Wool and cotton -- the iconic and timeless star sock fabric duo. Their combined forces keep you warm and dry, which is exactly what we all want in a cold/wet weather sock. They boast the general thickness of wool socks, but are more durable: perfect for outdoor activities like hiking and camping. Made using traditional sock machines at a slower pace, we think of these socks as a dear, reliable friend. Founded in 1950, Nishiguchi Kutsushita started with a single, hand-operated knitting machine and has been making the highest quality socks ever since, all the while expanding their equipment to 130 machines today and focusing on quality, natural fibers.