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More Details Experience durability at its peak with the PhD® Outdoor Light Crew. Featuring Indestructawool™ technology, a patent-pending wool-based durability construction, these socks are ready for any adventure on your list. Plus, with redesigned mesh zones, a Virtually Seamless® toe and the 4 Degree™ elite fit system, these socks have comfort covered.
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With all of the features that the PhD® Run Ultra Light Micro offers, your newest technology may be in your sock drawer. Indestructawool™ technology provides you with enhanced durability, while a 4 Degree™ elite fit system makes for a performance oriented fit. And Shred Shield™ technology reduces wear and tear from your toes. It's breathable, comfortable, and built to help take you farther.

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More Details Take your love for the mountain with you on every adventure with our Women's PhD® Outdoor Light Pattern Crew socks. Featuring our Indestructawool™ technology for enhanced durability, our Virtually Seamless™ toe for added comfort, and our 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit, you'll have everything you need and more to go far and feel good.
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Say goodbye to boring, run-of-the-mill running socks. We've brought our proprietary 360-degree printing technology to our race-day-worthy run socks to give you the performance you've grown to expect from Smartwool with a colorful twist. Our Women's PhD® Run Ultra Light Print Micro socks feature Indestructawool™ technology for added durability, Shred Shield™ technology to reduce wear from toes, and body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability.

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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.
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More Details Head out and discover new trails in constant comfort with our Women’s PhD® Outdoor Light Print Mid Crew. Our revolutionary 360-degree printing process allows us to bring fun, vibrant, and joyful designs to life on our socks, all printed on unbelievably soft Merino wool. With a 4 Degree™ elite fit and activity specific mesh zones to help feet stay dry and comfortable, these socks were made for all of your adventures.
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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.
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More Details The Hike Medium Crew keeps feet dry and happy for miles of switchbacks, scrambles, and climbs. Merino helps move moisture and regulate body temperature, while medium cushioning gives tired feet extra padding. An arch support and flat-knit toe seams add extra comfort.

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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.
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More Details This all-purpose sock was designed for rugged day hikes or moderate backpacking. An arch brace holds the sock in place and adds additional support. A flat-knit toe seam keeps you comfortable.
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More Details It’s time to take “burr” out of your running vocabulary. Stride out in our PhD® Run Cold Weather Mid Crew. A Merino blend and mesh zones designed for runners help keep your feet warm during long winter runs. With a run-specific profile and our 4 Degree™ elite fit system, with two elastics for greater stretch and fast recovery, these socks stay in place at every turn and up every hill.
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More Details There's no better sock for your young ones' to wear while exploring the wilderness than our mountain-inspired Kids' Wintersport Mountain socks. Featuring light cushioning on the shin, calf, and foot and a flat knit toe seam for additional comfort, our warmest kids' sock helps prepare your kids for warm, confident exploring.
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More Details Great patterns meet greater performance in our Women's PhD® Run Light Elite Pattern Crew socks. These running socks feature technologies designed to make it easier to run farther, including Indestructawool™ durability technology and body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability. Plus, you get all of the natural benefits of our responsibly-sourced ZQ Certified Merino wool, such as staying itch- and stink-free. Gear up and rack up more miles on every run.
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More Details A favorite of long hikers and day-trippers alike, the PhD® Outdoor Light Mid Crew packs some serious trail power. Featuring a versatile, multi-sport design, this lightweight style includes Indestructawool™ technology for ultimate durability in high wear areas. And when it comes to comfort, we pulled out all the stops: the 4 Degree™ elite fit system provides a dialed fit and our signature Virtually Seamless™ toe offers extraordinary comfort in any trail shoe. The mid ...
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More Details Our best fitting, most advanced run socks yet, we packed years of testing, prototypes and running smarts into these socks. Featuring Light Elite cushioning in the ball and heel of the foot for ultimate shock absorption with minimal in-shoe volume, men’s-specific mesh ventilation zones and a Virtually Seamless™ toe.
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More Details Featuring Light Elite cushioning, these socks contain targeted cushioning placed only where runners need it most, on the ball and heel of the foot. We packed these socks chock full of smart features like our 4 Degree® elite fit system, women’s-specific mesh ventilation zones, and a Virtually Seamless™ toe. A low cut height is that ideal balance of protection and style.
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More Details To run with the elite, your gear should be elite. The PhD® Run Light Elite Micro sock is just that. The latest technologies help you get to your highest level or performance. It's got just the right amount of cushioning on the impact zones of your foot to help keep you running longer.
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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.
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More Details Featuring Light Elite cushioning, these socks contain targeted cushioning placed only where runners need it most, on the ball and heel of the foot. We packed these socks full of smart features like our 4 Degree™ elite fit system, men’s-specific mesh ventilation zones, and a Virtually Seamless™ toe. A low cut height provides that ideal balance of protection and style that may be just what you need to step up your running game.
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More Details There's no better sock for your young ones to wear while exploring the wilderness than our mountain-inspired Kids' Wintersport Mountain socks. Featuring light cushioning on the shin, calf, and foot and a flat knit toe seam for additional comfort, our warmest kids' sock helps prepare your kids for warm, confident exploring.
 

WHAT MAKES A GOOD HIKING SOCK?

The best hiking socks are built for hiking, trail running, and everything in between. Whether you're tackling a day hike or trekking paths unknown, you should keep an eye out for a few key features. 

Hiking socks should be moisture-wicking, ultra-light, and super breathable. Plus, just the right amount of cushioning will help hikers and other adventurers avoid blisters. Ultralight socks allow for a seamless toe fit and light cushion for optimal range of motion. 

When it comes to durability, outdoor light hiker socks work well for daily wear. If you need something a little more heavy-duty, try Smartwool men's socks made with Indestructawool technology with a lifetime guarantee. 

OUTDOOR SOCKS DESIGNED FOR ADVENTURE

Tackle new trails with outdoor socks by your side. Our revolutionary 360-degree printing process allows us to bring fun, vibrant, and joyful designs to life on our socks.

Our Smartwool socks are all printed on ultra-soft Merino wool. With a 4 Degree™ elite fit and activity-specific mesh zones to help feet stay dry while you're on the move. As flexible as spandex, these socks were made for all of your adventures. 

FIND THE RIGHT SOCK FOR YOU

The socks you choose depend on what your day has in store. Compression socks might pair well with hiking boots for backpacking, while crew socks might pair better with boat shoes. Medium weight, low-cut socks are better for biking due to better breathability. 

First, pay close attention to the height of your boot socks. They should protect your ankle against abrasion without bunching. Plus, the best hiking socks are comfy and midweight.  

Fabric is also essential to finding the right fit. While most hiking socks are made of merino wool material, there are a number of options out there that are nylon, Smartwool, or polyester. 

SOCKS SHOULD HIT THE RIGHT HEIGHT, TOO

From no-show socks to knee-high outdoor socks, hiking socks come in a range of heights. You should pick a pair that hits just above the tongue of your footwear. If the cuffs of your boots or shoes hit the ankle, pick a pair of hiking socks that match that height for ease of use.

Whether you're looking for merino wool hiking socks, running socks, or a pair of micro crew cushion socks, find the right fit for you with The North Face.