Mercury Lightweight Crew Sock
Mercury Lightweight Crew Sock Details
- Next to Skin
- Sizing: Size 10 and under should order Size Small. Sizes 10 and up should order Size Large
- Cushioned heel toe and arch
- Compression cuff and arch lock sock in place and prevent friction
- Tall, 7" cuff extends to base of calf
- Increased durability in high-abrasion areas
- Warm whether dry or wet
- 58% Nylon / 40% Merino / 2% Spandex
How It's Built
- Material: Nylon, Merino, Spandex Blend
- Cut: Accessory
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 3.3oz.
Where to Use
- Temperature Range:
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
Currently in the middle of a crazy heat wave in the northeast. Close to 100 degrees here today with above 90 percent humidity. My feet run hot so I wanted to see what these could do. Normally run the compression sock and will work up a sweat even at mild temperatures. Well after a few miles with a weighted pack I can say these did an excellent job of keeping my feet cool and pretty dry. Paired With Crispi Idaho boots they really kept my feet as comfortable as could be expected in this weather.
first off, i have had first lite sock since 2010, and have loved them ever since. every season, i have a pair of FL socks.
recently i have always worn the compression socks, but was SUPER excited that the mercury socks were coming out. once they were on the site, i ordered several pairs.
these socks are 1 piece, no seam, added padding to the toe and heel, arch support, of and did i mention, THEY ACTUALLY STAY ON YOUR CALVES ALL DAY!
Great job first lite!
I've been wearing the new Mercury Lightweight Crew on my training hikes for the past few weeks. I'm really not impressed. The sock makes my feet sweat more than my Triad socks and don't dry nearly as quickly. It is a full cushioned sock with a thinner, more breathable section over the foot. Once the cushioned area becomes damp, it does not dry quickly. Too much cushioning? The upper leg portion material is doubled over with a seam that sits right at the top of my boot, presumably to make the top tighter and less prone to falling down. This section starts to rub after a couple miles and I fear over time would become an issue. This sock does not stay up and begins to fall. Not sure if it's the majority nylon blend, but these pull on my leg hairs.
I'm not sure you can call these lightweight, when the mountain crew is listed as almost a full oz lighter.
So in summary, these are a no go for me. I'll stick with the majority merino blend of the Triad and Mountain Crew.