SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Socks - Merino Wool, Lightweight, Crew (For Men and Women) in Oatmeal
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SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Socks - Merino Wool, Lightweight, Crew (For Men and Women)

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Information about SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Socks - Merino Wool, Lightweight, Crew (For Men and Women)
2nds. SmartWool PhD Outdoor light crew socks are built to handle long days on your feet. Made of itch-free, moisture-wicking merino wool, the 4-Degree fit system prevents bunching for all-day comfort.
  • Itch-free merino wool is temperature regulating, moisture wicking and odor resistant
  • PhD 4-Degree Fit System places strategic bands and flex zones at ankle, arch, upper instep and lower instep
  • Light cushioning in the sole
  • WOW (Wool-on-Wool) Technology in high-density impact zones at the forefoot and heel replaces nylon in favor of more merino wool
  • Strategically placed mesh zones at top of foot provide ventilation for temperature and moisture management
  • Flat-knit toe seam for improved comfort and durability
  • Made in United States of America (yarn imported)
  • Visit our Wool Guide
  • US shipments only
Specs about SmartWool PhD Outdoor Light Socks - Merino Wool, Lightweight, Crew (For Men and Women)
  • Lightweight
  • Height: Crew
  • Fabric: 68% merino wool, 29% nylon, 3% elastic
  • Care: Machine wash/dry
  • Made in United States of America (yarn imported)
  • Visit our Wool Guide
  • US shipments only

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Reviewed by silentsnow from New York on Monday, October 28, 2013
Comfortable socks, no bunching, no lint after taking them off. My "everyday" smartwool women's socks leave lots of lint on my feet after taking them off, the Outdoor socks do not. I wear a 9.5-10 womens shoes and took the large.
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hawk3/21 from Florida on Friday, November 28, 2014
    These feel like im wrapping my feet in a cocoon of snug kittens. Not as thick as the lorpen light hiker, im in Fla & ordered lightweight for a reason. These socks are amazing, I was turned on to them reading a comparison test. They wore these and many more for up to a week at a time in the Himalayas. The Phd's won, by a lot.....except for price. $23-$25 ?????? Im not Rockefeller, no way I could do it. Then I found this sight, got some diff brands, cheapest $4.63....better than ive ever worn. The lorpen were more and I could really tell they deserved it.....if I were hiking. Im not, mine are in combat boots (not avail in 4E, so no room for the Lorpens).

    However, I called my parents, my Dad needed boot socks and I talked him into trying the $4.65 outdoor sock (67% merino wool) and he couldn't be happier. My Mom has be mainly bedridden, mainly leaving the house for dialysis, which chills her to the bone. (Lol, no luck getting them in the icebreaker merino wool shirts....yet. I have three and they are wonderful). Knowing she puts very little wear and tear on socks, so longevity will balance the cost over time, I suggested they splurge and get her the PHD's in heavyweight for house socks and dialysis. Approx $11.50 per, they were an instant hit. My Mom lives in them know. A week passed, I was looking thru the 85% discounts that arrive every few days in my email and sure enough I saw lightweight Phd's for $7.67 (approx, lots of meds, but I think im close). I got 2 pair and wasn't disappointed. These socks are worth $23-$25 every day of the week. Exceptionally comfortable and well made. Its a treat putting them on, feels like kittens are hugging your feet. .
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by WildlandFF from All over USA on Thursday, June 12, 2014
    I am a wildland firefighter and a good sock is essential for a long hard day on the line. These socks fit that bill perfectly. I wear these socks up to four days at a time for 16 hours a day and they hold up. I wear a large and its a snug fit, not to tight but snug enough that blisters don't develop. I can hike all day without getting blisters or stinging on the bottom of my feet like I get from other socks. I highly recommend these socks for other Firefighters or those who are avid hikers.
    Even though my feet sweat during the day, I spread these out at night and by morning they are dry and do not smell.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hiker-ed from Houston, TX on Sunday, June 1, 2014
    Could be me but the quality, fit, and ability to stay dry seem lesser in quality than my Smartwools of the past. I hope this isn't a continuing trend with Smartwool.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by nat from ontario, canada on Friday, May 23, 2014
    bought these for my husband..he wants another pair..
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by nunnone from Alabama on Sunday, May 18, 2014
    Wore these to work every day for a week now (no, not the same pair). Working outside in 40-85 degree temps. On my feet all day. Feet and legs never felt so good at end of day. Very comfortable and supportive. Socks fit snugly and do not bunch. No odor. Thought I'd never find socks I liked better than the SmartWool lite-hikers that I'm still using. I was wrong! Wearing with Asolo Echo hiking boots. Great combination.

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