While attending the 2018 Modern Day Marine Expo at Quantico, VA I had the pleasure of meeting John Siver from FITS®. As I looked over his display of socks the FITS® socks looked different. John gave me a pair and I could see and feel the difference in my hands. The toe of the sock had a dynamic toe cup that contoured to the shape of your toes. The heel of the sock also looked deeper and the material felt different on the outside than on the inside. John explained that the outside of the sock was constructed of a nylon material for increased durability while the inside of the sock was made of Merino wool naturally anti-microbial and feels great next to the skin. I was so intrigued by these socks that I asked John if he could give me a pair to evaluate over the next few months. Let me introduce you to the amazing FITS® Tactical Boot sock. These sock’s are a must-buy for athletes, outdoorsman, military or law enforcement professional, or anybody who wants to take care of his/her feet.

Over the last few months I have tested these socks in a variety of conditions. I used these socks in a range of weather conditions, terrain, and on long hikes under load; they never failed me and I received zero blisters, chafing, or hot spots. While hunting and sitting in blinds my feet remained warm and comfortable. I thought so highly of these socks I got my son, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, a pair so he could use them while going through The Basic School at Quantico, VA. My son has worn these socks on a number of conditioning marches, field exercises in extreme weather conditions, and on the famed Endurance Course. This consists of an O-Course and 5 miles with various obstacles in the middle, all while carrying a load-bearing vest with an assault pack full of gear, kevlar, and your rifle. My son told me these are the most comfortable socks he has ever worn. They kept his feet warm and they are very durable.

I am highly impressed with these socks. The style, insulation, materials, and fit of these socks is second to none. They are tough on the outside, full of cushion on the inside, and the moisture-managing Merino wool helps your feet stay comfortable on the inside. Why do these socks feel so good? They have a full wrap around cushioning on the entire foot, durable nylon reinforced exterior, dynamic toe cap that contours to the shape of your toes, a heel lock super deep heel pocket with ample cross stretch that locks the sock on your heel, and a full contact cuff that stays in place due to a tighter ankle and looser calf.  All these factors combined keep your feet feeling great.

Pros

Comfort – all around cushioning

Nice wicking and breathability

Warmth

Durability

Drying speed

Cons

They are excellent socks but might be pricey for some shoppers.

The thing I love most about this company is they are an American Company committed to providing our armed services and first responders with the best socks on the market. They are used by elite operators, and the tactical series is a combat-proven, dependable piece of equipment made especially for our nation’s best. The company has leveraged their unique technology to create a reliable piece of gear that’s a must have for the most demanding environments and situations. The quality of these socks, unbelievable price point, coupled with exclusive discounts for service members make these socks your first and only choice.

Material Disclosure

I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.

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About The Author

M is a multi-skilled professional with over 34 yrs of combined military and government service. He joined the Marine Corps in 1983, commanding infantry and reconnaissance units at multiple levels and served in a variety of staff positions. He has deployed multiple times to the Pacific and the Middle East to include combat tours in Kuwait, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan in a variety of capacities. Since retiring from the military M has continued his government service. He is an avid outdoorsman and athlete. He enjoys shooting sports, hiking, hunting, working out (swim, bike, run), and participating in endurance style events like Go-Ruck and Tough-Mudder, which promote camaraderie and teamwork. He completed the Infantry Officer Course, US Army Airborne Parachutist Course, US Army Ranger School, US Army Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course, US Army Jumpmaster Course, US Army Special Forces Qualification Course, and US Army Airborne Freefall Parachutist Course. He earned the following decorations Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Stars and Combat ‘V’, and Meritorious Service Medal. M subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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