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Women's Performance Hike Light Cushion Margarita Ankle
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 to be more sustainable with the additon of recycled nylon, more durable, and more breathable—without sacrificing that women's-specific, tailored-to-you fit. So you can tackle more trails and enjoy more summits.
  • Women's specific fit
  • Additional body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Indestructawool™ technology with extended durability zones
  • Comfort welt with 'stay put' fit
  • Height 3.25"
Women's Performance Hike Light Cushion Margarita Ankle
New Arrivals
Women's Everyday No Show Socks
With a supportive arch brace and a women’s specific fit, our Women’s Everyday No Show sock is great for dress shoes, sneakers, or, really, whatever kicks you like. An internal gripper helps secure the sock while a supportive arch brace and a Virtually Seamless™ toe enhance your comfort. Plus, these socks are made with ZQ-certified Merino wool for softness, odor control, and breathability, so they’ll help you go far and feel good, whether you’re running errands or out with friends.
  • Internal gripper at heel to secure sock fit
  • Seamless opening reduces pressure points and enhances comfort
  • Supportive arch brace
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Shred Shield™ technology reduces wear from toes
  • Women's specific fit
Women's Everyday No Show Socks
New Arrivals
Women's Classic Hike Light Cushion Crew
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 sheep. This is a women's cozy, capable classic that is never going out of style.
  • Elasticized arch brace for secure fit
  • Flat knit toe seam for additional comfort
  • Our first sock construction, only now featuring recycled nylon (content varies by style)
Women's Classic Hike Light Cushion Crew
Women's Performance Hike Light Cushion Broken Stripes Pattern Crew
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!
  • Height 7"
  • Additional body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability
  • Comfort welt with 'stay put' fit
  • Indestructawool™ technology with extended durability zones
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Women's specific fit
Women's Performance Hike Light Cushion Broken Stripes Pattern Crew
Women's Run Targeted Cushion Low Ankle Socks
Whether you run on a track, on a sidewalk, or on a trail, you want your feet to stay as comfortable as possible. These low ankle socks are built to help with that. They offer a dialed-in women's specific fit, breathability, and reduced slippage. Plus, their Indestructawool™ technology helps them last through the miles. And because they’re made with responsibly sourced Merino wool, they’re comfortable and odor-resistant. For better comfort on your next run, choose our Women’s Run Targeted Cushion Low Ankle sock.
  • Indestructawool™ technology with extended durability zones
  • Mesh zones for added breathability
  • Achilles tab prevents sock from slipping into footwear
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Women's specific fit
Women's Run Targeted Cushion Low Ankle Socks
Smartwool Women's PhD® Outdoor Light Mid Crew

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 crew silhouette sits at an ideal height for a low trail boot, while the women’s-specific fit provides an overall slimmer fit and narrower heel.

  • Light Cushion
  • Indestructawool™ technology
  • Sock Height: Mid Crew
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system
  • Body mapped mesh zones
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe
  • Women's specific fit
Smartwool Women's PhD® Outdoor Light Mid Crew
Smartwool Women's Hike Light Mini
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.
  • Flat knit toe seam for additional comfort
  • Elasticized arch brace for secure fit
Smartwool Women's Hike Light Mini
Women's Performance Run Cold Weather Mid Crew
Sometimes you just need a good run. Our PhD® Run Cold Weather Mid Crew socks will get you out the door and help you stay outside longer. Our 4 Degree™ elite fit system keeps the sock in place so you can focus on the stride ahead. The narrower profile design proves a perfect fit for women’s feet.
  • Mid-crew height adds extra warmth under tights
  • 5.5" overall height
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Women's specific fit; narrower heel and slimmer fit
  • Body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability
  • Indestructawool™ technology for enhanced durability
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
Women's Performance Run Cold Weather Mid Crew
Women's Classic Hike Full Cushion Crew
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.
  • Our first sock construction, only now featuring recycled nylon (content varies by style)
  • Elasticized arch brace for secure fit
  • Flat knit toe seam for additional comfort
Women's Classic Hike Full Cushion Crew
Smartwool Women's PhD® Run Light Elite Low Cut
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.
  • Sock Height: Low Cut
  • Indestructawool™ technology
  • 2.25" overall height
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Body mapped mesh zones
  • Women's specific fit
Smartwool Women's PhD® Run Light Elite Low Cut
Smartwool PhD® Run Ultra Light Micro

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.

  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system
  • Shred Shield technology
  • Achilles tab designed to prevent sock from slipping down into footwear
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Mesh Venting
  • Ultra Light Cushion
  • Sock Height: Micro
  • Indestructawool™ technology
Smartwool PhD® Run Ultra Light Micro
Smartwool Women's Hike Light Crew
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.
  • Light Cushion
  • Flat knit toe seam
  • Sock Height: Crew
  • Elasticized arch brace
Smartwool Women's Hike Light Crew
Women's Run Targeted Cushion Mid Crew Socks
Socks that are breathable and odor-resistant are especially great for when you’re crushing the miles on your runs. Our Women’s Run Targeted Cushion Mid Crew Socks are made from responsibly sourced, super comfy Merino wool, which helps regulate temperature even while you’re on the move. They also offer a women’s specific fit, a Virtually Seamless™ toe, and strategic mesh zones for comfort. Plus, they’re made with Indestructawool™ technology, which increases their durability. On top of that, they’re designed with a zippy stripe, so every mile you bank will be a fashionable one.
  • Women's specific fit
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Indestructawool™ technology with extended durability zones
  • Overall 5.5" height
  • Mesh zones for added breathability
Women's Run Targeted Cushion Mid Crew Socks
New Arrivals
Women's Performance Hike Light Cushion Color Block Pattern Ankle
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 sock that already provides the highest degree of comfort, fit, and durability, and it's never been easier to go far and feel good.
  • Women's specific fit
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Height 3.25"
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Indestructawool™ technology with extended durability zones
  • Comfort welt with 'stay put' fit
  • Additional body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability
Women's Performance Hike Light Cushion Color Block Pattern Ankle
Smartwool Hike Light Crew
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.
  • Reinforced sole for additional durability
  • Flat knit toe seam for additional comfort
  • Smartwool® 2 Degree fit system with elasticized arch and ankle support designed to keep the sock in place
  • Light Cushion
  • Flat knit toe seam
  • Sock Height: Crew
  • Elasticized arch brace
Smartwool Hike Light Crew
Women’s Athlete Edition Run Print Crew Socks
In designing our Women’s Athlete Edition Run Print Crew Socks, we partnered with ultrarunner Rob Krar to determine which comfort and performance features were best suited to this runner-focused sock. It starts with Merino wool construction, which provides odor resistance and temperature regulation, and adds in a performance-oriented and women's specific fit, a Virtually Seamless™ toe, and breathable mesh zones. Next, this sock offers Indestructawool™ and Shred Shield™ technologies for enhanced durability. To top it off, the sock is patterned with an eye-catching print that’s sure to get noticed next time you podium.
  • Women's specific fit; 7" overall height
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Indestructawool™ technology with extended durability zones
  • Shred Shield™ technology reduces wear from toes
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Mesh zones for added breathability
Women’s Athlete Edition Run Print Crew Socks
Smartwool Women's PhD Run Light Elite Pattern Crew
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.
  • Indestructawool™ technology for enhanced durability
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability
  • Women's specific fit; narrower heel and slimmer fit
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed, performance-oriented fit
Smartwool Women's PhD Run Light Elite Pattern Crew
Smartwool Women's Hide and Seek No Show

Change can be scary. Except when it comes to improving the comfort of Smartwool socks. We've added some new tech to our No Show socks—Shred Shield™ technology to help reduce wear from toes and a seamless opening to help minimize pressure points from your favorite low-profile shoes. These low riders will give you all the benefits of Merino wool with a 'barely there' peek of color showing out of your shoe.

  • Supportive arch brace
  • Ultra Light Cushion
  • Sock Height: No Show
  • Internal gripper at heel to secure sock fit
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Seamless opening reduces pressure points and enhances comfort
  • Shred Shield technology
Smartwool Women's Hide and Seek No Show
New Arrivals
Women's Performance Hike Full Cushion Camp Scene Crew
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.
  • Women's specific fit
  • Additional body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Height 7"
  • Comfort welt with 'stay put' fit
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
Women's Performance Hike Full Cushion Camp Scene Crew
Women's Hike Light Cushion Low Ankle Socks
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 the perfect sock fit. And soft responsibly sourced, ZQ-certified Merino wool handles the rest—working hard when you do. With a low ankle height that pairs perfectly with your low-cut hiking shoes, it's easy to stay comfortable on even the longest, most advanced hikes.
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Indestructawool™ technology with extended durability zones
  • Women's specific fit
  • Additional body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability
Women's Hike Light Cushion Low Ankle Socks
Smartwool Women's PhD® Run Ultra Light Print Micro

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.

  • Achilles tab designed to prevent sock from slipping down into footwear
  • Sock Height: Micro
  • 360° Print Technology
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Ultra Light Cushion:Non-cushioned for maximum performance in close-fitting shoes
  • Women's specific fit; narrower heel and slimmer fit
  • Mesh ventilation zones provide optimum moisture management and maximum breathability
  • Shred Shield helps reduce wear from toes
  • 4 Degree™ Elite Fit System: For a dialed, performance-oriented fit with flex zone at ankle joint
Smartwool Women's PhD® Run Ultra Light Print Micro
Women's Everyday Texture Ankle Boot
Our Women's Texture Mini Boot sock is designed for simple style and extravagant comfort. These everyday socks feature a women's-specific fit and its mini boot silhouette pairs perfectly with your low cut shoes or boots. Add in our Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced in-shoe comfort and you'll never take these socks off.
  • Mini boot silhouette
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Women's specific fit; narrower heel and slimmer fit
Women's Everyday Texture Ankle Boot
Women's Performance Hike Light Cushion Margarita Crew
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!
  • Women's specific fit
  • Height 7"
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Additional body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Comfort welt with 'stay put' fit
  • Indestructawool™ technology with extended durability zones
Women's Performance Hike Light Cushion Margarita Crew
Women’s Run Zero Cushion TNF Low Ankle Socks
Our Women’s Run Zero Cushion Low Ankle socks offer the comfort and durability that will help make every mile feel good. Indestructawool™ and Shred Shield™ technologies increase the sock’s durability, while the 4 Degree™ elite fit system, Virtually Seamless™ toe, women's specific fit, and breathable mesh zones increase its comfort. No matter if you’re hitting the trail, the pavement, or the treadmill for some good old-fashioned training miles, be sure your gear includes the sock that will help you stay comfortable on every stride.
  • Women's specific fit
  • Mesh zones for added breathability
  • Indestructawool™ technology with extended durability zones
  • 4 Degree™ elite fit system for a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit
  • Virtually Seamless™ toe for enhanced comfort
  • Shred Shield™ technology reduces wear from toes
Women’s Run Zero Cushion TNF Low Ankle Socks
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Around the world to around the block, pack a sock you can count on to carry you through it all. No extra frilly hosiery: our women's socks are all business.



No show to crew socks: a style for every occasion



Pick your favorite sock style and get started on your next adventure. Runners will love our performance no show socks, both in the gym and on the trail. Low cut socks and ankle socks are the perfect pair for sneakers of all kinds. For a little more coverage in boots, try our mid-crew or mini quarter socks. You can even choose from no- or thin-cuff socks to keep your style your own.

Along with our choice of fits, you also get to pick from a range of hues and patterns. You'll want to wear shorts to show off the bright, lively designs on your new footwear.



Ultra-comfort athletic socks



Apartment to gym to tent to trail, wherever you go, take comfort with you. Slip into your hiking boots in socks built with a seamless toe and reinforced heel tabs to reduce or prevent blisters. On extra-long hikes, try the compression knee high socks to reduce swelling and keep pushing that extra mile. Our socks even make great liner socks, for when you need to double-layer for comfort on the go. Their moisture-wicking build lets you hike and climb to your heart's content with a breathable, dry fit. Plus, look for arch support to keep you comfy on every level. If shorter socks are your style, try no-show Achilles tab socks. They're no-slip to avoid your socks slipping into your shoes mid-run.



Wear-resistant women's socks



Throw on your running leggings and your sneakers and get ready to go. You won't quit and neither will your socks. From Shred Shield technology to extra padding right where you need it the most, these socks are meant to last mile after mile. Stop worrying about holes and start planning your next backpacking trip worry-free.

Build the rest of your durable outdoor adventure outfit from our best sellers to find out why we're full of fan favorites.



Women's Socks FAQs



What are the best women's socks for the outdoors?

For outdoor activities, you want wool socks. They're engineered for an active lifestyle and are perfect to wear with everything from running and hiking shoes to your at-home slippers. They're as comfortable as slipper socks with the support and durability of athletic socks.

What are the warmest women's socks?

We offer a variety of weights in our women's socks, but our warmest pairs are the Smartwool Women's PhD Ski Medium Pattern and Smartwool Women's Hike Medium Saturnsphere Crew. Both are engineered with extra layers of padding for added warmth.

Where to buy women's wool socks?

Our socks are made of a comfortable, soft blend of Merino wool and nylon to keep things warm, yet breathable for your feet. Shop our selection at thenorthface.com.