SmartWool PhD Ultraight Mini Crew Cycling Socks - Merino Wool, Quarter Crew (For Men and Women)

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Overview

About SmartWool PhD Ultraight Mini Crew Cycling Socks - Merino Wool, Quarter Crew (For Men and Women)

2nds. Graduate with your PhD in smart sock selection when you put on these SmartWool socks for your next cycling trip.

Specs

Specs about SmartWool PhD Ultraight Mini Crew Cycling Socks - Merino Wool, Quarter Crew (For Men and Women)

  • Lightweight
  • Height: Quarter crew
  • Fabric: 63% merino wool, 35% nylon, 2% spandex
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry
  • Made in United States of America (yarn imported)
  • Visit our Wool Guide
  • US shipments only

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4.666666 5 Overall Rating: 4.7 Based on 108 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Etic from Fresno, CA on Tuesday, January 27, 2015
This is a high quality sock. No irregular stamp. Very aerodynamic and sleek. It does run a little small, though, but maybe that's just how cycling clothing fits - tight. I got a size XL and it fits more like a L.
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Question & Answer

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  • “How is a "cycling" sock different from other socks?”
    Asked by delacuesta from central california on 7/6/2010 12:00:00 AM
    • While you can wear any sock you want for activities cycling socks have a few differences. Bike socks are designed as they are to be minimal, in order to allow a cyclist’s shoes to fit very closely while preventing the shoe from chafing and allowing the wicking of foot perspiration. They are thinner and a smoother material to reduce friction between your shoe and foot as well.
      Answered on 7/7/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
    • Generally, cycling socks are thinner; partly to be lighter, partly to be aero, partly to transfer energy directly to the shoe/pedal without 'giving' and wasting energy. This is less the case with off-road cycling(generally) and less the case with boots or other active footwear compared to a stiff road shoe. I've certainly worn a 'running' sock or any thinner sock with my road shoes and 'any' athletic sock with my STIFF tennis shoes that I wear on my hybrid. Essentially, cycling socks are lighter and thinner than other athletic socks(and tend to be more expensive, given the 'reduced' amount of material in them :) . )
      Answered on 8/22/2010 12:00:00 AM by Coach Rick from Austin(convection oven), TX

About SmartWool

Born in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the SmartWool clothing brand launched in 1994 as a small company with roots in the snowsport industry. Quickly becoming world-famous for SmartWool socks crafted of super-soft, breathable and odor-resistant merino wool, SmartWool has continued to evolve, now offering a wide range of fantastic apparel for active lifestyles, including SmartWool ski socks, base layers, underwear, sweaters and even jackets. Thanks to a commitment to using only the highest quality fibers and sporty, modern designs, SmartWool socks and clothing continue to exceed the demands of outdoor lovers everywhere.