$19.00
More Details Find your comfort zone on every hike with our Women's Hike Light Cushion Low ankle socks. Formerly known as PhD® Outdoor socks, these improved hiking socks are packed with all our tried-and-true sock innovations, like our Indestructawool™ technology for enhanced durability, our 4 Degree™ Elite Fit System and women's-specific fit, and our Virtually Seamless™ toe for even more comfort. We've extended durability zones and updated mesh areas to help maximize breathability without sacrificing ...
 $25.00
More Details With a revolutionary 360-degree printing process, we can add flavor and style to any women’s Merino wool hiking sock. This one can help you express your love for the outdoors, camping, and hiking. With full cushioning on the entire sock for added protection and warmth, you can feel cozy during any trek—as well as at the relaxing post-hike campfire gathering.
 $18.95
More Details Light, half-cushion is perfect for moderate hiking or aggressive walking. Designed for a woman's foot. Arch brace holds the sock in place and adds additional support. Flat-knit toe seam keeps you comfortable throughout the day.
 $22.00
More Details Enjoy a great pattern and even greater comfort with our Hike Light Fish Pattern Crew socks. These Merino wool hiking socks use our light cushioning, an elasticized arch brace for a secure fit, and a flat knit toe seam for additional comfort. Hike up and up and up with the natural benefits of responsibly sourced Merino wool.
 $25.00
More Details Featuring rail stripes that add just the right personality for the trail, the Performance Hike Full Cushion Rail Stripe Crew puts cushioning around the entire sock for enhanced comfort, protection, and warmth. With a new two-ply yarn structure, this men's hiking sock repels pilling and offers softness your feet will love. For your next hike, just grab a pair of these performance socks to make the miles slip by with ease.
 $12.00
More Details Designed for a perfect fit on the foot and in the shoe, our Kids’ Hike Light Cushion Ankle Socks will help your kids’ feet feel comfy during every hike, from start to finish. They’re made with a flat knit toe seam and an elasticized arch brace for comfort and support, and their soft Merino wool and nylon blend will help with odor control, breathability, and durability. To help ensure a good day on the trails, ...
 $18.95
More Details For someone as active as you are, an athletic sock made for all sports and activities alike is just what your workout is missing. Whether you're on the court or the trail, our 2 Degree fit system gives you a comfortable fit to push yourself further.
 $17.95
More Details Our Women's Hike Light Mini offers comfort and style on every hike. With light cushioning, an elasticized arch brace for a secure fit, and a flat knit toe seam for extra comfiness, you'll feel great every step of the way.
 $21.00
More Details Our new and improved Hike Light socks, formerly PhD® Outdoor, bring you enhanced features to maximize comfort and help you get after it at the highest level. We've extended the durability zones to make them cover even more of the sock–offering the same comfort with even more strength. And we've updated our mesh zones to help improve breathability without sacrificing the perfect sock fit. Combine these features with a light cushion on the entire bottom ...
 $23.00
More Details Perform with the power and comfort of responsibly sourced, ZQ-certified Merino wool in our Hike Light Cushion Crew socks. Formerly known as PhD® Outdoor, we've updated our best hike socks to include more sustainable materials with the addition of recycled nylon, improved durability, updated mesh zones, and an even more perfect fit. But, don't worry. Our fan-favorite sock technologies aren't going anywhere—offering you the comfort and performance you expect from Smartwool. The crew height ...
 $21.00
More Details Our Classic Hike Full Cushion Crew socks focus on comfort and durability, so you can go farther on every hike. Responsibly sourced, ZQ-certified Merino wool keeps things soft, while recycled nylon keeps it all sustainable. And full cushioning on the entire sock adds the warmth and protection you need and love. Stay cozy out there with our updated Classic Hike socks.
 $21.00
More Details Perfect fit. Powerful durability. That's what you get when you put on our Hike Light socks—formerly known as PhD® Outdoor. Featuring our top sock technologies, dialed-in fit systems, updated mesh zones, and extended durability zones, we've upgraded these hiking socks to help you push any summit or enjoy any trail in absolute comfort. Light cushioning on the entire bottom of the foot to bring more comfort to your favorite low-cut hiking shoes.And the addition of ...
 $22.00
More Details Hike how you like in our responsibly sourced, ZQ-certified Merino wool Hike Light socks. Formerly known as PhD® Outdoor, these hiking socks are packed with all our tried-and-true sock innovations, like our Indestructawool™ technology for enhanced durability, our 4 Degree™ Elite Fit System for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit, and our Virtually Seamless™ toe for even more comfort. We've extended durability zones and updates mesh areas to help maximize breathability without sacrificing ...
 $21.00
More Details Bring the natural performance features of responsibly sourced ZQ-certified Merino wool with you on every hike in our Women's Hike Light socks (formerly known as PhD® Outdoor). Thermoregulation, sweat management, and odor resistance join forces to help keep you comfortable all day long, while our innovative sock technologies and light cushioning along the entire bottom of the sock help you take care of your feet on every hike. We've also updated our hiking sock construction ...
 $19.00
More Details Over 25 years ago, we invented the original Merino wool performance sock—the Classic Hike. The Classic Hike remains mostly unchanged and certainly unmatched in comfort. But today, it’s getting upgraded. And that upgrade starts with recycled nylon—adding more sustainability to our favorite socks. They’re also made with responsibly sourced, ZQ-certified wool that was grown with a focus on ensuring environmental, social, and economic sustainability while also taking the best care of our Merino ...
 $13.95
More Details Time for some family trail time, thanks to a hiking sock built specifically for your kiddos. Our Kids' Striped Hike Medium Crew has medium cushioning, super soft Merino and no extra bulk means you can all stay on the trail, longer.
 $19.00
More Details We invented the first Merino wool performance sock, but we'll never stop trying to make it better. Our Classic Hike socks are getting upgraded and it starts with recycled nylon. The first-ever Merino wool hiking socks are now made more sustainably than ever before. Light cushioning on the bottom of the sock and responsibly sourced, ZQ-certified Merino wool offers comfort and natural performance benefits that help take care of your feet on every hike. With ...
 $23.00
More Details For dependably comfortable, reliably durable women’s wool hiking socks, these are just the thing. Constructed from a blend of soft, responsibly sourced Merino wool and recycled nylon for sustainability, this sock will wow you with its features and charm you with its saucy style. Its numerous stay-put and perfect-fit attributes will have you practically skipping along every trail. Hike on!
 $23.00
More Details Perform with the power and comfort of ZQ-certified Merino wool in our Hike Light Cushion Crew socks—formerly known as PhD® Outdoor. We've updated our best women's hiking socks to include more sustainable materials with the addition of recycled nylon, improved durability and mesh zones, and an even more perfect fit. But, don't worry. Our fan-favorite sock technologies aren't going anywhere—offering you all-day comfort and natural performance in a women's-specific fit. A crew height helps add ...
 $23.00
More Details When you’re ready to hit the trail, you want the best sock for the hike. For mile after mile of comfort, this crew sock delivers. If you’re looking for great features like enhanced mesh zones for breathability, a performance-oriented fit, and the soft comfort of responsibly sourced Merino wool, stop right here at this wool sock. You’ll be glad you did!
 $21.00
More Details Our new and improved Hike Light socks, formerly PhD® Outdoor, offer a women's-specific fit and bring you enhanced features to maximize comfort and help you hit the trail at the highest level. We've extended the durability zones to make them cover even more of the sock—offering the same comfort with even more strength. And updated mesh zones help improve breathability and minimize pressure without sacrificing the perfect sock fit. Add these features to a light-cushioned ...
 $21.00
More Details Our Classic Hike Full Cushion Crew socks focus on comfort and durability, so you can go farther on every hike. Responsibly sourced, ZQ-certified Merino wool keeps things soft, while recycled nylon keeps it all sustainable. And full cushioning on the entire sock adds the warmth and protection you need for any trail. Stay comfortable out there with our updated women's Classic Hike socks.
 $14.00
More Details The Kids' Hike Medium Margarita Crew sock brings color and comfort to any of your kids' outfits. They come in a range of color options, but each pair features an elasticized arch brace for a secure fit, mid-weight cushioning along the bottom of the foot, and a flat knit toe seam for additional coziness.
 $19.00
More Details Hit that new trail in the Performance Hike Light Cushion Low Ankle sock, and you’ll be smiling from start to finish. This responsibly sourced Merino wool sock is enhanced with the 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit. Plus, the Virtually Seamless™ toe offers a smoothed-out experience for even greater comfort. And, because these socks offer body-mapped mesh zones, your feet will enjoy breathability in all the right places. Get ready for ...
 $23.00
More Details Do what feels natural in our new Hike Light Crew. Formerly known as PhD® Outdoor, we've added enhanced features to our responsibly sourced, ZQ-certified Merino wool socks to help you stay comfortable, breathable, and able to hike any way you like. Improved durability and mesh zones work together with our top sock technologies to bring you a wool hiking sock capable of climbing it all. Light cushioning along the entire bottom of the sock brings ...
 $14.00
More Details Kids are more likely to feel good about hiking when their feet feel good too. That’s why they’ll love this full cushion crew sock, which is designed with lots of comfort features, including an elasticized arch brace, a flat knit toe seam, and all-over cushioning for added protection and warmth. Plus, because it’s made with super-soft Merino wool, this sock provides temperature regulation, breathability, and the all-important odor control. These socks are sure to help ...
 $13.00
More Details With light cushioning on the entire bottom of the foot, our Kids’ Hike Light Cushion Striped Crew Socks are created to help kids love the hike. They are made from responsibly sourced Merino wool, for natural odor control, temperature regulation, and breathability. Plus, they’re designed for a perfect fit on the foot and in the shoe, and they have a flat knit toe seam and an elasticized arch brace for comfort and support. To top ...
 $14.00
More Details Our Kids’ Hike Full Cushion Striped Crew Socks look as snappy as they feel. They’re designed with an elasticized arch brace for support, a flat knit toe seam for comfort, and all-over cushioning for extra warmth and protection. Plus, because they’re made with responsibly sourced Merino wool, they are super soft, super breathable, and super comfy. Your kids’ feet will feel the trail-time love every step of the way.
 

Midweight, heavyweight, and everything in between – Hiking socks are the necessary accessory for every thrill-seeker.

Hiking socks made for today’s adventure-seeker

Men, women, and kids need to make sure their ankles, toes, and soles are sufficiently cushioned and protected at all times. Especially when going on adventures like backpacking or trail running. Whether you prefer liner socks or cushion crew socks, investing in the best hiking socks from the beginning will keep you from suffering from painful blisters, frostbite, and sores in the long run. These go hand-in-hand with your hiking boots and hiking gear and help you scale your trail the right way. Before setting off on your next backpacking trip or trail run, choose hiking socks that complement your hiking shoes and offer light cushioning, breathability, and protection in both warm weather and cold weather.

How to pick hiking or trekking socks

Factor in the route of your hiking trail and any obstacles you’ll encounter along the way. The right boot socks play a critical role in keeping trail runners and even darn tough hikers comfortable and blister-free throughout the trip.The height of your socks can make all the difference. Whether you want a no-show look with ankle socks or knee-high sock height for extra padding, choose from low-cut crew socks to no-show socks that protect against abrasion. Don’t forget to check the fabric. Hiking socks come in durable and warm merino wool, smartwool, spandex, and other various wool blends. Our lightweight hiking socks are made with coolmax technology to provide heavy to medium cushioning for all your outdoor needs.

Darn tough, full-cushion unisex hiking socks

Hiking socks need to be breathable to prevent moisture buildup from sweat, while providing extra cushioning for any night or day hikes. Whether you’re going for a long-distance run in running shoes or attempting a deep backcountry trek in hiker boots, you need moisture-wicking cushion socks for endurance and scale. So pull up your new tough socks and report for trail duty.

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