them, MAYBE 3, wearing them every day for 3 seasons.