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Marshgrass475
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Posted: 2/19/2014 1:09:21 PM
Does anyone wear smartwool socks in the summer? I'm looking for some to hike in and wear around town.

I've been looking at the Mens PHD lightweight crew . Does anyone have these? Do they get to hot at all?
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Posted: 2/19/2014 2:17:19 PM
I don't know about Smart Woll but I have been wearing Darn Tough Vermont wool socks for 3 years every day of the week year round. No heat issues whatsoever.
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Posted: 2/19/2014 8:46:29 PM
I wear Smartwool year round. Hiking (not Light Hikers) in spring thru fall, Trekkers in winter. Coastal PacNW (mild) climate.
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Posted: 2/19/2014 8:55:33 PM
I wear the darn tough socks all year as well.
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Posted: 2/19/2014 9:54:17 PM
REI seconds when they are on sale.
Even with sandals...
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Posted: 2/20/2014 7:49:32 AM
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I wear Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 sock Cushion for summer, SmartWool light hikers for the other 3 seasons.
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Posted: 2/20/2014 12:16:19 PM
Year round for me too.
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Posted: 2/20/2014 5:35:29 PM
Darn Tough for me too. No issues, happy feet.
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Posted: 2/21/2014 6:12:21 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Marshgrass475:
Does anyone wear smartwool socks in the summer? I'm looking for some to hike in and wear around town.

I've been looking at the Mens PHD lightweight crew . Does anyone have these? Do they get to hot at all?


I have several pair and my wife and I wear them year round and especially during the summer and backpacking. The lighter socks don't heat up at all and they also don't retain odors as bad as synthetics. The lighter socks also dry quickly. These are some of the best socks and I'm also looking for sales or deals...

I'm moving away from more cushioned socks. As I am trying to wear more minimalst shoes, I find the thicker socks counter productive for backbacking. I typically pack two pair of light socks to rotate and I keep a slightly thicker pair as dedicated sleep socks or for emergencies.

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Posted: 2/22/2014 1:30:35 AM
I wear Injinji smart wool socks year round
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Posted: 2/22/2014 5:19:53 PM
Another vote for Darn Tough wool socks. Best thing that happened to my feet since modern sandals.
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Posted: 2/22/2014 11:53:55 PM
I wear them year round. Haven't tried the Darn Tough socks yet. New socks, one of life's simple pleasures.
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Posted: 2/24/2014 6:09:55 PM
I use the light hikers from time to time in the summer
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Posted: 2/24/2014 8:49:22 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Rudison:
REI seconds when they are on sale.
Even with sandals...


Bought 8 pair @ $6.37...free shipping
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Posted: 2/24/2014 9:30:26 PM
I have alot of smart wool socks that i wear year round with boots but as of late have been trying out the omni wool socks from Samsclub and they have been holding up very well and for 15.00 bucks for three pair are much more afordable.
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Posted: 2/26/2014 12:07:47 PM
I were the low top version of that sock year round. They are very comfortable and durable.
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Posted: 3/1/2014 9:27:54 PM
I wear wool socks year-round, with dress shoes or hikers or work boots, with shorts, to the gym...

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Posted: 3/6/2014 5:46:08 AM
The army taught me to wear wool socks in the summer, after getting out I learned that with Wigwam, SmartWool, and Darn Tough you could do it in comfort. I wear them in my steel toes at work every day, and with the boots I wear 95% of the time outside of work. I do wear athletic socks with sneakers, though.
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Posted: 3/6/2014 8:28:46 AM
I'm lucky enough to live in LL Bean country where there are TONS of "irregular" Smart Wools to go around. During Spring, Fall and Winter I wear all of the hiking/hunting/casual (with dress shoes) and during the summer (when I'm wearing sneakers/hiking boots) I wear these: http://www.smartwool.com/socks/mens-phd-run-light-micro-sock.html

We recently moved and my wife and I each filled a "large" UHaul box of Smart Wools. Worth the money, especially if you have an outlet type store nearby selling irregulars. I'm yet to notice anything wrong with them.
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Posted: 3/8/2014 9:51:31 AM
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Marshgrass475:
Does anyone wear smartwool socks in the summer? I'm looking for some to hike in and wear around town.

I've been looking at the Mens PHD lightweight crew . Does anyone have these? Do they get to hot at all?

I wear these year round at work. I work inside and am on my feet 5-6 hours a day. I am old, have diabetes
and before I wore these socks I had a lot of issues with pain and discomfort in my feet, and now I have none!
I attribute this to cushion effect of the socks.
If you are talking about light hiking these should work great!
Shop around you can usually find these at a pretty good discount...
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Posted: 3/12/2014 10:22:07 PM
I like smartwool..they just wear out fast.....Darn tough(life time warranty) and made in the USA hard to beat.
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Posted: 3/18/2014 12:29:54 PM
How many pairs of socks do you get for $21.00 + shipping?
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Posted: 3/18/2014 12:49:05 PM
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Rudison:
REI seconds when they are on sale.

This.

Even with sandals...

Not this

ETA I also pickup the Kirkland wool socks at Costco, but they are already out-of-season in my area. I seldom wear cotton socks anymore, they just make my feet feel wet & cold.
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Posted: 3/18/2014 11:34:05 PM
I'm wearing the socks linked below right now. I have no idea why they're seconds. You can find coupons for that place easily. Great socks so far. I do have some Darn Toughs on the way to see if they hold up better.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/smartwool-phd-outdoor-light-socks-merino-wool-lightweight-crew-for-men-and-women~p~6032j/?filterString=mens-socks~d~151%2F&colorFamily=05
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Posted: 3/27/2014 11:26:22 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By WhyTanFox:
Originally Posted By Rudison:
REI seconds when they are on sale.

This.

Even with sandals...

Not this

ETA I also pickup the Kirkland wool socks at Costco, but they are already out-of-season in my area. I seldom wear cotton socks anymore, they just make my feet feel wet & cold.



I picked up the kirkland socks as well but after a winter of wearing them daily they have not held up well. All balled up and getting thin in spots. Where my smartwools have lasted 5years or more.
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Posted: 3/27/2014 11:47:21 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By jeepville:
I picked up the kirkland socks as well but after a winter of wearing them daily they have not held up well. All balled up and getting thin in spots. Where my smartwools have lasted 5years or more.


My Kirklands may be wearing quicker than my other wool socks, but I also paid less for a three pack of Kirklands than what I was paying for a pair of socks at REI. "Quantity is a quality all its own" and all that ;-)
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