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Don't make the mistake of buying just any old nylon or wool sock and thinking it will take the stresses of hiking. First, regular socks are probably bulkier than they need to be, and will bunch up around your foot inside your boot. You know what that means – painful blisters right in the middle of your hike!
Hiking socks are created especially to fit inside your boot. Even the wool blend hiking socks are lightweight and comfortable. Even better, they are designed not to bunch up on your foot, and many of them also offer additional arch and ankle support for additional strength as you hike. Good quality hiking socks, combined with good boots that fit well, are the key to real comfort on the hiking trail.