Worn Sock review – the best socks you can get

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REVIEW – If you raised an eyebrow at the title, don’t worry because I did too. When I got an email asking if I’d try out some worn socks, I had to ask if they were serious. Why would I try out used socks? Well, the brand name of the company is Worn, and they make wool socks, so that made more sense. Let’s see what Worn socks have to offer.

What is it?

Worn sent me a pair of their Work Boot, Enhanced Boot, and Everyday Enhanced Crew Socks made from their Merino wool blended material that combines the benefits of organic wool with performance fabrics.

What’s in the box?

  • Socks

Product specs

  • Material: Organic merino wool, abrasion resistant nylon, coolmax performer poly, and elastane
  • Material Care: Wash in cool water. Tumble dry low or no heat
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Design and features

Worn socks have combined the natural comfort and climate moderation of organic Merino wool with the enhanced moisture management features of technical fibers. They call it Arrowool Performance Enhanced Merino Wool and also they claim it outperforms cotton with 3 to 4x the lifespan.

Cotton is great for many things but tends to absorb water and sweat. When this absorption occurs in a primary layer of clothing (sock, base layer, brief, tee), cotton can no longer insulate, and as the wearer’s body or air temp cools, the moisture now trapped in the fabric will also cool, dropping body temperature. Hence the old hiking adage, ‘’Cotton Kills’’.

If you have ever worn cotton socks on a long hike or run, you probably ended up with blisters and noticed when you took them off that the cotton compresses so much that it’s basically flat. I really like the Worn blend of wool and synthetic fibers because they retained their thickness even in the heel and forefoot. They were warm but also breathable, so my feet never got sweaty.

The material never squished down and became rough like I have experienced with cotton. The Arrowool also did a great job of whisking moisture away but still kept my feet warm.

Performance

I wore each pair of socks for work and full days of disc golf. I didn’t experience any hot spots or blisters. The socks held up really well and we’re extremely comfortable. Normally, after a full day that includes two rounds of disc golf, I usually walk well over 10 miles or 20,000 steps, and my dogs will be barking, but the Worn socks kept my feet fresh, and I felt like I could go another round. The Everyday Enhanced crew socks are a little thinner than the Enhanced Boot, but they still have a better cushion, arch support, and comfort than some of the other thicker hiking socks I normally wear that are made of a cotton/nylon blend. I will wear these for normal moderate-weather days. If I wasn’t going to move much and it was below 40F outside, I would wear the Work Boots since they are pretty warm.

I went on a 15-mile hike where normally I would switch socks at the turnaround, but the Worn Work Boot socks are extra thick and very breathable, so I decided to leave them on the whole hike, and my feet felt great afterward. It was 44F out, and even though they kept my feet warm, I never got too hot or sweaty, even running some of the trails. The wool blend with performance fibers does a great job regulating heat and keeping your feet dry. The Work Boot socks are perfect for winter work outside, and I’m going to wear them when I go snowboarding as well since I didn’t get any hot spots with them.

What I like

  • Super soft and all day comfortable
  • Great moisture wicking and heat retention
  • Definitely hold up during long hikes and all day wear

What I’d change

  • Nothing

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Final thoughts

You may not think about it, but a bad pair of socks can make a hike or other outdoor activity miserable pretty quickly. I really like the wool blend that Worn uses. The socks hold up great after all-day wear. Although a little more expensive than normal socks, you definitely get what you pay for. If you’re on your feet all day or are planning a hiking trip or even a marathon, Worn socks are up for it, so you should definitely try them out.

Price: $15-19 a pair with discounts on the multi-packs.
Where to buy: Worn website
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Worn.

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    1. Andrew, yes, I know. There’s something going on with the 3rd party who handles the ads. You can hit refresh a couple of times and the info will show. I’m trying to get them to fix this asap. Also, here is the info:
      Price: $15-19 a pair with discounts on the multi-packs.
      Where to buy: Worn website
      Source: The sample for this review was provided by Worn.

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