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How to choose hiking socks

Your choice of hiking socks will depend on 4 criteria: the use, the duration of the walk, the season and the shoe height.

 

USE

Lowland or mountain?

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Greater comfort is required when walking across lowland. Find the material and weave which you find most comfortable. Some socks adapt to your body type with pairs which differentiate between the left and right feet to better adapt to your shoe size. Favour socks with minimal seams.

Limited rubbing

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When mountain hiking, rubbing should be limited as much as possible to prevent blisters. Check that your socks feature specific fibres on the heel and tips to limit rubbing. Some socks feature a "double skin" concept to limit rubbing.
Discover our tips to avoid blisters.

 

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THE WALK DURATION

 

The longer the walk, the greater the breathability required. Some socks also feature ventilated knitting to facilitate perspiration wicking whilst remaining comfortable.

(A "long" walk =  over 3 hours of walking)

 

THE SEASON

As the temperature varies dependent on season, select from our “cold weather”, “hot weather", and “mild weather” socks for those suited to both winter and summer.

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THE HEIGHT OF YOUR HIKING SHOES

 

The height of your socks must always be greater or equivalent to that of your shoes in order to avoid rubbing of the ankle.
Discover how to care for your socks.

 

 

 

What about you, do you usually use high or low socks? Tell us in the comments section

 

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