Smartwool PhD Ski Medium Sock Review
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Socks are not exactly the sexiest piece of gear in your wardrobe (at least I hope they are not), but our friends over at Smartwool have made it their mission to at least keep our feet comfortable and healthy. The Smartwool team is comprised of experts in the science of foot protection, and their engineers and designers do a great job ensuring Smartwool remains an industry leader. With corporate headquarters based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, their employees live in an amazing playground, and are able to test and push the limits of their own products everyday.
The compression components are part of what Smartwool calls this their 4-Degree Fit System. This is a four-point, sport-supportive system that provides a custom fit around the heel, arch, and instep. The extra cushioning in the shin and foot is part of Smartwool’s WOW Technology, which stands for Wool-on-Wool. The WOW zones replace some of the nylon blend with additional Merino wool, to get as much wool next to your skin as possible, where you need it. When snowboarding, the main areas of extra pressure are typically the lower to mid-shin and the lower- to mid-calf areas, and this sock held up well and kept my feet and lower legs comfortable and warm.
Smartwool has a custom blend of super comfy Merino wool…a staple across all their product lines. The fabric blend for the Smartwool PhD Ski Sock is knit in the USA, and is made up of 70% Merino Wool, 28% Nylon, 2% Elastane. These socks are available in four color combinations: Lime/Black/Gray, Graphite/Royal, Black/Gray, and Clay/Gray (Reddish-Orange). This is an excellent sock for your snowsport-specific outings. Enjoy! For more information on the PhD Ski Medium Sock and other Smartwool products, visit www.smartwool.com or www.amazon.com/smartwool.