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Comfy and warm
I love these socks so much. They are so soft and fit so nicely. Sometimes ankle socks can be annoying around the ankle. But these sit just right. They also don't make me feel slippery in my shoes. I can wear them with hiking boots, sailing boots, Birkenstocks, tennis shoes, etc. and they work for all the above. I bought like 4 pairs.
Got XL for a size 12 mens shoe and they're not wearable. Consistently slips down off the heel within a few steps. Have repurposed them as glasses protectors since they're not functional as socks. Can't recommend.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 13, 2023
We are very sorry to hear about the issues you've had with our Lightweight Merino Performance Anklet Socks. Please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team so they can look into updating the sizing and fit of these socks.
Very light, warm and fits well.
I ordered my first pair about 4 months ago. I wear it when I exercise. The fit is perfect, very light and warm. I was very happy with ordering them. I ended up ordering 6 pairs of these socks. They are one of the best socks that I wore. With other brands' socks, there are holes or tears even after only wearing 2 weeks. With these socks, no tea... Read Morers or holes. Wash with a mild laundry detergent, cold water and tumble dry. I definitely recommend others to try this pair of socks. Thank you patagonia.com
Size and fit were very good, but I found the socks scratchy and itchy. Returned.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 9, 2022
We truly appreciate the time you took to write this review. John. We also want to extend our sincere apologies to hear this purchase led to a return. Please feel free to reach out to our [Customer Service Team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/?_gl=1*1db6pln*_ga*MTQ5ODEyNDA3OS4xNjUyMjExNDc2*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3MDYwNzM3OS4yNDEuMS4xNjcwNjA3Mzg0LjAuMC4w) if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your return and we will be more than happy to help.
Quality Socks that feel great
I have been wearing Patagonia merino wool socks for years and with sensible care they last years. They are so comfortable and warm in the winter but surprisingly they aren't hot in summer. These light weight wool socks are the height of comfort and I have them in 3 colors and they are my go to socks for comfortable wear.
I was in Austin for a music festival when I realized I neglected to pack any additional socks. Luckily for me there was a Patagonia just down the street and they had a few pairs of these socks in my size. I have to say these are the perfect socks I have been looking for. They are soft, breath VERY well, and keep my feet feeling great all day. I put... Read More them to use immediately and was so impressed that I ordered 5 more pairs when I got back home.
The cushion is nice but
The cushion is nice but the socks fit horribly around the ankle area. These socks are constantly slipping down my heels.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 4, 2022
Hey Samuel, thanks for the review. You might have purchased a size that's too big, especially if they're constantly slipping down. So long as the socks are in new condition, you're eligible for exchange. To begin that process, click [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Smarter than that other wool sock
Love the materiel and always choose Patagonia above all brands because of their commitment to everything good and important: their people, the worlds people they do business with, the planet. They do run small. I tried the medium bc I am a women's 9-9.5. But they were too small, squished my toes and continuously slipped down. No good! Fortun... Read Moreately Luke at my local Patagonia store in Boulder handled my return/exchange like a champ and I walked out with three pairs of large. They looked huge in the packaging but are working well so far. They keep my feet warm but not sweaty and wash nicely. Thank you Patagonia!
These socks are great for hiking, walking and jogging (I'm too old for running anymore!). Warm without causing excessive perspiring, but also cooling in Summer. First pair (L) was too tight for my condition so subsequent orders have been (XL). My shoe/boot size is USA 10. My preferred sport socks. Not even close!
A little large
I am used to my athletic socks fitting snugly, which I like because I don't have to worry about bunching in my shoes. These socks are very comfortable and soft but compared to other brands I wear (Bombas, Smartwool) these are less snug. I wear a solid size 10 shoe and bought the size recommended for that, I would have ordered a medium for a mo... Read Morere snug fit.
Comfy and Smell-Resistant
These are really plush-feeling socks and are really comfortable while hiking/walking/running or just lazing about. I have warm/sweaty feet (sorry for the details) and will re-wear pairs of socks for my runs until they start smelling funky. These socks, even after 5 back-to-back hot summer runs ranging from 4 to 8 miles, didn't hold onto any o... Read Moredor.
Hole After a Couple Wears
Nice socks but they didn't last very long. The toe seam opened up after only a couple of wears.
Response from PatagoniaAugust 3, 2022
Hi Claire, thank your for sharing this feedback on the durability of your socks. We're so sorry they didn't hold up as they should! We will reach out to you to help you return them under our [warranty](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee).
I'm a fan of Patagonia clothing. I needed some new socks and thought I'd give them a try, despite the high cost. In the first use, the elastic keeping the socks on behind the heel was week, just about slipping off at times. FYI, I'm a size 9.5, and I thought large was big enough based on thier chart. Also, after the first wash the so... Read Morecks started to pill. I usually get my socks at Costco, 10 pack for the price of one pair at Patagonia! They last forever with no pilling. Again, I'm a fan of all other clothing that I've purchased over the years. These socks are just very poor quality.
Response from PatagoniaJune 23, 2022
We're truly sorry to hear this issue you had with our Lightweight Merino Performance Anklet Socks. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Nice material, just runs small
After a year or so of year, the stretch is gone. The socks are still very comfortable and regulate heat well (good for winter and summer). My only complaint is that after a few washes, they have shrunk noticeably. I wear a size 10, so I bought a large. The size chart says large runs up to 11 but it feels more like a 9 1/2.
Response from PatagoniaMay 18, 2022
We're so sorry to hear about the issues you having with the Lightweight Merino Performance Anklet Socks. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
Perfect All Around Sock
I use these socks exclusively. Hands down my favorite pair and work great with athletic shoes all the way into cold weather hiking boots. I've used them from freezing temps all the way to 105F+. Fit is amazing and the material in the back of the foot protects the achilles from blisters and abrasion from any shoe
Most Comfortable Socks I've ever owned
Bought a few pairs of these and ended up replacing my entire sock drawer with them because I couldn't go back to wearing anything else. Super snug, reasonably warm, the tab at the back protects from any shoes that might rub on your Achilles. All in all, great socks, albeit a bit expensive
I just got my fourth and fifth pairs of these wool shorty socks. I live in hot Tucson and love the wicking, the springy loops on the sole, and the perfect stretch fit. I hang dry. The two blues are a JOY to wear! The two year old plum pair is a little less springy but still going strong.
I am so disappointed with the socks I purchased. In the past I have always loved Patagonia products. The socks dont fit well at all. So disappointed!
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 2, 2022
We're sorry to hear these socks have been such a disappointment. Please reach out to our Customer Service team to discuss more detail about what's wrong with them, so that the feedback is useful for our designers. We'll be happy to [help](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) you with a return or exchange.
Stop Selling Socks Patagonia
These are the worst socks I have ever worn. They don't stay on your feet, which is the literal point of wearing a sock. Pilled up badly after first wearing. You should issue a recall on all of your socks as a 35 year customer of yours this is not what Patagonia should be making if they are this bad. Perhaps you should go back to making fewer i... Read Moretems really well instead of thousands of items mediocre.
I really like these socks- they are padded on the bottom and thinner on top to let the feet breathe. They also have the little tab in the back to protect your heels from rubbing. I really like the wool. My only wish is they made a "right" and "left" sock so I could use the same sock for each foot and wear them in accordingly. Th... Read Moreen my big toe would only stretch out the appropriate side.
I bought these socks because I love Patagonia brand. I am very disappointed in the quality and fit. Would not recommend them or ever buy them again.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 2, 2022
Hello Jeanne! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the quality and fit. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
socks slide into my shoes
Shortly after working out, the Patagonia socks slide down into my shoes. There is no support. I am very disappointed in the fit of these socks.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 12, 2022
Hey Nicolaas, thanks for the review. We're so sorry that the socks are not staying in place. There is a chance they could be too big, or too small for you. We'd recommend reaching out to [customer service](https://help.patagonia.com/s/) so they can relay measurement info, and you can decide whether an exchange or warranty return would be best. We'll share your input with the rest of the team, and appreciate you taking the time to share this performance feedback.
Great durability, warmth, and fit
These socks actually keep my constantly-cold fit fairly warm - a huge compliment from a cold-footed woman. They don't pill and stay put on the foot. Two suggestions: more fun/pretty colors, and more importantly, make a left/right fit + fit that molds the toes better. This feel like they are made for a male/masculine foot, rather than my petite... Read More female feet.
the depth of the weave of the sock varies which makes for such a snug fit.one that doesnt lose its shape even after one wear, and then walking around the house in them. they still fit. keep their shape. the only other sock that modulates the weave to fit our feet is darn tough. glad to see patag with such a stellar product!
I love merino wool socks.
What do I not love about merino wool socks? They are super comfortable. They are great for warm and cold weather. They wick away moisture from your feet. I wear them to bed to keep my feet toasty. You dont need to wash them after one days use because they are woolmaybe after 3 days. Easy to wash in cold water (in machine on delicate) and then let t... Read Morehem dry hanging over whatever. They do cost more than other socks without merino wool but I think they will last a long time.
I love these socks- I have several pairs of lightweight merino performance socks in all the lengths and wear them all the time. My one complaint is when doing long runs or long hikes the ankle socks tend to slip down (they are just fine for shorter runs). I would love love love for Patagonia to make these socks in a quarter crew style or have an in... Read Morech or so up the ankle to keep the socks up during longer runs. Thanks Patagonia for another fantastic product!
Response from PatagoniaMay 10, 2021
Thank you for the review on our Lightweight Merino Performance Anklet Socks, we'll be sure to pass the word along about the slipping that happens with longer distance runs. You're in luck with your wish for quarter length, we have our [Lightweight Merino Daily Quarter Socks](https://www.patagonia.com/product/lightweight-merino-daily-quarter-socks/50135.html?dwvar_50135_color=BLK&cgid=womens-socks-underwear-socks) and they're fantastic, check them out!
Good but not great
I love the materials the socksare made of and the comfort of the fabric but the elasticity at the top of the sock is not substantial enough to hold the socks on and in place. On most days I have to take my shoes off and pull the docks back up because they have slid down to around my foot.
Response from PatagoniaApril 21, 2021
Thanks for the review on our Lightweight Merino Performance Anklet Socks. We're sorry about the slipping, this should not be happening. If you think a size down could help, feel free to get started on an exchange [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Love them for running, mountain biking, and everyday. They even make great slippers - just thick enough to take the edge off hard floors. Best sock I have ever owned. They hold up well to washing. I try not to put them in the dryer so they will have a longer life. Get a pair and try them out.
Soft and warm. Patagonia, please add XS!
These socks are soft, thick, and surprisingly warm. The only issue I have is that they're a little too big for me (like most Patagonia clothing), so if I wear them with my running or hiking shoes, my feet slide around in the socks, which makes it hard to have sure footing. They tightened up a little bit after washing in a cold & gentle cyc... Read Morele. I may try washing on hot to try to shrink them more. My size is women's 5.5, for reference. Patagonia, please continue to add smaller sizes (in this case, XS) to include your petite customers! Thanks!
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 18, 2021
Thanks for the sizing feedback. We're working on adding extended sizing across all of our line in the coming seasons.
After the first wash there were many tiny wool balls of a different color.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 3, 2021
Hi Roland, we're so sorry to hear about the pilling problem. The Lightweight Merino Performance Anklet Socks are a knit item and will inevitably pill. We recommend washing them either by hand in cool to cold water, or in your washing machine folded inside out on the gentle cycle. It's best to lay them flat to dry rather than place them in the dryer where the fabric can easily get abraded. Of course, if you are not pleased with the performance of your socks, you are absolutely welcome to send them in for a warranty returns evaluation under our Ironclad Guarantee. You can begin that process here, https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html.
All around winner
These socks check all the boxes: They feel great running, keep me a little warm when its cold, super comfortable, great colors, and great initial fit. They seem to hold up well (so far), although they may shrink a bit over time, so I may stop putting any new pair in the dryer. If I could, Id only wear Patagonias wool socks.
What can I say it's socks! They are nice. Would I purchase them again, maybe, maybe not. I've found that socks and underwear such as their boxer briefs are nice, but for price and for what it's worth you could probably find some other brands that could do the same job. For me I bought them cause I'm weird and like things uniform... Read Moreed and matching with the ton of other workout and work clothes gear I bought. Basically I'm the poster picture of three athletic wear for work and people notice it, one being Patagonia! Oh by the way I'm 5'10 and wear size 11.5us 10.5 UK.
High Quality, Run Big
As to be expected, these socks are classic high quality that you get with Patagonia. They are nice and soft on the underfoot with a little cushion, and thinner and tighter on the upper foot which makes them really comfy to run in. My only feedback is that they feel a little big; the heel sometimes schooches up to my achilles when I put shoes on. I ... Read Moream a size 11 and bought the large. It seems that this issue is getting better the more times they are washed, but it may behoove you to order a size smaller.
Other socks I've worn in the past, (athletic socks, meant to keep my feet cool), would just absorb moisture, and stay damp. Patagonia socks breathe, keeping my feet at a regulated temperature, and stay dry. Even after extended activity, and wear, these socks find their way back to dry. They don't hold odors either. It's all in the qu... Read Moreality materials. Completely worth it
High Quality Un-stinkable Sock
In the past I have typically worn Darn Tough socks and haven't really had a reason to try anything else. Unfortunately, they only make two colors of their ankle-high wool socks and I typically try to keep all of my pairs of socks unique. After learning that Patagonia made a similar sock, it made sense to give them a try and wow - I could not b... Read Moree happier. These socks do a great job absorbing moisture and it is not each to get them to smell bad (usually takes me two full days). So far they have held up well to hiking and running and have shown no signs of wear. All in all, these socks a great!
Best Lightweight Performance Socks
The first, the last, the best, and the most. Lightweight, breathable, quick-drying. Super soft fabric. Countless applications of these "foot gaskets" (as the youngsters call them). Many uses before the emission of odor. Follow washing instructions for optimal cleaning.
Just what I was looking for
Perfect for hiking in the PNW. The merino wool is just what I was needing: warm, but moisture wicking, and not abrasive. I gave it 4 rather than 5 stars as pine needles did find their way into the backside/heel of the sock. While I like that the heel is high enough to not slip down into my trail runners, its a little loose, and that allowed the nee... Read Moredles and a little dirt to get in. Overall, great socks.
Amazing socks, but size up if on the fringe
I typically wear a size 11.5-12 shoe, depending on the activity. I went with the large anklet socks instead of the XL. Ive washed them a few times and they still fit, but are predictably more snug. If youre on the fringe of the sizing chart, like 11.5, its probably best to go one size up.
Happy Feet = Good Life
The Lightweight Merino Performance Anklet Socks make my feet happy! They fit perfectly, are delightfully cushioned, and soft on the hand like a freshly groomed poodle. When I'm focused on a long hard climb, it's refreshing to get distracted by how happy my feet are in these new socks. Do yourself a favor, recycle your clapped out socks, r... Read Moreeplace them with these, and make your feet distractingly happy. - Magpie in Moab
Ruined my laundry
My husband seems to like these socks, but the blue ones turned a load of laundry blue. The maroon ones did not dye anything that I saw.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 27, 2019
Hi Ahsoka, thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're really sorry to hear about the socks dying your laundry. We'd recommend washing the socks with your dark loads of laundry rather than with your lights. With that said, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Way different than the cotton socks I've been wearing for 50 some odd years. The wool blend really keeps me cool. I guess it's time to embrace the new technology- wool, nylon, lycra, and ditch the cotton for a while. Only time will tell as to how long they'll last, but so far I've followed the care guidelines and have been gentl... Read Moree when washing the anklets.
Comfy for running or casual use
These are thicker than I expected and that's okay. The fit well, provide a bit of cushioning and don't slip. My second run in them was a road marathon and I had zero issues. However, they did have piling issues on the inside arch even after the first short run. I don't know yet if this will lead to a thinning/durability issue.
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