Darn Tough Standard Crew Lightweight Lifestyle Mens Socks

Size Guide
Medium Gray

Don't let its simplicity fool you, the Darn Tough Standard Crew lifestyle mens sock is packed full of design and function. Its high-density stitch count delivers durability without bulk. A performance fit yields no slipping, bunching or blisters. And as always, Darn Tough backs its tough promise with an unconditional lifetime guarantee.



  • Cushion: light - light and strong with a thin layer of cushion along base of foot
  • Height: crew - a classic, versatile height 
  • Fine gauge knitting for durability
  • Fast action wicking pulls moisture from the foot
  • Merino wool is cool in summer, warm in winter
  • Made in the USA
  • Unconditional lifetime guarantee


49% Merino wool, 46% Nylon, 5% Lycra Spandex

Sock Height

Crew Sock

Sock Cushion

Light Cushion Sock

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
Go-to Dress Socks

These are now my go-to daily dress sock. Comfortable until the end of the day. My feet sometimes get itchy with wool socks, not with these. And with the Darn Tough guarantee I am looking forward to years of service.

Mark (Smyrna, GA)
Best of the Best

I'm due to be 64 at the end of 2020; I hiked the AT after graduating high school ~1974 and I still hike. So, I've been through some socks. I have tortured more than a few brands to death but the Darn Tough socks..., I just sort of retired them after loooong service. Merino wool is the best material for socks that I've encountered and Darn Tough are the best of the Merino wool socks that I've tried. I stopped buying socks made of anything else many moons ago. Cotton is a common but exceptionally poor choice of material for socks IMHO. Cotton absorbs water so it won't dry out quickly and it isn't antimicrobrial. All of my socks are made of a blend of Merino wool, some Lycra or Spandex.(typically ~ 3-5%) and nylon or polyester (something tough that doesn't absorb water). The Darn Tough standards are incredibly comfortable and I suspect that they'll probably wear like iron, just like my other, relatively tortured, Darn Tough boot socks. I gave up on "working" at 49 but if I were still still doing that then the standards are what I'd be wearing to the office. Now, I wear'em when I'm knocking around town. I haven't been buying from Gobro very long yet but they're my go to provider right now, fast shipping and excellent customer service thus far....

Bryan Qiu (Chicago, IL)

Darn Tough Standard Issue Crew Light Cushion Mens Socks

Justin Hart (Los Angeles, CA)
Best Socks I Have Found

As always Darn Tough socks do not disappoint. They are the most comfortable and durable socks that I have tried. I have some pairs that are at least eight years old and are still not showing signs of wearing I walk on average about 6 miles a day for work plus hiking, biking and skating in my spare time.

D HENDERSON (Fletcher, NC)
Manufacture Issue with this sock

We ordered this same item number directly from Darn Tough and really liked the socks. Go Bros had a great price on the same item and we ordered several pairs. On arrival the socks are not crew length. They are mid-calf length. This did not suit and we returned them. Go Bros Customer Service is wonderful and they told us the problem originates with Darn Tough. The sock itself is well made and wears well. The problem is with the consistency of product as labeled. They are putting the wrong socks in the packages at the factory. We contacted Darn Tough and they never bothered to get back in touch with us.