I'm one of those people who believe your socks are at least as important as your shoes/boots - maybe even more so. So I'm pretty fussy when it comes to my socks. I've just worn these for about 12 hours straight, in the heat of the Cambodian jungle. No idea how many KMs I covered, but it was a lot and these socks were awesome. I wore them with brand new Merrell Goretex boots (didn't have a chance to break them in) and wouldn't usually wear Goretex in the 38c/97f heat either, but these socks kept my feet seriously comfy. No blisters, no rub from the boots, no hot spots, no discomfort at all. I'd say they're also the perfect thickness... not too thick for warm weather like most of my Explorer socks, and thick enough to give great cushioning and keep your feet warm when it's cold. Two big thumbs, or maybe that should be two big toes, up from me. Very impressed. Oh, and I'm on day 3 of wearing them after also wearing them for about 12 hours straight on the plane trips/journey over, and still no stink!
(I am an ioMerino Outsider but this was an unsolicited review. I literally wore them yesterday and they were impressive enough for me to WANT to review them!)
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Lightweight 170gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Lightweight 160gsm 83% Australian Merino Wool blended with 12% nylon blended for extra durability and 5% Elastane for stretch and comfort.
Midweight 265gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Ultra Lightweight 150gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 280gsm 76% Australian Merino Wool, 15% Elastane and 9% Nylon for extra stretch and compression properties.
Ultra lightweight ribbed 155gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Outer Weight 280gsm Fleece 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm waffle texture 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 255gsm French Terry 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.