Vegan Hiking Socks

last updated on 5/12/17

How many times have you picked up a pair of hiking socks, thinking they look pretty good, only to turn them over and see that they contain wool? I’ve definitely been there!

Here are a few options for non-wool hiking socks:

Darn Tough Vermont

Made in Vermont, USA. Guaranteed for life. Darn Tough makes my absolute favorite hiking socks. You’ll rarely find me in any other socks while I’m on the trail.

Darn Tough makes both vegan and non-vegan socks. Most of their socks contain wool. Be sure to choose a style made with CoolMax or Thermolite.

Darn Tough Vermont Women's Coolmax
Darn Tough Vermont CoolMax Hiking Socks:  Coolmax® moves moisture away from your skin and dries fast while legendary Darn Tough construction brings comfort, durability and fit to the trail.

Micro Crew Cushion. Also in mens.

Boot Sock Full Cushion. Also in mens.


Perfect for skiing or just a cold day hike, Darn Tough Vermont Thermolite socks provide warmth without the added weight. Choose from three available styles:

Ultra-Light, also in men’s.

Cushion, women’s only.

Padded Cushion, also in men’s.


ecomade coolmax liner socks

EcoMade CoolMax Liner Socks
are made of recycled PET polyester and help keep your feet dry when worn under your hiking socks.


thorlo womens light crew sock

Thorlo makes specially padded socks to keep feet safe from pain and blisters. They also have ventilation panels to increase air flow.

Coolmax Light Hiker Crew Sock. Also in mens.


WrightSock Adventure

WrightSock Adventure

WrightSock Adventure is their most cushioned outdoor performance sock.  The inner layer cushioned from heel to toe and added yarns in outer layer provide maximum protection from blisters, added comfort and durability while hiking, trekking or backpacking.

WrightSock Escape

WrightSock Escape

WrightSock Escape is a versatile performance sock with a great fit and feel.  This Lightly Cushioned sock features hidden terry loops from the heel to toe for all day comfort hiking the trails.

WrightSock Cool Mesh II

WrightSock Cool Mesh II

WrightSock Cool Mesh II is their most breathable lightweight Double Layer and is designed for a minimal feel.  Ideal for running, walking, or light hiking.

Each of these companies makes many styles, so be sure you’re purchasing the synthetic versions. And hopefully you’ve got a pair of vegan hiking boots to go over your awesome new vegan hiking socks!


Beware of socks containing X20 Acrylic, which contains Chitosan, which is from crab and prawn shells. At this time, Wigwam has no synthetic, non-cotton vegan hiking socks.

Is this list missing anything? Let me know in the comments below!

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