The Darn Tough Merino Wool 1/4 Mesh Running Sock is an ankle-high sock with open-mesh knitting on top that enables your hardworking hooves to breathe. Merino wool pulls moisture away from your skin as you run to keep your foot dry and comfortable. Darn Tough added nylon to these lightweight socks and reinforced the heel and toe to make them tough. Elastic around the arch gives you a snug fit, so your sock won't bunch or wrinkle and give you blisters.
|Darn Tough Merino Micro Crew Mesh Sock||$16.95|
|Darn Tough No Show Mesh||$11.16 - $13.95|
|Darn Tough Merino Wool 1/4 Sock Cushion||$11.99 - $17.00|
I finally decided to make the investment to buy 7 pairs of these socks at $16 per pair. The sticker price of these socks is steep but I must say they are the BEST socks ever. They wear incredibly well. I also just finished a half marathon and my feet feel great. No blisters or hot spots. These are socks that will hold up very long especially if you wash them inside out like instructed. Simply put... these are the BEST socks money can buy.
I used to love Darn Tough, but lately the merino wool versions have disappointed me. This mesh running sock is fairly light and at least for me, isn't showing some of the same wear problems I have had with the merino wool socks. But, I'm holding back my enthusiasm a bit. On the good side, I have had no problems with bunching and I never get blisters in these. I've primarily used them in shorter outings of 10 miles or less.
I've used this model exclusively for about 15 moderate distance hikes (400-600 miles) over the past ten years. No blisters, durable, dries fast, and the mesh weave doesn't get damp and clammy in warm weather like thicker socks get. I don't wear them around town because they are too expensive, but for long hikes they are essential.
These socks work great for both riding and running. I did the Lake Placid Ironman bike and run sections in these socks and they worked great.
Comfortable and gets the job done.