Mara here. I have high standards for my feet. If my feet aren’t happy, then I’m not happy. A good pair of socks can make a big difference. Brand Partnerships and Sponsorship Team Leader Annie tested a pair of Dickies Dri-Tech socks. Read below to see how her feet fared.
Dickies, a name synonymous with rugged, quality workwear, not something you think of when you think of hiking or the outdoors but when Dickies offered up some socks for review, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to see if these Dri-Tech socks were a cost effective option for hiking as opposed to the higher priced brands.
When I received the Dri-tech socks I could instantly tell they were much thicker than I was used to hiking in and I would have to adjust the laces on hiking shoes to accommodate them. The weather had been moody as I’m sure many experienced this Spring so I was looking forward to a thicker sock to help keep my feet warm.
I tried out Dickies Dri-Tech Socks two ways, everyday adventures and while hiking in my hiking shoes. Dri-Tech Socks are available in both quarter and crew to fit your preference of boots or shoes when hiking.
Slipping the Dickies Dri-Tech Socks on my feet, I found the soles to be the cause of the thickness of the socks, providing extra cushioning. I worried my feet were going to sweat all day and I’d be miserable while out adventuring. I grabbed a thinner pair of Merino wool socks and tossed them into my tote bag…..just in case.
Turns out, I didn’t need those extra socks. My feet stayed warm but not sweaty and the extra cushioning meant my feet didn’t ache at the end of a day filled with lots of stops and exploring. Guess those ventilations channels Dickies put in really work.
I had actually been considering insoles for my hiking shoes, I had put some miles on them and they weren’t very worn but had begun to make the soles of my feet ache. No need for insoles now, I couldn’t wait to hit the trails.
Everytime I slipped on my hiking shoes this season, I slipped on Dickies Dri-Tech Socks.
On the many hikes I took, I hiked into and out of a canyon, over a natural bridge, around a lake, on bluffs high above the Mississippi, in mud, water, rain and all in three different states. I have to say, I’m retiring my thin pair of Merino wool socks in favor of the Dri-Techs.
The only issue I encountered was if the sock was to get bunched in my shoe which always happens on the sole, it had to be immediately fixed. There was too much discomfort with the thickness of the sock to tolerate walking on a wrinkle. I only had this once or twice, considering the terrain I hiked, I don’t think it’s much of a concern for frequent recurrence.
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I did manage not to get them wet when hiking, waterproof shoes. Honestly I couldn’t bring myself to intentionally do it either, there’s nothing more miserable than wet shoes/boots and socks when hiking and I basically wimped out of doing that to myself on purpose.
At a whopping $12.99 for six pairs the price can’t be beat. I would definitely recommend Dickies Dri-Tech Socks for hiking, spare your pocket book and still have comfortable, dry feet.