Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks

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Smartwool - PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks
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The Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks provide you with the comfort and reliability of lightweight merino wool for warmer days, or those who don't want cushioning to get between them and their edging. With Smartwool s 4 degree Elite Fit System and Reliawool Technology, you're getting a sock that will stay up and protect your feet for seasons of abuse, where others slide into your boot and break down after too many trips through the washing machine. Do your feet a favor and throw on a pair of Smartwool Ultra Light ski socks.

Product Details

Material

53% Merino wool

44% nylon

3% elastane

Height

Over The Calf14 Inch overall height

Cushion

Patent Pending ReliaWool TechnologySmartwool included this longer lasting protection in high impact areas to keep feet comfortable.

Ultralight non cushion

Features

4 Degree™ Elite Fit SystemThis new technology uses two elastics for greater stretch and recovery to keep your socks in place.

1x1 Ribbed welt, 1x1 ribbed leg

Low profile, virtually seamless toe

Strategically placed mesh ventilation zones provide ventilation for temperature and moisture management.

Specs

  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Reviews

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Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (12)
  • Comfortable (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Soft (6)
  • Good design (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Skiing (6)
  • Sports (6)
  • Daily use (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Athletic (10), Casual/ recreational (4), Avid adventurer (3), Bargain shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked well

I use them for ski socks. They are thin like a pair of dress socks, but still keep me warm. They are better suited for the warmer days on the slopes...Read complete review

I use them for ski socks. They are thin like a pair of dress socks, but still keep me warm. They are better suited for the warmer days on the slopes (>20°) unless you have a really warm pair of boots. They are thin and offer no padded areas but are good for an experienced skier. Not sure about the durability yet because I've only wore them about four times; however, I believe they'll hold up well.

Word to the wise: Be cautious washing and drying wool clothing as it will shrink considerably. Wash in cold then let it air dry.

These socks are not as bad to shrink because they are not 100% wool, but I still wash cold/air dry.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good But Not Great

I use this product skiing. I love the design of it and everything. I just hate how when your done skiing, its bunched up inside your boot and is no longer pulled up...Read complete review

I use this product skiing. I love the design of it and everything. I just hate how when your done skiing, its bunched up inside your boot and is no longer pulled up the way it was when you put on. You may have to stop while your skiing to go inside to fix your sock, otherwise it can get uncomfortable. Also it does not really keep your feet warm too well, my regular socks work better than these.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Best Sock Ever

By 

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

My new ski socks. Finally a sock that really fits and is thin enough not to interfere with a the fit of a really tight boot. Easy to get one's foot in and out too.

 
5.0

I plan on purchasing more

By 

from Bozeman, MT

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Design
  • Stylish
  • Wicks Away Moisture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Skiing

    Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

    Very well-made socks, and the fit is great. I plan on ordering another few pairs.

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I would buy again.

    By 

    from Seattle, Washington

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Daily Use
      • Hiking
      • Mountaineering
      • Skiing

      Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

      Great socks! Super comfortable and warm!

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Warm and snuggly

      By 

      from Danville, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cushy
      • Durable
      • Good Design
      • Regulates Temperature Well
      • Stylish
      • Warm
      • Wicks Away Moisture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Skiing

        Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

        Fantastic ski socks. Thin but surprisingly very warm and comfortable. And they never bunch up. If your boots are a bit tight, I would definitely recommend these socks. If you have some wiggle room in your boots, I would recommend the mediums as these may give you even more room given how thin they are. Overall fantastic socks and I will definitely buy another pair.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great socks

        By 

        from Sacramento CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Design
        • Regulates Temperature Well
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Hiking
          • Mountaineering

          Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

          Great socks, beat cotton anyday of the week

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good But Not Great

          By 

          from 12803

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Design
          • Stylish
          • Wicks Away Moisture

          Cons

          • Bunches Up

          Best Uses

          • Skiing

          Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

          I use this product skiing. I love the design of it and everything. I just hate how when your done skiing, its bunched up inside your boot and is no longer pulled up the way it was when you put on. You may have to stop while your skiing to go inside to fix your sock, otherwise it can get uncomfortable. Also it does not really keep your feet warm too well, my regular socks work better than these.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Nice ski socks

          By 

          from Houston Tx

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Regulates Temperature Well
          • Warm
          • Wicks Away Moisture

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

              Ski

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              BEST SKI SOCK

              By 

              from Kansas City

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Design
              • Regulates Temperature Well
              • Stylish
              • Warm
              • Wicks Away Moisture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Ski

                Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                Great ski sock, have used these for years and they are very durable, always great when I can get on sale!!!

                • Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Perfect socks for ski boots

                By 

                from Menlo Park, CA

                About Me High End

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Skiing

                  Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                  These are great socks if you like yours on the thin side (which I absolutely love).

                  As they are wool they breathe really well, can survive a few days skiing and are incredibly durable.

                  In terms of tradeoff, if/when it gets really cold you are going to feel it - for me though this is more than acceptable as I am not a fan of thick socks as they scrunch and cause me terrible pain.

                  Enjoy!

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  The best socks

                  By 

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Athletic, Bargain Shopper, Trendy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Athletics
                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                    I bought these socks for winter running, and they are perfect- not too thick, but wicks away sweat and keeps feet warm (even running in the snow-laden roads of Boston!) I will definitely be buying more pairs.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent light weight yet durable sock

                    By 

                    from Atlanta, Ga

                    About Me Athletic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Soft
                    • Warm

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Athletics
                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                      I bought these socks for skiing. I wanted a thin sock for my high performance boots. I actually use these as my everyday sock as well. They're warm in the winter and wick away moisture in the summer. Really helps keep foot odor to a minimum. I'm very impressed with their durability given how thin they are and the frequency in which I use.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      great ski socks

                      By 

                      from La Verne, CA

                      About Me Athletic, High End

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Soft
                      • Warm

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Skiing

                        Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                        great light weight socks, keeps me warm and comfortable while skiing.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        SOOOO GOOOOD

                        By 

                        from Florida

                        About Me Athletic, Bargain Shopper, Trendy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Comfortable
                        • Soft
                        • Warm

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Around The House
                          • Athletics

                          Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                          Very comfortable socks. but also thin and light. Going to buy a few more pairs.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Smartwool is awesome and made in the USA

                          By 

                          from Orting, WA

                          About Me Athletic

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Athletics

                            Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                            Great thin ski sock.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Holy sock that's warm

                            By 

                            from Killington vt

                            About Me Athletic, Bargain Shopper, Casual

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Soft
                            • Warm

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Athletics

                              Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                              These sock are very warm ,thin ,and comfortable . They are warmer then polypropylene liners I usually wear and still give me the precise fell I paid for with my custom fit ski boots. When you ski 50+'days a season things like good socks really mean something to you..

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              5.0

                              Worked well

                              By 

                              from Dahlonega, GA

                              About Me Athletic, Casual

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Comfortable
                              • Soft
                              • Warm

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                                  I use them for ski socks. They are thin like a pair of dress socks, but still keep me warm. They are better suited for the warmer days on the slopes (>20°) unless you have a really warm pair of boots. They are thin and offer no padded areas but are good for an experienced skier. Not sure about the durability yet because I've only wore them about four times; however, I believe they'll hold up well.

                                  Word to the wise: Be cautious washing and drying wool clothing as it will shrink considerably. Wash in cold then let it air dry.

                                  These socks are not as bad to shrink because they are not 100% wool, but I still wash cold/air dry.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Socks

                                  By 

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Athletic

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable
                                  • Warm

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                                      I normally wear ultralight socks and Smartwool's version is my favorite. I have pairs that have lasted years- including seasons when I lived at a mountain and rode 3-4 times a week. Great Buy

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Great socks

                                      By 

                                      from Massachusetts

                                      About Me Athletic

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Warm

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Athletics

                                        Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                                        Great socks that are warm and feel good in ski boots

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Smartwool PhD Ultra Light Socks

                                        By 

                                        from Dayton, Ohio

                                        About Me Athletic

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable

                                        Cons

                                        • Poor Fit

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Smartwool PhD Ski Ultra Light Socks:

                                          Ski socks.
                                          Initial fit was fine.
                                          Socks shrunk in the drier.

                                          • Sizing:
                                          • Feels true to size
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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