Used by US military personnel in all branches, including some special units.

Darn Tough’s tactical sock line is designed to meet the demanding requirements of the country’s hard working military personnel – including some elite and storied special forces units – by improving quality of life, increasing safety, enhancing force protection, and heightening overall warfighter survivability. Custom, ultra fine merino wool yarns and the highest density stitch count in the industry result in a sock that achieves and often exceeds the military’s rigorous specifications. All Darn Tough socks are made domestically in the company’s mill in Northfield, Vermont under demanding quality control standards, using the most advanced knitting machines available in the industry.

Darn Tough – FAQ

Why seamless?

Seamless toe closure offers the athlete important comfort, performance and durability advantages over conventional toe closure methods. Seamless socks don’t chafe the foot the way traditional socks can. This enhanced comfort means better performance. Seamless closures are also stronger than their conventional counterparts. These advantages are most evident in lightweight socks where the athlete wants as little sock between foot and shoe, or foot and boot, as possible. Seamless socks are favored by runners and cyclists, and by skiers who shell?fit their boots for enhanced control.

Is seamless technology new?

No. But the quality of seamless knitting is constantly evolving.

Why True-Seamless™ from Darn Tough Vermont?

Seamless knitting technology now exists to allow Darn Tough Vermont to produce our award-winning, ultra?light performance socks with an undetectable toe closing. In April of 2010, Darn Tough took delivery of the latest generation of high?tech seamless knitting machines. We are the first U.S. manufacturer to have these European-­?made machines.

Do True-Seamless™ socks carry our unconditional lifetime guarantee?

Yes, like all the socks we produce, Darn Tough Vermont True-Seamless™ socks are guaranteed unconditionally for life. All socks are made at our mill in Northfield, Vermont. We’ve been producing in this small town for the last 33 years. This hands-on approach allows us to make socks under rigorous quality assurance standards.

Darn Tough offers the broadest selection of Berry Amendment Compliant socks in the tactical industry and continues to add styles to this collection. Many of Darn Tough’s tactical line socks are also part of the Army’s FREE (Fire Resistant Equipment Ensemble). The tactical footwear line includes Tactical Boot, Tactical Dress and Tactical PT socks comprising 23 styles ranging from True-SeamlessTM mesh, no show PT socks to over the calf Extreme Cold Weather Mountaineering Boot socks.

Darn Tough socks are made 100% in Vermont, USA, by highly skilled US workers. They are testament to the fact that it is possible to manufacture world class products in the US, and be globally competitive. In fact, 2012 marked the company’s best ever year in its 34-year history.

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About Darn Tough Vermont

Darn Tough Vermont, a brand dedicated to innovative footwear, was founded in 2004 in the family owned Cabot Hosiery Mill in Northfield, Vermont. The dynamic climate of the Green Mountains proved to be the ultimate testing laboratory for their premium performance product. The Cabot family spent over a year testing different yarn combinations and designs, ultimately designing a line of socks that is guaranteed for life.

The Cabot Hosiery Mill was founded in 1978, and has been a privately held US business that’s been around for three decades, and three generations. In 2004, Executive Vice President Ric Cabot wanted to create a line of quality socks that could withstand both frigid winters and humid summers. The Darn Tough brand now manufactures over 20 different types of socks, for everyone from Nordic skiers to summer cyclists. Darn Tough prides itself on quality, so its socks come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee.
Darn Tough socks start with fine gauge Merino wool. The socks are produced with high-­?density knitting; more knit stitches per inch result in durability and cushioning without added bulk. Starting with a ribbed ankle for superior fitting, the creation process moves through a sculpted heel, an elastic support knit in the arch, and finally, a reinforced toebox.

Darn Tough socks are made with the highest grade of shrink-­?treated Merino wool, and/or with a unique Coolmax® blend. This results in comfortable, durable socks that offer superior moisture management.

Darn Tough Vermont Socks cover the entire spectrum of outdoor enthusiasts. They offer lines of performance footwear for skiing/riding, hiking/trekking, running, biking, active lifestyle, and hunting/fishing.

After more than 30 years, the Cabot family prides itself on running an American company; it still operates entirely out of its mill in Northfield, Vermont, and prides itself on taking care of its workforce. Darn Tough supplies footwear to outlets in all 50 states and Canada, and they sponsor outdoor events and races all over the nation. The company is also involved with charity work, raising money for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy through its special edition ATC sock and the Purchase with Purpose program.

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