SmartWool Hike Liner Crew Sock

The Smartwool Hiking Liner Crew is an innie AND an outie.

The Smartwool Hiking Liner Crew can be worn as an ultra light sock on warm hikes or as a liner in cold weather. The ribbed cuff keeps it from sliding into your hiking boots or bunching at the bottom of your outer-layer sock. A flat-knit toe seam won't bother your toes while breaking trail. Smartwool designed the Hiking Liner Crew Socks to prevent blistering as well as odor—feel free to layer without fear of grossing out your camping buddies.

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Great thickness

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I don't like most hiking socks because of how thick they are, these are the perfect thickness for me and I really like the length.

These are my favorite hiking/climbing socks yet .

Liner? Not for me, they are just a great stand alone sock.

Dependable Liners

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I've been using SmartWool liner socks since I first took up backpacking in 2008. I still have some of my original pairs, but they've been on enough trips that I'm needing to start phasing in new pairs. These socks have never prevented all blistering on my feet, but they have definitely kept blisters to a minimum--especially appreciated on multinight trips. I wouldn't go on a backpacking trip without 'em!

Love em'!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

I had some issues with my double mountaineering boots and blisters. I hardly ever have blisters with new boots, but these for some reason didn't agree with my heels. I bought these and wore them under my normal socks and instantly had no issues with blisters at all!

I would definitely recommend these to anyone with blister issues!

Travis, this is helpful!

I just got back from a Mt Baker climb... pretty bad blistering in my double boots on the descent. I don't normally use liners, but want to give them a try on Mt Rainier next month. You said L fits true to size... what size are your feet?

Good liner socks

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I wear these under my SmartWool Trekking Heavy Crew socks. They keep my feet warm and help prevent blisters.

I also wear them as a lightweight sock in my dress shoes.

SmartWool products are great

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

These were purchased to wear under the Trekking socks for added warmth while skiing in Yellowstone this winter. They are comfortable, and fit well. I own many pairs and styles of SmartWool socks and have never been disappointed.

Unanswered Question

Do liners shrink as it's made from wool?
Generally, warm wash/dry.
Size 11.5 is on high Lg size but if shrinks, may consider XL.
Thanks!

Great hot weather sock

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Great on hot days when you need to wear something in your shoes but don't want something bulky. seem like they will hold up well

Love the sock liners, but caused blister

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

To be fair, I popped tags off these guys on my way to hike up Mt. Olympus in 100 degree heat. I'm not sure what about the sock caused so much rubbing, but I'm nearly sure it wasn't caused by my shoes. I will definitely give them another shot after putting through a cycle in the wash.

Great under heavier socks.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

Seem good so far. I have tried them on underneath my smartwool heavy trekking socks and they seem to add minimal extra bulk. I don't think they will cause problems getting my boots on. Feel and thickness is comparable to a dress sock.

Gets the job done

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Used these liners under my normal hiking socks for summer hikes, and they work well. I had one 12 mile day in them, and they were comfortable and didn't bunch or sag at all throughout the day. I did still get a few hot spots under my big toes, which was something I had hoped these liners would help with, but not a deal breaker or anything a little moleskin can't fix. Fits true to size, I wear a 9 in shoes/hiking boots and ordered a medium.

What material is this sock made of?

Knit In USA Of Imported Yarn:



59% Merino Wool

39% Nylon

2% Elastane



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Awesome!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I got five pairs last spring and since they have been the only every day socks I have used. They can go for days on end withouth having to get washed.

Downside is that they break. From the ten socks I got, I would say about half of them have big holes now. I will still get new pairs though. That's how awesome they are.

My favorite liner

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

No more overheating and blisters! These socks are incredible. They're light and durable and are super breathable. After using them for one hike they became my favorite liner ever.

happy piggies

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I love my wool socks quite a bit. Put these liners on and enjoy no moisture or hot spots. They really are the only accessory for your human personnel carriers

Blister free; happy as can be :)

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Good stuff. Definitely do the job to prevent blisters and keep the stanky stank away. Get a couple pairs to keep your feet happy!

Is this liner women's, men's, or unisex?...

Is this liner women's, men's, or unisex?

Smartwool intends for this to be a unisex sock and I have seen both men and women buy them.

Yes, generally, a women's size 'L' would be equivalent to a men's size 'S', and so on...no real difference otherwise, (besides colors/designs ie (butterflies and daisys' and such, for example...but then, you never know!).

Great All-Around Liners

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

These liners are great. Comfy, lightweight, durable, dry quickly, and don't pick up foot-stank that quick.



I use them for hiking, with my slippers, and even just daily wear.



I'd recommend them even if you don't need liners, but want a lightweight durable sock that's not cotton.

Smartwool does it again

    I mainly use the liners during the summer. They are great for keeping my feet cool and dry. They also go well with another pair of wool socks for colder weather. Well done!

    Good liners but not my favorite

      I tried theses along with some coolmax liners. These are thicker and seem sturdier but I fount that they were a little tougher on my feet. I ended up switching halfway through one of my days because they just weren't as comfy. For the price I had hoped for a bit more but they were not bad. I will use the coolmax liners for long heavy hiking, but keep these for the slightly less intense hikes.

      All I wear

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      As the title says I only wear these sock liner's anymore. I use them to go to work, I work on my feet, I use them when I go hiking, and I use them when going snowboarding. Tried to put regular cotton sucks on my feet the other day, and I threw them all away.

      Haha nice! death to cotton!