Find Your Tough: Darn Tough Vermont® Debuts New Athletic Category for Spring 2020

July 1, 2019

New Element collection features athlete-driven design, timeless style

Northfield, VT. (July 1, 2019) –Darn Tough Vermont, the fastest growing American manufacturer of premium performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, takes aim at the growing number of multi-sport, cross-training athletes with their new Athletic line. Influenced and inspired by the popularity of obstacle course racing, CrossFit, and trail running, the Athletic line features technical construction utilizing fine-gauge merino wool and provides a next-to-skin fit with a minimalist, street-style aesthetic.

“We’ve never followed a ‘one sock for all users’ design philosophy; at Darn Tough we meticulously design and knit socks that address specific needs,” explains Ric Cabot, CEO and President of Darn Tough Vermont. “The all-new Athletic line has all of the technical elements that will stand the test of time and features increased durability in the most common wear zones.”

After extensive testing and development of over two dozen prototypes in Darn Tough’s own Northfield, Vermont mill, the Athletic line hits the mark with a timeless design available in four heights and three colors each for both men and women. The collection, named the Element, looks great both in the gym and on the trail, created for modern multisport athletes to wear while training and for everyday comfort and style. Targeted cushioning is found under the ball of the foot and extends higher up the back of the heel, to provide added abrasion resistance and increased durability. Seamless mesh ventilation wraps around the midfoot to lock in a superior fit while delivering overall increased comfort.


Darn Tough is introducing their first-ever, limited-edition colorway offering in their best-selling Hike Micro Crew Midweight with Cushion silhouette. Exclusive trail-stopping color is combined with the thru-hiker approved sock, and like all Darn Tough hike socks, they provide must-have comfort, durability and fit, perfectly dialed in for miles on the trail.


With an amazing feel and soft, luxurious texture, the new lifestyle designs perform up to Darn Tough’s relentless durability standards. With pop colors and fun, trend-forward designs like flamingoes and fruits, Darn Tough uses Light & Luxe yarn to knit the perfect go-to sock in the drawer for style and silky, all-day comfort.

About Darn Tough Vermont:

Darn Tough Vermont is an American manufacturer of premium, all-weather outdoor and lifestyle socks backed up by the industry’s only lifetime guarantee. The company offers both Specialty and Tactical product lines. Darn Tough Vermont’s Specialty line of socks includes Lifestyle, Hike, Running, Endurance, Vertical Ski/Ride, Bike, Hunt, Work and Juniors’ styles.

Darn Tough’s product is distinguished from industry competitors by 100 percent USA manufacturing; exceptional comfort, durability and fit; True-Seamless™ technology; and an exclusive blend of either ultra-fine, premium Merino wool or Coolmax®/Thermolite®.  Founded by Ric Cabot in 2004, a third-generation sock maker, Darn Tough Vermont operates out of Cabot Hosiery Mills located in the Sock Capital of the World, Northfield Vermont. For more information about Darn Tough Vermont socks, please visit: www.DarnTough.com.