Picking the right pair of socks makes all the difference on the trail. Whether it's a multi-day backpacking trip or a short nature walk, Darn Tough has the right hiking socks for you. Our Merino Wool hiking socks are the best hiking socks to prevent blisters, wick moisture, and keep your feet comfortable on the trail.
We knit a range of lightweight, midweight, and heavyweight hike socks with light cushioning to full cushion options for everyone from the thru hiker to the day hiker to summer walks. Our lightweight hiking socks make for great summer hiking socks or padded walking socks. Perfect for all-season performance, our midweight socks leverage Merino Wool’s moisture wicking properties to keep even sweaty feet dry in warm and cold weather, making them the best backpacking socks for everything from quick overnights to long-range trekking. If you’re looking for a go-to for winter hiking sock, our heavyweight mountaineering socks will keep your toes warm in extreme cold, and also double great as comfy slippers.
Consider your footwear when choosing your hike sock height. A low cut sock, like our no show socks and ankle socks, pairs well with hiking sandals and trail runners. Micro Crew socks, our shorter take on traditional crew socks, and taller styles pair well with boots and can also provide lower-leg protection when paired with low cut shoes.
Whatever weight, height, and design you choose, your feet will enjoy all the benefits Merino socks have to offer. We strategically add in Lycra® Spandex and Nylon for unfailing fit and unrivaled durability.
Learn more about what makes these the best socks for hiking and backpacking, whether you're wearing hiking boots, hiking shoes, or trail running shoes. Shop our selection of Men's Hiking Socks, Women's Hiking Socks, and Kids' Hiking Socks.
If you'd like to shop locally, Darn Tough socks can be found at 1,500 stores across the United States, including REI Co-op, Scheels, Murdochs, Sportsman's Warehouse, LL Bean, Bass Pro, Cabelas, and more.