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.
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
I'm a winter climber who trains in New Hampshire. I enjoy bitter cold, alpine ice climbs. I bought three pairs of the OTC Liners to see if they would work well ice climbing. These are the nicest, thinnest, over the calf socks I've ever had. I've used and worn out many pairs of socks from other reputable brands. These are not the best for my application. In winter mountaineering, thin socks with modern boots keep many people's feet warmer and happier than thicker socks. These aren't super thin, but are thin enough that you feel everything inside rigid climbing boots. If you're a modern alpinist, looking for a thin, lightweight, OTC sock for use with high tech mountaineering boots, try Minus 33, but go for the next cushion level up to have a little more comfort around the heel and toes. I've used their base layers on 2000 mile thru hikes, to high altitude mountaineering expeditions, it's quality and I'll be purchasing more of the socks. I've encouraged many to try Minus 33, and everyone has had a positive experience. Great merino options. The competitors may have a generous guarantee for life, but I prefer a higher performing sock on committed routes.
Thank you for taking the time to write us such a fantastic, detailed review! We greatly appreciate your feedback. It's great to hear that your Minus33 mountain heritage over the calf wool liner socks are the nicest, thinnest, over the calf socks you've ever had!
Thank you for putting Minus33 products to the test and for encouraging others to try our products!
Far better than those “lifetime guarantee “ socks.
These are slightly heavier than most liners and I love it.
Truly an all purpose sock. I will be buying more soon
Keeps you warm in the cold and cool in the heat…
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are happy you have found the Mountain Heritage Over the Calf Wool Socks - Liners!
Needed socks to hunt in 90+ degree weather. The mountain heritage micro weigh over the calf liner accommodated my need perfectly. The socks are my go-to socks for hunting deer in Southern California August heat.
We are so happy that the Mountain Heritage Over the Calf Wool Socks - Liner works for Southern California hunting. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!
I've used this liner sock in very cold weather so far (-20F) along with other insulating layers like a full cushion wool sock and vapor barrier socks. 8-9 hour days controlling moisture as best as I can. After those long days with varying elevation gains of 2k -4k ft I can say my feet were quite dry and feeling good. Definitely would recommend as part of an overall insulation system in cold weather, can't wait to try them in warmer weather with a lighter wool sock or by themselves.
Sounds as though you feet are staying comfy and warm while wearing your Minus33 Mountain Heritage Socks. Thank you for the fabulous review!
Breathable, wicking, antimicrobial and keeps your feet comfortable and cool.
Claude, We're happy we can help keep you cool! Thank you for letting us know! -Felicia W.