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SmartWool PhD Ski Light Socks - Merino Wool (For Men and Women)

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Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Traveling Family 12 from Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Just the same product you see in local ski stores for $24. Perfect buy with feel good discount.
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Information about SmartWool PhD Ski Light Socks - Merino Wool (For Men and Women)
2nds. SmartWool's PhD Ski Light socks introduce their legendary merino wool fabric to new fitting technology for superior comfort and lasting durability.
  • ZQ itch-free merino wool is temperature regulating, moisture wicking and odor resisting
  • 4-Degree Elite Fit System uses two elastics for greater stretch and recovery to keep the sock in place
  • ReliaWool Technology in high impact areas provides long lasting protection
  • Strategically positioned mesh ventilation zones
  • Flat-knit toe seam
  • 1x1 ribbed welt
  • 1x1 ribbed leg
  • Light cushion in shin and sole
  • Made in United States of America (yarn imported)
  • Visit our Wool Guide
  • US shipments only
Specs about SmartWool PhD Ski Light Socks - Merino Wool (For Men and Women)
  • Lightweight
  • Height: Over the calf
  • Fabric: 65% merino wool, 33% nylon, 2% elastic, 54% merino wool, 42% nylon, 4% elastic, 62% merino wool, 38% nylon, 2% elastic
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Made in United States of America (yarn imported)
  • Visit our Wool Guide
  • US shipments only

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Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Traveling Family 12 from Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Just the same product you see in local ski stores for $24. Perfect buy with feel good discount.
Based on 68 reviews: Overall:
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  • Reviewed by Traveling Family 12 from Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
    Just the same product you see in local ski stores for $24. Perfect buy with feel good discount.
  • Reviewed by SteveP from Massachusetts on Thursday, March 27, 2014
    These are my first pair of PhD's and I love them. The fit is perfect and the compression is just right. Never know these are seconds!
  • Reviewed by Greg from Big sky mt. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    The very best ever, ski or hiking sock. Doesn't bunch up in boot, and wicks moister away well.gre
  • Reviewed by et from cali on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    great for snowboard boots.. Warm, but not to thick
  • Reviewed by fryguyf16 from Washington on Monday, March 24, 2014
    I didn't get enough ski days in this year to really judge. They are medium weight, wouldn't want any heavier. They have shrunk a bit on wash. I liked the consistency of material/texture over the Icebreaker Ski+Lite socks. I'm worried they may ball up like some of the Smartwool dress socks I got.

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  • Question “is there a compression rating for this sock?”
    Asked on 2/9/2014 1:39:52 PM by Markus of Grafton from earth
    • Answer Form what I have seen, nothing specific within specs and description...
      Answered on 2/9/2014 2:49:08 PM by James from New Hampshire
    • Answer These aren't classified compression socks.
      Answered on 2/9/2014 5:24:29 PM by Mel from New Jersey
    • Answer Great sock! Light weight and very warm. Perfect for skiing and boarding.rery .
      Answered on 2/10/2014 3:53:56 AM by Meggy from Belmont, ma
    • Answer I don't know. The socks fit snug and wrinkle-free; i.e., no blisters from a bunched up sock against the snowboard boot. Granted a ski boot tends to fit even tighter than a snowboard boot.
      Answered on 2/10/2014 4:19:09 AM by Miracle from Utah
    • Answer I bought this as a gift for someone, and I didn't know it was irregular. The recipient informed me but also said there weren't noticeable differences in the product.
      Answered on 2/8/2014 5:54:11 PM by Mel from Boston
    • Answer I bought two pairs of these in September. The pair I'm wearing didn't have irregular marked on it. Just checked the still unused pair and it does. Since the description doesn't say anything about them being irregular as far as I could tell, it seems like STP neglected to mention this. Still, I got them for a great price and the irregular pair looks fine, at least to the eye.

      Check with customer service and see what they tell you, I would be very interested in hearing what they say.
      Answered on 2/8/2014 6:36:37 PM by Jim from Yokohama
    • Answer It will wash off after a few washes. Nothing is actually wrong with the socks that I can ever see, but it doesn't meet smartwool's quality control in some way. 100% of my Smartwool socks are irregular and I have 0 issues. It does say irregular in the item description at STP.com
      Answered on 2/8/2014 6:47:52 PM by Cassie from Colorado
    • Answer The description clearly states they are 2nds...thus the Irregular stamp. The flaws in mine were very minor cosmetic blemishes that do not affect fit or performance.
      Answered on 2/8/2014 7:16:18 PM by Minnesota Finn from Utah
    • Answer I never have been dissatisfied with the "irregular" smart wool socks I have received. Never seen any thing vaguely irregular either.
      Answered on 2/8/2014 8:04:27 PM by Hans from VT
    • Answer Mine did, too. I personally don't care, but it's unfortunate that it is not clearly stated.
      Answered on 2/8/2014 8:19:50 PM by Mel from New Jersey
    • Answer I do not recall mine saying IRREGULAR. However, I do have 3 other pairs purchased from STP that do and only see one visible flaw in one pair! The description does say seconds, so there must be some slight flaw somewhere, doesn't affect the sock at all!!
      Answered on 2/9/2014 7:05:34 AM by yoopermom from Upper Michigan
    • Answer When you ordered the sock, there would have been a notice on the screen that said (2nds). It would be I the same spot as the "close outs" or clearance designations...
      All it means is it there is a slight blemish when these socks were made, and is not really noticeable, or affects the performance of these socks.
      Mine also say irregular, but they work perfectly..
      Answered on 2/9/2014 9:41:49 AM by James from New Hampshire
    • Answer It was a surprise to me also! I did not note in the online description that these were not first quality. I felt ripped off and embarrassed to give them as a gift as I had planned.
      Answered on 2/9/2014 11:33:34 AM by donnehee from ny
  • Question “i need to know what size is equal to a mens size 9.5 shoe”
    Asked on 12/5/2013 9:46:33 AM by kait from boston
    • Answer If you hover your mouse over or click on the sizes the corresponding numeric size will be displayed. The size large fits mens shoe size 9-11½,
      Answered on 12/9/2013 11:31:34 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “What size is equal to Men's shoe size 12??”
    Asked on 11/30/2013 2:39:25 PM by skier from Wisconsin
    • Answer I purchased a size large for my husband who is also a size 12.
      Answered on 12/1/2013 7:31:36 AM by Cassie from Colorado