Särmä TST Boot Socks, Merino Wool
The Finnish army boots socks are real good, but make them out of quality merino wool and they get even better! Just like our army issue socks, but a little better in every way. The natural moisture wicking properties of merino wool make these a viable option for around the year use.
- A good sturdy boot sock
- Terrycloth underside
- 64 % merino wool, 36 % polyamide
Merino wool makes for a perfect base layer, to minimize chafing you can wear thinner socks under these, for example our standard merino socks. In cold weather conditions you could wear a pair of thicker socks over these. Layering socks makes life better, it minimizes chafing and if you've chosen your materials correctly (can't go wrong with wool) double layered socks will not feel uncomfortably hot or too damp even in hot weather.
The footbed side is terrycloth. This means the sock won't slide and wrinkle when worn.
Materials and care
Material 64 % merino wool, 36 % polyamide. Wash in 40 degrees Celsius. The polyamide is added to the mix for wear resistance, you can march countless miles before wearing these out. The sock shrinks about 10 % in the first wash. This is accounted for in the sizing
The joys of merino wool
Merino wool is moisture wicking, quick drying and self-rinsing. It's also machine-washable, but washing is usually unnecessary - wool cleans itself. Machine wash in 40 degrees celsius when needed. When not in use a good shake and airing outside will magically cleanse the wool. You only need to wash merino wool if you see stains or the clothing starts to smell really bad. This usually requires lots of continuous use without airing.
And oh yes, this stuff is mulesing free!
In line with FDF standards, the amount of stripes on the cuff indicate size. We might have some sizes with old stock where amount of stripes may vary, but the sock is the correct size (as printed on the carton) in any case.
- 37-39: blank
- 40-42: 1 stripe
- 43-45: 2 stripes
- 46-48: 3 stripes
Sized according to European shoe sizes, with corresponding common S, M, L etc. sizes in brackets. See the chart below for further reference:
|EU size||Simple size||US shoe size||UK shoe size|
|34-36||X-Small||US 2½-4½||UK 2-4|
|37-39||Small||US 5-7||UK 4½-6½|
|40-42||Medium||US 7½-8½||UK 7-8|
|43-45||Large||US 9-11||UK 8½-10½|
|46-48||X-Large||US 12-14||UK 11½-13½|
Särmä TST is Varusteleka's own in-house brand of clothing and gear designed for military and law enforcement end users. Our clothing and equipment are made in co-operation with a number of experienced manufacturers with a strong background in producing clothing and gear for military and law enforcement officials, most notably for the Finnish Defence Forces. For further reading check out the Särmä TST corner of our website.
Särmä TST products are covered by a 12-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For further information please read our detailed warranty guide.
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does not recommend
Roger S. 01.11.2016 (Edited 18.11.2016)
Harri K. 11.11.2016 (Edited 18.11.2016)
- jalat jaksavat hyvin, eikä rakkojakaan tule
- kun vielä saisi niihin lykättyä nuo kalleimmat pohjallisenne, niin hyvä
Thomas M. 26.06.2017
Atte M. 27.06.2017
Jack T. 02.08.2017
Stefan K. 19.10.2017
Brian N. 25.11.2017
Antto M. 06.01.2018
Louis C. 13.02.2018 (Edited 02.05.2019)
Some days, I even wear them as makeship slippers.
They are warm enough for my Northern French woodland winter hikes, and breathe well enough for me to play airsoft in the Portuguese summer heat without having my feet rotting in their own juice.
It is true, all you need to do after use is to roll them inside out, then air them out : they will be dry in about an hour and any smell will be gone.
I think I only washed them once in the year I have had them. Maybe I never did. They do smell healthy !
However, they are not magical : even though they do wick moisture out unlike cotton socks, and do not reek like synthetic ones, they will gather moisture overtime in any shoes.
Nothing beats these, not for this price anyway.
Robert Z. 17.02.2018
David F. 28.02.2018 (Edited 21.03.2018)
Stephane M. 12.03.2018
Michael N. 09.04.2018
Max N. 17.06.2018
Jack M. 21.11.2018
Ulf J. 25.11.2018
Tomas B. 18.12.2018
Sean S. 05.02.2019
Farasha E. 12.03.2019
Florian G. 16.08.2019
Very good fit even after wearing them multiple days because of the terrycloth.
Merino socks don't smell if aired out for a day or even overnight, so no need to pack more than 2 pairs for an extended trip.
Expect Finns to recognize them fondly as army socks.
In light leather boots during spring and autumn.
As outer socks over Särmä Merino Socks in high leather boots, also during the winter in Finland.
Instead of slippers in wood cabins or alpine huts, because they are quite robust.
Peter D. 19.09.2019