Or more accurately, we stock a lot of socks. But which of the eight varieties that we currently stock here at Ice Warrior Expedition BASECAMP would best fit your needs? Our two brands are Horizon and Smartwool. Both offer high quality, durable socks designed for many years of walking and trekking.
From Horizon, easiest to differentiate are the Atomic 29 running socks. Ideal for trail running, road running and cycling, the Atomic 29 is highly breathable with all the benefits of copper weaved through the sole. This gives the socks improved antimicrobial and antistatic properties.
Clearly most of our socks are for hiking. All of the following products are great for long walks, but each have their own particular qualities.
The Merino Hiker is your classic hiking sock made to be robust, durable and fast drying. They will keep your feet cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter. Micro Crew also contain merino wool and will suit your hiking as well as everyday use.
Merino Trekker socks are there to provide warmth, but forsub zero temperatures up in the mountains we have the long Extreme socks that come up over the calf. These feature Primaloft Silver yarn for warmth and comfort.
For those requiring something other than wool, we have the Coolmax Hiker.
A little more money brings you into our Smartwool range. For many, this is a brand that they have used in the past and always come back to for their warmth and durability. We stock the Mountaineering and Hiking versions.
The benefits of a good pair of socks should not be over looked. They can transform the fit and feel of your walking boots, save you from blisters and keep your feet in prime condition when you are truly 'putting them through their paces'.