The socks for trekking, hiking, and mountain activities are critical pieces of outdoor equipment. It’s easy to underestimate the importance of choosing hiking socks. They are an essential part of your hiking gear, and choosing the right hiking socks means understanding what materials they are made from.
Trekking socks are responsible for keeping the foot dry (vital to avoid blisters), comfortable, free of chafing, and at the right temperature (depending on the conditions of the activity or trekking that we are doing).
In hiking and trekking socks, as in the rest of mountain equipment, we recommend betting on trusted brands that, among other things, carry out sustainable and environmentally friendly manufacturing.
They must fit well to the foot. They should not form wrinkles, as they can produce chafing and thus the dreaded blisters.
The same happens with the seams. There should be no trace of them, the more “invisible,” the better.
A good trekking/hiking sock should keep the foot as dry as possible, evacuating all the moisture to the outside (again, to avoid the appearance of blisters). In this last task, the collaboration of footwear that breathes is necessary.
Temperature regulation: also very important. If we are active in summer, the sock should help keep the foot cool (and dry). In winter, the sock must provide the necessary heat to keep the foot at a suitable temperature.
SmartWool is present with a Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Mini Hiking Socks ready to follow you throughout the year. These medium-density socks have an optimal blend to keep your feet protected from the outside weather.
Due to its exceptional composition, your feet will remain comfortable and dry even after hours of walking.
On the other hand, the design includes reinforcements in the toe cap and heel to keep your fingers and ankle protected against impacts on unfriendly terrain.
Conclusion: If your concern is squeezing, you can relax. Although it has an upper band that allows them to be kept in place and that they do not fall with the movement of your body, they are not so tight as to prevent adequate blood circulation.