I love these socks because in addition to not shrinking in the wash, they last for ever.
Yep. Socks. Why? Because socks matter. If you are wearing boots for 16-18 hours a day in the desert heat of Iraq or the mountains of Afghanistan, most military-issue options just wouldn’t cut it. Issue socks were too thin, too high and wore out quick with hand-washing, which is how you cleaned them in the field.
Over the years, I purchased several civilian alternatives, but to be honest, it wasn’t until my last combat deployment to Iraq in 2011 that the perfect socks arrived in a care package from my parents.
My Mom had gone to a local sports store and asked about their best hiking socks. The salesperson suggested the Point 6 brand, and boy were they were not inexpensive. But my Mom purchased three pair and sent them to me in Baghdad.
I was blown away.
These socks contain 70% New Zealand wool and that alone was a huge difference. The stitching, reinforcement, and ventilation were just perfect. I immediately purchased four more pairs of a slightly different style and was extremely satisfied. I wish I had these damn socks 10 years earlier in Afghanistan.
I think I still have five pairs today and still use them while camping and hiking. So, if you enjoy outdoor activity or have to wear socks for 12+ hours a day, I cannot recommend this brand more.
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Great sock. Very comfortable. Feet feel better at the end of the day.