Best Hiking Socks of 2022

You can't overvalue a great pair of hiking socks: They keep your feet comfortable and dry while helping to prevent blisters and hotspots. We've tested the full array of styles in varied conditions from the heat of Utah's Canyonlands to the snow of Washington's North Cascades, and below are our picks for the best hiking socks of 2022. Most of our favorites are made with merino wool, which has become the standard-bearer in socks and performance outdoor apparel in general. It's true that quality hiking socks are pricey--they generally run in the ballpark of $20 per pair--but all of the options below are tough enough for trail duty and made to last. For more information, see our hiking sock comparison table and buying advice. And for more on hiking footwear, we've tested and written about hiking boots and lightweight hiking shoes.

You can’t overvalue a great pair of hiking socks: They keep your feet comfortable and dry while helping to prevent blisters and hotspots. We’ve tested the full array of styles in varied conditions from the heat of Utah’s Canyonlands to the snow of Washington’s North Cascades, and below are our picks for the best hiking socks of 2022. Most of our favorites are made with merino wool, which has become the standard-bearer in socks and performance outdoor apparel in general. It’s true that quality hiking socks are pricey–they generally run in the ballpark of $20 per pair–but all of the options below are tough enough for trail duty and made to last. For more information, see our hiking sock comparison table and buying advice. And for more on hiking footwear, we’ve tested and written about hiking boots and lightweight hiking shoes.

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