By Megan Paulson Staff Writer

I hiked, ran and worked in Darn Tough 3/4 Crew Mesh Run/Bike Socks ($17), and they’re awesome. Knit from fine-gauge, antimicrobial Merino wool, this futuristic footwear is ultra-light and durable, with a foot-hugging fit. A seamless toe eliminates hot spots and blisters, and a crew-length cuff adds ankle protection for bushwhacking trail runs. Open mesh knitting on top adds breathability, and an elastic arch support makes sure they don’t slip. Guaranteed for life.