The One about Darn Tough Socks

As I prepare for my trip next month back to Japan, one thing I want to nip on the bud is the socks I will be bringing.

Each time I travel, I learn more about what socks to bring and not bring and last year, walking nearly 12-24 miles each day, it took a toll on my feet but while I was prepared with band-aids and such and to prevent blisters from getting worse, I wore 2-3 socks (which was insane but it worked).

I need something tougher, better and gets the job done!

And so I heard about “Darn Tough” socks.

For 40 years, one family has been knitting socks in Northfield, Vermont.  They make the finest premium all weather performance socks and test their socks under a variety of conditions.

Made from Merino Wool, one of the coolest things about these socks is that they have a lifetime guarantee.

And yes, they are pricey with shipping, I paid about $25-$27 per pair of Darn Tough Socks, but you are paying for quality and that’s what I’m expecting, as these socks will be tested.

I went with the Darn Tough Micro Crew Cushion which features a pair of socks made of 61% Merino Wool, 36% Nylon and 3% Lycra Spandex.  These socks keep one cool in the summer, warm in the winter and is built tough for superior performance.

I also went with a Darn Tough Boot Sock Full Cushion which features a pair of socks made of 69% Merino Wool, 27% Nylon and 4% Lycra Spandex featuring fine guage knitting with a high stitch count that ensures a secure foot hugging fit, less bulk, more comfort.  Merino wool fibers for moisture wicking, naturally antimicrobial thanks to the Merino wool and performance fit.

I’ve read great things about “Darn Tough”  and we’ll see how they do when I get back from my vacation!