When you wear the department store brands of socks that you buy in the puffy plastic multi-pack you get what you pay for. Sure they might be a little less expensive but they are cheap for a reason. You don't get near the quality or durability of well-made thermal socks like the ~Wigwam F2322 76H Merino Wool Comfort Hiker Socks.
Men's Sizes: Medium- 5-9.5 | Large- 9-12 | X-Large- 12-15
Women's Sizes: Medium- 6-10 | Large- 10-13
The Wigwam Comfort Hiker Socks are built especially for hard work and are constructed with 62% Merino Wool, 34% stretch nylon, 2% polyester and 2% spandex. Merino wool doesn't itch like other wool fibers and wicks away perspiration and moisture; this wicking will keep your feet dryer helping to maintain a comfortable temperature whether you wear them in the summer or the winter.