If your boots are made for walking, make sure your feet are as comfortable as possible with the right pair of socks to match. The Mountain Designs sock range was put together with exactly that in mind - comfort to complement your footwear. We offer a variety of styles in different colours, sizes and fabrications to suit different end uses, giving you purpose-made support on your outdoor adventures. Treat your feet no matter what course you set.
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What are the best men's socks for hiking?
The best men's socks for hiking and trekking provide a balance between temperature control (to regulate body heat) and breathability (to ensure your feet stay fresher for longer). Other key features are zoned elastic to prevent slipping, and reinforced cushioning - especially around the toes and heels - to minimise rubbing that can lead to blisters and hotspots. You will also want to match the height of your sock to your footwear, so opt for crew-cut or high-cut lengths if you're wearing hiking boots. For these reasons, we recommend you choose purpose-made hiking or trekking socks over traditional athletic socks.
What are the benefits of using quality socks for outdoor activities?
Whether you're hiking, trail running or even just camping, your footwear is essential to keeping you comfortable and safe from the elements. Your socks also have a vital role to play in this, providing an additional layer of protection between your skin and hiking boots or shoes. This extra layer minimises rubbing to help prevent blisters, soaks up moisture to keep odour and bacteria at bay, and adds warmth when the external conditions are cool. Our range of men's socks is purpose-built for different end-uses, so you can always find a style to enhance your performance, no matter what outdoor adventure you're pursuing.
Which socks are quick drying?
The range of socks for men at Mountain Designs has been made with performance and functionality in mind. Each style is designed to meet the demands of a specific end-use with various features included to deliver comfort, support and protection. However, one thing that all styles have in common is the ability to wick moisture from the skin, then dry quickly. It doesn't matter whether you're active on the trails or hitting the ski slopes, or if you're outside in the middle of summer or braving the cold of winter, your socks should be moisture-wicking and quick-drying to ensure comfort and hygiene all day long.
Which socks are great for skiing or snowboarding?
Skiing, snowboarding or any other snow-related activity requires socks designed to handle the harsher conditions of the cold. Breaking it down to the basics, your snow socks need to keep your feet warm and dry, offer plenty of cushioning in the toe, heel and shin, and be breathable and moisture-wicking to maintain your comfort levels as you get more active and heat up. Our snow socks have been engineered to deliver all of these qualities and more, providing exceptional comfort and protection that you can rely on from this cold season to the next.
Why should you use Merino Socks?
Merino wool regulates body heat through the natural crimp of the Merino fibre, efficiently trapping warm air next to the skin of your feet to keep them comfortable in cold conditions. It is also moisture-wicking, highly breathable and quick-drying, making it the ideal material for men's socks. Another benefit is its natural resistance to odour and bacterial build up, further reinforcing its suitability for sock fabrication.
What lengths of men's socks are available?
Mountain Designs has socks for men of all outdoor pursuits. Our men's ankle socks are classified as either mini-cut or micro-cut length, and are designed for trail running and adventure sports. As a reference, they are very much like athletic socks. For hiking and trekking, we have mid-crew, crew and high-crew heights, and for snow sports, skiing and snowboarding, our snow socks are a full-cut height. Whatever outdoor activity you choose to get the blood flowing, we have a pair of socks to keep up with you.