Sock Hall of Fame: Smartwool Athletic Walking Crew

Smartwool Athletic Walking Crew Sock – SW250

The Skinny


With National Walking Day quickly approaching (the first Wednesday of April), we introduce the Smartwool Athletic Walking Crew Sock as this week’s inductee into our Sock Hall of Fame! If you’re in the market for a no-mess, no-fuss, walking sock for everyday use, look no further. The SW250 has everything that you need!

If you’ve been around for a while, this sock used to be known as the SW379. The folks at Smartwool took it away, and brought it back better than ever. The SW250 is the perfect choice for fitness walks, social walks and all walks of life. With 60% Merino Wool, this sock helps to regulate odor, control temps (keeps your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter), wick moisture, and is breathable. Additionally, the SW250 showcases compression foot zones for enhanced comfort, while waffle knit side panels and flat-knit toe seams which increase durability.

Are you looking for the same great sock, but a little shorter? Smartwool also has the SW252; it’s the same sock with a lower profile, only coming to just above the ankle. So, whether you’re walking a local trail, down the block, or many miles, the Smartwool Athletic Walking Crew Sock is just what you need. It’s an obvious choice for our Sock Hall of Fame!

Product Specs

Cushion: Light, half-cushion – ideal for varied trail and road terrain

Height: Crew

Facts and Figures:

  • Fit with Arch and Ankle Support
  • Waffle Knit Flex Zone
  • Flat-Knit Toe Seams
  • Compression Zone Foot Support
  • Also comes in White
  • Made in the USA
  • 60% Merino Wool, 38% Nylon, 2% Elastane


 For more on why we love Smartwool and who they are as a brand, check out the video!

Customer Reviews

I bought these socks for my husband because he has never owned a great pair of socks. Until he tried these, he was adamant that he could get a good sock at Costco. HA! He is now eating his words. He LOVES these Smartwool socks. His feet feel great for the first time in a very long time. -Angie M. 


I bought a pair of these Smartwool Athletic Walking Crew Socks a year ago with an order of a couple different types of socks. I enjoyed them enough that I just bought 3 more pairs recently. These socks are made of wool and nylon and seem pretty durable without being too thick like wool socks made for boots. They are comfortable even when it is hot. I got them to wear to work as nicer looking socks that still feel good. -Paul R. 


Great socks…these Smartwool socks are just the right thickness for me….i can wear them with my office work shoes or with my light hikers……perfect fit too! -Julie S. 


These are top notch socks for duty use. 8 hours of walking with no smell; in 100 weather. -Al M. 


I used to have cold, sweaty feet until I switched to Smartwool socks. Now they’re ALWAYS warm – not hot, warm – and ALWAYS dry. They are the best socks you can buy. -Keith J. 


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