In the Wild: Changing Seasons - FITS®

June 08, 2017

How do you know the seasons are changing?...The plates turn green.

Utah locals like to joke about the Coloradan influx, but spend a Thanksgiving down in Indian Creek and you’ll soon have migrant friends from all over the world. Slow down, open up, and tune in with the repetition of a desert trip.

thomas woodson looking at map in desert
Equal parts ambition and procrastination. The warm morning sun draws everyone out of their cars, tents and holes in the sand to pick a new direction for the day.

Despite frigid nights, sun, sandstone and some hard effort can warm the days to short sleeves. Dirt seems to be the natural sunscreen here. More and more build as the sun arcs through the sky.

Each day ends with a spectacular show of nature, the orange sandstone contrasting intensely with the dimming glue sky. A small climber sits back at the anchors, taking it all in.

Digging to the bottom of our packs for headlamps, we find the food and water that was forgotten all day—always beers too. Laughs build as the sun fades, and each climber descends to the sound of crumbling trails.

New friends are united by the vertical challenges and slow daily repetitions of this beautiful landscape. Brews pop, wood crackles, heat radiates and we all look forward to one more day—each and every night.

- Thomas Woodson


Sock Sizing
women and men size chart

The Perfect Fit Starts With the Right Size.

Your sock size shouldn’t be a guessing game. Our socks range from small to double XL, but the best way to know the perfect fit for you is to match your shoe size to the chart on the left. That way, you’ll know the size you select will give you the fit and feel you expect.

Between sizes? Go with your gut, but rest assured that your socks will still fit great. If you receive your order and find yourself wishing you’d gone up or down a size, just let us know. We’ll happily send you replacements for your preferred size.

Concerned about laundry mix-ups? All FITS® socks are coordinated by color and size, based on the colors you see on the size chart. So, you won’t have to worry about mixing up your sizes with the other FITS® wearers in your home. (But stray socks mysteriously going missing in the dryer? Unfortunately, we can’t help with that.)


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How Do You Determine Sock Size?

Sock sizes are typically measured in inches, not by your shoe size. So, a sock size 6-8 will comfortably fit someone whose feet are between six and eight inches long. However, at FITS®, we make it easy for you to choose the ideal sock size without having to measure your foot. Simply use our sock size conversion chart based on your shoe size to select the right fit for you. 

How Do You Measure Your Foot for Socks?

To measure your foot for socks, measure the length from the heel of your foot to the tip of your longest toe. The measurement in inches correlates to your sock size. For example, if your foot is 10 inches long, a sock size 9-11 should fit you comfortably. At FITS®, you can skip this step and find your sock size based on your shoe size using our conversion chart. 

What Is the Sock Size Conversion?

The sock size conversion refers to sock size compared to shoe size. While all companies may vary slightly on which size socks to purchase based on your shoe size, you can always measure your foot to find the right fit for you. 

What is Sock Size to Shoe Size?

Because sock sizes are determined by the length of your foot in inches vs. your shoe size, shoe and sock sizes differ. The FITS® sock size to shoe size conversion is as follows:

Knowing this makes it easy to choose the ideal sock size based on your shoe size without measuring your foot. 

What Age is Sock Size 9-12?

Sock sizes typically don’t correlate with age. For kids, age can be a general indicator of what size sock they’ll need, but everyone is different. An adult sock size 9-12 fits anyone whose feet are approximately nine to twelve inches long. For kids’ sock sizing, check with the company to find exact details to ensure your little one gets the perfect fit. 

Got more questions about finding the perfect sock size for you? Let’s talk.



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