Why Are Socks So Important When Hiking?

Why are socks so important when hiking? Tips for the selection of good hiking socks. People's feet will sweat, especially in warm weather. Sometimes they will even if it's cold. You want a sock that's...

People's feet will sweat, especially in warm weather. Sometimes they will even if it's cold. You want a sock that's going to whip the moisture away from your feet, also. Other breathable type trail shoes or running shoes would help your feet breath better and get the moisture away from your feet through your sock and shoe or boot.


I would recommend wool socks and other good fibers like polyester. Try propylene as well.




Stay away from cotton socks. Cotton socks get wet, stay wet and essentially provide very little warmth when they are wet. That includes cotton shirts, jeans or denim. Stay away from cotton. As they say in the wilderness, cotton kills.

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