The Boulder is a traditional hiking sock that has exactly what you need: durability, comfort, and all-season versatility. Outer plaiting construction gives it durability and that classic hiker look, while placing more body yarn next to the skin for improved wicking and insulation. Full-density padding along the instep and up the shaft makes it comfortable to wear with lace-up hiking boots. Last but perhaps most important, 100% American-grown merino wool provides excellent thermal regulation and natural resistance to bacteria and odour build-up.
Cushion Zone: Bottom of Foot
Cushion Type: Full Density
Body Yarn: US Merino Wool
U.S. Merino Wool
Merino wool is soft, itch-free, naturally odour- and bacteria-resistant, cool in the summer and warm in winter. We source our 100% U.S. grown merino wool exclusively from sheep raised by American farmers on American farms.
Outer Nylon Plaiting
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 fibres sit closer to the skin for maximum insulation.
Bottom-of-Foot Cushion Zone
Found throughout our Sport collection and in some 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.
On the inside of the sock, a terry knit loop every other stitch creates half-density cushioning to add softness and wicking performance without dramatically affecting sock thickness. Its lower density makes it ideal for casual socks.
Seamless Toe Closure
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.
72% U.S. Merino Wool
27% U.S. Nylon
1% U.S. LYCRA® Spandex