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Re: Socks - not just something simple

Postby JR » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:41 pm

Updating an old thread. I just used my Sealskinz in 38F weather and they were much better with wool sock underneath for a little more air space to help with sweating than they were in 18F higher temps without other socks. This time i used low top waterproof shoes which i can't do in these temps with regular socks. I'd catch a cold immediately. No such problem now. Because the shoe has padding in the soles and are grippier than my rubber boots with steel studs on the bottom i didn't lose grip for the first time in such moist and cold conditions. Too bad the shoes aren't used a lot and the left sole lower part has started to separate from the upper part. The temperature limit under which Sealskinz become beneficial probably changes from shoe to shoe and the liner sock or lack thereof and person to person. The colder it is the better the Sealskinz probably are.

In wet grass normal non water proof sneakers probably get a definite dead animal smell from just one round so it's your choice if you wanna wet the shoes thus shortening their life span even if you tolerate the smell. I haven't tried this yet so i can't tell if dirty water smell sticks to Sealskinz as well. And if it washes off.
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Re: Socks - not just something simple

Postby Dag » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:43 am

domromer wrote:I used to wear nothing but smartwools then I found socks called Darn tough socks. They are made in Vermont and I find them better than smartwools and they seem to last longer.

http://www.darntough.com/


Darn comfy, odor resistant and guaranteed for life, what more to ask for? I picked up a pair of these in wool on a whim and found myself buying a bunch more the next day. Bit of a necro post here but these have been a very pleasant surprise find for me this year. Only problem is the variety of cool color combinations, plus one for style but it makes matching strays impossible.
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Re: Socks - not just something simple

Postby Jeronimo » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:11 am

Been thinking about trying out Darn Tough socks myself, do they really seem that much stronger?
I am dumb.

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Re: Socks - not just something simple

Postby Dag » Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:06 am

Jeronimo wrote:Been thinking about trying out Darn Tough socks myself, do they really seem that much stronger?


I've only been wearing them a coupla months now so can't comment directly on durability but:

Darn Tough wrote:If our socks are not the most comfortable and durable socks you have ever owned, return them for another pair or your money back.

No strings. No conditions. For life.

When you are really serious about something you make it yourself.

Return socks to:
Ric Cabot, President
Darn Tough Vermont
364 Whetstone Drive
P.O. Box 307
Northfield, Vermont 05663


Good enough for me.
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Re: Socks - not just something simple

Postby JR » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:24 pm

Didn't feel like going through their entire line up. Merino wool is great for cold weather and indoors use when you aren't active. I just love socks that have sections for each toe. Not just for Vibram Komodosports but for work and everyday use. They ventilate the skin so much better and won't wear the skin in the toes nearly as much as regular socks. A definite issue for me because i train long and walk all the time at work.
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