These Socks Are Darn Tough!

Darn Tough Socks. I would say the name says it all, but there is even more to them than that. Darn comfortable, darn stylish, darn soft; these are just a few of the many ways to describe the socks made by Darn Tough Vermont. As soon as I tried on my first pair of Darn Tough socks I knew I was not going to be able to go back to my everyday cotton.

The Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion is a pair of lightweight hiking socks that you cannot go wrong with. I wore these hiking on a 90 degree day fully intending to sweat right through them. I was wrong. The Coolmax Polyester yarns kept the sweat away from my skin, making for a blister free day of exploring and adventuring. The quality design kept my feet comfortable through the entire hike, and as I can see, many more to come. These socks did not rub, slide, or need readjusting the entire day. This pair stands tall and true to its name of Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion and did not disappoint with performance or comfort. The hiking collection by Darn Tough Vermont offers a variety of options to best suit your need. Whether it be a warm weather trek or cold late fall hike, Darn Tough has a pair for you.

Darn Tough Vermont Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion sock
Darn Tough Vermont Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion sock

As a full time nurse, I spend at least 12 hours a day on my feet. Sometimes how I dress before changing into scrubs at the hospital is an afterthought. With the lifestyle collection by Darn Tough, I can now rest assured that at least my feet have good style.  Luckily, the Warlock Crew Light sock is here for me. Helping keep my feet from aching at the end of each day and making me look good while doing it. What else could I ask for? Well actually there is more. Some days the hospital is hot, while others it seems too cold. The Warlock Crew Light sock is made with fine gauge Merino wool and helps my feet and body adjust accordingly. These are now my go to socks for a long work week or night on the town. While durability and comfort come first, style is close behind.

Darn Tough Vermont Warlock Crew Light sock
Darn Tough Vermont Warlock Crew Light sock

As if the high quality product wasn’t enough, Darn Tough is a 100% U.S., family owned business. Located in Northfield Vermont, Darn Tough is a three generation strong sock company that thrives on keeping jobs domestic and producing the best product possible. All they do is make extremely high quality, durable socks. And they offer an unconditional lifetime guarantee, which is exactly what it says. No gimmicks or hassles. Simply send the product back and they will ship you a new one. But good luck getting to the point of needing a replacement pair. With 100% Merino wool and small needle, fine gauge knitting machines, Darn Tough Socks go above and beyond in every way imaginable. There is no need to look any further for a sock that will last through all of the hikes, ski days, bike rides, runs, work weeks, or gym days imaginable.


I’d like to thank Darn Tough Vermont for providing a selection of their socks for this review. Outstanding in every way.

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I have always loved my Darn Tough socks. They are my go to socks for mountain biking and gravel riding. I wore them in the Dirty Kanza even 2 years ago and my feet didn’t get hot once. Now the rest of the body, that’s a different story.

Richard Masoner

“Darn” tough, har. I like the name.

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