Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Ultra-Light Cushion Sock - Men's


  • Performance Fit: No slipping, no bunching, and no blisters. True Seamless: Undetectable seam fusion for an ultrasmooth, invisible feel.
  • Fine Gauge Knitting: Unprecedented durability and our unique "put it on, forget it's on" feel.
  • Fast Action Wicking: Pulls moisture away from skin. Fast drying; Naturally Antimicrobial: Repels bacteria and odor.
  • Merino Wool: The ultimate fiber for breathability and comfort in all conditions.
  • Still made in Vermont, USA. Still unconditionally guaranteed for life.


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This Vertex sock delivers the best of both worlds. It's an insanely stripped down running sock that still delivers the perfect amount of cushioning. Who says you can't have it all? If you're looking for a running sock that loses the weight without sacrificing comfort this is the sock for you.

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 2 inches
  • Item model number: 1770
  • Date First Available: January 7, 2016
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,667 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #60 in Men's Outdoor Recreation Socks
    • #39 in Men's Hiking Socks
    • #335 in Men's Athletic Socks

    So i bought 15 pairs of darn toughs cos i thought they were so great, after two wears a pair has a huge hole in them! WTF!? thought they were tough? So I go to use the 'lifetime unconditional guarantee' and I have to ship them myself!. Which is half the cost of the socks... I bought 18 pairs in the last three months, which I told them. but this is the customer service you will get people. So be warned about that 'unconditional' life time guarantee, it has conditions!

    I really love these Merino wool socks. I have a thicker pair for winter but I decided to get some thinner ones for summer use. They are very comfortable and they don't have any smell. I don't have a problem with my feet stinking, but if I get polyester socks I am doomed. The same is true with polyester shoes. I read somewhere that polyester grows its own type of bacteria and that is why it smells bad. But you won't get this problem with these wool socks. People think that wool socks will be horribly hot, but they are not in the least. These particular model socks, have a thin spot on the tops to keep your feet cooler and they function great. The fit was spot-on as well. Order a pair of these cool style Merino wool socks and you will love them too.

    I decided to give these socks a try for my running given the reputation and review. These socks are very comfortable and good for longer runs, but it turns out that after 6 runs (6 miles each) one of the socks got a hole. Very disappointing for the price of the socks.

    Disappointed the sock was very comfortable and well vented but it started pilling almost immediately in the insole cushioned area. I only wore it a couple times and it was way more worn than a set of Darn Tough hikers I wore all the way across Isle Royale.

    I slowly replaced all my socks with these. These socks may feel a bit tight at first, but the snug fit is perfect for running. Also no more stinky feet, perhaps thanks to the merino.

    Fantastic socks. Wore a week straight in Florida while traveling and feet didn't stink at all (unlike cotton socks). Love 'em.

    Love these socks, my favorite for hiking. Not much bulk at all, dry fast, hug my feet nicely and show no wear whatsoever after some serious usage. Merino/poly blend is the way to go.

    Used to hike to go backpacking and preformed great!

    They might be expensive but I have been wearing these almost non-stop for weeks. I do alot of walking and they are great

    Excellent Product.

    You need to break into the socks, but once you do... Oh boy! It's super reliable. It has excellent ventilation, so your get won't smell bad after a whole day. I'd rather where this socks for two days than the cheap $10 for 6 pair. Indeed, it's reassuring knowing that there is a lifetime warranty. Just get one of these socks once a blue moon.

    Walks and with my bike clip-on shoes. I have other Darn Tough socks and they are true to their word - they last.

    So far so good, though I've only had them a week. Fits a little big for me. The only negative I have about them so far is that they pickup everything, dust, dirt, sticks, pet hair, etc, but they always clean up in the wash.

    I've replaced all my socks with darn tough. it's worth it and I can no longer go back to cheap cotton socks. Really soft, comfortable, and durable.

    Great minimal socks for running and hiking. Seems like they will last long too.

    Very nice fit, the better socks I ever used! Dearborn supply deliver very fast.

    The socks are great quality just6 a little snug.

    These are a lighter sock, very comfortable. No issues just want to see if they last longer and are value for the price, so far so good.

    VERY short at the ankles. Wearing them TO the gym is cold in 0C weather

    By far the most comfortable socks I have ever owned (and I go through a LOT of socks). I’m a size 9.5-10 depending on the shoe and the size M fits me perfectly.


    Amazing socks, worth every penny.

    They fit much larger than same socks same size bought from a different vendor