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Footwear is an important item on your kit list… Socks

The essential but often ‘overlooked’ Socks can make or break your adventure. A suitable pair of socks are a must have for any hiker, runner, climber or outdoor enthusiast.

Over many years and on many adventures, inc. Everest BC and Mt Kilimanjaro, I discovered that 1000 Mile Socks are so comfortable, durable and cool; they feel like I’m walking on a luxurious, deep pile carpet. Importantly they really help to protect my feet and prevent blisters so I truly enjoy my days on the trail.

In damp or wet conditions I need waterproof yet breathables socks – comfortable socks that offer me protection from the most demanding elements that keep me dry and warm  

*Consult with a podiatrist if you have any concerns; not just about an
injury or footwear but how your foot and ankle impacts the rest of the body.

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Outdoor socks are specifically designed to provide comfort, support, and protection for feet during various outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, backpacking, and skiing. These socks typically feature specific materials and construction techniques to enhance their performance in rugged outdoor conditions:

  1. Moisture-wicking: Outdoor socks often utilize moisture-wicking materials such as merino wool or synthetic fibers to keep feet dry by drawing moisture away from the skin. This helps prevent blisters and discomfort caused by sweat.
  2. Cushioning: Many outdoor socks have extra padding in key areas, such as the heel and toe, to provide cushioning and reduce impact during activities like hiking and trekking.
  3. Durability: Outdoor socks are typically constructed with reinforced areas in high-wear zones to enhance durability and longevity, ensuring they can withstand the rigors of outdoor adventures.
  4. Seamless construction: To minimize friction and prevent chafing or blisters, outdoor socks often feature seamless construction or flat toe seams.
  5. Temperature regulation: Some outdoor socks are designed with temperature-regulating properties, keeping feet warm in cold conditions and cool in hot weather.
  6. Compression: Certain outdoor socks incorporate compression technology to improve blood circulation, reduce fatigue, and enhance overall comfort during long periods of activity.
  7. Length: Outdoor socks come in various lengths, including crew, quarter, and knee-high options, providing different levels of coverage and protection based on the activity and personal preference.

When choosing outdoor socks, it’s essential to consider factors such as the intended activity, climate, and personal comfort preferences to ensure the best fit and performance for your outdoor adventures.