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    Ever ridden sockless?

    Drove to work, plannin on ridin home. unfortunately, forgot my socks. is it gonna be torture to ride an hour without socks?
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    if you were tevas not a problem do it all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanparrish
    tevas
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    I like to wear these they are like a hiking water shoe with screens and vents. It is really nice because my feet get hot easily http://www.teva.com/

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    Yeah, not an option. i'm talkin about riding sockless with clipless.
    Last edited by kcmrl; 06-21-06 at 07:43 AM.
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    I do it everyday. It depends on your shoes. I ride sockless so that I only need one pair and that one pair doesn't get all sweaty. I do use clipless (Lake) and only ride a short distance, but it'll be fine, you might actually enjoy the extra ventilation of no socks.
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    I've ridden sockless before. No problems to speak of during the 17 miles. It does feel a little strange.
    Yes, I ride clipless.
    I have a thing against wearing calf length dress socks with cycling shorts.
    It was early spring and I wore tights in and cycling shorts back. Forgot the proper socks.

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    i usually ride sockless during the hot days to keep a little cooler. weird at first as most will say. tend to over tighten my shoes though
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    I used to do my ol (ten years ago) commute in Tevas. It was only 3-5 miles (I moved partway through that job) each way, though. Heck I'd do the Tevas on Look pedals on the road bike in those days if the other bike (with toeclips) was in need of work.
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    I used to ride sockless all the time in my clipless shoes. My shoes were lightweight Shimano road shoes, so plenty of venting

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    All the time. In fact, I go sockless almost all the time during the summer. And when I do wear socks, they're really short thin synthetics.
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    I went sockless for years, but the smell [same shoes for mtn biking, commuting and road riding] got to me. Now I wear socks all the time. In fact, it's the same type of socks - Ultimax black liner socks. They also work great as dress socks for work.
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    yeah, one of the main reasons socks are good is because they prevent your shoes from absorbing your sweat too much and getting stinky.
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    Dude, it was more than sweat - I do a bit of backcountry riding, and there's inevitably some sort of nasty bog to walk through, and that bog is frequented by cattle. Cattle relieve themselves in bogs. I'm sure of it. You can air out those shoes, light them on fire, it doesn't matter - they will smell. Bad.
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    Ever ridden sockless? - results...

    Well, I made it home.
    I think I prefer socks.
    No problems, just would rather have socks wet with sweat than my shoes. Although, don't both of them get wet with sweat anyway?
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    use to go sockless all the time during spring and summer.
    I have special orthotics so now I wear socks all the time .
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcmrl
    i'm talkin about riding sockless with clipless.
    I tried it once with road shoes. Not comfortable.
    I got these last week and now ride clipless and sockless every day. Ah, nice cool feet.
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    I hate socks. So I never wear them in the summer. Not when walking, not when sleeping, not when riding my bike.

    Good thing my feet don't sweat too much.

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    The only time I use socks is when it is below 55F
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    Wow, i didn't realize there were so many sock-haters out there.

    just thinkin of all the stinky feet in this world makes me lose my appetite.
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    I have a NJS condom that I wear when I ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerewa
    yeah, one of the main reasons socks are good is because they prevent your shoes from absorbing your sweat too much and getting stinky.
    Not just sweat but bits of organic matter (skin) that will draw microbes that feed on on them and produce their own stink. Socks can go into the wash but the best you can do with most shoes is warm them up enough to kill the critters, as I discovered when I had to get rid of the scabies. Exposing them to sunlight is good for getting rid of most unwelcome guests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroMax
    Exposing them to sunlight is good for getting rid of most unwelcome guests.
    Definitely - problem solved for eliminating many kinds of bacteria developing in sweaty bike clothes, swimming trunks and towels, and wet sandals. Works well for stinky bike shoes too (old Shimano M-80s).

    No socks here either, just platform pedals and Birkenstocks.

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