Point6 was founded by Peter and Patty Duke in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. If their names sound familiar, it’s because they founded Smartwool back in the 90s (when people were content to be unambitious). They agreed to a non-compete clause when they sold to Timberland in 2005, but after that expired they started spinning socks again for the athletic market.
Like Smartwool, Point6 features high quality Merino wool which is cushiony cozy on the feet. I’m a big fan of wool socks — my favorites are wool / nylon blends from DeFeet. They’re comfortable, but the DeFeet socks are not 100% Merino like the Point6 socks are.
Point6 is newish so their cycling sock selection is still limited to basic colors and designs. After comfort and looks, I’m concerned with durability, so I’ll put the Point6 socks through their paces and let you know how they hold up.