Silverlight Hiking Socks! My Honest Review 

I am someone who is constantly on my feet. Whether it’s hiking in the mountains, backpacking through various foreign countries trying to make the most of my time by walking around every city, or working 12 hour night shifts in the Emergency Department, my feet take the brunt of my adventures. That’s why it is so important to me to have good shoes, and SOCKS. I was unaware of just how much a pair of socks can make a difference until I tried Silverlight Hiking Socks, and let me tell you, if you are on your feet like me, these are incredible. They keep my feet happy and healthy. What more can you ask for of a sock?

I was unaware of just how much a pair of socks can make a difference until I tried Silverlight Hiking Socks

Scroll on to read my honest review after trying the Silverlight Hiking Socks!

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The Silverlight Hiking Socks

The Silverlight Hiking Socks are made from innovative technology that is specifically designed to provide the ultimate comfort, strength, and durability whether you’re a day hiker or through-hiker. Made from 53% Merino wool, 40% Nylon, 5% Silver fiber, and 2% Spandex, these socks were designed to provide support and compression. They were tested for hundreds of miles without signs of wear. The seamless, form-fitting design prevents blister formation. The socks stay in place, are moisture-wicking and quick-drying, whether you’ve crossed a river or have notoriously sweaty feet. They are even odor resistant due to a layer of silver yarn.

The socks stay in place, are moisture-wicking and quick-drying… The seamless, form-fitting design prevents blister formation.


  • Super Durable – These socks are built to last. From running trails to grocery store runs, these socks provide durability, and hold up over miles and through washes. 
  • Moisture Wicking Technology – Made from Merino Wool sourced from New Zealand sheep, these socks have unparalleled moisture wicking that pulls moisture, including sweat, away from the skin, and an outer Nylon layer that always for quick drying.
  • Odor Free– Yarn made with a 99.99% pure silver layer, which is implemented by astronauts and medical professionals, to create an environment that prevents bacterial growth and reduces odors.
  • Blister- Free -The seamless design, gentle compression, and padded dual-layer sock design reduce friction and hot spots, preventing blisters from forming.
  • Form-Fitting – The form-fitting design keeps socks in place and provides light compression and arch support! They are even labeled for the left and right foot with a small “L” and “R” 
  • LIFETIME SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – As stated on their website, “ If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your Silverlight products, you can return them at any time.”
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Product Testing

I tested out the Silverlight hiking socks by wearing them for hiking in the Jemez Mountains. It is almost summer here in New Mexico and the perfect time to get outdoors. I live pretty close to the Jemez Mountains and that is where I decided to break in these puppies. I wore these socks with my hiking Tevas (It’s fashion, look it up) and with running shoes. I hiked to the top of a waterfall, through canyons, and even frolicked in a meadow wearing these socks. I also wore them during some particularly brutal night shifts in the Emergency Department. Every time, I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable, supportive, and durable they are. 

My Honest Opinion

When I tried out the Silverlight Hiking Socks, I had no expectations. I threw them on and off I went on a little adventure. It was actually the LACK of noticing the socks that made me acutely aware of how COMFORTABLE they are. There are no hot spots, rubbing, or slipping. They provide gentle compression and arch support, which as an ER nurse, I love. The socks stay in place, whether I’m hiking to the top of a waterfall or running to a code. I didn’t reach down to pull up my socks once. The fact that they’re made with silver for antimicrobial protection and odor prevention is amazing. Have you ever been on a multiday hike and end up getting a pair of socks wet so you have to re-wear a pair and pull them out of your bag and realize where that smell is coming from? Luckily for you, these socks will prevent that scenario from happening. Or at least mitigate it because they are also quick-drying! If it seems like somebody who genuinely gets out and hikes thought “I want to make a pair of socks that has all of *these* essential qualities”, it’s because that is exactly what happened. I seriously love these socks and can’t wait to wear them on more adventures; and because they are super durable and have a lifetime guarantee, I can. 

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Who is Silverlight, as a brand?

Silverlight was founded in 2019 by Ralph S., a trail runner and hiking enthusiast who developed the Silverlight Hiking Sock, crowd sourced through Indiegogo. As people who intimately understand the struggles of making sure their feet are cared for in the outdoors, Silverlight was passionate about creating a high-performance sock that was “better than anything else you’ve put on your feet”. 

“We believe in adventuring and exploration. Not just by going outdoors, but as a way of life. Stepping out of your comfort zone, challenging yourself and through constant improvement and the will to never give up, achieving the things you never thought possible. That’s what we strive for as people, and as a company ” –



The Silverlight hiking socks came delivered in a #INVISIBLEBAG which I was intrigued by off the bat. This black bag is water-soluble and dissolves! As instructed on the bag, you can use hot or boiling water >80* Celsius. Stick the bag in the boiling water, stir it, and put it down the drain. It is that simple. One less bag to try to recycle or end up in a landfill. 

Why is this bag special? It is water soluble and landfill biodegradable, so even if you don’t have time to make it disappear, it’s not made from forever plastics and won’t end up polluting the earth for the 20 years like other single-use plastic bags. It is made without PP< PE< PS< or PVC plastics. The package is compostable and non-toxic. This is my first time receiving a package in an invisible bag and I am thoroughly impressed. Check out more at or @invisiblecompany_

The package that the socks themselves came in is recyclable and printed with vegetable-based inks on paper from sustainable sources.

1% For the Planet

1 Pair = 1 Tree

Silverlight is committed to helping the reforestation of the planet.  A proud member of 1% for the Planet, an organization that is working towards a more sustainable future through protecting nature and environmental conservation. Silverlight supports this campaign through a statement that shares starting in 2021 they have committed to donating at least 1% of their revenue to environmental causes. 

“For every Silverlight product we sell, we are committed to donate 1% of our revenue to reforestation efforts. We are partnering with non-profits that are part of the 1% for the Planet network to support reforestation efforts in the United States and other countries.”

As detailed on their website, Silverlight takes pride in this effort and is working to educate the public about the benefits of trees and how crucial it is to protect and replenish forests that have been devastated by deforestation. 

  • Trees Combat Climate Change by absorbing CO2, and release oxygen back into the air. They are crucial to combating climate change. Without trees, life couldn’t exist on our planet.
  • Trees Cool the Air and Planet by transpiration through which it cools down evaporated air. Planting more trees can help decrease the rise of temperature from carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Trees Improve Water and Air Quality by filtering pollutants from the air by absorbing gases and particles. They also serve as natural filters for rainwater and prevent erosion.
  • Trees Increase Biodiversity by creating diverse ecosystems and providing, shade, habitat, and food for countless species.  
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Would I Recommend Silverlight’s products?

Silverlight is a sustainable eco-friendly brand that is actively taking a role in supporting efforts to reduce climate change and deforestation. They have created products for outdoorsy people, by outdoorsy people with all the essential attributes, in something as overlooked as socks. I love that the Silverlight Hiking Socks deliver on what they claim to do. They stay in place; I have not yet had a blister while wearing them and was pleasantly surprised by the lack of smell when taking them off after 14 hours on my feet. I would definitely recommend their products to my friends who hike, as well as my colleagues, who are often one and the same. The beauty of these socks is that they can worn in any situation and still perform. I didn’t even know what I was missing until I received this package in the mail, but now I don’t want to go hiking without them. It really is the Silver Lining. 

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