Reviewed by CKG Memphis from Tennessee on Friday, November 22, 2013
These are the best socks I have ever worn, and not just for hiking.
12 or 13 years ago, on the way to Knoxville, I discovered Men's Merino Wool Hiker Socks at an Eddie Bauer outlet store near Lebanon, TN, and bought two 3-packs of these khaki socks for $16 per 3-pack. These became my every day socks and I wore these as casual socks with various khaki trousers most of the time for many years. They wear like iron and are very comfortable.
When I tried to buy some more several years ago, because I was down to 2 pair, they had been discontinued by Eddie Bauer. I contacted Eddie Bauer Corporate to find out the manufacturer, but was told that information was not available. I have searched many stores and websites since for these socks, with no luck.
Quite by accident, I discovered these Goodhew Hiking Socks on the Sierra website, and they appeared to be the same as those I bought at Eddie Bauer. I purchased 2 pair and found them to be identical. I have since purchased 7 pair more so I will have spares in the future.
I don't understand why Sierra shows these as Closeouts. These are great socks for every day use. Why close them out?