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#292165 - 04/11/19 01:48 PM Darn Tough Socks
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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I thought we already had a thread on this subject. I searched for it; couldn't find it.

I've known about Darn Tough Socks at least a few years; when I saw the following video, I gave them serious consideration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaHQTwEdK6c

For those who have used these socks, do they outlast you?

Jeanette Isabelle
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#292166 - 04/11/19 02:16 PM Re: Darn Tough Socks [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
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My Darn Tough socks probably will outlast me; for comfort I prefer Smartwool socks. I have Smartwool socks in No cushion (wearing as I type), light cushion and medium cushion. For warmth it’s hard to beat a pair of Smartwool liner socks paired with your favorite weight of wool/wool blend outer socks. YMMV, usually does.

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#292167 - 04/11/19 06:24 PM Re: Darn Tough Socks [Re: Russ]
Roarmeister Offline
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No sock ever made would last forever with my feet. I've got very long big toes and worse yet the left big toe is 2 sizes larger than the right one. So I am constantly poking holes in my socks right where Mr. Big is. smile
If I had a penchant for darning - I could lessen my spending on replacements just by repairing these holes. But for the best bang for the money, I buy my wool socks at Costco and since I wear wool socks 99% of the time, it is just easier for me to replace the holey socks with new ones.

Edit: just watched the video. I didn't realize this was from Canadian Prepper (he lives about 3 hrs from me in Martensville, SK). So these socks should be available in my area. I still don't think these would last any longer than Costco wool but if there is a lifetime warranty, I could run this company out of business exchanging them every couple of months!

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#292168 - 04/11/19 08:06 PM Re: Darn Tough Socks [Re: Roarmeister]
hikermor Offline
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I also get my socks from Costco. With properly fitted, well broken in footgear, almost any sock will do. They are not a big deal.
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#292169 - 04/11/19 08:54 PM Re: Darn Tough Socks [Re: hikermor]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
I also get my socks from Costco. With properly fitted, well broken in footgear, almost any sock will do. They are not a big deal.


If Mrs. Magnet heard you say that there'd be a great deal of what our children think we don't know they call Involuntary Education.

A Princess and the Pea analogy may be in order with Mrs. Magnet and her socks.

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#292170 - 04/12/19 04:29 AM Re: Darn Tough Socks [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
haertig Offline
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Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
For those who have used these socks, do they outlast you?

Well, if they do, I wouldn't know about it (you'd have to ask one of my survivors).

I also buy my everyday socks at Costco. For hiking, I wear SmartWool socks and Vasque boots.

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#292171 - 04/12/19 11:17 AM Re: Darn Tough Socks [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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It seems everybody, except me, buys their socks from Costco. I go to Sam's Club.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#292172 - 04/12/19 01:12 PM Re: Darn Tough Socks [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
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I buy my socks at REI or Road Runner Sports (RRS). The socks I bought from Costco did not outlast me.

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#292173 - 04/12/19 05:23 PM Re: Darn Tough Socks [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 129
Loc: Iowa
Ran across the 'darn tough' socks a couple of years ago when the local construction big-box store quit carrying the ones I had liked and used for many years. While the darn tough socks are expensive - I have been very impressed with them over the last two years where I wear a pair every day.

I also got one pair of SmartWool socks and they are great too but the darn tough ones just "felt" better to me so I went that way for no reason more than that.

I usually wear boots and walk a lot too and these have really held up for me. I used to wear out a sock in about a year or less of use - the heels and back just above the heel would wear out and sometimes the toe area. I did the darning thing a bit but it was a pain for only a couple of months additional life.

The oldest pair of darn tough is now at two plus years and I am not sure which one it is when doing the wash as they look/feel as good as the new ones purchased at the start of the this year (Christmas money!). With that, I recommend them but YMMV!

Paul -

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#292174 - 04/15/19 04:21 AM Re: Darn Tough Socks [Re: pforeman]
sgt253 Offline
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Registered: 09/26/17
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Loc: Chicago, IL USA
I have been wearing Darn Tough exclusively for 11 years. They have held up fantastically well. When needed, their warranty has been spot on.

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