Teko EcoMerino Wool Socks

November 5, 2008

Socks. We wear them every day of the year (well, except when it's Chaco season) but so many of us settle for any old sock as long as it's without holes in the toes. C'mon, treat yourself right! The 'no holes in the toes' standard of measurement is weak at best. Time to step up. I guess I'm not alone in my sentiment for socks that are above the norm as a number of new sock companies have sprung up within the past couple of years. One of them on my radar was Teko and in my effort to try a number of different socks I finally landed a pair of the Teko EcoMerino Wool socks in the low hiker/trail runner style. With a Trade Mark line of "best socks on the planet" it's hard not to scoff at the bravado but I think upon further inspection, this statement is more descriptive of the process and not just the performance. Here are some things you should know about Teko: Teko strives to make the highest performing product with the lowest ecological impact They use only low-impact environmentally friendly dies The package material is 100% recyclable paperboard material. 100% of the electricity use to make the socks is American Wind electrical power. They are title sponsors for Leave No Trace and other solid non-profits But how do the socks perform and hold up? Teko EcoMerino Wool Socks Review I've probably got roughly 10 different sock brands in my sock drawer and I can unequivocally say that my pair of Teko socks are by far my favorite for trail running, hiking and all around use. I like how the middle of the sock from the arch up over the top fits snug thanks to a Lycra arch band as well as some air vents on the arch which keep my feet surprisingly cool despite warm summer trail runs. The heel and the toe box are reinforced for durability. After a little over a year of constant use, it was with some remorse that this past week I managed to get a hole in the toe box while out hiking. I must admit that it's pretty common for me to wear through socks as my toe nails seem to slice socks like butter. Most of my cycling socks only last a half a season at best. Despite a one year guarantee from Teko that I could likely take advantage of, I think I got my money worth and will gladly pick up another pair. The comfort of putting these on is well worth every dime spent! BUY: Pick up a pair of Teko EcoMerino Wool Socks for hiking or trail running and surprise your feet. Coming Soon: Look for a Teko Ski Sock review this winter as I plan on giving them a try to see how they measure up to my Lorpen's and Bridgedales.

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