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SmartWool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro Sock - 2009 BCS
You’re sweating and you haven’t even started running yet—that’s how hot it is out. Is your foot sweating? Naw, it’s cool inside the Smartwool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro Sock. This super-lightweight sock uses vents on the top to take care of excess foot heat, Wool-on-Wool technology to beef up shock-absorption on the heel and forefoot, and thin wool to manage moisture and block odor. Plus the mini cuff prevents shoe rub without covering all of your ankle.
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Good, but thin
July 18, 2012
Don't get me wrong, this is a great sock. I have 2 pairs and I wear them for everyday use when it's hot out. The part I don't like is that they are too thin for running or active activities; mainly because there isn't the cushion that SmartWool is known for in their socks.
For those looking for a thicker, but still ultra-light sock, I recommend the SmartWool PhD Running Ultra Light Mini Sock. Difference is they are slightly thinker given you the extra cushion and they sit at the ankle vs under the ankle as in the micro socks.
The Dr. is in
July 12, 2010
I have used the Adrenaline Light Micro for several years and was skeptical when the PhDs came onto the market. I bought a pair a few weeks back, tried them and returned to the store to buy two more pairs. They are everything I have come to expect from SmartWool and have surpassed the adrenaline line in comfort and mainly there ability to stay put. You can expect trails debris in your socks, but not a huge issue in my book and easily remedied with gaiters or a little attitude.
It doesn't take a Phd to tell you to use these socks...
June 1, 2009
Seriously, it doesn't take someone w/ a PHD to tell you to use the SmartWool PhD runnning socks, they are great.
Best low runners.
April 2, 2009
I tried just about every low-cut runner I could find, and these are the best. Light but with some nice cushion, good fit, unobtrusive cut - these are great. Better than the Smartwool Adrenalines.
Wow. This is a good running sock.
May 23, 2009
I like 'em. I wear a size 8 shoe, and the medium sock seems to be just about the right size. So far, there's no pilling, and initially, they feel like they'll last a lot longer than the Danner socks I've been wearing.
Pricey and wear out fast
May 5, 2009
Ive tried these socks a few times (big fan of smartwool in general) but these socks wear pretty thin after wearing a few months. but if you dont mind replacing often they are a great running sock.
Great socks for the right use
November 22, 2011
These socks have a lot going for them. They're merino, so they won't stick. They're thin, so they don't bunch up on you or weigh you down. However, there is not much padding, so if you're a plodder, these might not be best for you.
Holes in the first week
August 18, 2011
I just wasn't impressed with how long these lasted. I had holes in a pair after one week. Maybe I was too tough on them, lightweight hiking, but, hey, they are socks. My two other pairs of SmartWool have worn out faster than I would have liked also. SmartWool, please make your socks last longer and tell me when you do. Until then, I will be looking elsewhere.
Got the job done
August 21, 2011
Good socks. Kept my feel dry and cushioned in my shoes during day hikes. Only lament is how filthy they had become at the end of the day without spending a lot of time on unpaved trails. After one use and wash they fuzzed up quite a bit and I wonder how long they'll last.
Very comfortable, quality could be better
May 2, 2011
My first impression of the SmartWool PhD Running Ultra Light Micro Sock is that they were very comfortable, provided great arch support, wicked away perspiration and didn't smell after a long day of hiking. My only complaint is that after only two days of use, the sock material began to pill and wear.
Great summer socks
April 1, 2011
I use these socks mostly for running and hiking but they are comfortable enough that you can use them for whatever. And it is true what everyone says, they do last about a solid week before they start to smell. My only problem is that I now refuse to wear anything except wool on my feet.
Smartwool is top notch
March 2, 2011
Comfortable, stink free and wicking. What more could you want from a sock? Smartwool delivers a great product, once again.
Wear out quickly
December 25, 2010
A very good sock, while it lasts. They wore through very quickly and needed to be replaced. Gets quite pricey.
Good sports sock
December 24, 2010
I wear these playing Ultimate, and while they're pricey, They have held up great. After six or so months they're in great condition, and can last at least another six. Worth the price, I've always been impressed by smartwool
September 17, 2010
First off, these are the best socks I've ever worn. They are extremely comfortable, manage moisture well and I can wear them for a week straight before they need to be washed. I wear them for working out, running, hiking and around town. Second, if you are a typical college student, don't buy these (or Smartwool in general) because you will be poor. You won't really be satisfied with any other sock so you'll be screwed. I'm only kidding though so don't listen to my stupid review and buy some already.
Great hiking socks
August 24, 2010
I switched to hiking in trail running shoes a few years ago, but just started using light weight wool socks. What a big difference! These are great at moisture wicking and protect my feet from friction. I wear and 8 shoe and bought a M sock. It fits perfectly after 3 washings. The profile is low, but with my XT Wings they have enough coverage. I just ordered 3 more pairs!
July 24, 2010
I was a fan of the PhD ski socks, so I figured I'd try these. This sock fits great, and the wool definetly resists the funk and quick wearout that is common for synthetic socks. Good moisture management, too. I like the extra bit of material in the rear of the ankle because it keeps the sock in place and guards against shoe rub a bit. These socks stay put pretty well for a low cut sock.
July 26, 2010
That is all there is to it, they are great! I love running and hiking in them.
July 9, 2010
These are perfect socks. Worth $12.50 (or however much). I wear one pair for as many as 4 or 5 days in a row, no joke. No heavy sweating like with cotton socks, no stinking. I've slowly been adding more and more wool no-show socks and phasing out the terrible, inferior cotton ones.
I wear a size 9 shoe and Mediums are a perfect snug fit. Worth every penny. Get them
April 29, 2010
I love Smart wool products and these are no different. After using their ski and snowboard socks for years I decided to venture into some running socks. They are light and breath well and the material glides well to protect my feet from blisters or hot spots. I run a few times a week from 2-5 miles and wil never go back to another sock, as long as I can afford them.
Good for a low cut sock
April 1, 2010
I prefer quarter length socks, but I thought I would give this a try. They turn out to be a very comfortable sock that doesn't chafe. Merino wool is always a plus too!
Best low socks I have ever had!
March 4, 2010
Smartwool has once again made my feet very very happy. I easily forget I'm even wearing them. they let my feet breath and stay cool. Even in winter my feet stay warm with them on. Ah the magic of wool. I have switched exclusively to wool socks, and i will never go back to uncomfortable cotton
really good socks
February 10, 2010
These socks keep your feet comfy and dry. Good performance, don't slip.
keep your feet cool and comfy
November 27, 2009
these are great sports socks, great wicking ability, keeps my feet cool even in hot australian summer weather
only fault is they aren't super soft, but not scratchy like cheap wool
March 26, 2009
i really like this sock. it is soft and very lightweight. exactly what i was looking for. however it is a bit "fuzzy"...i hope that stuff comes off eventually with some wear