Socks need to be warm and calf-high, with enough thickness to pad your ankles from the sides of your boots. Antimicrobial fabric is key, too, unless you want them to smell worse than the lodge after a killer apres-ski session. [Smartwool PhD Ski Light, $24, smartwool.com (right); Falke SK2 Skiing Sock, $30, bahnhof.com (left)]
Credit: Photograph by Levi Brown
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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