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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
I received a pair of Samsox Merino Wool Hiking socks to test. For my test I hiked to the summit of Northshore Peak in the Lake Mead area. This is a relatively easy hike: four miles with about 1,300 feet of elevation gain. It's a cross country hike mainly on rock.
I purposely wore an old pair of approach shoes with thinning soles. I wanted to see if the socks cushioned my feet as I hiked on the rock. They did!
Are socks important? Damn right they are important. It's your feet that get you to your destination and back to your car. Good hiking shoes and socks are a must.
First thing you will notice as you put on these socks is they have an amazing feel. They feel supportive and they fit great. The supportive feel comes from the material they are made from: 68% Merino Wool, 30% Nylon, and 2% Lycra Spandex.
The great fit comes from the socks being seamless which reduces bulk so the socks do not bunch up under your toes. The bottom of the sock is cushioned so you don't feel the rock as you hike or scramble.
Even though the main fabric is Merino Wool, the socks do not itch and again they are extremely comfortable.
One of the best features of the socks are they really wick moisture away from your feet. Your feet will feel better and when you take off your socks there's no bad odor! My socks and feet were dry after my hike!
Also, these socks are made in the USA! That means more jobs for Americans.
Bottom line: These are the best socks I have ever worn. I have been hiking for 25 years and gone through dozens of different socks.
How to Care for Your Socks
Machine or hand wash inside out in cold or warm water (not hot) and air dry for best results.
Cost: $29.99 for two pair of socks
To purchase: Click here
The sock come in black, grey, and oatmeal
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV