Smartwool athlete and iconic Alpinist partnered with our sock developers to help develop and test the PhD® Outdoor Mountaineer sock. His attention to detail, years of experience and on-mountain field-testing helped us create our best, most comfortable mountaineering socks ever.
This sock is the foundation of comfort on long-haul ski tours.
The next evolution in our partnership with iconic alpinist Conrad Anker, the PhD Outdoor Approach takes new sock technology to new heights. The PhD Outdoor Approach sock is designed to handle demanding approaches, day hikes and everyday wear. Featuring Indestructawool™ and our 4 Degree™ elite fit, our Approach socks are made to scramble over rocks while wicking moisture away, thanks to Merino wool. Designed to fit seamlessly in approach or hike footwear, these socks offer the fit, comfort and durability to handle demanding approach, day hikes and everyday wear.