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Smartwool Kids' Hike Light Cushion Crew Socks

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Color Military Olive
Size Youth Small

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The camper in front of you keeps stopping on the trail to reach down and fix their socks—pulling them up and adjusting the position. It’s irritating for you, but at least your socks aren’t slipping, bunching, and moving around on you! In fact, your feet feel fantastic thanks to your Hike Light Cushion Crew Socks from Smartwool!

Kids are that much more likely to enjoy a hike in the wilderness when their feet are feeling fine and dandy! These Crew Socks are constructed to be a perfect fit not just on your camper’s foot but inside their shoe as well. These socks are made with a flat knit toe seam and an elasticized arch brace. With so much comfort and support your camper won’t even realize how many miles they’ve hiked when they’re wearing merino wool.

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.”

Smartwool’s merino wool is an ethically-sourced, ‘miracle fiber’ that’s naturally breathable, durable, odor-resistant, and super-soft and nice on your feet—not crazy-itchy like conventional wool! Seemingly made for summer camp, the Kids' Hike Light Cushion Crew Socks from Smartwool are guaranteed to keep your camper’s feet comfortable on hikes for years to come.

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: 54% Merino Wool, 42% Nylon, 2% Recycled Nylon, and 2% Elastane
  • Kids’ Light Cushion Crew 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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