There’s a place for $2 cotton tube socks, but the trail isn’t it. For long days on tough terrain, wrap your dogs in technical fabrics engineered to prevent blisters, hot spots, and foot fatigue—all while keeping you dry. Here’s what to look for in a trail-worthy pair of performance socks.
Find Some Flow
Calves should have some form of venting, like you see above with the pair of Farm to Feet socks (center). Designers skip the wool and instead use strips of nylon and elastane that let air in and sweat out.
Heal the Heel
All socks are prone to wear in the heel, but technical ones use stronger
materials, like nylon mixed with comfy wool, to last longer without added bulk.
Skip the Seam
By fusing edges, less expensive socks create a toe seam that, when rubbed, cause blisters. Go seamless: It…