Rated 5 out of 5 by ConstructionJunkie Durable on the Appalachian Trail
I am a section hiker on the Appalachian Trail, and tend to chat with the trough hikers every chance I get about quality gear. The one sock I heard recommended over and over was Darn Tough socks, so I had to try some myself.
I ordered two pairs, and hiked 150 miles in them, alternating every day. No blisters, no visible wear on the socks, and very little odor after 10+ hours in my impermeable boots. I was so impressed I proceeded to replace all of my work socks with these, I now have 5 pair and wear them every day to work, whether it is the office or the jobsite. My feet have never been happier! I have rotated through these for 8 months, including several long-distance hikes, and only a few of the socks are slightly stretched out above the ankle. Every where else they are as good as new.
To the one reviewer who claims these are overpriced and wearing quickly, I'm not exactly sure what you are doing wrong, but I would guess your footwear is ill-fitting, which could cause any wool sock to pill. These shouldn't wear early, in fact I know several through hikers who started with only two or three pairs of these, and made it over 1000 miles before any of them wore through.
If somehow you do manage to wear these out, both Darn Tough and Bean have amazing customer support. One call to Darn Tough, even if you are on the trail, and they will route you to the nearest retailer for a no-questions-asked replacement. If you aren't on the trail and can afford to wait, Bean will ship you a replacement in a hurry as well.
Bottom line? Buy these socks now, they are the last set you'll ever need.
February 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 Too pricey
The blurb sounds good - made here in the USA etc. merino wool - which is why I bought two pairs. But they are wildly overpriced - and after one wearing, the wool started to ball up.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CalamityJS Great socks
My guy loves them. Now to order more before you run out!
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColBeanShopper Durable, warm, comfortable
As a person who loves socks and has bought about every brand there is, these socks are at the top of my list. They are what they say- darn tough. I have previously bought a pair and they do wear very well. These particular ones are thicker and feel great with my hiking boots. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jimmyb19094 can wear all day
these socks are great when you work on a concrete floor in safety shoes .. I'm sold yes they are pricy but it L.L.Bean holds true to their word that will last a lifetime. I'm buy 3 more pairs
November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mutchman Very Comfortable
I have only had these socks a couple of weeks but they have quickly become my favorite socks. My feet are often sore so having good, supporting socks is very important. These socks are soft, warm, and have just the right amount of stretch to keep them from sliding down the ankle or balling up around the toes. I haven't had them long enough to truly see if I wear them out or not, but I figured with a lifetime warranty, I couldn't go wrong. If you go through socks quickly, and demand comfort and quality, I believe these socks are the answer.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DAKAUTO Hubby Loves His LL Bean Socks
When we were ordering other clothing on line, decided to purchase a pair of socks. He suggested after wearing them a couple of times, he needs more of them. For a man of little words when it comes to clothing, I consider this a great review!
October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dogluvrinpa Great Socks
I bought 6 pairs of these socks for my husband. He is on his feet for about 12 hours a day at a local lumber company. He thinks they are fabulous. He is very picky about socks. They feel good on and stay up and don't fall down. They are a bit pricey, but hey they are made in the USA and that's very important to both of us. These are really great socks and you won't be sorry you bought them.
July 23, 2014