Thursday, September 3, 2009

Blasphemy! Moving away from Smartwools

I received two pairs of Darn Tough socks for my birthday. Finally, I have moved away from Smartwools socks and tried something else.

Darn Tough makes some high claims. They are, as the name suggests, tough. Ryan Jordan was tempted to take a single pair on the Arctic 1000, but took two full-cushion models (the spare was for mittens) instead.

My primary socks (five pairs) are Smartwool Adrenaline microcrews. The cushioning is still there, but the Achilles' area has been rubbed down to the lycra. That said, they are still excellent socks and have not died yet.

But when they do die, maybe I'll go to Darn Tough for good.

1 comment:

Jolly Green Giant said...

I switched to Darn Tough socks about two years ago and have been very happy with the switch. They are great socks and have proven to me to be more durable and have more of a cushion than others. Good choice. I continue to wear merino wool for my first layer elsewhere and generally bounce between Smartwool/IceBreaker/Ibex with Ibex now being my favorite top as it is a little more roomy.