Darn Tough Socks

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by PhilHo, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Does anyone here use these? If so which specific ones have you found to be good particularly for trail shoe use.

    I was just about to order some and became slightly bewildered by the choice.
  2. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I use the Darn Tough Hike/Trek Micro Crew Cushion (Merino)

    £19.99 from Needlesports
  3. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

  4. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Same here for the trail shoes.....any of the merino light hiker crew range.
  5. L2viNkO8SP4

    L2viNkO8SP4 Backpacker

    The 'lifetime' guarantee works too. I'm now on my third replacement pairs - funny shaped big toe means mine wear through there quicker.
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  6. Davy

    Davy Thru Hiker

    Liked mine, they disappeared off the hotel balcony in Mallorca during a gale. I'd left them out drying... Was gutted at the time but having soldiered on with my 'spare' decathlon running socks for the next two soggy days, (they were fine) not since seen the need to replace them.
  7. Robin

    Robin Moderator Staff Member

    I wear them most of the time in winter. Micro crew light cushion.
  8. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Try and get the PT ones made for the military. Little bit of extra nylon. Basically mesh on top, padded under. F'en tough.
  9. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

  10. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    I think the 18 pound ones are the same just higher. They look the right mix of fibres and style. The PT ones are very low cut for physical training/exercising what we call PE here. If you are going to have wet feet and it's not freezing the lower are better I reckon. But wow that's bloody expensive. Amazon US had some PTs a while back. On the phone at the beach at the moment maybe search DT PT sock US? See if you can get a better price.
    I save mine for proper walks and beat the hell out of some Nylon ones that look identical. Do you have the MAXX brand there? Three pairs for a fiver!
  11. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

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  12. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

  13. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

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    Cranston Thru Hiker

  16. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Darn tough merino 1/4 socks light cushion socks for summer and winter for several years now. Tried the heavier darn tough socks but found them less comfortable. Mine dry overnight in most conditions which is another big plus for me apart from comfort in all temperature ranges.
  17. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    No I'm looking for shorter ones. Maybe they only had one pair in stock.

    Sports Shoes have some, both women's and men's, at a very good price and of course Trek Lite supporters get 10% off and free delivery on orders over £30.

    Grit 1/4 socks are £11.89
    https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/dar60/darn-tough-grit-1_4-sock-~-aw19/

    Just bought a pair.
  18. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

  19. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I’ve been using DT’s for a couple of years, micro crews I think.

    Has anybody this side of the pond managed to blag a replacement pair when they’ve worn out? Can they be returned to any retailers who stock them or do they need to go back to the US? I’m guessing there’s some hefty shipping costs both ways to consider if not?
  20. L2viNkO8SP4

    L2viNkO8SP4 Backpacker

    I've had two pairs replaced. You can download the claim form via the link on this page.
    http://cdalimited.co.uk/darn-tough
  21. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Received a pair of the Grit 1/4 socks today. I got size large and my feet are 10 - 10.5. The Darn Tough size guide says large is 10 to 12. Which I guess is US size and 12 US = 11 UK so they should fit fine but they are just a bit tight. Especially across one panel which is less stretchy than the rest of the sock, see pic.

    I've been out and done my second day of RED January in them and they are otherwise comfortable. Maybe I just have a big instep/ankle.

    darntough.jpg
  22. Foxster

    Foxster Section Hiker

    Unfortunately they will shrink a little in the first wash too.
  23. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I have them packed ready to go to the UK distributor for a replacement pair.
  24. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Section Hiker

    I'm a 10, L are spot on for me, somebody gave me a medium pair last year as a present, I get away with them but tend to shy away from wearing them if I can help it,

    Ordered a couple of pairs of the ones I linked (up the thread somewhere) last night
  25. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    Bought a pair from LOS the other day. Like PhilHo, I'm finding them tighter than expected but not uncomfortably so; I prefer socks a teeny bit tight than too loose. Anyway, this forum is expensive!

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