Whether you are going for an afternoon walk or a weekend-long hike, a good pair of socks is an important addition to your outfit. Everyone knows the importance of a good pair of walking boots but the quality of the socks inside them are often neglected. A high quality pair of socks will mean there is one less thing to worry about as you enjoy a wander through nature. So what should you be looking for when trying to find the right pair of hiking socks?
As you tend to be walking for longer than normal when hiking, you need socks that provide greater protection. It's important for there to be additional cushioning on areas of greater impact such as the toes, heel and where the shin meets the boot. These factors will reduce the impact on your body and lead to a lower chance of blisters
Wool is the most popular material for hiking socks for good reason. It effectively regulates temperature to prevent your feet from getting too sweaty and provides cushioning, As well as this, it's naturally antimicrobial so you don’t have to worry about smelly feet at the campsite.
Socks can also have additional features to reduce the risk of the sock rubbing against skin. Features like arch support and seamless toes means that you no longer have to worry about blisters.
Ok this one might not be as important but hear us out... If you look good, you feel good, which means you’re more likely to power through when the weather turns on you. Choose socks with a design that make you feel confident.
Our hiking socks here at STRIDIES were specially designed for maximum comfort when on an outdoor adventure. Our Comfit Arch along with Seam3Toe and Natural Breathe technologies make them perfect for you to wear when you hike. Not only that, but whenever we sell a pair of socks we donate a pair to homeless shelters across the UK, meaning that buying socks from us does not only help you conquer the wilderness, but it helps those in need too!