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Posted: 12/19/2016 6:25:41 PM EDT
I've lost all my smartwool socks.

Have no idea where they are, so I need to pick up some new socks for winter boot wear.

Any quality alternatives that are cheaper or do I bite the bullet and order some more smartwools?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:26:57 PM EDT
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Darn Tough
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:27:36 PM EDT
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Not cheaper, but Darn Tough are a lot better.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:29:31 PM EDT
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Damn straight
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:30:04 PM EDT
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Filson
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:35:46 PM EDT
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Yep!

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:40:01 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:40:43 PM EDT
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Check out Farm to Feet.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:41:35 PM EDT
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I buy mine at Sams or Academy
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:42:14 PM EDT
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Are they soft? Comfortable?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:43:01 PM EDT
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No, they are missing.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:43:04 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/19/2016 6:51:49 PM EDT
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This! I have many pairs and developed a hole in one of them. I contacted them and they sent a new pair free of charge.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:11:51 PM EDT
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Danner boots makes some great Merino wool socks.  I have a family member that hand knits extraordinarily high quality socks for me out of alpaca, silk, wool, or anything else I want, and the Danner socks compare very favorably for around $20-25 a pair for over the calf when on sale.  By comparison, the handknit ones can easily have $75-100 worth of yarn per pair.  

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:15:12 PM EDT
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QFT
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:18:28 PM EDT
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You can also simmer your favorite wool/synthetic socks in lanolin.

I like Darn Tough and OD Green Boy Scouts socks.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:22:33 PM EDT
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REI brand socks. They have multiple different styles!
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:22:50 PM EDT
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Darn Tough are the only socks I'll be using for the rest of my life
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:25:50 PM EDT
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Went elk hunting last year.  Had smartwool socks and merino socks.  Smartwool socks were warm and fine as long as they didn't get wet.  But once I walked through the creek they would not dry out again.  The real Merino wool socks dried out within about half an hour.  I wear smartwool around the house now but I'm not going to buy any more for outdoor activities.  Real Merino Wool all the way.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:27:34 PM EDT
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Swiftwick socks are a little more durable in the medium weight, everyday, all-season sock.

Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:33:26 PM EDT
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Cabela's Ultimate Wool

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Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:36:12 PM EDT
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Although these are what I buy as well, they aren't 100% wool if op cares.

I love that they have 3-4 different thicknesses offered.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 7:45:43 PM EDT
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Omni wool   I buy them at Sams in three packs for 15 bucks.  I wear wool socks year round and have been just as pleased with these if not more so than smartwool.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:33:48 PM EDT
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I was destroying Smartwool socks running in them. Usually would wear a hole in the toe area. Switched to Darn Tough, they're about the same price maybe a little higher but really are a better sock.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:35:20 PM EDT
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I have some of the gander mtn ones. Pretty good and were cheap. Like $8 on sale.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:35:27 PM EDT
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THIS
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:36:41 PM EDT
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This.  These are the best wool socks at this price point, hands down.  They have ankle length ones as well.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 8:37:01 PM EDT
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I prefer swiftwicks. Have a pair of darn toughs as well, but still prefer the swiftwicks.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:15:42 AM EDT
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Bridgedales are good to go also. Not any cheaper than Smartwools.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:16:35 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:34:45 AM EDT
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Any good deals on Darn Tough socks?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:36:20 AM EDT
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Darn Tough fits weird. I like the SmartWool PHD outdoor line.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:38:32 AM EDT
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I have Smartwool and REI.  I tend to prefer the REI socks.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:40:56 AM EDT
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Costco brand
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:41:50 AM EDT
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Cabelas had a deal, $3.50/pair a few weeks ago. I got ten pairs. They're nice and my feet don't smell anymore.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:50:46 AM EDT
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I've tried all sorts of brands. My problem is I go from zero degrees to 75 multiple times per day at work and have issues with my feet sweating then. Never sweat besides that.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:58:50 AM EDT
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I only wear merino wool socks.

If cost is no option than Darn Tough is where it's at.

If $12 for a 4 pack is more your speed then the Costco brand are pretty good, Im guessing they are made by Wigwam.

Smartwool? Overpriced and not durable, been reducing mine through attrition.

REI? Not durable, got 5 pair to try with my work boots and reducing through attrition.
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