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Yes, folks ... BIG NEWS and GOOD NEWS. I am here through end of July. Then the Goodnight Historical Center takes over the store and land . A lot of our best products will be carried over into their store, thankfully. I am also building a new house on the North side of US 287 .... and (sssshhhhh) most likely will still have jerky, meat and a few other things available there. No; we are not "quitting" - HERD WEAR will continue (while I spend more time fishing and with family). Be sure you are on our email list and also on Buffalo Wool Co's list. Keep checking the blog posts on this website as well ... i will be adding info there about the events ... and they are lining up sweet! Come see us while we are here!
Yes, folks ... BIG NEWS. The Texas Historical Commission has bought the store in Goodnight. We will be there through the end of July, 2024 ... and then on line or by phone. No; we are not "quitting" - HERD WEAR will continue. Be sure you are on our email list and also on Buffalo Wool Co's list.

The B.O.S.S. (Best Overall Short Sock)


You've asked for them, we made them, our new warmer climate short ankle socks, the "Best Overall Short Sock". 

This sock has a great foot fit design with an integrated arch support, terry loop cushioning through the foot-bed, flat toe seam, breathing toe box, ultra reinforced on the heel and ball of the foot.  It is insulating, soft and durable,  wicking moisture away like nothing you’ve ever experienced.

Designed for a dry cool comfort in hot environments, with superior moisture regain properties, and exceptional air-flow almost double the wicking of fine wool. (keeps your feet dry and sweat free)

Exceptionally durable for outdoor activities, distance running, or just knocking around town in your sneakers. These socks are easy to care for and due to their antimicrobial properties, feel free to wear them a few times before washing. But when they do need to be cleaned, simply machine wash on the warm or cool setting, then toss them in the dryer. 

Fiber content; 30% Bison / 30% Preshrunk Merino Wool / 30% Bamboo / 7% nylon and 3% Lycra spandex. 


  • Targeted cushioning system
  • Volumetric compression - full foot compression supports you during and after intense activity.
  • Spandex arch support helps fight fatigue and keeps the sock in place
  • Vented panel provide breathability 
  • Smooth flat toe seam
  • Reinforced heel and toe wear zones
  • Colors available, Natural (Taupe), Black, Navy.
  • Made in the USA at Fox Valley Knitting - Osage, Iowa
  • Machine wash and dry

sizing:    small - ladies (shoe size) 4 - 6.5

               medium - ladies 7 -9.5; men's 6 - 8

               large - ladies 10 - 11.5; men's 8.5 - 10.5

               XL - men's 11 - 13

(Thank you all who "reminded me" gently that I needed to get a sizing chart on here.)

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Kayla K. (Texas, United States)
Great socks, great customer service!

I bought these socks for my husband and he absolutely loves them! I had originally entered the incorrect address. I quickly sent an email and was responded to shortly. They made sure the socks got delivered to the correct address and were very nice about it. It’s nice to get a genuinely good product from a genuinely good company who cares about their customers.

Geoff L. (England, United Kingdom)
Best Mail carrier (Postman) socks ever

I am a Mail carrier (Postman) in the UK who walks about 15 miles a day, 75 miles a week. I need socks that are comfortable, warm and long lasting. I have bought lots of different socks made out of lots of different materials but these are hands down the Best.
I love them.
Thank you so much

M S. (Texas, United States)

High school aged grandkids enjoy them for sports and hiking.

Jim M. (Oklahoma, United States)
Bison socks and bison felt insoles

Excellent quality and comfort. Insoles were perfect for my moccasins and hiking boots as well as cushion in all my cowboy boots. Great find.

Jim: Glad you are pleased and thanks for taking time to write about it. See you next trip, I hope.

Best wishes


Cherz (Quebec, Canada)
Another Amazing Product

My husband loves Bison socks and I was looking for a new style. He has the crew socks and the ultimate boot socks and raves about them. These short ones are ideal. Although expensive, they last forever and are well worth the price. Warm, soft and natural, they make the best gifts. Fit true to size. Wash well although I don't use the dryer (maybe I could-just haven't tried). You won't be disappointed.
Cecil Miskin is a very honest businessman with the highest integrity so please support this business. Shipping to Canada is easy.

Steven M. (Ontario, Canada)
New socks

Received my new socks awhile back but haven’t worn them until two days ago .
So far I’m really pleased they are quite comfortable .

Daniel C. (Louisiana, United States)
BOSS is right!!!

Great and feel real good

Greg (Nebraska, United States)
Great Socks

My wife absolutely loves the BOSS socks. Way softer and warmer than the high end wool socks she usually gets. They are a little pricey. Also there was a shipping problem, but as soon as I contacted herdwear they immediately resolved the issue.

Greg: Very kind review from you after our shipping mishap, but so glad we got it resolved and that your wife is please. That's the real good news out of this. Best wishes and stay safe.