Editors from Outside Magazine, SKI and Backpacker put in almost 2,000 miles in every conceivable condition to determine the highest quality, most versatile winter gear currently available. And guess what? Walter Sky’s Merino Wool Athletic Sock took home the gold for “Best Thicker Socks” in Outside’s 2024 Winter Running Apparel Gear Guide.
Designed by Walter Sky and powered by Nuyarn, the Merino Wool Athletic Sock has the look of your classic athletic tube sock but is modernized with Nuyarn’s proprietary merino drafting technology. In addition to being super rad looking, the sock has several technical features that blend in so effortlessly you’d never know they have superpowers.
After logging several miles in wintry Maine, one editor couldn’t agree more: “It can be tricky to find the right socks for running on really cold days. Your inclination might be to wear the thickest socks you have. But those don’t always fit comfortably inside your running shoes. These Nuyarn socks (40 percent merino/20 percent nylon/40 percent Lycra) solve the problem: Extra cushioning in the heel and ball of the foot is offset by a lighter mesh elsewhere to produce a medium-thick fit with an incredible warmth-to-weight ratio. The mid-calf length stays in place throughout runs. These were my go-to socks on the many single-digit-temp-or-colder days of a Maine winter.”
The full 2024 Winter Running Gear Guide is now live on the Outside website, spotlighting the Merino Wool Athletic Sock among 16 other expert-approved cold weather essentials — and it will be featured on page 128 of Outside’s print edition, which hits newsstands in November. Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to snag a copy. Bonus points for those who snap a pic and tag us in your stories @waltersky.co.
We're honored to be featured alongside such outstanding brands and products in this year's guide, and it’s an incredible vote of confidence in our commitment to creating high-quality, performance-driven apparel. Eager to see what it’s all about? Order a pair of our Merino Wool Athletic Socks ASAP before they start flying off the shelves.