Guide to Choosing Your Hiking Socks

The guide to choosing your hiking socks!

The key to having a great day in the mountains? Choosing the right hiking socks! Indeed, between sweat, moisture, cold, friction, frozen toes, and blisters, there are many risks of having your hike ruined by poorly chosen socks. To make sure this never happens again - whether you're trekking in the Alps, hiking in the Pyrenees, or embarking on a great adventure in a more exotic land - we have designed our range based on a totally innovative concept: for each specific climatic condition, there are perfectly adapted hiking socks.

Thermoregulation experts for over 20 years, we offer 5 models of technical, high-performance, and comfortable hiking socks, each with its own unique characteristics, natural fibers, and technologies, tailored to specific conditions ranging from -5 to 30°C, whether it’s hiking in the cold, in temperate climates, or on hot and arid ground.

TECHNICAL YET NATURAL HIKING SOCKS

Each hiking sock has been designed with unique characteristics, depending on its purpose to accompany you at -5° or 30°C, but they all converge on one common promise: their promise of technicality, performance, and comfort.

This promise is delivered through the technicality and naturalness of our hiking socks, real little gems of innovations not visible to the naked eye but noticeable with every step.

1. THE COMPOSITION: THE POWER OF PURE-IC NATURAL FIBER

To begin with, each Therm-ic hiking sock is made of Pure-ic, high-tech bio-based yarns, composed entirely of plant-based materials, designed for the next generation of hikers. Consuming 25% less CO2 than traditional polyamides, Pure-ic stands out for its incredible lightness, quick drying, elasticity synonymous with durability, and anti-odor properties.

2. THE DESIGN: FIGHTING SWEAT, PROMOTING BREATHABILITY

The design of our hiking socks was developed with a precise credo in mind: to fight against foot sweat at all costs, the number one enemy of your comfort as it causes cold and blisters. To do this, we have created an ultra-breathable ventilation system based on the combination of two major technologies.

The first is "MOISTURE VENT TECHNOLOGY". Its goal? To provide the foot with a breathable environment even when wrapped in the shoe. How? By giving it air with every movement, through a sock sole construction that evacuates moist air from the arch to the sides with each step.

The second is the network of "MICRO-CHANNELS" that runs through our hiking sock. Because once the moist air is expelled from the arch to the sides, it needs to be raised to be evacuated from the shoe. This, along with the sweat lodged in the calf and shin area.

3. FOR COMFORT: REINFORCEMENT PROTECTIONS

For each of our socks, whether they are designed for hiking at -5 or 30°C, we have placed imperceptible but effective reinforcements in strategic places! Where the main frictions occur: at the Achilles tendon, heel, and toes.

FOR EACH CLIMATIC CONDITION, ITS HIKING SOCK

OUTDOOR ULTRA COOL LINEN:

THE MOST BREATHABLE AND NATURAL HIKING SOCK

Recommended conditions: Warm temperatures from 15 to 30°C

Ideal playground: The socks you need for your summer mountain hikes or your adventures in extreme conditions, in arid or particularly humid lands.

Its little extra: The addition of linen to its composition which acts as an extra touch of freshness. Known for its anti-odor properties, breathability, and soft touch, linen perfectly complements the ultra-technicality of the sock by bringing all its naturalness.

TREKKING COOL:

THE REFRESHING HIKING SOCK FOR SUMMER CONDITIONS

Recommended conditions: Warm temperatures, from 5 to 20°C.

Ideal playground: The sock for your mountain or countryside hikes, in summer or spring conditions. Recommended when it's quite warm, when you know that after several hours of walking, your feet will inevitably sweat.

Its little extra: Its composition, which adds Tencel and cotton to the Pure-ic mentioned above. Indeed, Tencel, a 100% ecological derivative of eucalyptus pulp, offers a unique sensation of freshness with every step, while cotton shines through its moisture-absorbing and natural insulating properties.

TREKKING TEMPERATE:

THE ANTI-BLISTER HIKING SOCK FOR TEMPERATE CLIMATES

Recommended conditions: Temperate climate, from -5 to 10°C.

Ideal playground: The sock for your mountain or countryside hikes, in mid-season, autumn, spring, or summer, when temperatures drop, especially at altitude. When your foot alternates between the heat of effort and the cold of external conditions.

Its little extra: The combination of merino wool, this ultra-renowned natural fiber for the halo of warmth with which it envelops your feet, and linen, another natural fiber, acclaimed for its breathability, anti-odor capacity, and tear resistance.

TREKKING WARM:

THE MERINO WOOL HIKING SOCK FOR WARMTH ALL YEAR ROUND

Recommended conditions: Temperate to cold climate, from -10 to 5°C.

Ideal playground: The hiking socks to choose to accompany you in the mountains as soon as the fear of having cold feet looms.

Its little extra: The high proportion of merino wool in its composition. This natural fiber whose uniqueness lies in the incomparable comfort it provides. Comprising 38% merino wool, the Trekking Warm stands out for its silky touch, breathable properties to evacuate sweat, antibacterial dimension to avoid bad odors, and finally its exceptional insulating capabilities through the halo of warmth it can create around your foot.

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