Is the Swiftwick Flite XT Trail the most technologically advanced sock yet?

Swiftwick is absolutely devoted to engineering high-performance socks for gearheads, roadrunners, thru-hikers — you title it, Swiftwick probably has a sock for it.

The model simply launched the Flite XT Trail, which it calls “the most technologically advanced sock ever developed for hiking and trail running,” the Flite XT Trail.

Let’s see how that declare matches.

Flite XT Trail sock efficiency options

Swiftwick Flite XT Trail performance sock

In designing the Merino-wool Flite XT Trail sock, Swiftwick used its proprietary AnkleLock expertise and GripDry fiber mix, then added banded arch help.

The ankle help and arch band present stability over burly terrain, lengthy treks, or each.

The GripDry fibers add friction to the forefoot and heel, thereby mitigating slippage inside the shoe.

Finally, the Merino wool behaves as an all-season temperature regulator — wicking moisture away from the foot to maintain it cool in the warmth and heat in the chilly.

Pro triathlete Vanessa Foerster examined a pair out earlier than launch: “I made sure to put it to the test with 4,000ft of gain in 4 miles, this sock stayed in place and felt like a hug to my feet,” she reported. “[It] is the ultimate trail adventure sock.” Meaning, this sounds prefer it may very well be an incredible possibility for bikepackers, individuals who experience to different trails to do some mountain climbing, or anybody who simply desires a flexible outside sock with tons of tech.

Performance sock choices

The Flite XT Trail sock is accessible in ankle-height Two or crew-length Five cuffs. At the time of writing, Swiftwick solely affords the XT Trail in darkish heather gray, however it’ll finally be accessible in charcoal, too.

Both cuts can be found in sizes S, M, L, and XL.

Swiftwick Flite XT Trail Ankle Sock (cuff height two) performance socks

Flite XT Trail Two Sock (cuff top two)

Flite XT Trail Crew Sock (cuff height five) performance socks

Flite XT Trail Five Sock (cuff top 5)

Key options
  • AnkleLock expertise – structural bands shield and stabilize your ankles on tough and uneven terrain
  • Arch band help – heart band stabilizes the arch and retains hold the sock in place
  • GripDry fibers – specialised fibers in the forefoot and heel enhance inner-shoe stability
  • Natural Merino wool – supplies pure temperature regulation for year-round flexibility
  • Olefin footbed – moisture-wicking tech that retains your ft dry and prevents blisters

Pricing and availability

Both the Flite XT Trail Two (MSRP $24) and Five (MSRP $27)  socks can be found now at

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