Positioned among the quiet, rolling hills of Northfield, Vermont—a stone’s throw away from some of finest ski areas in New England like Mad River Glen and Sugarbush—some of the best socks on Earth are being knit by the good folks at Darn Tough Vermont. It’s here, in a massive and impressive mill, that up to 20,000 pairs of top-notch socks are produced every day by hundreds of passionate employees who keep the Darn Tough boat afloat. - See more at: http://freeskier.com/stories/we-took-a-tour-through-darn-tough-vermonts-sock-mill-and-it-was-incredible#sthash.5T25M4LB.dpuf

Left: Co-Owner Marc Cabot. Right: Co-Owner and CEO Ric Cabot. Photo courtesy of Darn Tough Vermont. - See more at: http://freeskier.com/stories/we-took-a-tour-through-darn-tough-vermonts-sock-mill-and-it-was-incredible#sthash.5T25M4LB.dpuf

Left: Co-Owner Marc Cabot. Right: Co-Owner and CEO Ric Cabot. Photo courtesy of Darn Tough Vermont. - See more at: http://freeskier.com/stories/we-took-a-tour-through-darn-tough-vermonts-sock-mill-and-it-was-incredible#sthash.5T25M4LB.dpuf

Each of Darn Tough’s knitting machines (nearly 200 of ’em total) creates 1,141 stitches per square inch. Talk about precision. Source: http://freeskier.com/stories/we-took-a-tour-through-darn-tough-vermonts-sock-mill-and-it-was-incredible

Each of Darn Tough’s knitting machines (nearly 200 of ’em total) creates 1,141 stitches per square inch. Talk about precision. Source: http://freeskier.com/stories/we-took-a-tour-through-darn-tough-vermonts-sock-mill-and-it-was-incredible

Source: http://freeskier.com/stories/we-took-a-tour-through-darn-tough-vermonts-sock-mill-and-it-was-incredible

Source: http://freeskier.com/stories/we-took-a-tour-through-darn-tough-vermonts-sock-mill-and-it-was-incredible

Keep in mind that the photos above provide just a glimpse of the insanely complex and commendable process Darn Tough goes through to make its socks. This is a company that exemplifies hard American work—resulting in some of the best ski socks we’ve ever slipped our feet into.

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