Socks are often an afterthought, but sometimes it’s worth the extra effort and looking for a pair that will last you longer than a few laundry cycles. With cooler days on the horizon, we’re excited to stock up on durable, long-lasting socks that we can keep for a while, and we bet you are too.
The Shop TODAY team have scoured the internet for some of the best styles to help you kickstart your fall shopping extravaganza.
Top Rated Sustainable Women’s Socks
Hanes Crew Socks 10 Pack
Crewneck socks are a classic style that every wardrobe needs and this set from Hanes has earned a stellar reputation for its durable and comfortable construction. These have over 12,500 five-star ratings and one reviewer commented on how much his wife loved the style for years.
“My wife lives in her socks with no shoes on most of the time. They get a lot of exercise. This brand has proven to be the most durable and comfortable of any brand she has tried in the past seven decades. his life, ”he said. commented in reviews.
Bombas Merino Wool Running Socks
Avid runners know how important a quality pair of socks is and this pair of merino wool is known to stay put on the go. The soft, breathable fabric dries quickly and also cushions the feet so you feel a dose of comfort with every step. Plus, you can feel good buying them as Bombas donates a pair of socks for every purchase.
A satisfied customer left the following rave review for the popular style: “Super warm socks, no itchiness, cute design. Great for athletics to wick sweat away from the feet, but also great to wear with boots and leggings. Chelsea style. “
HUE Hosiery ribbed socks
With nearly 1,000 five-star reviews on the DSW website, these ribbed socks have built up a pretty loyal following – and we’re not at all surprised. The two-piece set includes two pairs of comfortable socks in complementary shades and is suitable for both work and play.
Many buyers point out how comfortable and versatile socks are after putting them to the test. “These are thick, soft and warm shoes, perfect for boots or sneakers. I even sleep in them!” we wrote in a review.
Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Socks
The name of the brand says it all: these socks are damn tough. Crew hiking socks combine comfort and durability and can withstand all kinds of elements. We love that they’re made in the USA and have plenty of cushioning to keep your feet happy.
LL Bean customers seem quite happy with the long-lasting style and one of them left the following review: “Soft, well made, comfortably wraps your foot but not too tight. And just the amount of cushion I prefer for hiking.”
Ragg merino wool socks
Almost 900 LL Bean customers gave this set of merino wool socks a five star rating and were delighted with their “comfort” and “warmth”. A buyer also noted how they “stand up to a lot of wear and tear”.
The set comes in eight colors (our favorite is the Burgundy / Dark Lagoon Multi) and is made from a soft, stretchy anti-itch wool.
Pack of 6 pairs of Performance No Show Champion padded socks
These Champion socks feature Double Dry technology that wicks away moisture and keeps your feet cool, even when you’re running all day. The durable set of six socks is suitable for shoe sizes 5 to 9 and is available in three colors: black, white and gray.
They may seem lightweight, but these soft, stretchy socks also feature a padded bottom that makes a big difference when you find yourself going, going, going all day.
Dickies moisture wicking socks
These socks are so popular on Amazon (they have over 11,000 five-star reviews) that they sell out often, but we’ve also found them on the Dickies website in multiple colors. The bestsellers feature Dri-Tech technology that wicks away moisture and helps your feet breathe. Plus, they offer compression support!
Many Dickies customers agreed the socks did a great job of keeping feet dry and one reviewer left the following comment: “I have been wearing these Dri-Tech socks for two years and I will not be wearing any more. . the feet are dry and quite warm in winter and quite cool in summer. A must buy for me.
Bombas Patchwork Quarter Socks
Think durable socks have to be boring? Thanks again! These quilts allow you to show off your fun and sassy side while keeping you warm and cozy. They feature a padded footbed and built-in arch support system, in addition to being machine washable, so they’re low maintenance.
“They’re so comfortable and they stay put without slipping off the back of my heel. They hug my foot and I love them!” a shared client.
6 pairs of Puma running socks
When over 20,000 shoppers give a product a five-star rating, you know it has to be good, and this set of socks from Puma is definitely a popular one. They are available in 11 colors and are made from a durable cotton / polyester blend that continues like the Energizer Bunny.
A nurse even said they help keep her comfortable during long shifts. “The cushioning in the arch is just enough to provide support without making the sock too warm. The fit is perfect, hitting just above where my Nike and Asics hit,” they wrote.
Balega invisible comfort socks
These unisex socks have perfected the art of keeping you warm and dry at the same time with their ventilation panels. They also hug your feet loosely, which is not always an easy task.
One REI customer called the popular style “one of the best pairs of running socks” he has ever owned and another said it “was worth the extra money for a quality product. “. Another reviewer shared the following sentiments: “The padding is noticeable as soon as you put them on, and they are soft and comfortable.”
Darn Tough Bear Town Micro Crew Lightweight Hiking Socks
These socks are adorable (sorry, we had to) and super tough too. They feature lightweight padding and odor-resistant technology, along with a lifetime warranty, which is pretty awesome if you ask us. An avid hiker spoke of the durable socks in reviews, explaining that they lasted quite a long hike.
“I wore these socks on a seven mile misdirection snowshoe trip where we got lost and broke the trail for about three miles and then the next day we hiked a trail called Misery Ridge which was four miles up and down over Smith Rock. The only miserable thing was my butt from lack of squats before the adventure. Not a blister, not a sore spot, no bulge or slippage, not a disgruntled pig, “have they wrote.
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