REI Co-op COOLMAX EcoMade Flash Socks: Elevate Every Hiking Journey!

Sustainable, Breathable, Cushioned, Durable, Supportive

In the sprawling, bustling markets of Marrakech or while weaving through the serpentine alleyways of Hanoi, it's not just about what you taste and see. It's equally about how you feel, especially underfoot. Every seasoned traveler, hiker, or wanderer knows that the difference between an unforgettable journey and a journey cut short can often come down to the simple choices, like the socks you wear.

Imagine socks that seem to whisper their story before you even put them on – a story of recycled water bottles transformed, keeping waste out of our landfills. It's a statement of love for both the people and the planet. These REI Co-op socks are crafted in the very place they aim to protect: the USA, with a thoughtful blend of imported and domestic yarns.

And while their story is a powerful one, it's their design that truly speaks volumes. They come in shades that mirror the dusky horizon, either Blue Nights or the deep Black of a moonless sky. With targeted cushioning placed expertly at the heel and ball of your foot, they offer that delicate balance between softness and durability without an overwhelming bulkiness.

The breathable COOLMAX EcoMade polyester does more than just wick away moisture to keep your feet dry. It's like a refreshing gust of wind on a humid day, reminding you of the vast landscapes waiting to be explored. And for those longer treks where every step counts, the seamless toe construction, coupled with a supportive elastic arch, ensures that blisters and chafing remain tales of old.

The essence of these socks isn't just in the materials they're made from or their features. It's in the promise they make – to accompany you on every adventure, to endure the toughest terrains, and to ensure every step you take is in harmony with the world around you.

So, whether you're hiking the picturesque trails of Patagonia or strolling through the vibrant streets of Bangkok, these socks promise to be your trusty companions. And while they're suitable for every gender and designed primarily for hiking, I suspect they're perfect for any journey that calls for both comfort and a conscience. Here's to many more miles. Cheers!


  1. Sustainable Materials: Made from recycled water bottles, which means you're supporting a product that helps reduce waste and keeps it out of landfills.
  2. Moisture Management: Breathable COOLMAX® EcoMade polyester effectively wicks away moisture, ensuring feet remain drier during activities.
  3. Targeted Cushioning: Provides cushioning where you need it most, at the heel and ball of the foot, without excessive bulk.
  4. Seamless Toe Construction: Designed to prevent chafing, enhancing comfort during prolonged wear.
  5. Arch Support: The supportive elastic at the arch offers extra support, essential for hiking and other high-impact activities.
  6. Durability: The addition of stretch nylon ensures the socks are durable, and the Achilles protection helps prevent blisters.
  7. Climate Neutral Certified: Emphasizes the brand's commitment to environmental responsibility.
  8. Made in the USA: Supports local manufacturing while ensuring quality.


  1. Price Point: At $15.95, some might find them a tad pricey for a single pair of socks.
  2. Limited Color Options: Available only in two colors, which might not cater to everyone's aesthetic preferences.
  3. Specific Use: While they are primarily designed for hiking, they might not be the best choice for more specialized sports or activities.
  4. Material Composition: Contains only 1% spandex, which might affect the overall elasticity for some users.
  5. Cushioning Level: Ultralight cushioning might not be enough for those looking for a more plush feel.


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