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Just received some smart wool socks in medium weight from Sierra Trading and was wondering what is the best way to care for them? I am hoping to get some long use out of them so, what have you all found that works best?
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I just make sure to never dry them. I wash them like normal but hang them to dry.

If you do put them in the dryer watch out for any pants or shorts with Velcro pocket closures. They do a number on good merino wool.


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I just wash mine normally. The only time I have a problem...is when I lose one.

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Ok, normal wash and dry with no velcro. I think I'll just hang mine to dry as well. No sense in taking any chances as these kind of sock aren't cheap! I do like the feel of them so far.
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I like near the smart wool outlet store so I pick up a couple of pair every few months and don't do anything special to keep them.....I don't have to....

I wear wool socks, of some type, most every day.

The last couple of trips the outlet store has had heavy Carhartt socks for two bucks a pair and the medium weights for a buck a pair.

The Carhartt is a merino wool blend and danged if I don't like them better than the smart wool socks.


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I turn mine inside out before washing and drying.  Mine have worn really well but anytime I see a good deal on the ones I like, I snap them up.

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Nothing special. Wash, dry and wear. Over 200 washes and still look like new.
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Machine wash inside out, hang dry.

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Leave 'em in the drawer.  They never wear out.

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Leave 'em in the drawer.  They never wear out.

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Nothing special. Wash, dry and wear. Over 200 washes and still look like new.

+1 same for the shirts for that matter

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Thanks folks. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't some special technique to making them last. Looks like I'm in for some great walking time!
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Just received some smart wool socks in medium weight from Sierra Trading and was wondering what is the best way to care for them? I am hoping to get some long use out of them so, what have you all found that works best?

I just received 4 pair of Smartwool, Browning, and Point6 merino wool socks from Sierra trading post as well about 2-3 weeks ago, and I wore all of them except the Point6 pair because they are "allegedly" a thick, heavy pair(but there isnt much difference really).

So I had to wash them last week, so I washed them, then tumble dried them on low/permanent press as the instructions on 1 pair said was fine, but lets just say the 2 pairs of Browning wool socks didnt seem to tolerate it as well as I wouldve liked. It seems that some of the material came loose and got kinda spread out on the outside of the socks.

I wish I had been able to read the post that rayestrella left before I washed and dried them! I'll hang them up to dry next time.

I also just bought 4 more pairs of "People Socks" off amazon.com for $25, and they are really soft and seem really nice(better than the Brownings), but now that I go back to amazon, they are either all sold out or few pairs remaining in 1 color, so I dont know if they will be back in stock later or not, but I wanted to buy more of them!
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you're supposed to wash em??

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you're supposed to wash em??

Now there is a long-term odor test in action.

I like it!


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