It was hardly a walkover, but SmartWool marched past the competition to take the title of your favorite everyday men’s sock.

SmartWool, Men’s PhD Cycle Ultra Light Mini Socks.

Why? Because Merino wool wicks moisture from the skin, holds its shape better, dries out faster, it doesn’t retain shtank anywhere near as much as cotton or synthetics, and it wears like iron. You can actually wear them all day, take them off and air them out for a couple of hours, and then put them back on again and keep going. SmartWool PhDs have the added bonus of having no detectable seams. They cost $15, but I rather pay $45 for three pairs of these than $15 for 5 pairs of anything else. - Mash_Tun

These socks are the best worst thing to happen to me. I can’t wear other socks but that doesn’t matter because these are absolutly amazing for work and leisure and you do not need other socks. Which is why I have ~20 pair of various colors and paddings. - wickedChacoTans

If you can’t find a style you like, Darn Tough socks finished only a few dozen votes behind SmartWool, and use a similar merino wool blend construction, so they might also be worth a try.


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