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Smartwool Kids' Hike Light Cushion Ankle Socks

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Color Ash
Size Youth Small

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Woodsy hikes, kickball matches, games of Capture-the-Flag—there’s a lot of physical activity going on at summer camp. While the range varies greatly, some campers have been known to take well over 30,000 steps in just one day at summer camp! That’s a lot of steps! Be sure you make them all as comfortable as possible with merino wool socks like the Kids’ Hike Light Ankle Socks from Smartwool! Some camps even specify to bring wool socks on their packing lists!

Socks like the Kids’ Hike Light Cushion Ankle Socks separate themselves from your everyday cotton with features that provide a function and purpose to keep you comfortable. Equipped with a flat knit toe seam and elasticized arch brace, this Ankle Sock offers great comfort and support. Of course you’re going to send your camper with a bunch of cotton socks, but be sure to include a couple pair of nice, wool socks too.

The Smartwool Story

Smartwool is a little ski-town brand founded by Peter and Patty Duke—ski instructors who moved in 1994 from the East Coast to Steamboat, Colorado. “That first year in Steamboat was the coldest my feet have ever been,” Peter was quoted in an Outdoor Retailer article from 2017. “I literally poured water out of my boots at the end of the day! A friend and I made some merino socks, and after that my feet were the warmest they’ve ever been, and they were absolutely dry. That’s when the lightbulb went off.”

Constructed with light cushioning, the Kids’ Hike Light Cushion Ankle Socks are guaranteed to last you for many years to come. But when they DO eventually wear out, these socks are made of biodegradable materials so it only takes a few years before they totally decompose! Smartwool practices ethical sourcing and sustainable manufacturing and use natural and recycled wool.

Happy sheep make for happy customers, which is why Smartwool works to ensure that the Merino sheep whose wool they shear live happy, peaceful lives in their natural habitat. Coming off the sheep greasy, the wool is cleaned, combed, and spun into yarn which is then made into amazing Smartwool products, available right here for the comfort of campers’ rambling feet! High-performing and uncompromisingly comfortable, Smartwool socks are an excellent choice for the active camper!

Go far. Feel good.

  • Material: 58% Merino Wool, 38% Nylon, 2% Recycled Nylon, and 2% Elastane
  • Kids’ Light Cushion Ankle Sock
  • Flat Knit Toe Seam Adds Extra Comfort
  • Elasticized Arch Brace
  • Designed for a Perfect Fit in Kids' Shoes
  • Provide UPF Protection
  • Naturally Fire-Retardant
  • Biodegradable
  • Made in the USA of Imported Yarn
  • Care Instructions: Turn inside out and machine wash warm/gentle; Do not bleach; Tumble dry low/line dry; Do not iron or dry clean

Why Wool?

It may sound like torture to wear wool on your feet, but that’s because you’re thinking of the itchy sweater your Grandma knitted for you. That’s a different type of wool than Smartwool. Smartwool uses responsibly-sourced Merino wool which consists of a much thinner and softer fiber. It isn’t itchy at all. In fact, it’s insanely soft, unbelievably breathable, and completely comfortable!

Grandma's itchy old wool sweater

Wool in the Summer?

You may think wool would only be for keeping you warm but that isn’t always the case. In fact, some campers prefer to ONLY wear wool socks since they keep your feet a comfortable temperature—warm when it’s cold out and cool in the heat. Wool actually works by regulating your body temperature. Smartwool socks are made of a thinner wool that is anti-odor and moisture-wicking to keep your feet feeling cool even in the thick of the summer season.

Technical drawing of Smartwool's merino wool wicking moisture


Get Smart About Your Socks!

Thanks to the nature of this ‘miracle fiber’, Smartwool socks are naturally antibacterial, resist odor, and wick moisture away. For that reason, these socks don’t require washing after each use. You know your child. They MIGHT just grab the SAME pair of socks from yesterday! If they’re just going to wear the same socks again, make sure they’re Smartwool. The whole cabin will appreciate socks that don’t stink!

Smelly sock

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