Bison Fiber Apparel by
The Buffalo Wool Co.
Our family has been raising American bison for almost 40 years.
We’ve spent the last ten years developing a supply chain here in the U.S.A
that brings together bison ranchers, small independent mills, and local manufacturers.
We believe that by working together, we can preserve America's national mammal: the American Plains Bison.
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Kenai Boot Socks

Kenai Boot Socks

Regular price $ 45.00 Sale price$ 35.00 Save $ 10.00

NEW for 2023 - In stock and shipping now.

Over the calf, and over the top. 

This is a four season sock, great cushioning and support for standing in a river tossing flies at salmon, long hikes, hard hunts, and basically just keeping your feet dry and comfortable in most conditions.  They will stay fresh and funk free for days on end... pack less, travel more.  Less bulk and better fit, not quite as insulating as our Trekker or Pro-gear socks, but built to take whatever you can throw at them and still keep you cozy. 

The Buffalo Wool Co. Kenai Boot Socks feature:

  • URfit System for arch support and memory-knit construction
  • Smooth and flat comfort toe seam
  • Footbed is a luxurious bison down, ultra-fine merino, bamboo blend
  • Leg Shaft is an extremely comfortable military-spec polypropylene

Knit at Fox River Mills, those sock-creating geniuses marry military spec polypropylene on the sock shaft with our close-to-bulletproof bison down/ultra fine superwash Merino wool, and bamboo yarn blend in the foot. (the same yarn we use in our B.O.S.S. socks.) 

Anyone that has ever worn a pair of military polypro socks knows how supportive they are, but you have never felt the footbed comfort and warmth of our bison/merino/bamboo yarn blend at the same time.

The result is the exact sock that Fox River knits for the US Military, but with your feet surrounded with the warm, moisture-wicking, comfortable, durable proportions of our BOSS Sock. This Mil-Top sock is about 3" taller than our Trekker boot sock ... right at mid-calf ... and with the stay-in-place power of mil-spec polypropylene.

As to scent capturing,  We had one of our spec testers, that claims to have worn them a ridiculous 12 days of elk hunting.  Now that would just be "Socks Abuse"!  But these are the top of the hunting/moving/walking sock food chain.  They are my "go-to" hard wearing outdoor sock anymore.


      Our Famous Bison Wool Socks

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      OTC Compression Socks Trekker Bison/Merino Boot Socks American Field Bison Boot Socks Pro-Gear Technical - Bison/Silk Boot Socks Yellowstone Bison/Merino Crew Socks Pro-Gear Technical - Bison/Silk Crew Socks American Field (AF) Bison Crew Socks 2022 Casual Crew 2.0 Bison Fiber Socks Casual Crew Bison/Merino blend Socks The B.O.S.S. (Best Overall Short Sock) Kenai Boot Socks Really Really Nice Bison Socks. Really Really Nice Bison Socks (Seconds)
      Height Over-the-calf Boot 14" Boot 12" Boot 12" Crew Crew Crew Crew Crew Ankle Over-the-calf Crew Crew
      Weight Midweight Extra Heavyweight Midweight Midweight Heavyweight Midweight Midweight Lightweight Lightweight Midweight Midweight Lightweight Lightweight
      Typical-Use Non-medical grade compression Extreme cold climate Anything, Everything Skiing, Hiking, Hunting. Hiking, Hunting, Just a good warm sock Daily Wear (all climates) Daily Wear (all climates) Daily Wear (warmer climates) Daily Wear running, golf, shooting sports, daily wear Fishing/Hunting/Hiking Just about anything Just about anything
      Cushioning Under foot cushion Under foot cushion Under foot cushion Under foot cushion Under foot cushion Under foot cushion Flat knit (no cushion) Flat knit (no cushion) Under foot cushion Under foot cushion Under foot cushion
      Customer Reviews

      Bison fiber basics

      Soft enough to wrap a baby in, tough enough to keep a mountain man warm in a blizzard!

      Its Soft... Bison down has a remarkable I-want-to-be-next-to-the-skin feel. This solid core smooth protein has a micron count of about 15, comparable to good cashmere. Squeeze a skein. No prickle, scratch, or itch. Just soft and cozy.

      Its Warm... Have you ever seen a buffalo in the snow? The crimpy down creates thousands of tiny air pockets all insulating you as no other fiber. Need something not quite so warm? Try one of our blended yarns.

      Its Lightweight.  The fine down is light weight but durable.  It Lasts and Lasts and Lasts From laceweight to our heavier sport yarns, they only gets softer with wear. Bison down yarns bloom a bit, creating this beautiful halo. Bison down is perfect for knitting an heirloom quality piece. But please, use your creation every chance you get. It was meant to be used.

      Its Tough...   Our American bison down yarns are  Buffalo Tough.

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      We're Serious
      The best protection from the elements
      It isn't about design, style, or logo.

      Insulating, Wicking, Durable, Comfortable.
      See why American Bison fiber makes better socks

      Our Promise to You

      1. We are committed to helping conserve and promote the American plains bison and the ranchers that raise them. 

      2. We stand behind every product 100%, if you don't absolutely love your purchase here, we will replace, exchange or buy it back.... your choice.

      3. We are available to answer questions most of the time, and we love talking to people about bison and our bison products.  


      Please, if you have any questions, call or write.. we answer emails fairly quickly, and the phone most hours.

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       It started with one pair of these socks. That didn't last long, I needed more. I wear them either by themselves around the house in the evenings or in between my callused hooves and a tattered pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers while I'm at work. If it's cold and I'm lazy, I'll wear them twice before washing. They get thrown in the wash with work pants and all of my other nasty metal chip covered, gear oil stinking work clothes. They come out of the dryer with no appreciable pilling, smelling of freedom, blue skies, and ready for another day's work. On top of that - no shrinkage (something admirable in almost any situation). 

      P.S. If I know you in real life and you don't love these socks, I may have to re-evaluate our friendship.

      Chad Tudor - Questionable Origin

      By far the best pair of boot socks I have ever worn in my 30 + years os hunting over mostly wet ground. 
      I will never buy hunting socks off of the rack again. Dry, soft, comfortable, all day long in the field or on the road. I wish I could give them 10 stars.

      Bob Davis, Mossy Oak Game Keeper

      Advantage Trekker Bison/Merino Boot Socks

      I wore them every day during Kansas rifle season, both hunting and guiding. (I did wash them occasionally.) Extremely comfortable, very warm including when damp, amazingly washable. Awesome socks! 

      Craig Boddington
      In the Texas panhandle

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