Standard Issue Crew Light Cushion, Black

£18.40 £23.00
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£0.50 per year over a 50-year lifespan.
Standard UK delivery in 3-5 days. Select Express for 1-2 days
Guaranteed for life.

Our Verdict

What are the Standard Issue Crews?

These everyday looking socks feature the same technical features as Darn Tough's range of walking, trekking and biking socks, but with a design that will slip under the radar and blend in with everyday life. They're supremely comfortable, will wick away sweat in warmer conditions and feature Darn Tough's unrivalled lifetime guarantee. I have been using these socks for a while now and I have to say that they are the best sock brand I have ever used in over 30 years.

Despite the slightly cheesy name, these socks are amazing!  What makes the Darn Tough socks so different and so durable is the way they are constructed. This lightweight half padded sock is perfect for walking and approach shoes, trainers or everyday footwear.

Every sock is made with an incredibly high loop stitch count which produces more cushioned loops per square inch than any other sock. Not only does this provide supreme cushioning, but because the loops are so densely packed they cannot flatten and shear underuse. This is how Darn Tough has managed to offer a lifetime guarantee on every sock which states:

“If our socks are not the most comfortable, durable and best fitting socks you have ever owned, return them for another pair, or your money back. No strings. No conditions. For life.”

What are they made of?

These sublime socks are made from a mixture of 46% Merino wool, 49% Nylon and 5% Lycra. The fine gauge knitting makes this sock a true workhorse that is supremely comfortable, breathable and fast drying.  Merino wool has a natural ability to repel bacteria, so you can wear these socks for days before you need to wash them. This all-weather sock stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Read our article delving into what exactly makes these socks so special.

Please refer to the size guide as these socks are unisex. 

  • Materials: 64% Merino Wool, 33% Nylon, 3% Lycra® Spandex
  • No-quibble lifetime guarantee - when your socks wear out, send them back and receive a new pair for free.
  • Made by a family company in Vermont, USA
  • Mid-level cushion density underfoot. A warm and ultra-comfortable choice when conditions demand
  • Boot height: sits mid-calf for added protection and warmth
  • All-weather performance: cool in the summer, warm in the winter
  • The seamless performance fit means no slipping, bunching or blisters 
  • Odour-repellent thanks to the natural anti-microbial properties of merino wool
  • Care instructions: machine wash warm, tumble or line dry, and do not bleach

 

Darn Tough socks are the last you’ll ever need - or want - to buy. Exploiting the best attributes of merino wool to make a true performance sock, Darn Toughs are well-known for keeping your feet cool in the heat, warm in the cold, free of blisters, less sweaty and even odourless. As you’d expect, they’re tough to boot - Darn Tough customers often speak of pairs they’ve had for ten years or more, still going strong despite regular use. And once they do wear out, these socks are covered by an incredible no-quibble lifetime guarantee. Send them back and you’ll get a new pair, completely free.

Shipping & Returns

Standard UK shipping is £3.95, or free for any order over £50. UK delivery can be expected within 3-5 working days. For orders placed before 12pm express shipping is available for £7.95.

We ship this item to most European countries. European shipping costs will be calculated at checkout. For full details and to confirm whether we ship to your country, please visit our FAQs page. UK VAT will be deducted at checkout, but local duties and taxes may be applicable.

For customers based in Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man, shipping costs £10 and VAT will be deducted at checkout.

Returns are available within 30 days from receipt of order. Any returned items must be in new (unused) condition and should include all original, undamaged packaging. Return shipping is at your own cost, unless the item received is faulty.

Returns from EU countries may be subject to import duties, which are at your own cost unless the item received is faulty.

To begin a return, contact us here, quoting your order number and reason for return. After the item is received back, it will be checked before your refund is issued.

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