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Darn Tough Vermont Merino Wool Dress Crew Light Sock
Darn Tough Vermont Merino Wool Dress Crew Light Sock
  • 55% Merino Wool, 42% Nylon, 3% Lycra® Spandex
  • Made in US
  • Performance Fit: No slipping, no bunching, and no blisters. True Seamless: Undetectable seam fusion for an ultrasmooth, invisible feel.
  • Fine Gauge Knitting: Unprecedented durability and our unique "put it on, forget it's on" feel.
  • Fast Action Wicking: Pulls moisture away from skin. Fast drying; Naturally Antimicrobial: Repels bacteria and odor.
  • Merino Wool: The ultimate fiber for breathability and comfort in all conditions.
  • Still made in Vermont, USA. Still unconditionally guaranteed for life.


From the boardroom to the backcountry The Standard Mid-Calf is a dapper gent that's always on top of the details but Darn Tough to the core.

Grind some coffee, grind all day at work then grind some gravel afterwards. Our Lifestyle socks deliver non-stop comfort and unparalleled performance all day long. Uncompromising comfort. Unyielding durability. Undeniable fit. All the technical features you depend on with our performance socks are integrated into our Lifestyle socks so you can live, work and play Darn Tough.

Lifestyle sock on man sitting on steps with wine bottle

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  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 2 inches
  • Item model number: 1480-Black-Small
  • Date First Available: March 9, 2009
  • ASIN: B001V5J50Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,269 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
    • #73931 in Men's Shops
    • #1194 in Men's Athletic Socks
    • #30984 in Exercise & Fitness Equipment

    Buyer beware - these are not 'Dress Socks' as presented on Amazon. These are their 'Work' socks. If you look closely at the image you will see the ribbing. The 'Dress' socks do not have ribbing. I ordered three pair expecting them to be dress socks - but I was disappointed to see the ribbing and the label on the socks clearly says 'Work'. I own three pair of the 'Dress' socks and they are what they say they are. The reason I'm giving this review a five star rating, in spite of the mistaken presentation, is that I'm just a huge fan of Darn Tough socks. I own several pair and they keep my feet warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They get washed with the rest of my clothes and come back ready to serve. I have two pair that I'm on my third season wearing and they still look and feel like they did after the first wash. So I'll keep these and add them to my collection.

    i am from france , and i buy the Darn Tough sockets from Amazon US because they are really amazing.
    They embrace well your foot , warm in the winter , and ok for the summer. Really versatile. No odors after a long working day.
    Wear them for a year now , only have 3 to turn around during a week. And all of them are still like the first day.
    I understand why they are life guaranteed !
    I buy them also for my wife, and she is also very happy with them.

    I just bought a few more pairs after being so pleased with a black and a navy pair I bought six months ago. I originally bought the pairs for work after researching indestructible socks online and wanted to test them before going all in. I tend to tear through socks walking about 5-6 miles a day at work and my feet sweat. I soon found myself making extra wash cycles each week to wear these more often and on weekend urban hikes, as well as nature hikes since they keep my feet so dry in all my different shoes. They are my go to sock for all occasions. I almost didn't like them just because they aren't quite as soft to the fingers as my smart wools. But I was tearing through my smart wools, and to be honest my feet can't tell the softness difference at all. Once these are on your feet, they're incredibly conforming and comfy. Lastly, I just noticed that the ones they actually ship are different from their picture. The logo is smaller and on the back of the calf compared to their product photo that shows it larger and on the side of the calf. It was the same on the ones I bought six months ago, which is good because i like the smaller logo better anyways. See my images.

    I bought my first pair of Darn Toughs for backpacking at the recommendation of a friend. I was cautiously optimistic about the 'Lifetime guarantee'. I mean, c'mon....No strings attached? We'll see about that, I thought. After a half dozen test-hikes I packed up 2 pair of Darn Toughs, and 2 pair of my old tried and true Smartwool socks and set off on a 486 mile thru-hike of the Colorado Trail. Upon arriving in Durango, I had long relegated my smartwool socks to pot-holders and emergency hand protection. I was happily swapping my pairs of DT's back and forth, basically rinsing them out in streams along the way between laundry stops in town. I think I wore a single pair of my Darn Toughs for almost 100 miles of hiking at one point. Ya know what? I've bought a few more pairs since and I'd have to inspect each sock to find those two first pairs...They simply don't show any wear. It's unreal.
    I've bought more of the running socks, you know, for running; and they've become my "only" running socks...3 pair. I ran just a titch over 1200 miles last year. I cycled a bit in them too, both road and MTB. None of those pairs show any appreciable wear after hundreds of miles underfoot for each pair.
    So, durability aside....
    I wear a size 9.5 or 10 shoe and I personally feel like Mediums fit me better. So I rated them as running 'somewhat large' I would in reality say between true and a little large.
    They aren't the cloudy-cuddly softest sock, but they're definitely not rough, or scratchy by any means. Maybe someday I'll get a cushioned pair and see if they're softer. I'll gladly take 'average' comfort in trade for them being virtually indestructible.
    As other reviewers have noted, they virtually never smell. I've worm mine for 2-3 days on end (gross, I know) , sometimes only taking them off and turning them inside out to hang while I slept/napped before going back on my feet, and they never stunk.

    If I can't kill a sock abusing it like this, I don't know what can. I've stopped buying any other brand, and am working my way toward a sock drawer full of a variety of DT socks, for work, for running and cycling, for hiking....

    These socks helped me simplify my mess of a sock drawer. I had too many and too much variety thanks to years of receiving socks for Christmas. I transitioned from several dozen pairs to six pairs of the black and four pairs of the blue and my mornings and laundry got a lot easier. They may seem expensive at first but after 18 months these guys are not showing any signs of wear. Also, it's no longer a struggle to match socks as these are easy to tell apart compared to some others I've had. Others have mentioned that they can be a little warm if you live in warm climates. It gets stinkin' hot where I live but I have no problem wearing these socks in the summer. My feet are going to sweat no matter what socks I wear. It's more of a question of how the socks handle the moisture. I find that these do a better job than socks I previously used. I can sweat in them and they don't feel or smell too funky. I've read that you can get away with wearing these multiple days without washing them. I decided to test this when I first got them and wore a pair two days in a row, airing them out at night. I was surprised that there was no odor. However, towards the end of the second day they did start to feel a little funky. Since then, I've washed them with every wear but I would be comfortable going a couple days with one pair if I had to. They're really handy on business trips. You can wear them with your business attire during the day and with your jeans at night. No more Christmas socks for me... unless they're some of these.

    I've been wearing these once a week for the last six months. What amazes me is that they feel completely new every time they come out of the wash. It is, frankly, extraordinary. The cuff fits snugly against my leg but never leaves marks like cheaper socks and, even in the sweltering heat of the UK summer of 2018, they regulated the temperature of my feet and didn't leave lint on them when I remove them after wearing them for 13 or 14 hours. I haven't had the opportunity to test the return policy although I don't envisage that I'll need to but try not to be put off by the price. These are genuinely amazing.

    Impressed by the quality but given how expensive these are I’m not surprised.
    No negatives after first wear, they fit well and are the right thickness.
    The lifetime guarantee was the reason I purchased these, seems like a great deal

    bit expensive but ok sock

    Good delivery and excellent quality. Worth the cost

    These merino wool socks are thin, great for use as a dress sock, around the house, warm-weather travel sock, or 3 season layer sock. The company offers a replacement if you ever wear them out, free of charge. This incredible support for their own product is practically unheard of. I've worn out a couple of these, but it's taken a year of consistent daily usage. However, I've always opted to buy new ones as I feel I've gotten my money's worth out of them and I don't want to take advantage of this company's generosity.

    I tend to always buy Darn Tough socks now. They are all universally good.

    These are good and feel light on the foot. Typical DT quality. I do prefer the mid-calf light cushion model Darn Tough Vermont Men's Standard Issue Mid-Calf Light Cushion (1474) - (Black, Large) over these for the added underfoot cushion that makes a difference if on my feet all day, yet don't feel noticeably warmer on hot days. With these non-cushioned socks, my dress shoes actually felt slightly too large and my feet moved around a bit in the shoes, which was an unexpected experience. The shoes are several years old and it was the first time I'd had that experience.

    We really get fed-up with socks - you pay ten dollars or more for a pair of socks, wear them a few times and they get holes in them! We are hoping these socks will give better value for our money. My husband is finding that he can't pull the socks right up - they are too tight around the calf then...... But the foot part fits (XL size - he wears a size 13, wider width shoe)

    This is now my 2nd and 3rd pair..
    These socks are amazing.. thin and comfortable merino wool. They feel fantastic, odor resistant, not to hot, not to cold. Durable! And keep blisters at bay!

    Never thought as socks as an 'investment.' But after 6mths with the first pair im sold.
    Unsure how any of the lifetime warrenty will work from Canada, but can tell it will not be needed for a long time.

    I highly recommend to anyone/everyone. And for those of you that may bawk at the price.. i challenge you to try one pair and disagree its not worth the $25. The days of itchy sweaty holed socks are now gone..

    J'ai offert ces bas en cadeau, il en avait déjà et était très content d'en recevoir. On me dit qu'ils sont chauds mais pas trop, juste assez et très confortables. Ce sont des bas à connaître et essayer. Très bon rapport qualité/prix.

    We just received these socks and my husband (a mailman who is on his feet all day) came home with rave reviews and asking for more of these socks. Comfortable and cozy, they kept his feet dry and blister free in Canadian winter weather. Plus the lifetime guarantee makes these well worth the price.

    These socks are made with care and worth their price. They are not winter trekking thickness, but appropriate for 3-season use, and look great under dress shoes. Feet stay warm but never get sweaty. Can't beat a lifetime guarantee, no questions asked. Will buy more

    Great Quality Sock - If Your Calves and Ankles Don't Swell. They are too tight if your feet, ankles and calves swell.

    Buy these socks if you want a pair that lasts.

    They are very comfortable. Fit is good. I haven't noticed any issues. I'm just wondering how they will do in terms of lifespan but good so far.

    Great quality. Very comfortable. Love the charcoal colour. Very happy with purchase.