Darn Tough Vermont. A wool sock company. The video below will give lots of information straight from Ken, but I wanted to chip in my two cents worth.
You can tell as soon as you get these socks in your hand that they are top quality. And once you put them on your feet, that confidence in feeling like you made a good choice grows. I like my socks really thin, like paper thin, and before, I really was able to only get that feel in a synthetic sock. But these went on great, and I knew right away that the thinness was what I wanted it to be.
Here’s really what I noticed after a few days of skiing in these socks. Or didn’t notice, I should say. Anything. I didn’t notice anything. I didn’t have any bunching, or folding issues. I didn’t feel seems anywhere. I didn’t feel the socks all day, except that my feet felt dry and warm. Not clammy at all. Ever. I really do think that’s what you want out of a sock, to not notice them.
It’s usually when we feel rubbing or irritating that we talk about our socks. But there was none of that with Darn Tough. They only thing I felt was a pleasant warmth in my feet.
Darn Tough also has this pretty silly warranty/return policy. No questions asked, send them in, and they’ll replace ‘em. Ken even says in the video “I don’t care if you step on a nail” That’s fairly absurd.
And all of their socks are made in America. Yep, right up the hill in Northfield, Vermont. Vermont citizens work in the factory, or hosiery, as they like to call it. Right in the middle of Vermont ski country. Good place to be.
I can wholeheartedly recommend Darn Tough socks. Now, in full disclosure, they did give me a pair of socks, so take that for what it’s worth. But if you know me, you don’t have to question it any further. You know I’m out there on a daily basis charging in the backcountry, whether it’s backcountry or nordic skiing, volunteering with Search and Rescue, or mt. biking, trail running or walking the dog in the summer. I’m out there. And I’m very excited to be wearing Darn Tough socks.
You can find their website here. Support small, family owned businesses in America, buy quality that will last for many years.