socks are such boring, and often smelly, pieces of equipment that many people might wonder why I’ve created a page about them. Well, it is quite simple. The boring sock can make or break a hike. The sock is, second to the hiking boot, the most important piece of equipment worn hiking.
Why are socks so important? There’s a multitude of reasons.
First, wearing the wrong type of sock hiking is a guaranteed route to acquire the nemesis of all hikers—blisters.