Friday, April 1, 2011

Darn Tough Vermont Over-The-Calf Cushion Ski Socks

It's all hype. There's no difference between a ski sock and a snowboard sock. Skiers and riders require a sock that provides cushioning to eliminate pressure from forward lean, buckles, and power straps, or flat jersey construction to meet the demands of the shell-fit customer. We ski and ride in Merino wool; it insulates and doesn't itch. Darn Tough's fine gauge Merino wool moves moisture off your skin keeping your feet dry and warm. High density knitting provides cushioning for your feet and padding for your shins. All without unnecessary bulk. Bottom line: if your boots fit better and your feet are warm, at the
end of the day, you're still on the hill.
Over-the-Calf Cushion Ski Sock:  over the calf, terry rib knit, for custom fit. High density cushioning on foot bottom and around lower leg. Custom shrink treated Merino wool. Ribbing above the ankle ensures a proper fit. Reinforced heel and toe. Elastic support around the arch. Ring toe construction for a comfortable, invisible seam.

68% Merino Wool, 28% Nylon, 4% Lycra® Spandex.

Sock Care
To help ensure many happy miles with your Darn Tough Vermont socks we recommend that you machine wash them in warm water on gentle cycle with socks in-side out. Do not bleach. Tumble dry on low. Do not dry clean.

Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee
Simply and without strings or conditions: if our all weather performance socks are not the most comfortable and durable socks you have ever worn, return them for another pair or your money back. No strings. No conditions. For life. When you are really serious about something you make it yourself.

I was lucky enough to receive a pair of the Darn Tough Vermont Over-The-Calf Cushion Ski Socks before heading out to Colorado for a week of skiing.  I am pretty sensitive to wool - even cashmere is sometimes too scratchy for me.  These socks, however were comfy and kept my feet warm, dry and no complaints of itchiness.  They provided cushioning on my feet and my shins.  Unfortunately since I haven't skied in a while, my shins were still sore despite the extra cushioning.  I wore them with my Icebreaker 3/4 tights (review coming soon), which provided a perfect fit - no bunching or extra bulk.  In addition to being a great ski/snowboard sock, I also like that Darn Tough is a family business and their product has a lifetime guarantee.  I really enjoyed skiing in these socks and would highly recommend them.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Darn Tough, via People Making Good.  I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give it a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company's website.

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  1. Bummer about the shins, glad the socks helped. I guess we'll just have to ski more to toughen up those shins.

    Miss you and the kids, can't wait until you get home!

  2. I think I'd like these socks...I usually just wear the first pair of socks I find, even if they're running socks. I know all too well about the shins being sore from skiing! Hope yours are feeling better soon. Thanks for the great review.


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