Alpaca Hiking Socks – The Number 1 choice for Hikers!

Alpaca fleece is a major feature within the fashion and textile industry due to its luxurious nature, and it is being used more and more in Active Wear too. As more people try them and discover the benefits of increased warmth, comfort and durability, the Alpaca Sock is fast becoming the number 1 choice for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

Keep Your Feet Warm & Dry With Alpaca Socks!

The fantastic insulating properties of Alpaca not only keep feet warm, but also help to keep them dry too! If your socks get wet due to perspiration or wet/snowy weather, they will not become saturated and so your feet will remain comfortable.

However, this isn’t the only benefit, because Alpaca’s adaptability means that as the weather gets warmer it also helps to keep your feet cool. Wicking any moisture from humidity or perspiration away for the skin surface and keeping the feet dry and comfortable.

In addition to their durability and strength, alpaca socks have even more practical benefits. The main one being that they have anti-microbial properties. This means that alpaca socks are very resistant to odour and can therefore be worn for longer trips, and even several days in a row!

Alpaca socks are also resistant to stains so they stay clean looking for longer too.

Despite Alpaca’s strength and warmth, the socks are lightweight. When walking or hiking you don’t want heavy, bulky clothing holding you back! The lightweight nature of alpaca means you won’t be restricted or weighed down if you are wearing or even carrying alpaca clothing or accessories.

Lastly Alpaca is versatile. Depending on the activity you are taking part in, there are different styles and weights of socks available. E.g. choose a mid-weight sock for day trips or mid-length hikes, or a heavy weight sock for a longer camping trip.


Health Issues And Alpaca Socks

If you have a medical condition, then choosing the correct footwear is extremely important. For instance, people suffering from neuropathy may find woollen socks too uncomfortable to wear. Alpaca offers an excellent alternative due to its hypoallergenic properties and its naturally soft feel. Also those people suffering with arthritis or other joint problems find alpaca socks beneficial because of the added warmth and comfort they offer.

Hikers in particular suffer from many common foot problems, such as athlete’s foot, or trench foot due to the fungus that grows when feet get wet due to sweat or outside elements. Blisters are another well known problem, which can be worsened by friction caused by damp feet. Alpaca socks will wick away this moisture and keep your feet nice a dry, and the silky texture of the fibre means the friction is almost non-existent!


The Benefits of mixed blend Alpaca Socks

Alpaca is often blended with synthetic materials, which offers added benefits to the wearer. For example, alpaca is often blended with nylon or acrylic when used in socks. This is to provide added shrink resistance, durability and flexibility. Not to mention the fact that nylon is also lightweight and has its own wicking properties. Therefore, helping to keep moisture to a minimum.


Foot care can often be forgotten about in outdoor life. However, by making the right choice when it comes to your socks you can lower your risk of developing fungal infections and blisters, while keeping your feet warm, dry and comfortable. Add to your alpaca socks a suitable pair of walking shoes or boots to protect feet and ankles and layer up with the right clothing and you’re good to go, whatever the weather!

Check out our Alpaca sock range and give your feet the warm hug of alpaca!