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The "Mil-Top" Hunting Boot sock


We are now starting our third hunting season for these beauties.  The customer opinions are in!  These are the best hunting boot socks we have ever produced... and we have three great ones already before these!

Knit at Fox River Mills, those sock creating geniuses marry military spec polypropylene on the sock shaft with our close-to-bulletproof bison down/yak down/silicon polyester yarn in the foot.

Anyone that has ever worn a pair of military polypro socks know how supportive they are, but you have never felt the foot bed comfort and warmth of our bison/yak yarn blend at the same time.

The result is the exact sock that Fox River knits for the US Military, but with your feet surrounded with the warm, moisture - wicking, comfortable, durable proportions of our "Close-to-the-Ultimate" Boot Sock. This Mil-Top sock is about 3" taller than our CTTU boot sock ... right at mid-calf ... and with the stay-in-place power of mil spec polypropylene.

As to scent capturing, see the two reviews on the home page.  We had one other guy in the store that claims to have worn them a ridiculous 12 days elk hunting.  Now that would just be "Socks Abuse"!  But these are the top of the hunting/moving/walking sock food chain.  They are my "go-to" cold weather outdoor sock any more.


Sock Sizing

Socks should fit as well as any of your other garments. The heel should sit on your heel and not under it as in a sock too small, nor half way up your Achilles as in a sock that’s too large. Socks should be flush against your foot with no extra material sagging. The toe seam should lay flat across the top of the toes.

Sock Heel at Your Heel
The sock heel should sit on your heel, not under it or above it.

Flat Toe Seam
The toe seam should lie flat along the top of your toes, not above or below.

Taut Across the Foot
Socks should be taut across your foot with no sagging material.

Shoe Size US Men US Women

3 – 6


7 – 9

7 – 10


9.5 – 11.5

10 – 12.5


12 – 14

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Shane B. (Texas, United States)
Only 1 thing keeping from 5 ⭐️

I’ve purchased several pairs of socks from HerdWear and no doubt Cecil treats his customers top notch.

I recently purchased the Mil-Top sock with one reservation and it’s that one reservation that held true for me personally. First the socks are high quality, very warm yet have advanced technical upgrades. The one drawback, and this is only personal preference, is I am not a fan of over-the-calf socks. My personal preference is more crew length. Crew length with the warm foot box and technical upper sock would be perfect for me. Regardless the socks are well constructed, high quality and undeniably very warm.

I will certainly buy more from HerdWear in the future!

Shane: Wish you had let me know about the sock height. We (BWC) just got a shipment of their American Field sock .... that Fox River mistakenly did as crew height instead of boot height. That sock is a 70/30 bison/superwash merino yarn blend. Plenty warm ... same technical foot structure. Feels great. And lucky for you they did them in a large size.

I'll 'swap' you the Mil-top's if you want. Send them back and I'll send you the American Field Socks. Or if you just want to swap out one pair first to try we can do that. Whatever works for you. Best wishes.


Tom K. (Washington, United States)
Est socks ever

I bought 2 pairs, sharing a pair with my son as well. I love these socks.

Chris S. (Texas, United States)
Great sock

Feels great. Fits great. Will test in January on a hunt in the mountains of New Mexico.

William M. (Ontario, Canada)
Great stay up socks

I love the foot part of the socks for warm comfort. The shaft of the sock is comfortable but a little snug on my admittedly large calves. These socks breath well with no sweaty foot problems.

andre d. (Quebec, Canada)

very satisfied.Very high quality

Andre: Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. We do all we can to keep the quality the best there is, and we have some very fine help all through the processes.

Be well and Thank you again.


Jon T. (New York, United States)

Great pair of socks

Steve B.
Very Comfortable

Have not had the chance to check these out for their warmth as of yet, but the comfort is as stated. Will check back later with warmth and wear ratings. But so far so good.

Vic B. (Utah, United States)
Can't remember a better pair of socks

These socks are terrific. Nearly all my socks have begun to shrink and constrict my toes after three or four washings, but not these. As a result, they are comfortable to wear in nearly all conditions. They cushion the feet and feel just as good after a heavy hike as at the beginning. They also breathe so well I can use them as bed-socks in the middle of summer. Fox River has done a great job of making these and making use of the advantages of the fabric. Thanks!