Thorlo KX Hiking

Gripped the foot well and didn’t ruck when pulling on boots. Slightly rougher material than some, but no problems in action. With heavier padding and thicker fibres than most, these were very warm but dealt with sweat well and provided plenty of protection.

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Verdict: A thick, well-padded option best for harder walking or those with colder feet.