We've employed super soft Merino wool and Coralast abrasion resistant fibers to engineer an ultra-comfortable, long-lasting work sock. Revolutionary comfort-stretch top yields to the shape of the leg without falling, pinching or binding for a superior never-know-its-there feel. Compression arch...
I read tons of review and am a bit disappointed. These socks are great if you can work hard to stay warm, or can frequent a heater or heated space in between time with cold weather. I am in the United States Navy and just stood a 5 hour watch in 30-40 degree weather. I have many layers on and and practically exposed to all the elements and found my feet getting cold within 30ish minutes, Then later my feet were actually cold.If you can bust your tail with these socks on and some winter layers you most likely will do well with these socks. But if you find yourself exposed to the elements with weapons or other security measures and not a ton of possible exertion and calorie burning you might find your feet cold too.Hope it helps. There just socks so don't expect magic, just try to give an honest perspective from my job field.
I am a commercial fisherman of 25 years in AK. I purchased one pair of these socks about ten years ago and wore them one trip. As soon as I got back to town I purchased 20 more pairs. They are the only sock that I wear when fishing in AK or outdoors in Montana (my home state). Fox river, smartwool, wigwam and others do not have a pair of socks that can compete with these socks AT ANY PRICE........and let me tell you, I have worn them all. This is the best sock that money can buy. I have a 10.5 shoe size but purchase the extra large sock. You will probably have to purchase a larger boot to accommodate this sock. It's just the way it is. They are very heavy and plush. Here is what I have learned when wearing this sock; purchase larger boots and also purchase Bama sock outside liners to pull extra moisture away from the sock. Sounds crazy..it isn't. I can put on rubber boots and wear them on deck for 20 hours. When I take off my boots my Bama liners are moist but my socks are dry. BEAUTIFUL. WARM Feet in freezing AK. ALL DAY LONG. Bama socks are manufactured by the Xtratuf boot company. You can google: xtratuf bama sokkets (yes, this is the correct spelling) and get the sock liner that I am talking about. This sock liner actually goes on the outside of the carhartt sock and inside the boot. TRUST ME......THIS COMBINATION WORKS IN THE MOST EXTREME CONDITIONS! It's all about comfort, mobility and safety at ANY temperature.
These did not work out for my needs being too thick. I went with the next grade down for Carhartt Cold Weather socks instead. Carhartt Men's Extremes Cold Weather Boot Socks, Navy, 10-13 Sock/6-12 Shoe They were not as thick and worked better for my feet in my boots. I don't live in an extreme cold weather area, but it does get cold and sometimes very cold.But, these Carhartt Men's Arctic Wool Cold Weather Socks would work great for someone that needs great warmth. The Carhartt name alone means quality and perfromance. They are 85% Wool, 6% Nylon, 4% Polyester, 1% Lycra and 4% Other Fibers. These are socks that those in bad weather wear on fishing boats and in snow and arctic conditions.Just make sure you have room in your boots for thick or winter socks. 1/2 size larger at least is what you should be wearing to offset the additional thickness in your boots. Otherwise, you get that tight bulging feet that begin to hurt due to tightness of what you are wearing, lack of ability to wick moisture and the air pocket of warmth created. You get everything pressed against your feet, your feet lose circulation and the cold just burns right through onto your feet and your feet feels it and gets ice cold fast despite what you are wearing on them. Make sure your boots can accommodate thicker socks. If not, get a pair of winter boots 1/2 size larger for the winter or cold weather when you need them. You can still wear those 1/2 size larger boots in the summer with thick hiking socks that breath and wick moisture.The thickness of these socks are thick, but they are very comfortable. I went with the Extremes one since they were not as thick. They are 70% Acrylic, 15% Wool, 13% Nylon and 1% Lycra. If you need an even thinner pair of Winter wool socks, you can try the Carhartt Triple Blend Cold Weather socks. Carhartt Men's Triple Blend Thermal Boot Socks, HeatherGrey, 10-13 Sock/6-12 Shoe They are thinner in construction and are sleeker than the Extremes ones. The Triple Blend ones are 43% Acrylic, 21% Polyester, 19% Wool, 16% Nylon and 1% Lycra. They have a little bit more % of wool than the Extremes, but the combination of other materials makes for a sleeker, thinner sock and is not as warm as the Extremes one. From what I read, they are popular with our US military men and women abroad that request things from home to wear on their feet in their boots.I recommend these socks for those that have the right boots for them and have the need for the high wool content and thickness. Otherwise, the Extremes ones may work better for you or the Triple Blend ones if your boots are not sized for additional thickness from winter socks. They may not be as warm, but you would be wearing the right size socks that work with your boots and moisture wicking occurs, drying your feet and creating that warm air pocket of comfort. Your socks and boots have to work together for your feet otherwise one or both work against you.If you plan on wearing sock liners as well, the Carhartt sock liners are quality and comfortable, but they will add more thickness under your socks and in your boots. So, be prepared to have the right size boots if you are planning to wear both Winter wool socks and sock liners as well. Carhartt Men's 3 Pack Liner Socks, Black, 10-13 Sock/6-12 Shoe They will work together as log as you use them together in the right situation on your feet.If you are just looking for socks to keep your feet warm when you sleep or walking around the home, these are very warm, but the Extreme ones may work out better with lesser wool content and may be more comfortable. Stay away from Cotton socks even at home or sleeping in cold weather. Cotton absorbs moisture and your feet freeze.
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