Darn Tough Hiker Merino Wool Micro Crew Socks Cushion


  • 61% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon, 3% Lycra Spandex
  • Made in the USA
  • 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.


Brand: Darn Tough

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the Micro Crew Cushion sock is perfect match for that nice pair of hiking boots. Not too high not to low, its dense cushioning underfoot and built in Elastic arch support help your feet stay fresh and rejuvenated whether its on a hike, run or just a marathon day around town., 61% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon, 3% Lycra Spandex, Outdoor Lifestyle

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 2 inches
  • Item model number: 1466
  • Date First Available: October 18, 2007
  • ASIN: B000XFY88C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,921 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #3 in Men's Outdoor Recreation Socks
    • #3 in Men's Hiking Socks
    • #51 in Men's Athletic Socks

    I bought a pair of "Darn Tough Vermont Men's Merino Wool Micro Crew Cushion Hiking Socks, Oatmeal, Large (10-12)"
    that was sold by: "Dearborn Supply". They were terrible and did not live up to Darn Tough's excellent reputation, I have since bought the same pair of socks directly from Darn Tough Socks of Vermont's website. The ones provided to me through Amazon that were provided by Dearborn Supply are clearly counterfeit. The socks shrunk in the wash, the lettering is fuzzy, there were pieces of thread coming off on the inside of the socks, they were missing the color band on the inside of them, and they just do not feel the same as the real ones. There is literally no comparison between what I received through Amazon and the one's I bought directly from the factory.

    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 have been buying the Kirkland brand hiking wool socks, and love them. Since they are far less expensive, I figured heck I could wear out several pair for the cost of one pair of Darn Tough socks. But after hearing so much about DT socks, I bought a pair to give them a go. The difference is substantial, and for lots of reasons, they are worth the added cost. The Kirkland socks are bigger and thicker, see photo. So, you might think that's better, but you would be wrong. The weave is very loose see second picture, which not only makes them thicker, but causes problems with bunching and pilling. The DT socks have a very tight weave. I live in San Diego and most of my hiking is in warm weather, the DT socks are way better in this regard. The Kirkland have 1% spandex, while the DT has 3%, this results in less stretching over time, and a better fit. Dryers are hard on elastic, but the DT holds up better in the long run, with higher content. The DT fit better new, and fit better after washing. The DT fit lower on the calf, but I prefer that myself, and of course there are other versions if you like higher coverage.

    Darn Tough socks are the best socks I have owned.

    Darn Tough vs. Smart Wool: After a winter's worth of wearing a pair of Smart Wool socks (with my Frye boots), the Smart Wool socks were worn thin on the heel and, to a lesser extent, the sole. I literally wore them out.

    Darn Tough vs. Kirkland: I bough a pair of wool boot socks (Kirkland, which is Costco's store brand) and these held up very well over the course of a winter. They started to wear thin in the heel, but nothing drastic.

    My Darn Tough socks have been 1/2 through a winter and still seem to be the same as they were when I got them. What really seems to put Darn Tough over the top (vs the Kirkland) is the 100% guarantee they give you. In addition, I have a pair of Darn Tough running socks that I wear everyday (and run 3.5 miles in, everyday) and they are like-new after over a year's use. I expect these Darn Tough socks to perform roughly the same.

    Overall, I'd give Smart Wool (on a 10 point scale) a 5, the Kirkland a 8.5 and the Darn Tough a 9.

    UPDATE (Dec. 18, 2016): The Kirkland socks are still fine, however the elastic toward the top of the socks is starting to loosen and the elastic part of the socks don't seem as stretchy as they were when new.

    The Darn Tough socks are still going strong. There is some wear, but nothing alarming. Given that I wear them so often, it is really amazing that they are in such good shape.

    If I had to re-rank, I'd go:

    Smart Wool 5, Kirkland 8, Darn Tough 9.5.

    I have several pairs of Darn Tough socks already so I figured I could count on the same quality. These socks are barely thicker than dress socks. I immediately processed my return. Check the reviews ALL the latest reviews are 1 star apparently they are fake or quality took a nose dive.

    Lifetime guarantee, no seam, quality wool sock, antimicrobial and antibacterial.. what more reason do you need?

    Do go to their website before purchasing as they have a large variety of styles, cushion thickness and fabric thicknesses for one to choose from. Having worn standard boot socks for years in the Marines, I found the claim that their socks stay in place during the day to be questionable, but I have been pleasantly reassured after several weeks of daily wear that they do in fact stay put.

    The Gov't should issue these instead of those old cotton things.

    Best socks ever! I'm a nurse full time and a carpenter part time. These socks are amazing as are most high content merino wool garments. But, these are are well made America products! These are ALL I wear. It took 4 pairs 2.5 years to wear down the external layer on the balls of my feet. Cost me a couple bucks to return them, had new ones on my abused feet within a few short weeks! I'm good for a couple more year's! Merino wool is amazing, no stink, no itch, durable and feel great when it's hot or cold outdoors. Ask any back country hiker/climber, nearly every garment they use is typically made of merino wool; long johns, gloves, hats etc. Did I say, "these are made in Vermont!"

    Not great socks, very expensive, developed a hole in the toe after about 100miles of wear. Claimed in the warranty and never heard a thing. Crap socks, crap warranty, crap uk distributor.

    Bought on the recommendation of ‘ Trail’ magazine as their best all round sock. Fit is good with little bunching around my little toes. Warm, but not toasty, they are an excellent all round sock that work well in a large variety of shoes, boots and my wellingtons. Though pricey, they are worth the extra. A worthy winner of the best in test by Trail.

    Great product loved it!!!

    I have bought three pairs of these socks, they are slightly expensive but I would buy more of these and recommend them. The goods arrived in the time I was told they would arrive.

    Comfortable and strong. I haven't worn these in extreme heat or cold yet but so far they've been well suited to both warm and cool days.

    This is a good quality sock that helps my son's feet breathe easier and be less sweaty.

    Good quality socks

    Keep your feet warm!

    Nice and supportive.

    Great Socks.

    Purchased as a gift,

    Very comfortable, fit great.

    So far so good. These size 12-14 socks fit well as I am size 13 US, they are comfortable and they seem to wash well with no shrinking. I bought them for their lifetime warranty as I was tired of replacing socks all the time and each time not knowing if the sock brand was still the same style. For these socks to be worth the price they will have to last 10 times as long as cheaper socks, like Hanes (currently $2.82 per pair on Amazon) which seldom last more than 10 washes ( I am very hard on socks). I will update in a year as to whether these socks are still intact and comfortable.

    They don't seem to be anything special. My feet seemed to get cold just as quickly with these socks, and if it's warm inside they can quickly become hot. The cushioning is ok though. I'll test them for a while longer, but I was expecting more tbh

    These socks are tight on the feet of a man with size 13 feet. and they say there are 13-15 or something like that.
    Maybe Canadian feet are bigger or I have fat feet who knows.

    or you know they skimped on materials and claim a 13-15 range when it's not even close. You be the judge.