A Compact Guide: How to Think About Hiking Socks - Care Remote


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It’s got all sorts of tidbits and handy insights we’ve learned while building our sock brand over the last 3 years.

Anyhow, this guide is short and it’s intended to give you the information you need to find the right sock for you - at the drop of a hat.

It’s organized into sections - like shape, length, type, size, material, color, patterns etc. We’ll offer the best uses for different kinds of socks. A Compact Guide (2300+ words): 'How to Think About Hiking Socks'. 

Just an excerpt from our guide:


There are several strategies that a sock engineer uses to make a sock. Voided yarns, different approaches to weaves, fabrics, material selection ~ you name it.

When it comes to materials, a socks performance can be enhanced. Some Engineers consider the use, along with human anatomy to determine the best approaches. Material choice can affect how the sock stretches across ‘hot zones’ over the foot, ‘half-life’ or how long the sock lasts, how it manages moisture and odor.

You can also take other things into consideration like odor, moisture, blisters, warmth, comfort to find the best sock for you.

Here's a breakdown of what you can expect:

Day 1: Overview of Socks
Day 2: Materials
Day 3: Color Patterns
Day 4: Preventing Blisters
Day 5: FAQs
Day 6: Wrap-up.

After reading this guide, you'll have much more clarity and focus in how you approach choosing the right sock.

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