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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 socks sizing 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 socks sizing 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

Based on 104 reviews
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.

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!

Nicola J.

Incredibly warm and so comfortable. Highly recommend

Kay H.
Christmas gift

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

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 😊

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

Most comfy socks ever!!

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

Claudia W.
Gorgeous socks

Really pleased with them

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!

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.