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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 10 reviews
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.


TexaninIdaho (Idaho, United States)
Can a person love a sock?

These socks are fantastic! From the first moment I put them on, I was impressed. The feel is soft and cozy with moderate arch support and cushioning. I have been wearing them in the house as slippers and with my hiking shoes for long walks outdoors. They also work perfectly with my more stylish booties that I wear with jeans. If you need something taller, the crew sock is a winner as well and is perfect with over-the-ankle hiking boots. With the BOSS, there is no shifting, rubbing, or chafing even on a long hike. The wicking is on par with wool or silk. I even conducted an informal stink-test, wearing them for 5 consecutive days without washing. No funk at all. The socks exited the washer just like new. I tumbled dried them for about 10 minutes and then air-dried the rest of the way. I genuinely appreciate their mostly-sustainable fabric content and hope they will last a long time. They seem to be perfect in just about every way. I will likely replace all other socks with them as time goes on. I love the BOSS!