The Fox River Wilmot is a great blend of performance and leisure, of classic materials and modern design. If you are on a tight budget, this is the sock for you. That being said, there are better socks out there. The SmartWool PhD Ski Medium, our Editors' Choice winner, dries faster, is more comfortable, and handles wet/cold conditions much better. The Icebreaker Ski+ Light, another high-performing sock, has similar advantages.
This product was called the Boyne when we originally reviewed it. Fox River has changed things up this season, renaming the "Boyne" to the "Wilmot". The manufacturer informed us that the only updates, besides the name change, are purely stylistic. Read on for the full scoop.
The Wilmot, aside from being $8 to $11 cheaper, has its own appeal. It has the cozy factor. If the Icebreaker Ski+ Light and SmartWool PhD represent the cutting edge of performance, then the Fox River Wilmot is the apex of leisure. Right out of the box, this sock creates a warm fuzzy feeling that cannot be denied.