• Smartwool - PhD Run Light Elite Mini Sock - Graphite/Bright Blue
  • Smartwool - PhD Run Light Elite Mini Sock - Graphite/Bright Blue
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Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Mini Sock

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$10.97 $17.95


Tech Specs

51% merino wool, 46% nylon, 3% elastane
3.75 in
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Run with wool.

Run with the natural goodness of wool at your feet with the Smartwool PhD Run Light Elite Mini Sock. Not only will these socks shave two minutes off your mile, but they'll also wick moisture, regulate your foot temperature, and prohibit odor-causing microbial growth. One of those things might not be true; we'll let you decide which one is or isn't.

  • Merino wool/nylon/elastane blend
  • Lightweight
  • Light cushioning

Run with Wool.

    Run like the wind with wool, seriously. With these socks, because of the amount of cushion and the height of the ankle part makes your foot feel very secure in these shoes.

    Secret love affair

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

    I got these as a gift for a runner friend and he had the following to share:

    I admit, i loooove socks. probably more than a rational human should, but let's point out that most peeps wouldn't consider me rational. I am fine with used clothing. Thrift shops, hand me downs and duct tape puffys constitute most or my "wardrobe" but when it comes to socks, i willing to break open the piggy bank and break out the retirement fund of nickels quarters and dimes. I want the YUMMIEST merino wool I can get. And these definitely fall into that category....mmmmm just daydreaming about slipping into a new pair of these makes me feel warm and safe like a snuggie infomercial. Smartwool has been with me thru more ultra runs that I can remember, more heinous approaches, more back country ski trip, more friday night dance parties that i can shake a booty at, and all the while protecting my toesies from stinking, chafing, and blisters and looking pretty damn cute in the process.

    Favorite for winter running

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

    I bought these as a gift for my brother-in-law, and here's what he has to say: I run everyday, even in snow and rain. I love the warmth of these socks and their wicking properties. They're light enough not to change my gait or speed work. Godsend on windy or chilly days.

    One pair of socks to rule them all

      Truly a great pair, Light weight and breathable; I use them daily!

      Great socks

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Super light, super breathable, and just enough cushion - Smartwool is a major player in the sock game for a reason.

      Very nice

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These socks are exactly what I was looking for, lightweight wool active socks. Smartwool made a great sock again. They're comfortable and good for a couple wears without washing, depending on what you're doing in them.

      Learn More: Smartwool PhD Socks

        Learn more about the comfort, fit, and durability of Smartwool PhD performance socks. #gofarfeelgood

        Great light socks!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I was looking for some lighter weight socks and these were just what I needed! They fit well and breath great so my feet don't over heat. Just enough cushion under foot to provide a little padding.

        Did a mud 25k in comfort.

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        You can't go wrong with Smartwool.

        Super nice

          I bought these for a friend and this is what they said. These are super nice to run in, perfect in any weather condition.

          Socks n mud

            Phd Run Light Elite's post run!

            Socks n mud

            This is at your home? Wow, very cool!

            This is at your home? Wow, very cool!

            Great for warm weather running

            • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

            My wife purchased these socks, here's her review:
            Finally updated from my cheap cotton socks to these babies. They fit snugly without being too tight (I hate having to wrestle my socks on), come up high enough to protect my ankles from any prickly overgrowth on the trail, and don't slide around in variable terrain. I was a little worried that the seam on top of the toe might cause some friction, but it hasn't so far! Very happy with these socks! I found the mediums to be a touch on the big side (I wear a women's size 9) but not enough to downsize.

            Great thin sock

            • Fit: True to size

            I'm a huge fan of SmartWool socks and these are my favorites for running or just wearing around. As others have noted, they keep you warm in the winter, but I would add that they're breathable enough that I wear them year round, even on very hot days. I find that they perform as well or better than the many synthetic socks that I have used.

            Great for cold temps

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

            Great sock for running in winter temperatures. Feet stay comfortable and dry.

            Favorite socks for winter running

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

            These socks are thin enough to not take up too much space in shoes and they do a great job in regulating foot temperature.

            Men's PhD Run Socks

              Professional Ultra Runner & Fan Field Tester Timothy Olsen shares how the PhD Run socks help him go far, and feel good.

              Developing the PhD Run Light Elite Sock

                SmartWool's Head of Product Development, John Ramsey, fills us in on the new PhD run sock and what it took to develop it.


                US MEN 3 - 5.5 6 - 8.5 9 - 11.5 12 - 14.5
                US WOMEN 4 - 6.5 7 - 9.5 10 - 12.5  
                EU 34 - 37 38 - 41 42 - 45 46 - 49
                UK 2 - 4.5 5 - 7.5 8 - 10.5 11 - 13.5
                US 6 - 8.5 9 - 11.5 12 - 2.5 3 - 6
                EU 22 - 25 26 - 28 29 - 32 33 - 36
                UK 5 - 7.5 8 - 10.5 11 - 13.5 1 - 4.5
                Use your shoe size to find your correct sock size.