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Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Quarter

Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Quarter

by Wigwam


Built like the popular Cool-Lite Hiker, but with a lower profile for casual or outdoor footwear. X20® Acrylic contains Chitosan a natural odor defense. Stay put top. Cushiony sole. Breathable mesh instep. Prevents blisters. Repels moisture. 61% Dri-release® (88% Polyester, 12% TENCEL), 21% Stretch Nylon, 9% Cotton, 8% X20® Acrylic, 1% Spandex.

This sock is proudly made by Wigwam in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.

Gender: Men's, Women's


Sock Features

Hover over the highlighted areas below to learn about the special features of this sock.

Welt Cuff
This sock features a welt-cuff. A welt-cuff is a double layer of knit fabric. This is an attractive and durable cuff that will not stretch out.
The leg of this sock is a quarter length so it comes over the ankle bone. This sock features comfortable terry loop on the back. The front shin portion of the leg features thin mesh knit with terry loop on the inside.
Top of Foot (Instep)
A thin mesh knit really helps to cool down your feet. It also reduces the total bulkiness of the sock.
The heel is made of the same terry loop as the sole and the arch of the foot. The heel is reinforced for longer wear.
This closure is stitched loop-for-loop on the knitting machine to produce a seamless closure on the inside and outside of the sock. This reduces blisters caused by bunched up sock material. The toe is also reinforced for longer wear.
Bottom of Foot (Sole)
The sole is made with comfortable terry loop. This loop provides cushioning and has a very soft feel. This sole is medium cushioned.

Sock Thickness

Sock Sole Thickness
1.7 mm
Bottom of Foot Thickness
The sole has terry loop padding for good cushioned comfort. The loop is relatively short and not too dense, giving this sole good cushioning without much warmth or bulk.
0th thickest bottom of 21 Men's Socks
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Top of Foot Thickness
0.9 mm
Top of Foot Thickness
The top of the foot is very thin mesh knit for warm weather comfort.
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Sock Leg Thickness
1.7 mm
Leg Thickness
The sock has a terry loop leg for the short portion before the cuff. The terry loop is very comfortable but not too thick. The front is a thin mesh knit. The thickness was measured at the thicker section.
0th thickest leg of 21 Men's Socks
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Dri-release® - 61%

  • Dries Faster
  • Feels Softer
  • Lasts Longer
  • Stays Fresh

X20 Acrylic - 8%

  • Moves Moisture
  • Feels Soft
  • Lightweight
  • Odor Control

Other Materials

  • 21% Stretch Nylon
  • 9% Cotton
  • 1% Spandex


Quarter Length Quarter Length: This sock measures 15.5 cm (6.1 in) in length. The Wigwam Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Quarter will ride just above the ankle bone.



This sock fits true to size. With the terry loop cushioning only on the bottom of the foot, this sock doesn't have a lot of extra bulk.


This sock is constructed with combination of materials designed to keep your feet cool in warm weather. These socks share many similarities to some of our favorite high performance athletic socks. The synthetic materials also give the sock long wear.

Raw Sock Data

Bottom Thickness:1.7 mm
Bottom Thickness (compressed):0.9 mm
Top Thickness:0.9 mm
Top Thickness (compressed):0.5 mm
Leg Thickness:1.7 mm
Leg Thickness (compressed):0.8 mm
Leg Length:15.5 cm (6.1 in)
Leg Length (stretched):22.0 cm (8.7 in)
Leg Width:7.5 cm (3.0 in)
Leg Width (stretched):15.0 cm (5.9 in)
Foot Width:8.5 cm (3.3 in)
Foot Width (stretched):18.5 cm (7.3 in)
Heel Reinforcement:Yes
Toe Reinforcement:Yes
Bottom Cushioning:Yes
Top Cushioning:No
Leg Cushioning:Yes

Sockspert Opinions

John's Thoughts

This sock reminds me of one of my favorite athletic socks, the Wigwam Cool-Lite Pro. In many ways, it is a hiking oriented sock based on the same materials, construction and philosophy. While not a merino wool sock like I typically wear, it has much of the same soft comfort. I'm picky about my socks, especially if I'm wearing them on a long hike. Because it has almost no leg length, this sock is cooler than the crew version of this sock.

It is not uncommon to see this sock being used as an athletic sock. If you like the Wigwam Cool-Lite Pro but want a little more substance to your sock. This is a good choice.

For some reason, Darren thinks the Cool-Lite Pro is a great sock for sandals. I recently had someone stop by and point at Darren's feet and ask if that was "cool" to do. I just shook my head. It may be comfortable, but it is not cool. Sorry Darren.


Darren's Thoughts

Great sock for sandals!


Q. Is this sock just like the Cool Lite Hiker Pro Crew just shorter?
A. In construction it is very similar. However, our testing shows that the leg of the sock isn't just shorter but a little thinner too. If you like the crew, it will feel the same on your feet.

Other Alternatives

If you like Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Quarter you may also like...
Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Crew
Cool-Lite Hiker Pro Crew
Crew length version of Cool-Lite Hiker.
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