A SOCK OVERHAUL
We got our sock machines set up in May of 2019, and hit the ground running. We knew our customers wanted a sock for every occasion, with heights and cushion levels for all activities. By combining our historic textile knowledge, and using what we learned after redesigning our classic sock styles, we were able to envision a brand new sock collection that could truly meet your needs.
We dialed in our yarn selection, using a combination of merino/nylon as the main body of the socks. These yarns deliver a high merino wool content, with the extra durability of nylon.
HIGH WOOL CONTENT
We have packed in huge quantities of wool next to your skin, using the synthetics only as needed to improve fit and durability.
Stretch nylon yarns are light enough to keep the merino content high while giving shape and fit to the sock. Lightweight plating also adds durability to high wear zones on the heel and toe.
Full Length: Comes all the way up to the knee
Boot: Almost to mid-calf, this style is designed to be slightly above the standard 10 in boot height
Crew: Comes up to the bottom of the calf, the most common sock height
Mini Crew: Adds a little more ankle protection, covering the entire ankle
Ankle: Covers just above the ankle bone
No Show: Designed to sit just below the ankle bone, at or below a standard sneaker height.
We offer 4 sock weights for 4-season adventures. Each weight is based on a combination of: the amount/type of terrying (the lofty loops on the inside of the sock), the construction/types of yarns used throughout the sock, and the thickness of the individual yarns.
Our Micro Weight socks are our lightest socks for a minimal feel. Within our Micro line, we have 3 cushioning options: Liner, Light Cushion, and Full Cushion.
Our Lightweight socks offer full terry insulation throughout the entire sock, yet are still light and slim-fitting thanks to 90/10 yarn technology.
Our Midweight socks are made using thicker yarns, and thicker terrying. Midweight socks have full terry insulation throughout the entire sock.
Our Expedition socks are our warmest socks. They use thicker yarns and have much denser cushioning throughout the whole sock.
MICRO SOCK CUSHIONING
Our Liner socks are our thinnest socks. They are useful as a base layer under another sock, or if you simply like a minimal feel. The only cushioned zone is in the Toe Bumper, to protect against damage and pressure from the toenails.
Socks with Light Cushion only have cushioning in the heel and toe, to help provide comfort and protection on the highest wear zones of the sock. The rest of the sock has no cushioning to maintain a thin feel and fit.
Full Cushion socks have cushioning along the entire footbed, adding extra comfort in your shoe. The footbed cushioning works great to wick moisture away and keep your feet feeling cool and dry.
Use our Sock Matrix to figure our what sock you need. Enter the style # into our search bar to go right to the sock shown in the matrix!
These socks are perfect in every way! I will def want a few more pairs :O)
We are so glad you love the Minus 33 Mountain Heritage Boot Wool Socks just as much as we do! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review!
These socks are excellent for some warm early summer hikes. When I do early summer 14ers I like a light wool sock since the TH conditions are normally warm but near summits there is still a good deal of snow that may result is damp feet without proper boots and socks. These socks fit the bill and performed excellent on Colorado's Uncompahgre Peak. The quality Marino wool keeps your feet dry (no matter how many post holes I made) and the light weight insures you don't get too hot inside your favorite boots when the sun comes out. I always prefer socks a couple inches taller than my boots to prevent chaffing and these were perfect with my 6" boots. I always carry extra socks so I brought my favorite pair of comparable Smartwool socks to test side by side, and there was little difference between the two apart from Smartwool's compression fitting a bit better for my foot/angle shape. Over all these are a quality product that performs well for a competitive price.
Tyler, thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a great review, this feedback is great and our sock developers love hearing how well they're doing! -Felicia W.
Very comfortable and they stay up. Wool is Great year round