Hiking|How to choose hiking socks?

Reducing friction on your feet is a good way to prevent blisters. That’s why a pair of good hiking socks is very important. 

HIKING|HOW TO CHOOSE HIKING SOCKS?

Your choice of hiking socks will depend on different criteria: the use, the duration of the walk and the shoe height.

1. USE - Lowland or mountain?

Greater comfort is required when walking across lowland. Some socks adapt to your body type with pairs which differentiate between the left and right feet to better adapt to your shoe size. Favour socks with minimal seams.

HIKING|HOW TO CHOOSE HIKING SOCKS?

Mountain - Limited rubbing

When mountain hiking, rubbing should be limited as much as possible to prevent blisters. Check that your socks feature specific fibres on the heel and tips to limit rubbing. Some socks feature a "double skin" concept to limit rubbing.

HIKING|HOW TO CHOOSE HIKING SOCKS?

Low land - comfort come first

Greater comfort is required when walking across lowland. Some socks adapt to your body type with pairs which differentiate between the left and right feet to better adapt to your shoe size. Favour socks with minimal seams.

2. THE WALK DURATION

The longer the walk, the greater the breathability required. Some socks also feature ventilated knitting to facilitate perspiration wicking whilst remaining comfortable.

(A "long" walk =  over 4 hours of walking)~ 

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3. THE HEIGHT OF YOUR HIKING SHOES

The height of your socks must always be greater or equivalent to that of your shoes in order to avoid rubbing of the ankle.

HIKING|HOW TO CHOOSE HIKING SOCKS?

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