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Merino/Silk Hiker

Merino/Silk Hiker

by Wigwam


A natural union of luxurious silk and plush Merino wool. Foot hugging fit, Cushiony all over, Stay put leg and top, Seamless toe closure, Merino wool softness, Luxury of silk. 65% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon, 10% Silk, 5% Lycra® Spandex

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

Gender: Men's, Women's


Sock Features

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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 slightly longer crew length so it comes to the lower part of the calf. This sock features comfortable terry loop construction on the entire leg for warm comfort. Leg features a true rib stitch.
Top of Foot (Instep)
The top of the foot is made of the same merino wool terry loop. Unlike some of our socks, this sock is cushioned throughout the foot, not just on the sole.
The heel is made of the same terry loop as the sole and the arch of the foot. There is no transition of materials.
This closure is stitched loop-for-loop on the knitting machine that produces a seamless closure on the inside and outside of the sock. This reduces blisters caused by bunched up sock material.
Bottom of Foot (Sole)
The sole is made with terry loop. This loop provides cushioning and has a very soft feel. This sole has relatively substantial cushioning.

Sock Thickness

Sock Sole Thickness
3.2 mm
Bottom of Foot Thickness
The sole has terry loop padding for good cushioned comfort.
0th thickest bottom of 21 Men's Socks
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Top of Foot Thickness
2.7 mm
Top of Foot Thickness
The top of the foot is padded with terry loop.
0th thickest top of 21 Men's Socks
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Sock Leg Thickness
3.2 mm
Leg Thickness
The sock has a terry loop leg for warmth and comfort.
0th thickest leg of 21 Men's Socks
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Merino Wool - 65%

  • Superior Insulation
  • Natural Goodness
  • Very Warm
  • Itch Free
  • Superior Comfort

Other Materials

  • 20% Nylon
  • 10% Silk
  • 5% Lycra┬« Spandex


Crew Length Crew Length: This sock measures 29.0 cm (11.4 in) in length. This sock is one of our longer crew socks.



This sock fits true to size but does provide more bulk than your average sock. The extra bulk will effect the fit of your shoe.


This sock is constructed with a high natural fiber content. With 65% wool and 10% silk this is great for those that prefer natural fibers. The merino wool is very soft and the silk provides durable natural comfort. The synthetic materials give the sock its stretch and longer wear.

Raw Sock Data

Bottom Thickness:3.2 mm
Bottom Thickness (compressed):2.0 mm
Top Thickness:2.7 mm
Top Thickness (compressed):1.6 mm
Leg Thickness:3.2 mm
Leg Thickness (compressed):1.8 mm
Leg Length:29.0 cm (11.4 in)
Leg Length (stretched):44.0 cm (17.3 in)
Leg Width:9.0 cm (3.5 in)
Leg Width (stretched):19.0 cm (7.5 in)
Foot Width:9.5 cm (3.7 in)
Foot Width (stretched):19.0 cm (7.5 in)
Heel Reinforcement:No
Toe Reinforcement:No
Bottom Cushioning:Yes
Top Cushioning:Yes
Leg Cushioning:Yes

Sockspert Opinions

John's Thoughts

This is a really nice wool/silk sock in a cooler weather weight. This sock features terry loops from the toe to the top. This loops really adds to the feeling of softness and provides cushioning.

This is the kind of sock that you want to have on your feet when there is snow on the ground but you won't want to have some super heavy and tall boot sock on. The merino wool and silk blend provide natural warmth and comfort.

The height of this sock is what I would call tall crew to mid-calf length. It isn't quite a boot sock but it is about an inch or two longer than a crew length. The extra length keeps my legs a little warmer in cooler months.

This sock reminds me a lot of the extraordinary comfort of the Merino Lite Hiker (one of my all time favorites). When the temperatures start to drop a bit, this is my replacement for the Lite Hiker.

While considered a hiking sock, I honestly wouldn't suggest hiking in the summer in this sock, it is just too warm.