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dash - merino wool trainer socks

dash - merino wool trainer socks

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why pick me?

G'day! I’m “dash” the merino wool trainer sock. They say I'm always in a hurry, and it's true that I'm very performance oriented. So let me get straight to the salient points.

  • I’m different from my other hipSwan friends because I’m made with merino wool and have natural moisture wicking and temperature regulating qualities. 
  • I’m a great companion for golfers, runners and hikers with my advanced design features like a compression arch, anti-blister tab, seamless toe, and luxuriously cushioned soles and heels.
  • I'm equally at home doing vigorous sports like cycling, tennis, pickleball, squash and more, where you'll appreciate my ability to keep you focussed on your performance.
  • Come to think of it, if I may be so bold, I'm so soft that you'll want to wear me everywhere. I'm ready to upgrade your overall lifestyle.
  • And finally, as with all my other hipSwan friends, if you pick me you’ll be supporting the planting of one tree for every order.

Regarding sizing, I come in three sizes (small, medium, large). Sizing is based on my length in centimetres and I've created this handy chart to map my lengths onto approximate shoe sizes:

hipswan sock size chart

If you’ve any doubts about whether I'll fit you can return me within 60 days and just pay the return postage.

Composition: 66% merino wool, 4% nylon, 30% lycra spandex

Care instructions:

Be gentle. Either hand wash or machine wash in cold water on the gentle cycle. If using a machine, it's best to place them in a laundry bag to protect them further just like other delicates. Use a mild detergent and never use bleach or fabric softener.

Turn your socks inside out. This way, the extra cushioning at the soles and heels will get a more thorough wash.

Do not use a dryer. The heat and circulation of a dryer will decrease the longevity of your socks. Best to air dry them on a drying rack.

Do not iron. There's no need to iron socks, and it's especially important to refrain from ironing those styles with silicone grippers (flow and chill).

hipSwan socks are available in three sizes (small, medium, large). Their inherent elasticity allows them to fit a wide range of feet and are not gender specific.

For additional guidance, the following chart presents the approximate shoe sizes that our socks are likely to fit:

hipswan sock size chart

What if the socks don’t fit me? No problem, you have 60 days to return them. Just pay the return postage and we'll refund you, no questions asked. The socks must be in new, unworn condition with the outer wrappers included. Full details of our return policy are here.

hipSwan is carbon neutral
hipSwan are a purpose-driven brand with sustainability at our core. Our guiding philosophy is: "how would we operate if our customers were our family and friends?" Here are some of the ways that our principles have translated into practices:
  • We have visited our manufacturing partners and screened them for safe employee working conditions and adherence to good governance practices
  • We only use organically grown high quality fibers
  • We use minimal, recycled packaging materials and non-toxic ink
  • We limit our production runs to minimise our environmental footprint
→ Read more about our sustainability policies

Customer Reviews

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Sarah K.
Great socks

Have always run in merino socks as nothing else compares for trail runs. Usually buy well known makes that aren’t cheap. Decided to give these a go as the price was good for merino. So glad I did, great quality and love to support a British company. Will def be purchasing more.

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Marcia D.
Best running socks

Beautifully soft and comfortable. They stay in place and they make my feet feel well supported and cushioned. Will definitely buy more!

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Nicola J.
Superb

Incredibly warm and so comfortable. Highly recommend

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Kay H.
Christmas gift

The socks are a Christmas gift. I am impressed by the quality and softness of them
though.

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Katie S.
Bounce with dash!

I’ve considered trying merino running socks for years but never taken the plunge until now. So comfy and cushioned, I almost felt like a gazelle on my last run! And that’s saying something. Love these socks. Will be repurchasing 😊

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Louise R.
Dash running socks

Wore these straightaway on a long walk ( didn’t quite make it a run!) and they are super comfortable. The kind of socks that give you that ‘happy feet’ feeling. Really pleased with my purchase

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Katie
Most comfy socks ever!!

Beautiful material and great design. No slip or rub and feet feel cool all day :-)

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Claudia W.
Gorgeous socks

Really pleased with them

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Corinna C.
Love these socks

I have worn them now a couple of times. They are lovely and warm and stay in place don’t slip at the back, will definitely purchase some more for the winter!

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Tracey C.
Running socks

I bough a bundle of three pairs of running socks which I am delighted with. They are beautifully soft with their wool base and very comfortable too. I like the colour and design, especially the higher tab at the back of the ankle which protects the area from blisters. I can highly recommend these socks.

why customers choose hipSwan

sustainably made

hipSwan has been built from the ground up for customers who value sustainability. This encompasses materials, business partners, logistics, packaging and community engagement. We produce in limited-run batches to avoid overproduction and we offset our carbon emissions for both inbound and outbound shipping. The core yarns in our socks are premium natural fibers such as organic combed cotton and superfine merino wool.

designed to perform

We offer you the latest sock tech - seamless toes, compression arches, blister tabs, cushioned heels and soles, silicone grippers, and more (depending on the style). You don't have to compromise on performance when making a sustainable choice.

one tree planted for every order

We have partnered with TreeSisters, a UK-based charity, to fund the planting of one tree for every online order. We've started the "hipSwan Company Forest" and report regularly on its growth. Our carbon mitigation policies also extend to offsetting the emissions from our inbound and outbound shipping.

new to hipSwan?

here are some frequently asked questions

Here is a summary of our current lineup of socks, how they differ from each other, and how they are popularly used:

style name base yarn sock height typical use cases
chill organic combed cotton no-show (mid cut) everyday use in trainers and shoes with higher vamps
roam organic combed cotton low cut / ankle everyday use in trainers
flow organic combed cotton low cut / ankle athletic activities like yoga, Pilates, and barre, but also for better traction on smooth floors
dash merino wool low cut / ankle sports like golf, hiking, running, tennis, cycling 

Short answer: YES. Please email our customer experience team at: cs@hipswan.com and we'll create a custom bundle for you.

Long answer: We've designed our website to streamline the selection process and present customers with the most popular choices.

In general, we offer 3 sizes and 3 colours for each style. Bundles are available in 3-packs and 6-packs, either in solid colours or a mix of all 3 colours.

However, if you'd like to create your own bundle by mixing sizes and colours (and even styles), we can certainly do that. Please contact our customer experience team at: cs@hipswan.com.

We'll create a customised bundle to your specifications, including any applicable multi-pair discount, and send you a payment link to confirm your order.

hipSwan works differently than other sock brands. We concentrate on producing in batches according to our customers' preferences, based on actual sales data. This helps us to minimise waste and our ecological footprint.

Unfortunately, this also means that customers can experience delays in securing our most popular styles, sizes and colours.

Some of our batches have sold out in a matter of weeks, so it's best not to hesitate too long once you find the style, size and colour you want.

If the socks you want are out of stock, our system will prompt you to sign up to our automated restock alert system. You will then receive an email at the very moment the item you want is back in stock.

We generally work on a rolling 3-month sourcing cycle and are constantly monitoring customer feedback for opportunities to improve our designs with each batch.

Once a design is finalised, the typical production period is 8 weeks, followed by our quality control inspections, and then a transit period that can take anywhere from 3-12 weeks.

To keep your socks at their best and promote their longevity, we recommend that you treat them as delicate items by either machine washing them in cold water with other delicates, or hand washing them. Turning them inside out will also help ensure a thorough cleaning and reduce pilling/bobbling.

When it comes to drying, we strongly recommend line drying rather than a drying machine, especially for styles that feature silicone grippers.

Care instructions for specific styles are displayed under the 'composition and care' tab on each product page. We also send customers an email with detailed care instructions after they place an order.

In our "sock knowledge blog" we have done a deep dive into how to make your socks last longer.

This is a somewhat complex question.

The key components of our socks (yarns, dyes, and packaging) can be sourced from different countries, dyed in others, and physically knitted in yet another.

Moreover, these can change based on the specific style and batch.

We are committed to working only with partners who share our emphasis on transparency and sustainability, and can produce certifications to back up their claims.

We also personally visit and vet each partner and make annual follow-up visits.

In prior batches, our trusted factory partners have been based in Taiwan and Türkiye.

You can read more about our supply chain on our sustainability page.

Hipswan Limited (Company Nº 12290106) is a UK-registered private limited company, established in 2019 and fully compliant with UK company regulations.

We were awarded the "hipSwan" trademark in the UK in 2020, and in USA in 2023.

After a two-year R&D period, we started trading online in late 2021 and have fulfilled over 10,000 orders to date. We are proud to say that we've an unblemished record of being a trustworthy, reliable seller. You can sample some of our 800+ customer reviews here.

Unlike when you buy from a foreign website, UK residents are fully covered under relevant consumer protection laws when you buy from hipSwan.

We have been approved to accept all major credit cards like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, as well as PayPal. You have additional consumer protections through your payment provider.

We work with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider based in Bristol, UK, where all our socks are stored.

We have an automated fulfillment system, meaning that once you complete your order on our website your order is instantly transmitted to our 3PL for picking, packing and shipping.

Under normal circumstances, your order will be despatched within 24 hours (often, it's the same day).

"Despatch" means that your package has been assigned a tracking number and is in the process of being handed over to the delivery company.

Our usual carrier is Royal Mail and our standard delivery service is Royal Mail's "48" service. This service aims to deliver across mainland UK in 2-3 business days. Whilst this service assigns a tracking number to each package, Royal Mail does not provide detailed tracking as to where your package is within their system. They only provide final confirmation of delivery.

You can also opt for express delivery (also with Royal Mail) which will be their "24" service and aims to deliver in 1-2 business days across mainland UK. This service will provide you with detailed tracking information.

Unlike many other sock brands, hipSwan gives you the option of ordering a single pair and charges a reasonable shipping fee.

We do this so customers can evaluate the quality of our socks and their fit before committing to a larger bundle.

You can also order a bundle of 3 or 6 pairs at the outset but please note that, since socks are a personal item, we only accept returns of unused/unworn socks with the original wrappers intact. Customers are responsible for the cost of return shipping to our distribution centre in Bristol. If you want to initiate a return, please contact our customer experience team at: cs@hipswan.com and they will provide you with full instructions.

Do you have a question we haven't addressed above? If so, please reach out to our customer experience team at: cs@hipswan.com

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