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Healthy, happy feet get you where you want to go. Painful feet are an absolute no-go. The right socks are the key to keeping feet fit, cozy, and ready for adventure. Our sock experts have worn hundreds of socks in every adventure from running to hiking to skiing. They’ve got the blisters and painful piggies to prove it. Luckily, their sacrifice can keep your tootsies in top form with our reviews on all things sock.

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Best Ski Socks

Best Ski Socks

Calling all ladies and gents seeking the best ski socks. Our testers virtually live on the slopes in the winter and have been testing the best socks on the market throughout the last...
Best Hiking Socks

Best Hiking Socks

Is a bomber hiking sock the next thing you need to add to your adventure gear list? We spent countless hours researching, purchasing, and testing
Best Running Socks of 2022

Best Running Socks of 2022

Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen 11 of the best for both men and women. Testing each for at least 60 miles...
Best Socks of 2022

Best Socks of 2022

Finally time to replace your tired old socks? We researched over 15 pairs of the best of the selling socks before picking 10 of them to compare in a rigorous side by side comparison.




Recent Gear Reviews in Socks

Swiftwick Aspire Zero Review
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Swiftwick Aspire Zero Review

As our best recommendation for hot days or super sweaty feet, the Swiftwick Aspire Zero is thin and quite comfortable. This synthetic sock is quite durable and stays on your foot whether...
Fox River Telluride Medium Review
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Fox River Telluride Medium Review

Looking for the best deal on the slopes? Well-engineered for tackling winter weather on dry days, this thoughtfully constructed ski and snowboard sock isn't only priced right but performs...



Socks Learning Center

How to Choose Hiking Socks

How to Choose Hiking Socks

In search of a cozy and comfortable sock with will perform both on and off the trail? While you dream up big plans of tall summits and miles in the wilderness, the need for the best gear...
How to Choose Running Socks

How to Choose Running Socks

How do you best choose which pair of running socks to buy? After putting nine of the top rated and most popular running socks available on the market to day to the test, we have a pretty...
How to Choose Ski Socks

How to Choose Ski Socks

If you're planning on spending time carving out crystalline lines of fine powder after a big dump, a great pair of ski or snowboard socks is an absolute necessity. With so many options on...

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