Wool Hiking Socks for Women - Merino Wool | FITS®

Hiking is wonderful. Having your hike ruined by a pair of ill-fitting socks is not. Fortunately for you, FITS® hiking socks for women are made with the highest quality merino wool, which offers both comfort and durability to keep you on the trail where you belong.

Hiking Socks for Women No Matter the Path

Whether day hiking your favorite local trail or thru-hiking the PCT, FITS® women's wool hiking socks are a necessity for your next hike. And there are many options to choose from.


The Micro Light Performance Trail - Quarter is the perfect sock for every hike. These hiking socks for women feature a high cuff that acts as a built-in screen-guard to keep dirt and rocks out of your socks and shoes. 


The Light Hiker style is our most popular when it comes to hiking socks for women. The Light Hiker Mini Crew is an excellent choice for weekenders doing overnight hikes. This sock uses our patented Full Contact Fit® that hugs and contours to your foot and stays put, enabling you to hike as long as you want without dealing with loose socks that could cut your trip short.


The Medium Hiker (striped) Crew women's wool hiking sock is for those who like a little more cushioning all around their feet but don’t want a heavy sock. Serious adventurers know that not all women’s merino wool hiking socks are created equal, and this sock has been the go-to for hikers everywhere.


The Heavy Expedition - OTC is the ultimate pair of women's wool hiking socks. It is the perfect cold-weather sock for those who do not let the elements deter them from their hiking aspirations. These women’s merino wool hiking socks are loaded with 100% merino wool on the inside, keeping your feet comfortable, warm, and dry throughout your hike.

Women's Wool Hiking Socks with Unrivaled Comfort

FITS® women's wool hiking socks provide the ultimate in comfort and performance no matter the trail. We use the highest quality merino wool, woven with 18.5 micron in a majority of the sock and 23.5 micron for durability in the heel and toe. This provides a better fit, a higher comfort level, and elevated durability where it matters most. 


FITS® Omega Performance Yarn is our custom blend of man-made fibers selected for the best breathability and fit in every pair of our women's wool hiking socks. Whether you’re headed to a peaceful meadow or a breathtaking mountain top, FITS® wants to help you get there in our hiking socks for women. 


Our women’s merino wool hiking socks come in a full range of styles for every type of hike. Each pair is crafted with our Full Contact Fit® that assures your socks stay in place to improve performance and deliver unrivaled comfort. Plus, FITS® women's wool hiking socks are built of natural and synthetic fibers, providing the perfect level of cushioning, breathability, stretch, and comfort for every foot and every activity. The result is the most comfortable hiking socks for women you’ll ever wear.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between hiking socks and regular socks?

Hiking socks are usually made from heavier materials than regular socks, like merino wool. This helps protect your feet from debris and blisters. They also typically have extra padding in the heels and toes, which provides additional cushioning and support. In addition, merino wool hiking socks have moisture-wicking properties that help keep your feet dry even when you're sweating. On the other hand, regular socks are often made from lighter materials like cotton, which doesn’t wick away moisture or provide as much padding and protection as hiking socks. If you're planning on doing a lot of hiking in rough terrain, having a sturdy pair of socks designed for hiking will make a significant difference.

Are thicker or thinner socks better for hiking?

Choosing between thick hiking socks and thin hiking socks is a personal choice. Many hikers swear by thick, padded socks that help protect their feet from blisters. However, others find thinner socks to be more comfortable because they allow their feet to “breathe.” At FITS, we offer both thick hiking socks and thin hiking socks, depending on your preference. If you’re not sure which cushioning you prefer, you can opt for a mid-weight hiking sock to start. Regardless of how thick or thin your socks are, make sure they’re constructed with breathable fabric and offer moisture-wicking properties to keep your feet odor and sweat-free throughout your hike.

How tight should hiking socks be?

A good pair of socks is one of the most important hiking gear items. But how do you know if your socks are too tight or too loose? Ideally, your hiking socks should be snug but not constricting. They should provide enough support to prevent blisters and chafing, but they shouldn't be so tight that they cut off circulation. If you're unsure whether your socks are the right size, try doing a "pinch test." Take a pinch of fabric from the top of the sock, and try to stretch it out. If you can stretch the fabric more than an inch or so, the socks are likely too big. Conversely, if you can't stretch the fabric at all, the socks are likely too tight. If you’re not sure what size hiking socks you need, use our FITS sock size chart to find your perfect size for the perfect fit.



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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