What Run Oregon is Wearing: CloudLine Socks



As a trail runner, I have spent a good portion of my research on the right shoes. When it has come to socks, I have simply looked for good quality, no-show tab style models that make my feet look good in my shoes. The trouble has been that as I have sought crazier and gnarlier trails, things like rocks, roots and brush tend to beat up my ankles. I started craving a quarter top sock that was built to take a beating. Enter CloudLine, a Seattle based company who manufactures their socks in the US, puts a lifetime guarantee on them and knows all about trails.

I like how these socks breathe, which is surprisingly well considering the wool. But most importantly, I like how the quarter top covers my ankles, providing a thin layer of protection I didn’t know I was missing until now. Between the two styles I tried, the Ultra Light and the Light, the Ultra pair is thinner and is more agreeable for my feet on longer runs, but the thicker pair work really well on cold days while also providing a slightly more padded feel because of the thickness. In either case, I do not believe you will be disappointed with these socks, they really are built to take a beating!

More about Cloudline:

CloudLine Apparel’s name was inspired by that feeling you get after spending hours hiking under an overcast sky, when you finally climb high enough to break through the clouds and see the blue sky above. Your legs burn, your heart is thumping, your breath is short, but as you look out across the open valley, now clear and open above the cloud line, you get a sensation of chills down your spine and a grin grows across your face as you realize that it was worth the climb. This is the feeling we want you to experience as you pull your feet into our merino wool hiking socks. That feeling is what we strive for every day. We want you to experience the CloudLine.

*”More About” information taken from the company’s website. We like to let their own stories speak for themselves, because we review companies that have real personality and passion about what they do.



  • 59% merino wool
  • 36% nylon
  • 5% spandex



Thank you to CloudLine for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Drew Roberts (195 Articles)
Insanely happy husband & father. Trail running junkie. Ultramarathon rookie. Saved by grace.
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