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Acerbis No-Wet Socks

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I'm not as bothered by wet feet like you, however, but I find with the right socks (like Smartwools) than I don't really notice unless my feet get cold. The weather will be highly variable, but if you get snow, it will most likely be a wet snow instead of drifts. I hiked 15 painful miles on the Lost coast in soaked Goretex boots… You said you are looking for summer weight socks; in my opinion a thin Merino would be the right weight and once you have breathable shoes, if they get wet, they should actually keep the moisture a bit away from your feet. I use merino socks and usually don’t have a problem; like Travs said you are definitely going to get wet feet so embrace.

They are good and keep your hands dry, right up to a tipping point, when they saturate, after which, the insulating properties are dreadful. I hardly ever wear boots any more, and have completed 50+ mile hikes multi-day hikes in my beloved Merrells. Contrast that with synthetic socks (the 2-layer sewed together kind from REI) even damp they stunk so bad after a day no one wanted to come near our tent where we had them hanging outside.Guys- goretex socks are for once you've finished for the day, sitting around camp fire cooking etc you put them on so you can still wear your wet boots (unless you bring spare dry boots) without getting granny feet/NFCI. So the theory goes, I've previously used waterproof boots - but they still get wet so what's the point.

They don't keep all the water out, but it's slow enough that when water gets in it has enough time to warm up and keep the feet comfortable. I threw the socks in a muddy heap much to my wife's distress and let them sit there while I took a shower.there are different kind of waterproof socks, some of them work fine for trail running in cold, wet weather and crossing streams. A hiking sock from Bridgedale that works equally well for runni The lining not being attached to the outer is a problem and results in you having to feed the fingers back in place one by one. The only soaking-wet socks I have ever hike in have been merino (SW Adrenaline Light Hikers), and they seemed to soak up lots of water. But like others, I've got a couple of pairs of Sealskinz that I use for running in the winter (I 'normal' pair and a merino pair).

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