What are the Benefits of Merino Wool Socks?

Here at Lenny's Shoe & Apparel, we specialize in footwear for working men and women in Vermont, New York, New England and beyond - but the perfect pair of boots is nothing without the socks to match! 

If you've ever found yourself asking "what socks should I wear with my safety toe work boots?" or "what are the best socks for hiking?" - we've got you covered.

You can ask just about anybody who lives an active lifestyle on the jobsite, on the trails, or on the ski slopes, and they'll all tell you the same thing - Merino wool socks are the most comfortable, most durable socks available! Plus, they offer other benefits like odor resistance, moisture wicking, and temperature regulation.

Let's go over some of the benefits of Merino wool socks here:

  • Comfort - silky-smooth, soft, and not itchy
  • Durability - flexible, effective in heat or cold, long-lasting fibers
  • Odor-Resistance - prevents sweat and bacteria build-up
  • Temperature Regulation - naturally-insulating in cold, breathable in heat
  • Moisture-Wicking - absorbs & releases moisture, keeping you dry

Plus, on top of all of these benefits, Merino wools socks are often able to be sourced from wool that is environmentally friendly, sustainable, and safe for the sheep that produce the wool.

If you're looking to get some of these great socks for yourself, check out our selection of socks from Darn Tough Vermont - these Merino wool socks are still made right here in Vermont. Just like Lenny’s, Darn Tough Vermont is family owned and operated. For close to 40 years, they’ve been knitting fine wool socks right here in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Crafting the world’s most comfortable, durable, and best fitting hiking socks is an ardent skill passed down through the generations. This commitment, this passion, it’s in the blood. And, thanks to the Darn Tough warranty, these socks are good for life. Guaranteed.

Give Merino wool socks a try for yourself - you'll love the comfort and versatility the provide, and you likely won't be returning to cotton socks any time soon.


Darn Tough Vermont Merino Wool Socks

September 06, 2022 — Lenny's Web


Shammy Peterson said:

The best part of your blog for me is when you explained that Merino wool socks are not itchy and are soft and silky-smooth. This is something that I will share with my sister who is interested in shopping for socks next Friday. She wants to make sure that she will prioritize the comfort of her kids who are prone to allergies, so your tips must be helpful. https://www.leroymac.com.au

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