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World's Best Socks - Smartwool Socks
This is probably at least the fourth time I’m going to extol the virtues of Smartwool socks in this blog. However, it would seem that many people still haven’t joined me on my quest to do away with cotton socks so here I go again hopping on my pulpit and preaching to my congregation about the virtues of wool socks.
People seem to think that wool socks are only good for winter and that they’re itchy.
Wrong and wrong!
With Smartwool, nothing could be further from the truth. First of all, these are the most comfortable socks you’ll ever wear. I remember the first time I tried a pair on, I didn’t want to take them off – they were seriously that comfortable – three months later I threw away all my cotton socks and stuck exclusively with wool socks (Smartwool are actually a wool blend – 72% wool, 27% nylon, 1% elastic.
They are warm in the winter as I’m sure you expected but they’re also cool in the summer. That’s due to the fact that they wick away moisture (sweat) from your feet which keeps them dryer and more comfortable than if you wear their cotton counterparts.
I’ve tried a few different brands of wool socks and while they’re all more comfortable than cotton, I haven’t found anything better than Smartwool. Give ‘em a try and you’ll never want to go back to cotton. (I will say that cashmere socks are nice but are far more expensive and not nearly as durable – a pair of wool socks will typically last 3 years when worn on a regular basis).