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Old 09-04-05, 10:40 AM   #1
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Decent Thin Socks?

Hey guys,

I recently started the switch to clipless. I got Shimano 520 pedals and Shimano M021 shoes. I have to say I love clipless, its awesome. But I have found that i need thinner socks than the socks I wear on a regular day to day basis. Does anyone have any suggestions for good thin socks for biking? I dont want to spend $20/pair either. I dont plan on riding through mud, mainly just rode w/ trails.

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Old 09-04-05, 11:09 AM   #2
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Go to walmart of target. They have some really nice socks that are coolmax or something. They're thin and cheap too. A couple of bucks for a 3 pack.

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if you visit a performance bike store, they have 3 packs for around 8.00. I've bought 2 of those packs, they have held up well.

bostonfixed is right though, look for coolmax or go to a sporting goods store and see if they have runner's socks on clearance.
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I use Adidas version of Coolmax socks. Purchased at Marshall's at $6 for two pairs. Bought a bunch.
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Go to walmart of target. The yhave some really nice socks that are coolmax or something. They're thin and cheap too. A couple of bucks for a 3 pack.
I shall do that. Glad to hear that I dont have to buy a pair for $20

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I think I payed around $10 bucks for a pair of socks at LBS. They are really nice too. All black with big red A in a circle on the sides. They are made by Sock Guy. I also have a pair of socks made by DeFeet. Both of them are thing and quite comfortable.

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The most comfortable socks I've worn are from Sock Guys.
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DeFeet socks are pretty reasonably priced and tough as nails, comfy, and look good. I have one pair that I've been beating the crap out of for seven years. Worth every cent.
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I went to Target and picked up 2 pairs of Coolmax socks for $4.99 and they feel awesome.

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Gotta be no higher than ankle length for me or I will not wear them. Just standard kit. My favorite has beer steins on them..I have never paid more than $9 and those for the beer steins that I had to have..
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I went to Target and picked up 2 pairs of Coolmax socks for $4.99 and they feel awesome.

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Your welcome. Aren't you glad I saved you from some $10/pair socks?
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I bought a bunch of great cycling socks through www.longscycle.com.
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5 pair a pack women's(my shoes men's 7) ultra thin cuff socks at Walmart. $3.76 a pack. I bought 4 packs.

They are made of 37% cotton, 34% polyester, 27% olefin and 2% spandex. They keep my feet drier than cotton socks.
Most comfortable for running and biking I found so far.
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