I love these socks for hiking. I've tried a lot of socks and these are my go to socks for hiking. Even though I am a 6.5 to 7 shoe I wear these in a small with the bridgedale sock liner. I routinly hike 6 to 8 hours in these with no blisters or hot spots. I've tried other socks combos and these are the only ones that I can say that about. I've tried smartwool, backcountry, darn tough and the REI brand. None worked for hiking. I love my smartwools for everyday and wear them for biking, I also still wear the backcountry socks for bike commuting but when I hike it is these. I wash them in the machine and flat dry them so far they have held up fairly well, only a little pilling.
The Bridgedale Women's X-Hale Trail Diva Sock is the PERFECT sock for Summer-time hiking. It is light weight, breathable, and padded in just the right spots. I wore these while hiking in July, and my feet stayed dry, and blister-free. I would totally recommend the Bridgedale X-Hale Trail Diva Sock to anyone who is looking for that perfect Summer sock.
Even though these socks are targeted for hiking, I bought them for running. I own the X-Hale Speed Divas, but prefer more ankle coverage. The X-Hale Trail Diva Sock is a fantastic compromise, because I can use them for hiking too!
Hiked to the top of Yosemite Falls and didn't get a single blister...no sweaty feet either :)
When I received this pair one had a hole in the toe seam (looks like the machine failed to grab both sides of the fabric). I figured I'd just exchange it for a non-defective pair but upon checking out "How Do I Return Or Exchange An Order?" step #2 states, "When you create the RMA, you will have the ability to print a pre-paid UPS return label for $6.99. The $6.99 will be deducted from your refund on the item(s) that you have returned." So...for a pair of socks that costs $10.93 ($10.93-$6.99=$3.94)it looks like I just have to suck it up and get out the old sewing kit. :(