Triathlon in my future???
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest Iowa
Bikes: Junk, that is why I am here. :-)
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I own Pearl Izumi socks, but I don't know if they get to your size. They are not cheap, but I have over 1000 miles on one pair and not a problem. But, I only wear them for biking or running. That is a combination between running and biking on that pair of socks. They get washed quite often, but it is a hand wash in the sink and dry on a drying rack and not the drier, unless they make it to the dirty clothes and I miss them when I do the laundry.
I thought the UA socks were supposed to be made for athletes, so I was hoping for better quality than that. I don't wear cotton socks to work out for biking or running, so the Wal-Mart and WigWam socks don't work for me.
My wife said that Wal-Mart/Target/K-Mart sometimes have their brand of athletic wear available, and the next time she is shopping she is going to get me a couple pair of their socks to try out.
Are you wanting cotton socks or good socks for biking and running? You could go to your running shoe store or your LBS and see what they have. The running shoe store that I buy my shoes have sizes larger than many places and the LBS's that I have been in don't have anything larger that 12 usually. Running socks may do the same thing for you as biking socks. It is worth looking into.
2007 Jamis Ventura Comp
2006 Jamis Explorer 2.0
2000 Specialized Hardrock (bought used)
Swim, Bike, Run and sounds like fun