SmartWool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew - Backpacker

SmartWool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew

Tough Socks
PhD Outdoor Medium Crew
Price $24.00


Weight 3 oz


Good socks are spendy, so they’d better hold up. We applied sandpaper to the season’s top models, and the PhD’s proved the toughest. Most hiking socks use a nylon skeleton for structure, then weave wool into and around it. The problem is that the wool wears away, leaving behind just the nylon gridding. SmartWool combats this problem with a new construction method that layers thicker, more durable fibers in high-wear areas like the toe and heel. The PhD’s more durable toe and heel are cushy, and gender-specific designs accommodate different feet (women’s versions have shallower heel cups).