Reviewed by Kartal wind from PA on Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Not only does STP have the best price on the internet - these are Smart Wool's best sock. My hiking boots are snug enough I need a light hiking sock. Plus my feet sweat a lot and a heavier sock has my feet feeling like a sauna in only a few miles of hiking. The first thing I noticed is how snugly these socks hug my foot. Once in the boot they don't move around at all - goodby bunching up at the toes and falling down the ankles. Secondly, even though they are "light" they have just the right amount of padding in the ball and heel. Third, the tight fit keeps my feet from feeling tired at the end of the day.
I used these just for the first time in a spring hike in the Appalachian mountains. One night it got down to 30 degrees and snowed. My feet would normally be cold even inside my down bag, but with a fresh pair of these socks on and they were snug. I would urge everyone to buy these socks up, but I'm a bit selfish and want STP to have enough for me to buy later.
There are lots of competitor sock companies, but the collective experience of many AT hikers is be smart and buy Smart Wool. I'm glad I did.