If you love hiking, but hate blisters and smelly socks, then THIS is for YOU…
Discover How Combining Space Age Technology With The World’s Finest Wool Gives You The Best, Blister-Free Hiking Socks You’ll Ever Wear!
Founder & CEO of Silverlight
Dear Fellow Hiker…
I’m sure you’ll agree with me there are few things that can beat a good long hike in some of the most beautiful areas of the planet – and nothing is more likely to ruin your pleasure than suffering a painful blister on your foot!
So imagine being able to stride out in the morning, confident you’ll end the day blister-free, with your feet as dry and odor-free as when you started.
Does that sound like a stretch?
I thought so too – until I managed to achieve all that – and more – with my ground-breaking Silverlight hiking socks.
Hello… My name is Ralph and I’m the founder and CEO of Silverlight, and – probably like you – some of my enjoyable hikes in the past have been marred by a painful blister.
And, probably like you, I bought every brand of hiking sock in the vain hope of solving the blister problem. I also tried every remedy under the sun from various types of tape, bandages, gel pads and liner socks, but nothing worked to the degree I wanted.
One night, after developing a particularly painful blister, I was so utterly frustrated I went to bed vowing I would make it my mission to develop better socks than anything on the market – even if it would take me the rest of my life.
My emotional outburst so exhausted me I immediately fell into a deep sleep, despite my painful blister.
My subconscious must have burnt the midnight oil working on the problem, because when I awoke the next morning, totally refreshed, I immediately saw with crystal-clear clarity how to solve the problem.
And like all game changing inventions – from the wheel to the jet engine – it is wonderfully simple….
Create two socks in one
Because, although the double sock arrangement I used previously had worked to a limited degree, sometimes socks bunched up, chafing the skin, and that’s the start of the blister.
However, with a wonderfully soft inner sock of the finest Merino wool knitted together with an outer compression layer of Nylon and Spandex to stop any bunching, slipping and rubbing I would transform the basic sound idea of two socks into a fail-safe single sock unable to cause any blisters from movement and with a shorter drying time than conventional hiking socks.
And I didn’t stop there, because I’d read about NASA scientists using silver to kill harmful bacteria.
So, knowing blisters are caused by a combination of the sock bunching and chafing the skin plus sweaty socks encouraged the growth of harmful bacteria that attack the damaged area causing the actual blister, I wondered if there was a way of incorporating silver into the socks!
Fortunately I had some previous experience in manufacturing and my wonderful friends in the textile industry were able to provide exactly what I demanded.
And so the Silverlight hiking sock was born with this unique, world class combination of features to…
Guarantee you enjoy these
- Your hard working feet are cradled in a beautifully soft and comfortable environment formed by the world’s finest wool from Australian Merino sheep which wicks moisture away from your feet very efficiently, denying blister-causing bacteria the damp environment they need to flourish.
- The unique addition of the bacteria-busting silver yarn woven throughout the inner layer that never washes out and delivers the coupe de grace to any bacteria still flourishing.
- Odor-free socks – even at the end of a long hike. Because odors are caused by bacteria (so no bacteria = no odor!).
- No bunching, slipping or rubbing thanks to the outer compression layer, made of a combination of Nylon and Spandex. Your socks will have a snug fit like a glove.
- You’ll enjoy ‘walking on air’ comfort all day long thanks to padding in the toe and heel area plus seamless stitching.
- A hole-free long life thanks to the tough, yet silky-soft Merino wool combined with the outer layer of Nylon and Spandex. It’s a sign of my utter confidence in their durability that I offer a Lifetime Guarantee.
- No need to wash every night, because just an overnight airing means your socks will be good to go again tomorrow (some users have gone five or seven days between washes!).
- No special washing required although full washing instructions will be sent to you by email.
The result is what I firmly believe is the world’s finest sock for the discerning hiker. But don’t take my word for it – read what other hikers have to say…
Here’s Larry who usually had to wash all other brands of socks every night, but wore Silverlight socks for five consecutive days without odor…
THEY WORKED EXACTLY AS PROMISED: NO FOOT DISCOMFORT AND AMAZINGLY NO STINK AFTER FIVE CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS
I was certainly skeptical. I hike all the time and camp nights between hikes. My feet always get quite “Stinky”. I have washed out socks nightly and hung them on my pack to dry the second day. That said, I decided to test these out. I actually wore these socks for five consecutive days and – OH MY GOD — they worked exactly as promised. Not foot discomfort and amazingly no stink! I will wear only these as long as they continue to work. Thank You Silverlight!
Larry K. Beaverton, United States
Next is Blake who found other brands of socks caused blisters – but not so with Silverlight socks…
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM FOR ANY HIKER. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
I had tried a few of the other bigger name brands while trying to do my practice runs and found that my feet were still blistering and running hot.
I read all the previous reviews with this product and decided to jump all in. I’m really glad we did! My feet were very comfortable, the compression was perfect and they did not stink, they dried quickly and were built as advertised.
I HIGHLY recommend these socks for any hiker. You will not be disappointed!
Blake L. Wellington, United States
And here is Arjunaidi, who put the odor-busting abilities of the socks to an extreme seven day test in ultra-humid Singapore…
FEET DO GET SWEATY, ESPECIALLY WITH THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY IN SINGAPORE, BUT AFTER SEVEN DAYS THE SOCKS HAD NO BAD ODOR.
Never heard of Silverlight before, but I was willing to take a chance after reading about the socks build and features. Also it seems cheaper to get a 3-pack compared to branded hiking socks from The North Face etc.
First impression when I received the socks was that it seems thin and doesn’t have much cushion. However it felt comfortable and stayed comfortable when I wore it for 7 straight days with 3 different types of shoes. My “hiking” was done in the city.
I live in Singapore which is in the tropics. Feet do get sweaty especially with the heat and humidity. After 7 days the socks had no bad odour.
It is still early days so I do not know whether the socks will have holes in the future, but so far I am very happy with my purchase. Highly recommended!
Silverlight socks also functioned well for Drew during an eight hour work day – for three days in a row…
MY FEET WERE ALWAYS STINKY AT THE END OF AN EIGHT HOUR SHIFT. NOT SO WITH SILVERLIGHT!
I recently purchased 3 pairs of crew socks from Silverlight. Ralph the owner has been very pleasant in his emails and seemed genuinely concerned in providing me with a quality product.
The order arrived in good time, and completely as advertised.
I have not yet done a long hike in my boots, but I quickly came to love wearing them at work.
My work shoes are not at all breathable and my previous socks would quickly become soaked in sweat. My feet were always stinky by the end of an 8 hour shift.
Not with Silverlight socks!
My feet remain dry and comfortable all day. And the socks smell just the same by the end of the day. I’ve worn a single pair 3 days in a row without washing and they smell just the same as when they arrived.
They are comfortable with the slight compression and I experience no slipping or discomfort within the 2 layer design.
I have no doubt they will feel great on the trails in my boots.
Thanks Silverlight. Fantastic product.
Drew L. Powell River, Canada
Next up is Glenn, who says these are the best socks he’s ever worn…
NO BLISTERS, FEET KEPT DRY + SOCKS NEVER SMELL. WORTH EVERY PENNY
I was concerned I was going to be scammed when I ordered the socks.
However, they arrived promptly and they are the best socks I have worn. Originally I purchased them for hiking but I now also wear them for work. No blisters, feet kept dry and soft feel + the socks never smell. Worth every penny.
Glenn B. Wonthaggi,Australia
And here’s Brenda who has tried other brands but says walking is now pure bliss with Silverlight socks…
MY FEET ARE IN HEAVEN AND BLISTER-FREE ON MY DAILY 8 KM WALKS
My feet are in heaven and blister free on my daily 8 km walks, thanks to the silky feel of these snug socks on my feet (in conjunction with my Nike runners).
Walking is pure bliss! I have tried other brands and these win every time by a long shot.
Brenda A. Robina, Australia
Finally, here’s Michael, who cautiously ordered a single pair to test, and was so delighted with the way they performed he will be ordering more…
AFTER A NUMBER OF HIKES OF APPROX 10K I CANNOT FAULT THEM. WILL BE ORDERING MORE
I only ordered one pair to test suitability and after a number of hikes of approx 10ks I cannot fault them. I will be ordering more for my next 1000 k hike in 2021
Michael K Springwood, Australia
But there’s no need to even
take THEIR word for it either
Because nothing beats you being able to try these socks for yourself and prove to yourself that these are the finest hiking socks you’ve ever worn.
So I added a Lifetime Guarantee to Silverlight socks, so you can try them out totally risk-free
Try them out, go on a few hikes where you can really appreciate the comfort and fit of the socks and be delighted at the way your blister-free feet will feel at the end of a long day and how odor-free the socks remain. You might even put them to the acid test and, like Larry and Arjunaidi in humid Singapore, and see if you can also go seven days without the hassle of washing them.
Then – if after all that – you still feel these are not the best hiking socks you’ve ever worn, then just shoot me a quick email and I’ll refund every single penny of your payment, without quibble or question. The cost of returning them is on me.
That guarantee is a measure of how confident I feel my socks will more than hold their own against any other similar socks, as you can see on this chart…
By now you’re probably wondering…
You can see how my socks might very well be the answer to all your hiking foot problems and – although the prospect of blissful, blister-free, ultra comfortable hiking is mightily attractive – you’re concerned that such an outstanding sock might be beyond your budget.
But I’m sure you’re shrewd enough to understand the wisdom of that wise old saying; “You get what you pay for.” Because, if this Rolls Royce sock was offered at Ford prices, you’d probably wonder if I was cutting corners somewhere.
In fact, I refuse to cut corners, so my socks are the very best I can possibly make, and I make no apology for setting a slightly higher price than other socks.
Because – as you can see from the chart above – none of them have my revolutionary dual-layer construction, gentle compression to prevent any movement PLUS the bacteria-busting silver yarn.
And – right now – if you order a three-pack or five-pack of socks, you can get 25%-35% off the regular price. So that, coupled with the free world-wide shipping actually makes them a few bucks cheaper, per pair, than other inferior hiking socks that lack my unique blister -blasting construction.
No big decision needed today
Because, thanks to my test drive offer backed by my lifetime guarantee aka ‘Either you love Silverlight socks or your money back guarantee’, all you need to decide today is to take the test drive to be completely satisfied and make sure they are perfect for you, before you decide to keep them.
I’m sure you’re shrewd enough to see the wisdom of taking a test drive, so your socks are ready in our warehouse to send them off to you.
Here’s to your blissful, blister-free, odor-free hiking,
Creator of Silverlight Socks
P.S. Of course I could be full of hot air and my socks aren’t anywhere nearly as wonderful as I claim and as happy hikers, Larry, Michael, Blake, Arjunaidi, Glenn and Brenda also confirm.
But what if we’re right?
There’s an easy (risk-free) way to find out: simply take your test drive under the protection of my iron-clad lifetime guarantee.
So the only way you can actually lose out now is by not taking the test drive and finding out, first hand, just how amazingly effective Silverlight socks are at defeating blisters and, instead, carry on putting up with blisters and smelly socks.
P.P.S. I’ll leave the last word to Duncan…
THEY HAVE TO BE THE MOST COMFORTABLE AND SNUG SOCKS I’VE EVER WORN
I bought a number of pairs of your ankle socks and so far have been more than delighted with them. I have yet to do any long-distance walking with them to really try them out but have done a number of 18km walks with them so far.
I have to say that they have to be the most comfortable and snug ones I’ve ever worn. They stay where they are meant to stay, all around my feet evenly, and don’t shift around. They feel like a nice glove and very cosy.
Duncan S. Whakatane, New Zealand
There are very few factories in the world who are able to work with silver yarns and can produce dual-layer socks with compression at the same time. It requires state of the art machinery, that’s just been available in the last few years as well as knowledge how to blend silver yarns into the socks, a delicate process.
We have been testing factories throughout the world and we found only one that was able to produce Silverlight socks in the quality we require, a small specialized factory in China. Out of 15 factories, 8 of them in China, we were left only with one who is able to produce the socks that so many of our customers fell in love with. For a more detailed explanation, we wrote a blog post about Why Silverlight socks are made in China
Our production price is about twice as high as for socks that don’t contain silver. Silver is a very expensive material, but we believe strongly that to make the best hiking socks possible, silver yarn has to be part of the equation. Unlike most other brands we offer free worldwide shipping even for the first pair. By utilizing a direct to consumer (DTC) model without middlemen and savings for shipping when sending multiple pairs in one package, we are able to offer our socks for a similar price as other high-end hiking sock brands, for purchases of 3 pairs, even though we have much higher production cost. We sell 5-packs at an even greater discount, keeping pricing aligned with our true cost.
Our socks are the only dual-layer compression hiking socks with silver yarns on the market. Compared to most hiking socks available, this is how Silverlight socks are different:
- They dry faster, thanks to the dual-layer blend of merino wool and nylon/spandex
- They don’t smell. Merino wool is naturally anti-bacterial, however it doesn’t actively kill bacteria like silver does.
- They fit snug and never move, because of the outer compression layer.
- Silverlight socks are designed to prevent blisters better than any other sock.