Darn Tough Vermont: A Sock Legacy Woven in Vermont

, February 26, 2024

Vermont-based manufacturer Darn Tough is dedicated to building the perfect sock, and stands by this commitment by offering an unconditional lifetime guarantees for all its products. We’re fans of Feetures! for a fast sock for running races, but when it comes to looking for a rugged sock for hiking or everyday, Darn Tough are the company to support. Their home in Northfield, VT is close surrounded by forested trails and just the kinds of DNA you want to bottle for aspirational urban hikes or mountain routes.

Darn Tough was founded in 2004 by Ric Cabot and has remained focused on socks ever since. Casual crew and running models are now part of the collection, building on top of a hiking foundation.

Ric’s father provided the manufacturing backbone having established Cabot Hosiery Mills in 1978, later extended in 2016 with a Nantanna facility for finishing, packaging and despatch. Most recently, in 2021 a second Vermont mill was acquired in nearby Waterbury to allow Darn Tough to increase production with the help of 96 new machines.

For more information, visit darntough.com