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!
I've been on a quest to find the perfect sock. I started with Darn Tough, but they are just too tight around the ankle and pinch. Minus 33 is my second attempt at high end wool socks and the fit is perfect with these. They don't pinch at all and they look awesome. Time will tell how well they hold up.
Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear that you're pleased with the Mountain Heritage Crew Wool Socks - Full Cushion. We hope that they will last you many years of wear.
Socks are very comfortable keep my feet warm and dry. Definitely purchase again! Crew style stay up and don’t slide down on your legs. Would order one size bigger because they do shrink up when washed so I just stretch them before putting them on. Made in the USA too.
We are happy to hear that our Mountain Heritage Crew Wool Socks - Full Cushion, are keeping your feet warm, dry, and the socks don't slide down your legs.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!
I’ve loved these socks so far! I was given an opportunity to model for Minus33, and these socks were part of the kit that I was given. I cannot stop wearing them for hikes, runs, and lounging around! The cushion is superb, they are just the perfect sock, keep your feet warm and comfortable even when wet!
This past weekend I hiked 8 miles in rain, wet, soggy trails, having to cross and wade through rivers these socks held up and kept my feet comfortable! I usually wear toe sock liners, but often enough I don’t have to with these! My feet are always comfortable!
Happy to hear how much you love our Mountain Heritage Crew Wool Socks!
Thank you for the awesome review! Happy Hiking!
Recently purchased 3 pairs of these socks and like all the other Minus33 products I own, they're incredible. Have already worn them to run, fish, work, etc. and they always live up to/exceed expectations. The icing on the cake for me is that I can actually purchase socks from the same mill my grandfather worked in for over 3 decades. He's gone now, but I think he would have been thrilled by the fact that manufacturing has come back to our town.
We agree, Mountain Heritage Crew Wool Socks are the best in town! We also love that you have a family connection to us. Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review.
I first purchased the Day Hiker Crew and it has been the best sock in this weight I have ever owned … I wore them daily during the winter and they are very comfortable and extremely durable. I purchased these, the Mountain Heritage Full Cushion Micro Wt for a summer work and activity socks … and WOW, they are great!
I’m an old man with a wide foot and have had several foot surgeries. I have tried numerous wool socks … wool is comfortable and durable. These are by far the best wool sock I have ever owned and I have tried all of the name brands I know of including SWool, Cabe…, Colum…, Bomb…, as well as all the hunting / outdoor and athletic name brand socks. In short, I love them.
Note: I have a short wide foot and ordered a Large … it fits snug when first put on but feels good all day. … ADDITIONALLY it may be worth noting, I always wash my wool socks on either warm or cold settings and always air dry and never put them in the dryer.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic, detailed review. It's great to hear that you're enjoying the function and fit of your Minus33 Day Hiker Crew socks! These are personally my go to socks for all of my winter adventures.
As for the Mountain Heritage Full Cushion Crew socks, I also have a wide foot and I wear this style to work almost everyday because they are so comfortable. It's great to hear that you feel the same way about them as I do! Thanks again for the great review!