FITS Socks Fit Great, Offer Dry Comfort
It may sound strange to wear Merino wool socks in the summer, but the properties of Merino are beneficial in hot and cool weather. I’ve been wearing both the Performance Trail (a bit thicker) and Ultra Light Trail (thinner, with a “vented upper for reduced bulk”) for most of the summer and come home with near bone-dry feet every ride — even on rides in sauna-like conditions where the rest of my clothing is fairly dripping.
You may have noticed by the name of these socks that the makers realized along the way that their “outdoors” socks would work just as well for cyclists (and runners) as hikers. And they were right!
FITS socks have a 100-year company pedigree and are made in Niota, Tennessee, in the oldest operating hosiery mill in the U.S. The company uses plenty of fancy terms to describe the new-fangled technology they employ now, but the bottom line is this: these socks fit extremely well, don’t have any seams across the toes, don’t move a micron on your feet, and keep your feet dry on hot, sweaty rides.
I’m eager to test their warmth on fall rides. And I think the Performance Trail (thicker) version will work into winter, as well.
If you’re a fan of Merino wool, and like to buy American, these socks are worth a look.
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