What do Smartwool socks do?
The socks help regulate the temperature of your feet, keeping them cooler than they otherwise would be in a more traditional hiking sock. There’s also one very big benefit of Smartwool socks – they breathe. The breathability allows your foots moisture to escape, even during periods of high exertion.
What is special about Smartwool?
It was soft (softer than any wool they had ever felt), moisture-wicking, thermoregulating (warm when it’s cold, and cool when it’s warm), sustainable, and odor-neutralizing—helping to keep feet dry, comfortable, and warm for longer than the synthetic socks they were wearing at the time.
How do you wash smart socks?
Since socks are such a small garment, you should be able to use your standard bathroom sink for this task. Just fill it up with cold or lukewarm water, add some mild detergent, and gently wash the socks with your hands. Rinse with clean water, then set them out to air dry.
Do smart wool socks keep your feet warm?
Rather surprisingly, Smartwood socks can be used in all weather conditions without roasting or freezing your feet. The reason is because the special type of shearling used in the sock actually regulates the temperature, keeping the foot relatively cool in hot weather and comfortably warm in winter temperatures.
Is SmartWool the same as Merino wool?
Merino wool is comfortable, soft to the touch, stays dry, and very durable. Both Smartwool and Icebreaker produce high-quality products with at least an 80% blend of Merino wool into their garments.
Is SmartWool actually wool?
Smartwool now uses merino wool sourced from China and other as yet undisclosed sources. It also has moved to a blended yarn to improve durability.
Are Smartwool socks true to size?
Smartwool socks run true to size, based on your total foot length (and calf circumference, for compression socks).
What are the warmest socks ever?
Here are the warmest winter socks that’ll keep you insulated during the cold months:
- Patagonia Socks.
- Hand Knit Socks.
- Smartwool PhD Outdoor Socks.
- Warrior Alpaca Socks.
- Blue Flame Thermal Socks.
- Bombas Merino Wool Calf Socks.
- QILOVE Battery Heated Socks.
- Happy Socks.
Why is my SmartWool itchy?
Merino wool however, is a different story. The “itchiness” people associate with wool is determined by the diameter of the fibers used. Larger, broader fibers are less flexible and have less ability to bend, which results in a prick when pressed against the skin, causing the sensation of itch.
What company owns SmartWool?
VF CorporationSmartwool / Parent organization