Review by Arnie P
Teko Midweight Minicrew Socks
The Midweight Minicrew socks were provided by Teko for the purpose of this review.
These socks are made by Teko with certified Merino wool. Not only is the wool organic but it is also Chlorine free. Which is a great thing for people with sensitive skin. The socks are made in the USA and wind power is used in the process.
These socks extend above my ankle almost 2 inches. The socks appear to be seamless and are thicker along the bottom of the foot and the heel area as well as the the ends of the toes. The extra thickness may provide more comfort.
The socks are composed of 60% organic tekoMerino Wool, 25% Nylon, 13% tekoPoly Recycled Polyester, and 2% Lycra spandex.
In trying out these socks I am finding they give me the feeling of a heavy sock on the areas where there is extra thickness and the feeling of a light weight sock on the upper part of the foot. This feature will be interesting to test to see if they ventilate better and provide more comfort at the same time. It is also nice to know that this country can produce a quality product Check back in about a month for for an update on this review.
A surprising pair of socks
On the trail
Hiking on a warm day
Teko Midweight Minicrew Socks a last look
update on 5-11-2010
The Teko socks have performed better than I expected. I have worn them hiking, walking locally and in the gym. They keep my feet from getting too hot even when hiking in the recent hot weather. I appreciate the superb ventilation. After several washings there is a slight amount of shrinkage, but not enough to be concerned about. I have worn them almost every day during the review period except for the days they were in the wash. I washed the socks in tepid warm water and always air dried them. There is no evidence of wear or holes forming. There is some piling and the sock does attract lint and other trail debris. I have several backpacks planned for the next several months and plan on having these socks as my primary pair. Although I wear the same socks for a 3 day backpack, I do carry 1 or 2 spare pair in case my primary pair get wet since I don’t like hiking in wet socks.
I have been on at least 3 hikes when the temperature was in the 80’s and my feet did not overheat or get extremely wet from sweat. I like the height of the sock, they are slightly taller than any of the boots I wear, thus there is always sock material between the boot and my skin. I have not gotten any blisters or any irritation spots on my feet. I have never noticed any foul odor even after wearing the sock for up to 4 days. In the warmer weather I have started to notice some odor at the end of the third or fourth day. In colder weather there is less odor but the material starts losing its capability to keep me warm with use.
I am pleasantly satisfied with these socks and would recommend them. I am looking forward to getting more. I wish to thank Teko and 4alloutdoors.org for the opportunity to test these socks.