The Smartwool Experiment

Charting the wear and tear on four pairs of Smartwool socks.

Stewart’s Socks After One Season

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Reader Stewart sends in a shot of his threadbare Smartwools.

Reader Stewart sends in a shot of his Smartwools, threadbare on the ball of his foot after one season (~3 months).

As I said last week over @sockexperiment, I’ve been having a lot of conversations about socks lately. As such, I’ve decided to start a new category on the blog called Readers Write In where I’ll share those stories and conversations.

Today’s story comes from Stewart, my co-worker’s Leiana’s fiance.  He’s experienced Smartwool wear on the ball of his foot, as seen in the picture above.  Stewart only wears these socks in the winter, so at this level of wear, they’ve been worn one season (or ~3 months).  Thank you Stewart and Leiana for taking such a great picture and sharing your experience.

Calling all Smartwool Sock Wearers
If you have a Smartwool success or failure story to share (pictures or videos are most welcome, but not necessary), leave a comment below or send me a note at and I’ll follow up with you so that we can feature it on the blog.

Written by Beck Tench

December 8, 2008 at 11:50 am

Posted in Readers Write In

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  1. I have two pairs of Smartwools and I wear them everyday for a week without washing. I love them and there are no signs of wear yet! Heck, sometimes I even sleep with them on!


    December 8, 2008 at 9:42 pm

  2. Tia – You are making me wonder if I shouldn’t have started this with one pair that doesn’t get washed very often.

    Do you recall how old your Smartwools are?

    Beck Tench

    December 9, 2008 at 6:46 am

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