Thanks to over 30 years of sock experience, we can offer a high-quality selection of trekking socks. Whether natural fibers such as merino wool or synthetic fibers - it is important that the socks are comfortable when hiking, that no blisters form and that they do not smell. We have the right socks for your next trail.
We use a material mix of synthetic and natural fibers for our hiking socks. The combination of these materials offers an optimal fit, breathability and moisture management for hiking. Lenz products with Merino SOFTTEC® , such as the Trekking 8.0 or Trekking 8.1 , also have a special inner layer made of high-tech yarns - for completely scratch-free comfort and durability. Merino wool is known for its excellent moisture transport - this ensures a pleasant foot climate and keeps your feet dry. Polyamide and elastane are particularly hard-wearing and give the socks their elasticity. Hiking socks should never be made of pure cotton. This can absorb liquids well, but unfortunately cotton dries very poorly.
Padding serves to maximize comfort in the hiking boot and minimize the risk of blisters. For this reason, many socks are padded or knitted with heavy-duty zones such as the heel and toe area.
The shaft height of the hiking socks should match the height of the hiking boots. The upper should always be higher than the upper edge of the shoe - in summer and winter. Our hiking socks, which go at least to the ankle, are particularly popular. High-quality hiking socks fit snugly on the foot so that there is no risk of blisters forming in the hiking boots. There's nothing worse than blisters on your feet ruining a hike. Our models, such as the compression 4.0 , 6.0 or 8.0 have a slight compression effect and therefore fit snugly on the foot.
Compression socks are recommended for particularly demanding hiking tours or trail running adventures. Compression socks put constant pressure on the calves, which stimulates blood flow. This allows nutrients to reach the leg muscles more quickly via the blood, which prevents the legs from tiring prematurely. By applying the right amount of pressure, compression socks accelerate the breakdown of waste and result in less sore muscles, vital legs and a quick recovery of energy for the next performance phase.
It is important to use a mix of materials that absorbs and transports moisture well. Merino wool socks are particularly popular. Hiking socks should never be made of pure cotton, which can absorb moisture well, but dries very poorly.
In the gentle cycle at 30°C, without spinning and without drying in the dryer - then the socks will last a particularly long time.
The right padding, the right mix of materials and a shaft height that is adapted to the hiking boots. The shaft of the socks should always be higher than the edge of the shoe.
The constant pressure in the calf area stimulates blood circulation and nutrients reach the muscles more quickly via the blood. This prevents the leg muscles from tiring prematurely and ensures faster regeneration.
Hiking socks for the summer are generally thinner. A pair of hiking socks for winter is usually thicker and has a higher proportion of wool.
It synchronizes movements and promotes blood circulation. This stabilizes the neck, shoulders and muscles. In the foot area, it distributes the load better and optimizes the rolling movement.