The Injinji Outdoor Midweight Crew NuWool is a unique five-finger calf-high sock that allows your toes to spread free! Each toe is encapsulated with a blend of NuWool, nylon, and lycra that provides better balance, posture, and blister prevention. While we love these benefits (and we did experience them), this sock did not perform nearly as well as other contenders. That said, it does fill a niche that different socks can't fill, and it's an excellent option for those looking for a five-fingered experience on the trail. Also, there are options for both men and women!
Here's the rundown…even though this lightweight option provides great breathability and unique comfort features, the fabric is not super cushioned, and warmth is sub-par. The five-finger construct does not allow warmth to generate between toes and the material is thinner than other thicker contenders like the Darn Tough Hiker Full Cushion, our men's Editors' Choice award winner. Also the price is steep for what it provides. That said - there are many hikers and runners that love the five-fingered construct for the benefits listed above. So, if you're looking for a breathable and unique five finger construction, this is the one for you. If you're looking for a more versatile and comfortable traditional hiker, check out the Smartwool PhD Outdoor Medium Crew, our notable mention for comfort and versatility instead.