The Best Walking Socks

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At OutdoorGear we've spent years developing our range of walking socks to offer the right sock for the right conditions. We've selected only the top brands and socks that we personally wear and trust.

We've been putting a range of socks through their paces to ensure that we offer only the highest performance footwear to our customers. Discover more about our chosen brands and the reasons we stock their socks…

Our Walking Sock Brands

Darn Tough

Darn Tough

Editor's Pick

Darn Tough's high quality socks have made it to the UK and we couldn't be happier! These incredibly comfortable, extremely hardwearing walking socks have caused real excitement in the outdoor trade, not least because of their unconditional lifetime guarantee…

About Darn Tough walking socks

Darn Tough, based in Vermont, USA, has been run by the Cabot family for 3 generations. They've packed years of experience and expertise into their socks, offering some seriously impressive features including high density knitting and a super-tailored fit.

There was great excitement at HQ when the Darn Tough samples arrived and they have quickly become the absolute favourite socks at OutdoorGear. They feature a higher thread count than we have ever come across in sock-wear and are incredibly comfortable because of it.

Our Darn Toughs have immediately become the preferred socks when off on a hike, or even just popping to the shops. They are as good-as-new after several washes, are cushioning, close-fitting, warm and dry.

To add to the list of bonus features of this brand, Darn Tough make their socks look funky too. The tasteful but bold designs really stand out when you're rummaging in your sock drawer or rucksack and look great when on your feet. Who said socks have to be boring?

Once you try a pair of Darn Tough socks, you'll never want to wear any other sock again and, with their unconditional lifetime guarantee, you won't have to! Darn Tough are so confident in the quality of their walking socks that they'll replace your socks if you ever wear them out.

Why not take them up on the challenge and see if you agree with us that these socks are something really special?

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1000 Mile

1000 Mile

If you suffer from blisters, 1000 Mile are the brand you've been looking for. When customers call for advice on walking socks, saying that they are prone to blisters and are fed up with plasters, we always recommend this great brand and their socks unlike any others.

About 1000 Mile walking socks

This innovative company have been honing their speciality socks and building a loyal fan-base for over 20 years.

Blisters occur when the fabric of your sock rubs against your skin. To combat this, 1000 Mile make use of a double layer system.

The popular 1000 Mile Liner Socks are worn underneath another pair of socks. This thin inner liner stays close to your skin so that if the outer sock moves around during walking, it rubs against the inner fabric and not your foot.

All 1000 Mile double layer socks make use of the same liner system…integrated into a single sock. They feature an in-built inner layer and an outer layer that moves with your shoe. No friction against your skin means no nasty blisters.

All of 1000 Mile's double layer socks are backed by a 'Blister Free Guarantee'. They will replace or refund your double layer socks if you get any blisters or your socks wear out within one year of the purchase date.

1000 Mile socks have transformed walking for people who suffer from blisters and we've found that they make for great everyday socks too!

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Managing Director's Choice

Falke trekking socks are incredibly comfortable and well designed. The Managing Director of OutdoorGear keeps his sock drawer well stocked with Falke's, ready for his many expeditions and adventures.

About Falke walking socks

The Falke group was founded in 1895 and is currently run by the 4th generation of the family. They specialise in highly technical clothing, with a flair for seriously impressive socks.

At OutdoorGear, we're all Falke fans, none more so than our Managing Director. These socks are comfortable with a soft, close fit which avoids wrinkles. The high quality technical fibres make them warm and wicking - simply perfect for activities outdoors.

Falke pay close attention to detail, adding cushioning in key areas and grip in others. This results in maximum comfort and a perfect fit. Another major plus is that they last really well. Wash after wash, they come out as good as new and ready for the next expedition.

When you're out and about there is little more important than comfortable feet. If you decide that you love Falke walking socks as much as we do, why not give their skiing socks a try? Your feet will thank you for it when you hit the ski bar after a hard day on the slopes.

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Waterproof Socks

We couldn't talk about walking footwear without giving a special mention to waterproof socks. Increasingly popular with outdoor-lovers, waterproof socks come in handy surprisingly often! Ideal for hiking, dog walking, cycling, fishing, sailing…or any time you want to keep your feet warm and dry, try a pair of Sealskinz or Dexshell socks.

£1.95 Next working day UK* delivery - Free on orders over £50 - Order before 3pm - (*2 working days for Highlands, Islands and Northern Ireland)