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Style# 59048

Level 1 9" Sock

Average rating of 87%

Purpose Built

Level 1 9" Socks incorporate multiple compression zones that work in tandem with our Shock Mitigation System®, and are designed to be lightweight and utilize kinetic absorption to improve your stamina, speed, and control.

Features and Benefits

  • Comfortable, high-performance socks
  • Multiple compression zones for support
  • Ideal for office, tactical, and casual wear


  • Enhanced elasticity
  • Multi-polymer fabric
  • Compression zones
  • Heel and toe reinforcements
  • Enhanced sole padding
  • Part of the 5.11® Shock Mitigation System®
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

 4.4 average rating

(based on 40 reviews)

87 %

Poor quality

 Rated 2.0 stars

From Edward


Extremely disappointed with these socks. They are comfortable but they do not last. I bought 5 pair of these less than a year ago to match up with a new pair of 5.11 Speed 3.0 boots and almost every single sock has a large hole in the back of the heel now. I've had Walmart socks last much longer than these socks.

Quality has gone down over the years

 Rated 2.0 stars



I have been buying 5.11 socks for years, but in the last two years the quality has gone done. I do agree with the reviewer earlier about the smell, but worse than that is how quickly my recent 5.11 sock purchases have fallen apart. They all gets holes and rips in them sooner than they should. The y have obviously changed the supplier/quality. The socks are the only 5.11 items that are not up to par. I will not be purchasing pairs in the future.

ditto on the stinky feet

 Rated 1.0 stars

From Bo


I concur with WRANGLER COP. Moisture control is key and I have and found this sock traps moisture. It is more wet on the inside than the outside of the sock. By the end of the day, the funk goes rancid and no joke, it stinks horribly. I don't have this problem with other socks this quickly. It's not even summer yet. This is just from sitting at my office where it's nice and cool. In fact. I've got them off now blowing in front of fan to dry them so i can put back on in an attempt to keep my feet breathing before the funk comes! Plus i haven't quite figured why 9" goes goes up past my knees. I'm only 5'5" but i would think i would 9" sock means 1" past an 8" boot perhaps. Definitely, go with the 6" socks if don't want knee high.

Long Wearing

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Swan Watcher

from Russellville, AR

Security and Army National Guard. I spend a lot of hours on my feet. I've worn these socks for two years. Finally replacing them. OTC with arch support is definitely the way to go. Great Socks!! I'm gonna try the new 5.11 OTC socks with reinforced heels.

Great sock until it falls apart.

 Rated 3.0 stars

From Guardin

from Bismarck, ND

I've bought 3 pairs of these socks and I loved them. Until about 3 months in to owning them the all got holes in the toes. I sewed those shut and kept using them but after another month or so the heels began to fail. They are nothing more than netting now. Sad coming from 5.11 I expected a bit better durability the the no name cool max socks or the standard issue army socks. On the bright side the do wick well your feet will stay dry they are warm enough for spring and cool enough from summer. I will probably buy another pair to see if I just got a pair of Lemons.

Worlds Greattest

 Rated 4.0 stars

From Calbuild

from So Cal

Everyday sock of choice why wear anything else?

after washing, no need to put in dryer

 Rated 5.0 stars

From HSO

from Jungle Rat

Do not dry the socks - it will damage the material as with all good wicking material, but I have never seen this manifested with socks, which are this thick

Stinky Feet

 Rated 1.0 stars

From Wrangler Cop

from Racine,WI

Being in a pair of boots for 8-10hrs a day for a week tends to take a toll on your feet. I was hoping that these would do the trick to help me out and make my feet more comfortable.

Not the case. They made my feet sweat so bad during my shift that when I took them off I could clear a room with how bad my feet smelled. You know it's bad when you cant take it. I thought it might just be my boots as I am coming on a year with them but that was not the case. I tried everything under the sun to help with the smell in my boots.

The only thing so far that I have found was to stop wearing these shocks.

Does what it claims

 Rated 5.0 stars

From YB

from FL

Bought for my son, a soldier in the IDF. He is very happy with it.

Excellent product finally in Army color

 Rated 5.0 stars

From el Jefe

from Shelton, CT

I have tried the 5.11 socks in black for duty use. I also use the white ankle compression socks for running. They are all excellent.


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