Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion

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Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion
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Campmor $14.98
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Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion -
The Darn Tough Vermont Merino Wool ATC Micro Crew Cushion Sock for men will make you want to give all your other hiking socks the boot. Darn Tough will donate 5% of the sales of this sock to help support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's outdoor education and maintenance of Americas's first national scenic trail. For this sock, the fiber of choice is merino wool for miles of comfort and durability. High density terry loop padding in the foot and shin areas won't flatten out under pressure. Trail tested on Vermont's own Long Trail, Darn Tough socks will provide you with an unrivalled level of cushioning performance, whether you're sporting approach shoes or hiking boots.


  • Form-fitting toe box and sculpted heel pocket enhance fit
  • Knit-in elastic arch support for precision fit and increased endurance


  • Ring toe construction for a comfortable, invisible seam
  • Made from soft merino wool, nylon and Lycra spandex in a high-density knit for “Darn Tough” durability and blister-free bliss
  • Durable nylon for long sock life
  • Custom shrink-treated merino wool regulates temperature, manages moisture, naturally resists odor, and does not itch

Wash and Care:

  • Machine wash warm (inside out), gentle cycle; tumble dry low

Support and Cushioning:

  • Leg is non-cushioned, wide ribbed, � height
  • High-density cushioning on foot bottom for comfort and performance—won’t flatten out under pressure
  • Strategically-placed cushioned areas absorb shock to relieve fatigue
  • PURCHASE WITH PURPOSE Darn Tough donates 5% of the sales of this sock to help support the ATC's outdoor educational programs and maintenance of America's first national scenic trail.


  • Spandex for comfort and unlimited range of motion


  • Darn Tough socks are made in Vermont


  • Noncushioned leg, wide ribbed, 3/4 crew height
  • Reinforced heel and toe for abrasion resistance and miles of durability
Rock/Creek Outfitters

The Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion Sock will make you want to give all your other hiking socks the boot. When you hit the trail the fiber of choice is either Merino wool or our Darn Tough's blend of Coolmax® for miles of comfort and durability. High density terry loop padding in the foot and shin areas won’t flatten out under pressure. Trail tested on Vermont’s own Long Trail our socks will provide you with an unrivalled level of cushioning performance whether you’re sporting approach shoes or hiking boots.


Get the sock that gives back for a little karmatic 'trail magic' on your next hike. 5% of the sales of the Darn Tough Merino Wool ATC Micro Crew Cushion Hiking Sock goes to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy for outdoor educational programs and trail maintenance. You'll be glad you did. The comfortable merino wool and spandex construction of the ATC Sock wicks moisture and absorbs shock to keep you comfortable and fight fatigue, and the nylon keeps the ATC super-durable. Merino's odor-fighting properties make you a little more bearable to be around, especially after a long, grueling hike.

Appalachain Outdoors
Join the hikers on the Appalachian Trail with the ATC Micro Crew Cushion sock from Darn Tough. Made from naturally wicking Merino wool, these socks will keep your feet warm and dry no matter how long you're on the trail.
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Darn Tough donates 5% of the sales of the ATC (Appalachian Trail Conservancy) Micro Crew Socks to help support the ATC's outdoor educational programs and maintenance of America's first national scenic trail.

Fiber Content: 67% merino wool, 29% nylon, 4% Lycra spandex.
Country of Origin: USA


Darn Tough's giving back with their ATC Merino cushioned boot socks. High density cushioning on the foot bottom and around the shin. Custom shrink treated Merino wool. Reinforced heel and toe. Elastic support at arch. Ring toe construction for a comfortable, invisible seam.

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Material:67% Merino Wool, 29% Nylon, 4% Lycra

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Darn Tough ATC Micro Crew Cushion Reviews:

Positive Reviews:


These socks are great! When I first took them out of the packaging, I was worried that they might be too thin. I usually suffer bad blisters, and on my first hike with them I actually started out wearing a different pair of socks that I thought would do better because they're thicker and just tossed these in my bag just in case. It was a 10 mile hike in the High Peaks of the Adks. After a couple of miles, the usual hot spots started to develop. I took my boots off and let my feet air out, and thought it'd be worth a shot trying out the new socks. Glad I did! The hot spots completely subsided and I ended my hike with no blisters for the first time ever.

These fit very well around the foot and don't allow any bunching or friction. Though they seem thin, they did a fine job keeping my feet cushioned in my boots.

To the previous reviewer, I would say that damaged toe nails is more an indication of an ill fitting boot than of a bad sock. No sock is going to cushion your toes from the front of your boot on descent. Try some different lacing techniques first, but perhaps you ought to find a boot that fits better.
Derek at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 09/09/2013

My Favorite Sock!

These socks take me through a long day of cleaning pools. I walk through wet grass, that is ankle high. Combined with my waterproof shoes, they keep my feet dry and comfortable. Having inherited toe problems, these socks make me forget about the overlapping toes and callouses. The first pair I bought was a fluke and they have not had any holes in 3 years of use. Five days of working and one pair of socks didn't make good math. I decided to go for four more pair and have a fresh pair every day. I love them and threw out all my other alleged work socks.
Pool Gal at Campmor on 07/07/2013

Good stuff

I agree with the other reviewer about the upper part being less "beefy" than others of the same brand. I have to assume they're catering to AT hikers who primarily do the trail in the warm/hot months, thus don't want extra padding above the ankle to add to an already sweaty foot/boot.
Having said that, I'm an XL shoe-size but got the L and am glad I did bacause wool socks stretch out. I was afraid they'd be too "tight" but they aren't. In fact, they're even getting a hair loose now. So I'd recommend buying down one size, especially if you're on the borderline.
Big Foot at Campmor on 03/03/2013

Best sock for my work

I bought a pair of this sock at a Trail Store in Ga. Loved them so much, tried other socks and always hoped the one pair would be clean. I found them again on this site and decided to buy 4 pairs. No decisions any more - they are my work and go to sock. I walk back and forth to clean pools and walk through wet grass daily. With my waterproof shoes and these socks (that never feel wet) my feet stay dry. Even in the Summer the wool is great and in the Winter my feet stay warm.
Rene pool lady at Campmor on 07/07/2013

a good value

I was looking for something for winter and like the Darn Tough product line. However, I would probably not buy these again as the upper sock does not feel as wholesome as the lower styles do . . . the Darn Tough socks do not "pill" in the wash as the smart-woll, but, they they are not nearly as thick as the expedition trekers, which I had hoped they would be.
Paul at Campmor on 11/11/2012

Wool is best-Merino is best wool

I wear these socks in everyday situations. Right now, they are warming my feet in several feet of snow. This summer, they will wick off excess sweat and still be comfortable.

Marathon runners use merino wool all the time. We can take a hint from that.
Kayak Jack at Campmor on 02/02/2014

These socks, like all Darn Tough socks, are probably the most durable socks on the planet. They are super comfortable and do indeed wick moisture extremely well. Plus, you are helping to keep the Appalachian Trail in good shape when you buy this sock!

Geoff Conner at Backcountry.com on 02/16/2013

Super socks!

I bought my 1st pair of these socks in 2010 in Hanover, NH while on a AT section hike. I have worn them several times a week since buying them. I don't even like wearing any other type of sock any more.
Hobo at Campmor on 09/09/2013

Great socks!

I have worn Darn Tough socks for years. Still have the first pair, very little wear showing at all. Thinner than Smartwool, but still cushions.
John at Campmor on 01/01/2014


Very comfortable. In combination with boots, feet stayed dry and warm in the snow.
matt at Campmor on 12/12/2013

Negative Reviews:

Darn worthless

I was on a projected 13-day long distance hike in England. The hotspots started the first day, and at the end of 3 days I had 10 blisters, 3 black/blue toenails (one of which has since fallen off), and had to cancel the rest of the trip and come home, at great expense. The black/blue toenails came, I am sure, from descents where there was no sock cushioning, and the blisters from the very thin nature of these socks. Also, I purchased them on the recommendation of the floor manager at the local EMS store. Caveat emptor!
sceatta guy at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 07/07/2013