PhD® Hike Socks
You could say we don’t like to sit still much. We continue to push the boundaries of innovation in comfort and performance with our PhD® Hike (performance of the highest degree) sock. These Merino wool socks are chock-full of smart features, advanced technologies and dialed fit systems. They’re hiking socks that help enable you to focus on the trail, soak in the views, beat your personal best—whatever your goal may be—these socks are there to support you without being noticed. Think of them as your ghostwriter, allowing you to take all the credit for your accomplishments.
A patent-pending, Merino wool-based durability construction made to outlast your greatest adventures. It brings durability to high wear zones, like the heel, toe and ball of the foot—without sacrificing comfort. Our socks are tested by athletes in some of the most extreme conditions. Once approved at 19,308 feet on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro to mile 3,015 on the Continental Divide Trail, we bring the best socks for hiking to you.
4-Degree™ Elite System
This four-way elastic stretch creates a fully supported, ultra-wrapped feeling. The fit system is designed to avoid slipping, bunching or binding—so while you’re moving, your socks stay put. Plus, a Virtually SeamlessTM toe helps eliminate chafing for the ultimate, comfortable hiking socks. These socks actually make your hiking shoes fit better.
Activity-Specific Mesh Zones
Unique mesh zones on the top of the foot increase breathability. While you’re working up a sweat climbing that ridgeline, these mesh zones are helping your feet stay cool and dry.
Gender Specific Fit
Men’s and women’s feet have anatomical differences. Our shoes feature distinct fits, so why wouldn’t our socks? We developed a specific fit for each, with our women’s socks featuring a slimmer heel pocket, narrower profile, and women-specific mesh ventilation zones.