Oregonians live and breathe for the outdoors, so it's only appropriate that the Conservation Alliance calls the Pacific Northwest town of Bend home. Our homage to this outgoing, nature-loving community is a medium-weight crew hiking sock with a dose of abstract style as funky as its namesake. It features full top-to-toe cushioning along the instep and up the shaft for comfort in backpacking and winter boots, with the temperature-regulating, itch-free performance of 100% US-grown merino wool.
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.
A more traditional sock construction technique that produces classic linear patterns and heather textures, outer nylon plaiting knits the stretch yarns in the outer layers of the sock and the body yarn on the inside. Reinforcing yarns woven into the stretch shell increase durability, while wool fibers sit closer to the skin for maximum insulation.
Top-to-Toe cushioning increases comfort in heavy, high-volume footwear like hiking and winter boots. Cushioning loop knit along the instep and up the shaft of the sock adds insulation while protecting the foot from stiff boot tongues and uppers.
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.