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    Default Liner socks that last?

    I'm looking for a liner sock that isn't gonna disintegrate on me... The last pair I had ended up with multiple holes by the end of one use... any specific brand out there you guys find durable enough to last? Thanks, Dylan

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    I like the Smartwool merino liner socks. I have several pairs that have seen a fair bit of use over the last several years and they are still in good shape.

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    Maybe I have just had bad luck, but liners always "give" me blisters. I have been told that you can use them over your socks, but why bother? I have been using Smartwool socks without liners and love them. But, they don't last all that long for the cost. Still, I have not found anything I like better :-)
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    I use REI generic and they have lasted years.

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    Since switching to merino wool socks I have left liners and don't miss them one bit!

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    Hmm, maybe ill try switching to merino with no liner. Right now i have Thor-lo's with a liner.

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    I have never worn liners. Have used boots that gave me blisters when just using my usually merino wool socks, but attribute it to that particular boots and moved on to a different pair. I find that if the boots fit me properly blisters shouldn't be a problem regardless of type of socks I am wearing.

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    The "Darn Tough" socks at Barneys are the best I've ever worn. They are merino wool and have a lifetime warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hntr View Post
    The "Darn Tough" socks at Barneys are the best I've ever worn. They are merino wool and have a lifetime warranty.
    I agree with that. Tried a pair of darn tough socks last year...hands down the best socks I have hiked in.

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    Thanks guys, just another excuse to go to barneys

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnclimber View Post
    Right now i have Thor-lo's with a liner.
    Thor-lo's are tough on my feet. I hiked in them a couple times then buried then in the bottom of the sock drawer.

    I like liner socks and have found Bridgedales hold up well. I also have some Patagonia liner socks that have held up well but you wouldn't want to take them on a sheep hunt because after one day they absolutely stink and don't air out.

    Darn Tough socks are great and can be found at Barney's and AMH. Darn Tough socks run a little snug and if I wear them with my liner socks they are too tight. They do very well without the liner socks though.

    Bridgedale socks are also a favorite of mine and can be found at Barney's, AMH and REI.

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    Now the classic question.
    Do you wear your liners over or under your heavy socks?
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    Smart wool sock liners are the ones I keep going back to. I have some that are over six years old and have had a lot of heavy use.

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    I wear mine under my sock... the way it should be worn I thought

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