Darn Tough is right.

Darn Tough gave the Merino Wool Micro Crew Cushion Hiking Sock a dash of spandex and nylon so your trail-tromping paws stay extra comfy while you tick off the miles. The Micro Crew blows away your heavy, itchy wool socks with its built-in elastic arch support and high-density padding in the heel and toes. Darn Tough built these midweight beauties with merino wool that’s naturally resistant to stinky odors and manages moisture to keep your feet blister-free.

  • Socks built for thru-hikers, backpackers, and peak baggers
  • Merino wool blend manages moisture and resists odor
  • Moderate cushioning underfoot provides padding underfoot
  • True Seamless construction reduces risk of blisters
  • Performance Fit reduces bunching and slipping
  • Darn Tough socks are made in Vermont, USA
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Darn Tough is the best!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These socks are durable, comfortable, & perfect for any activity!

Perfect Mountain Sock

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love these guys and wear them for everything from backpacking to mountaineering. They fit great, are super comfortable and last forever.

Perfect Mountain Sock

Great socks

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I've bought other socks from Darn Tough before, and shared them with my family. One of my brothers asked for these as a gift and he is very pleased with them. Great for working and running.

Love em

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Where these socks for everything. Great for anything outdoors and last forever.

My go to socks

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have bought several types of socks to hike in, and these are my first choice to put on when im hiking.

Vermont Quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Comfortable and long lasting!

Boyfriends Favorite Socks

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

My boyfriend works as a mountain guide in Jackson in the summer and these are the only socks he will wear and that hold up day after day on the mountain. He loves the comfort, breathability, and coolness of these socks while hiking. He wears a size 9 shoe and the M fit him perfect.

Name says it all!

    Seriously tough and comfy! You simply cannot have too many pair of these. I wear Darn Tough and have bought many as gifts and they always want more !!

    Great Product

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Socks are nice and soft, breathable, and comfortable. I trekked through the snow and my socks got wet. They dried pretty fast once I was finished. I will be wearing these when I climb Mt. Rainier in a couple days

    great socks

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    love these socks super comfy but on the down sides after a week long backpacking tip in the desert i had to burn mine the the sake of everyone else. will be buying again

    Good socks

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are awesome socks, good fit, comfort, support, they last forever and they are a back by a good company

    Darn Tough is the BEST

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Everything about these socks is perfect. They fit great, regulate heat and last longer than they should. I have had pairs last years with weekly use. They are comfortable for casual daily use or on long backpacking trips. Buy them you won't regret it.

    Warmer living is happier living

      Very comfortable, warm socks. Slept in them with my sleeping bag in freezing conditions and never got cold. Great to hike in as well!

      Great Socks!!

        Darn Tough socks are the absolute best. Great support and fit, they stay on your feet without shifting around. Perfect for minimizing moisture and odor on any adventure.

        Unanswered Question

        I was under the impression women’s Darn Tough socks 🧦 only came in S-L, yet item #DRN0016 says also available in XL. Now this particular sock looks similar to a style also available in men’s, but when I reach this item via another pair of women’s socks, it clearly says “women’s” at top. When I access it otherwise it says nothing about whether for men or women. Attempting to include a few pics to clarify this. Wouldn’t mind trying an XL in women’s if available BUT either way I need to be 100% sure what I’m ordering as a men’s XL would be way too large. Thank you in advance for clarifying this for me.

        Stephanie H


        I hope this photo shows “women’s” at the top. I hope the pic also shows size XL...hard to tell as can’t enlarge photo when choosing to tell what I’m sending! Regardless of what photo shows, can you verify Darn Tough socks do come in XL for women’s ever? I’ve been looking at these socks for DAYS and haven’t seen. So if the wrong info inadvertently ended up on your site, I understand...and I am by no means assuming I’m correct...I just want answers for us both!

        Great socks for casual and active

          Good for vacationing as they’re wool and don’t hold odor. Durable.


            great socks. comfortable, warm and durable. would recommend to anyone

            Darn Tough For The Long Haul

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            These are the 6th pair I’ve purchased & not because they need to be replaced. Darn tough undoubtedly makes the toughest,most comfortable, warmest and consistently fantastic socks on the market. Naturally, my feet are always cold, Ive taken to layering this pair with a slightly lighter weight set and they keep my toes toasty, but dry in 11 degree weather. I’m a big fan of the light arch compression in the stitching, as well as the cushion quality in the foot. Also another great feature, these babies are super, hiker stank,resistant, they’ve got a customer for life.

            Thanks for the review Ashley!

            Best socks

              These are some of the best socks I’ve ever owned. I use them for work, for recreation, and for every day wear. I last bought a set of 6 pair back in 2008, and am finally starting to wear those out. Darn Tough has their lifetime guarantee as well, so you can send them in for any reason if any issues arise.

              Darn Good!

              • Familiarity: I've used it several times

              Love these socks! My feet are so much happier on a long hike when I wear these. They wash well with just a rinse and don't stink up like some of the others socks I have. Keeping my feel warm and dry on all the hikes so far! Thinking about getting few more pairs since they have been so good to my feet.