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If there’s one thing I love, it’s talking about socks. If there’s a good sock out there, I want to know about it.

No-show socks, compression socks, slipper socks — I love chatting about them all.

I’ve learned a lot through #socktalk over the years, but the main thing I’ve found out is that people are OBSESSED with Darn Tough socks.

I’m talking nurses, hikers, long-distance runners, construction workers, and other people who know a good sock when they see it. And even if you don’t identify as a sock lover like me, if anything’s going to help you see the true magic of a good pair of socks, it’s Darn Tough.

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These hiking socks come in boot (aka mid-calf), crew, and 1/4 height and all three sizes have over 1,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating.

Promising reviews: “Best socks ever! I’m a full-time nurse and a carpenter part-time. These socks are amazing…these are ALL I wear. It took four pairs two-and-a-half years to wear down the external layer on the balls of my feet. It cost me a couple of bucks to return them, and I had new ones on my abused feet within a few short weeks! I’m good for a couple more years! Merino wool is amazing: no stink, no itch, durable, and they feel great when it’s hot or cold outdoors.” —William

“I’m not exactly easy on my socks. As a US army ranger, currently in the process with a special forces group, rucking (or hiking) is something that I do often. I’d tested dozens of socks, then I went to a mountain warfare course and all the instructors recommended Darn Tough, which I had known about before, but was deterred because of their price. I decided to give it a shot and bought a pair for about $18. When they arrived, I put them on and it was like stepping on a cloud, like hearing The Beatles for the first time, like picking up your car rental Prius, and they accidentally give you a Ferrari. It was amazing.” —Brian

For women (or, you know, anyone, since gender is a construct), the hiking crew socks ($18.99) are also ridiculously popular with a 4.8-star rating.


They come in six different colors and, like all Darn Tough socks, come with a lifetime guarantee.

Promising review: “I bought a gray pair of these socks recently while in the Yellowstone area and fell in love with them. I had to have another pair and color! I wear a size seven shoe, so I originally bought the small. I thought, at first, they were a little too small for me but my feet were freezing that day and I needed them. They have a snug fit, yet you can pull the toe area out a bit if you like more room. The glove fit seemed almost compression-like and never moved in my shoes or hiking boots later. No friction rubs under my toes…they really were comfortable and my feet stayed dry.” —Peggy Giddens

If you need any further motivation to try Darn Tough, just remember how good that ~new sock feeling~ is.

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Hikers, Runners, And Nurses Are Obsessed With These Socks

I’m not kidding when I tell people Darn Tough socks have a cult following.

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