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  1. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    6fatrat,
    You'll like the diver's socks. Be sure to use the thin synthetic liners for more comfort.

    BTW, Duluth Trading has a wide selection of outdoor socks of many different knits and fibers including Smartwool.

    Eric B.
     
  2. BallisticsGuy

    BallisticsGuy Well-Known Member

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    Carhart heavy wool, knee height. I wear those every day.
     
  3. Bassin_Rob

    Bassin_Rob Active Member

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    I recently got a pair of Farm to Feet socks and they are every bit as nice as my Darn tough. Need to wear em for longer to know for sure. But initial thoughts are they are great.
     
  4. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Been using Duluth Trading Co. "Cresta" men's midweight hiking socks and like them even better than my ThorLo socks.

    Eric B.
     
  5. 308stillbrass

    308stillbrass SCAMMER

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    Cabelas wool socks. In cool/cold weather I put on my thin base layer first then I pull my socks up over those. Seems to keep them from itching as bad.
     
  6. Peddler 76

    Peddler 76 Well-Known Member

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    Buy Merino Wool socks, they don’t itch.
     
  7. WanderingGoatie

    WanderingGoatie Active Member

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    The only socks I currently own are smartwools and honestly they’re not the greatest. I had a pair of scheels socks that were great. They were knee length merinos and lasted a few years. Unfortunately they had those seams at the toes as well.

    I keep looking for a sock that doesn’t have the rib/seam on the toes. Seems like that’s where I get all my hot spots.
     
  8. Clarkw

    Clarkw Member LRH Team Member

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    Smartwool this last week walking in snow with Solomon boots worked great.
     
  9. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    Duluth Trading Co. have "men's midnight Merino crew" socks that are actually fairly thick and very durable. Warmest, densest knit "3 season" sock I've ever used. When I say "densest" I mean medium thick but very tightly knit.

    Eric B.
     
  10. J man

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    Merino wool is what I prefer.
     
  11. dreamhunt

    dreamhunt Well-Known Member

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    Cabelas wool socks. In cool/cold weather I put on my thin base layer first then I pull my socks up over those. Seems to keep them from itching as bad.
     
  12. Yancyw

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    I am slowing transitioning all my socks out for Darn Tough. I buy a few pairs when I see them on sale.
     
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  13. forester22

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    Kirkland (Costco store brand) men's merino wool socks. They're 72% Merino Wool and 27% Nylon. I have used Darn Tough, Smart Wool, Wigwam, Fox River, and others, and I genuinely prefer the Kirklands. They are very nearly the only socks I wear for work (I work outside), hiking, etc. They are $18 for three pairs.
     
  14. Wrangler13

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    All darn tough. 1/4 cut lightweights everyday and hikers with cushion for hiking and hunting. Have worn out 8 pairs and they sent me 8 more for the cost of shipping.