The best hiking socks: we pull up the best socks for summer, winter and year-round walking

Today, the best hiking socks are wonderfully woven blends of natural and synthetic fibres, crafted to give you unbeatable comfort and performance on the trails. (image credit: CEP)
We’ve gathered five of the best hiking socks out there, from lightweight pairs for hot summer hikes to cosy winter warmers, ideal for alpine-esque expeditions. (image credit: Darn Tough)
The skin-tight design and medi compression give you great trail feel, minimises the risk of blisters and improves your proprioception. (image credit: CEP)
The Hiker socks feature densely packed stich loops, resulting in superb performance, with no bunching or blisters anywhere to be seen. (image credit: Darn Tough)
The Light Hikers are extremely comfortable hiking socks that give you a performance fit, meaning no slipping, no bunching and no blisters. (image credit: Darn Tough)
A wonderfully cosy and comfortable sock, despite being thinner than you might imagine. (image credit: Helly Hansen)
Body-mapped mesh venting provides breathability on top of what merino naturally already offers in these heavily cushioned options. (image credit: SmartWool)