Top 5 U.S. Hiking Destinations for 2019 - FITS®

February 25, 2019

Hiking is good for the mind, body and soul. Not only is trekking through the woods great exercise, but spending time outside and with nature is the ideal stress reliever. While you can hike just about anywhere, certain trails and locations are well worth a weekend getaway. That’s why we rounded up some of the top hiking destinations in the country to put on your 2019 to-do list.


For the best views

Kalalau Trail

Kauai, HI

The views don’t get much better than the views on a Hawaiian hike and this trail on the Napali Coast has it all: a secret beach, tropical forests, cliffs and mango trees. Just don’t forget your camera.

For the historical context

Maryland Heights Loop

Harpers Ferry, WV

OK, so you probably aren’t looking for a hike with historical context, but if you were, this would be the one. There are fort remains from the Civil War and signs throughout that explain the cultural significance of various spots. However, even if history isn’t your thing, the river views and overlook make this hike still worth seeking out.  

For the biggest thrill

Angels Landing

Zion National Park, UT

The final climb of this hike gets so narrow that there are chains installed for hikers to grip — and it’s a good thing since there are 1,000 foot drops on either side of the trail. Not for the faint of heart or the fearful of heights, this hike offers a unique experience and rewards your accomplishment with great views. Check out this survival guide if you’re thinking of making this hike.

For the four-legged companion

Duck Pass Trail

Mammoth Lakes, CA

If you’re looking for a destination dog-friendly hike, look now further than Duck Pass Trail. With shady forests and easy access to lakes, your pup can match you step for step without any fears of getting overheated.

For bragging rights

Devil’s Path Trail

Catskills, New York

Dubbed the toughest hike in the Catskills Mountains, this hike takes most people two or three days. With a trail that ascends six different mountains and covers nearly 25 miles, this one is ideal for experienced, ambitious hikers.

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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. 

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