We recommend SmartWool® athletic socks. These socks are made of a high percentage of Merino wool and are unlike most other socks that you may have worn in the past. Most people think that wool socks are either very hot to wear or will be itchy. However Merino wool is very comfortable to wear and easy to launder like any other type of socks. They can be worn in all climate types and are comfortable in the most hot and humid weather. These socks are made of natural wool fibers and have many advantages over both traditional cotton and the synthetic fibers of polyester, acrylic and nylon.
In addition, wool socks do not cause the foot odor associated with synethetic fiber socks.
The socks are available at better sporting goods stores, such as REI for about $11 per pair.
For more information and to order the socks directly from the manufacturer, contact SmartWool®
After wearing wool socks, you will likely notice a significant improvement in your walking comfort and will likely never return to socks made of other fibers.
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