The race for Editors' Choice was tight as the Smartwool PhD Crew Sock proved to be a more comfortable and warmer in colder temperatures with its heavier fiber construct, though it fell short in breathability and drying speed. It also didn't feature the awesome lifetime guarantee that comes with all Darn Tough socks - making the Full Cushion a greater value than the Smartwool. This sock is great to wear with either a boot or a sock. Feel free to take it on any big adventure!
For a comparison of all socks tested, check our Best Hiking Sock review.
Coolmax Boot Sock for just such days. This boot sock still has the full boot cushion you're looking for with engineered Coolmax fabric to help wick away more moisture in those warmer climates. Check these socks out if you still need a full cushion sock during the hottest of days.