Despite its traditional stripes and subdued color scheme, the Ballston Spa Crew is a trail-ready technological standout with high performance on tap. Hidden plait construction with comfort compression from the arch to the heel gives you support and secure fit for high-mileage outings. 100% American merino wool in a lightweight knit means supreme temperature regulation and natural resistance to bacteria build-up. It may look like a casual sock, but the Ballston Spa Crew is ready for anything.
-Made by Farm to Feet in North Carolina, USA
Merino wool is soft, itch-free, naturally odor- and bacteria-resistant, cool in the summer and warm in winter. Using 100% U.S. grown merino wool exclusively from sheep raised by American farmers on American farms.
Advanced construction that sandwiches stretch yarns between two layers of body yarn, hidden nylon plaiting creates a smooth exterior and a low-profile fit that is ideal for technical and sport socks. A side benefit of this modern knitting technique is its ability to incorporate complex patterns, open-weave zones, and intricate designs for increased performance and extra style.
Found throughout the Adventure Sport collection and in some Adventure Hike models, bottom-of-foot cushioning adds shock-absorbing loop knit across the entire sole, from the toes to the heel. Cushioning here reduces impact from running and hiking, and the fitted instep won’t interfere with low-volume shoes.
Full-density cushioning features a terry knit loop on every interior stitch, providing better insulation, exceptional wicking, and increased protection against impact. Its faster moisture absorption keeps the skin dry and reduces friction, while its shock-absorbing nature enhances the performance of multi-sport and outdoor socks.
Advanced knitting techniques create a totally flat connection in the toe box, reducing bulk and eliminating blister-generating friction.
Circumferential compression from the top of the sock through the arch creates a precise, comfortable fit that helps support the foot throughout the day.
Reinforced construction and low-stress seam placement reduce wear and tear, increasing the life of the sock.