How to choose the right hiking socks?

2021-05-27

When climbing, foot protection and comfort are very important. Once the foot is uncomfortable or injured, it will not only delay the trip, but may even increase the risk of danger. Therefore, picking a pair of suitable hiking socks is a necessary pre-trip preparation before climbing.


The choice of hiking socks is not based on the season! It must be based on the type of hiking shoes you are wearing. Because hiking shoes are harder than ordinary shoes, and mountaineering often has to travel long distances and step on hard hiking rocks, it is recommended to wear thicker socks for better comfort. Because the shoe body is very hard and heavy, and the upper is also high, thicker mid-cut hiking socks must be selected. The hiking socks must also be higher than the upper, so that they are not easy to be uncomfortable due to friction. You can also choose hiking socks with thicker shock absorption design. The body of the shoe is softer than the heavy-weight boots. You can choose thinner hiking socks, but it is recommended to keep a certain thickness, and thehiking socks must be higher than the upper.


When choosinghiking socks, it is recommended to choose a smaller size, becausehiking socks have good elasticity and will be a little looser after wearing them for a while. If you choose too big hiking socks, it is easy to cause friction and blisters when walking. A better way is to use a foot measuring device, and then match the size chart on the package, which will be more accurate. If your size falls between two sizes, such as S size and M size, choose the smaller S size hiking socks.