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Old 12-27-08, 09:04 PM   #1
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Sugoi Knee Socks - anyone try them?

Anyone have any experience with these socks? They look like they might make a good alternate to knee or leg warmers.

http://sugoi.com/item/86977/SUG94977U

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Old 12-27-08, 09:17 PM   #2
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With "..benefits that were quantitatively verified at Hong Kong Polytechnic" how can you go wrong? I have some Sugoi shorts that are good quality stuff but no experience with the socks. I say "go for it."
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Old 12-27-08, 09:34 PM   #3
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Dunno about the Sugois, but I wear the hubby's soccer knee-socks all the time. I find them super-comfy. I say go for it and let us know.
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Old 12-27-08, 09:38 PM   #4
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With "..benefits that were quantitatively verified at Hong Kong Polytechnic" how can you go wrong? I have some Sugoi shorts that are good quality stuff but no experience with the socks. I say "go for it."
They look a trifle dorky, but then again, so do I.

I've thought about using them with tights. I find tights are great at keeping my 'gear' and upper legs warm, but my lower legs get cold.
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Old 12-27-08, 09:43 PM   #5
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Dunno about the Sugois, but I wear the hubby's soccer knee-socks all the time. I find them super-comfy. I say go for it and let us know.
That's a thirty dollar gamble.
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Old 12-27-08, 09:54 PM   #6
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Yeah, unfortunately I understand all too well. I didn't realize they were that expensive.
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Old 12-27-08, 10:58 PM   #7
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Yeah, unfortunately I understand all too well. I didn't realize they were that expensive.
Considerably cheaper, although probably less high-tech, are these socks designed for dirt bikes:

http://motorcyclesuperstore.com/2/6/...ding-Gear.aspx

Just one example:

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Old 12-28-08, 03:38 AM   #8
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I'd rather stick with knee warmers and tights. Those socks aren't dorkey they're fugly!!!!!
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A less expensive cycling specific alternative is the performance knee sock currently priced at $8.99 and generic black.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1320

I had thought about trying some of these but went with the leg warmer under the tights idea. That way I also have an option for when it's just a bit chilly and I want leg covering and don't want to wear the tights.

Soccer socks may very well work. We have around , 2 dozen pairs all over the place around here. Unfortunately I couldn't get them over my calves if I used axle grease. Not to mention the kiddo would very unhappy with me if I tried, hehehe. Avoiding the wrath of the 18 yr old female off spring is second on my daily to do list, right after avoiding the wrath of the Spousal Unit.

I have a few pair of the dirt bike socks as well. You need to be aware that these are very very thick since MX/Off Road boots are worn a bit too big to accomadate them. I doubt that if your current footwear fits appropriately that you would be able to comfortably wear a pair of these with them. They rock for cold weather camping though.
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Seems redundant . My fleece lined, bibs keep my legs comfortable. The problem is with the feet, so why run bulky socks all the way up the leg..
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Seems redundant . My fleece lined, bibs keep my legs comfortable. The problem is with the feet, so why run bulky socks all the way up the leg..

Op stated he has a problem keeping his lower legs warm, but not the upper part of his legs. It may be realted to a circulation issue or some other issue, but if the lower legs are cold, cold is cold.
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A less expensive cycling specific alternative is the performance knee sock currently priced at $8.99 and generic black.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1320

I had thought about trying some of these but went with the leg warmer under the tights idea. That way I also have an option for when it's just a bit chilly and I want leg covering and don't want to wear the tights.

Soccer socks may very well work. We have around , 2 dozen pairs all over the place around here. Unfortunately I couldn't get them over my calves if I used axle grease. Not to mention the kiddo would very unhappy with me if I tried, hehehe. Avoiding the wrath of the 18 yr old female off spring is second on my daily to do list, right after avoiding the wrath of the Spousal Unit.

I have a few pair of the dirt bike socks as well. You need to be aware that these are very very thick since MX/Off Road boots are worn a bit too big to accomadate them. I doubt that if your current footwear fits appropriately that you would be able to comfortably wear a pair of these with them. They rock for cold weather camping though.
Thanks for the tip. I routinely wear two pairs of socks in cold weather, so these Performance items probably will fit the bill.
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Op stated he has a problem keeping his lower legs warm, but not the upper part of his legs. It may be realted to a circulation issue or some other issue, but if the lower legs are cold, cold is cold.
It's probably a result of not having as much 'meat' on the lower legs as the upper. Also, my lower legs move further when pedaling.
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http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...00-8-0#reviews

i'm thinking of trying these, they are real tall but seem to have good moisture wicking material.

and only 4.99 i have a gift card i'm gonna give em a try.
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While I don't have the knee socks I do have a pair of Sugoi ankle socks. They are remarkably comfortable and the seems don't bother my feet at all.

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I really like Sugoi... OTOH, few knee socks will go over my calves. Let us know
how you like them. I like the idea, if you find the tops quite stretchy, I might try them.
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$30 is a very small price to pay for socks with "..benefits that were quantitatively verified at Hong Kong Polytechnic". With that kind of scientific credentials, I don't see how you can possibly hesitate!
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