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.
The best and most comfortable hiking and running socks. Hiking socks from The North Face are durable and ultralight. Shop now at The North Face.