Bought these (and the multisport) for my man. He wears out socks! Uses them for workouts and for ten-hour days in the office. Only had these for a few washes so far, but I would recommend them. The only thing is they seem to fuzz more than some, but so far that has not affected the functionality.
I love the color - we got these in the silver/navy/orange.
We bought the XL for size 14 feet, and they fit perfectly. I have noted that some Smartwool tend to run small, which was why I turned to different brands this year, although I would still buy SW for myself (I wear medium for ladies size 9 feet).
100% recommend any merino wool blend over cotton, and this brand has my stamp of approval.
Bridgedale makes a very comfortable long lasting light hiking sock. My socks will fuzz up a little when I wear them for multiple days, but this doesn't effect the comforte or wicking ability. Over the years I have tried many different kinds of socks, ranging from the absurdly expensive to the 50 cent dress socks from Goodwill. I am very rough on socks, but Bridgedale has created a sock that holds up to my rough standards. When I hiked the Appalachian Trail last year I used 3 pairs and they lasted the entire 2,178 miles. On previous thru-hikes other socks have lasted me as little as 100 miles. I no longer need to search for my perfect sock, I would highly reccomend these socks...!!
I have been gett'n back into runnning lately & have some older Salomons that are falling apart , these socks are amazing as they're thicker in the areas you need ( Heel ,etc ) , they wick moisture away , not too hot & but keep your feet warm even in 5c temps or less here in sth island , New Zealand . They make my old runners feel like new again & now i have my new Salomon XT Wings WP's , they feel amazing, feet are so comfy & warm , its like they're on holiday down they're when i am running (-:. I plan to roder a few pairs thru back countty soon as they're way to expensive down here !
Excellent warm to hot weather hiking sock. I used 'em in conjunction with the Bridgedale sock liners doing a 15km hike through the Budawang Ranges in Sthn NSW. Hard slog through heavy scrub & scrambling up & down a few rocky inclines so a fair amount of slipping & sliding in the boots - no wear & tear & no friction on the feet. Good cushioning where it's needed but still with excellent breathability & sweat was wicked away nicely.
Have also done a couple of local runs up Mt Tennant & Mt Majura in the A.C.T without the liners & held up really well by themselves.
Would need heavier socks in cold weather though once you've stopped for the day.
I wear these when wearing my merrill snowmotion 6's. Can not express how good they feel on my feet. ive worn them in temps down to about 5 and my feet stayed warm. love them, love them, love them. Im looking forward to buying Bridgedale socks for working in a professional kitchen to keep my feet happy there as well.
As it says, these are great lightweight trail running/hiking socks that come just above your ankle. Wise use of synthetics on the top of the sock allows them to breathe very well and the lycra gives the sock a "hugging" feel. I've only had them a short time, so we will see how well they hold up over time.
I love these socks. They stay where they are supposed to, the breath and keep your foot cool in the warm weather and they keep you foot dry. Best socks I have ever owned!
These are awesome. I've had a pair for well over a year and they're as good as ever. If you haven't tried Bridgedale, do it now!
They are great comfy dry socks. Only draw back is if you care that your friends think they look goofy... i dont
Real light, padded in all the right spots and very soft. We'll see how they last, but new they are terrific..
not the greatest, but adequate. if you want heaven on earth for your feet get the trek expedition >X< sock - spendy but if on sale a great buy.