Although “Darn Tough” could aptly describe any number of things about this week, since this is a running blog, I’ll limit myself to describing my awesome new Darn Tough running socks. I’ve always been a Smart Wool kind of girl, mostly because I didn’t know any other option really existed for winter running. Well, another option exists! Darn Tough is a company in Vermont that makes socks that they tout as “The Premium All Weather Performance Sock”. I was talked into buying a pair when I was buying all that crazy ski stuff. The salesman said he tried them last year and never went back to Smart Wool. He also said that they have a lifetime guarantee. Like for anything that would go wrong with the sock. Even if I run so many miles all winter long that a hole starts to rub through in the heel (like has happened to one of my Smart Wool pairs)? Apparently!
So, since the temp was 18 and the windchill was 6 when I woke up this morning, I decided it was the perfect time to try my new CUTE Darn Tough running socks.
My first thought when I put them on was OMG this are SO warm and cushion like, I don’t even want to run, I just want to be warm and cuddly by the fire with a book. But, the roads were calling me, so off I went. And they were awesome! Kept my feet warm. Comfortable. No blisters. And I loved the cushion.
My only complaint is that the ones I have are only 1/4 socks. In Minnesota winters, I need 3/4 socks or knee highs. I looked on their website and it says they have a 3/4 running sock, but it’s mesh and not the cushion. Might have to try that or contact them and tell them they need to make a knee high cushion running sock! Although it looks like they make knee highs, and they also make skiing over the calf socks. I wonder if those also work for running? Looks like I know what I’m adding to my Christmas list!
Anyone else try Darn Tough running socks? What did you think?