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Socks and Sleeves for Hiking

Performance and endurance for your best hikes

Go further with Bauerfeind’s hiking socks and sleeves for peak performance, better endurance and faster recovery.

The Bauerfeind Sock and Sleeve Line has been developed to support your legs with revolutionary functional zones, targeted compression and high-tech materials such as microfiber and merino wool. Targeted compression helps to increase the performance of the calf muscles through muscle-specific compression to stimulate circulation and keep your muscles in their optimal performance zone for longer. Experience unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability of our outdoor socks and sleeves and try them risk-free with our 60-day money-back guarantee.

What socks should I wear for hiking?

Choosing hiking socks depends a lot on your personal preference. Generally, socks are available in different lengths and with different types of compression, cushioning and material.

Comfort on every step with hiking socks from Bauerfeind. We offer Outdoor Performance Socks and Outdoor Merino Socks in two lengths as mid-cut and knee-high socks. The socks feature innovative functional zones for better endurance and comfort on the trail. Our socks are padded to prevent blisters and relieve stress on your feet. The soft breathable and temperature-regulating materials keep your feet dry and fresh.

How do hiking compression socks work?

Bauerfeind’s outdoor socks line features innovative functional zones with targeted compression. All socks are made of high-tech microfiber or merino wool.

Our knee-high outdoor compression socks are activating the circulation and muscular metabolism in the calves for better endurance and performance while simultaneously reducing swelling and soreness. Additional zones support and stabilize your feet. We have incorporated specially structured padded areas on the soles, heel and instep area to reduce pressure loads to keep your feet and legs more comfortable.

What are the advantages of merino wool hiking socks?

Merino wool is a natural fiber with excellent temperature-regulating, moisture-wicking and odor-resistant features to keep your feet comfortable during all seasons. Fine merino fibers are porous and can absorb up to 30% of their own weight in water while drying quickly.

All of our merino wool is ethically sourced, mulesing-free and Oeko-Tex certified.

Try our new Bauerfeind Outdoor Merino Socks, with innovative functional and comfort zones for comfort on every hike.

What is the difference between compression socks and sleeves for hiking?

For hiking, you can opt for compression socks or sleeves. In terms of functionality, both work similarly. Bauerfeind’s Sports Compression Sleeves incorporate targeted compression zones to increase the transfer of oxygen and promote better circulation. This translates to better endurance, reduced fatigue and more energy.

Additionally, Sports Compression Sleeves Upper Leg can help relieve pulled or tight hamstrings as well as sore legs. Arm Sleeves are a lightweight and easy way to add sleeves to your clothing without bringing another shirt.

Best socks for recovery and traveling?

The Bauerfeind Sports Recovery Compression Socks improve the legs’ vitality post hike and speed up the regeneration process. Graduated compression from the foot up helps promote muscle regeneration by activating the metabolism and circulation in the calf muscles. This helps decrease swelling and soreness in the foot, ankle and lower leg to recover more effectively after a hike. With our travel socks, you can recover and revitalize your legs on your way to your next adventure.

Can I wash my Bauerfeind hiking socks and sleeves?

Yes. Washing your socks and sleeves regularly helps maintain their shape and last longer.

Machine-wash your socks and sleeves in cold water using a gentle or delicate cycle. Wash separately using a laundry detergent with no additives (do not use fabric softener or Woolite). Lay flat and let it air-dry. Do not put it in the dryer. Proper washing and drying helps keep the knit’s elasticity and original fit.

This information is provided for general information purposes and should not be relied on as a substitute for medical advice, evaluation or care from a qualified and licensed health care provider. The information contained here is not to be considered a plan of care for physical therapy. Call 911 in severe cases and get treated immediately.