I used mine today in a race that only had one mud bog, but my feet were nice and dry after the race. My feet really were not cold during the race either. The socks are only double the thickness of a standard bike racing sock.
There are two socks availible. The cheaper ones will protect your feet if the water level does not cross the elastic band. The more expensive ones have a rubber O-Ring seal to prevent any water seepage.
I've used waterproof socks before and not found them to be useful. What happens in any ride of any length is that eventually you get a sock full of water either from water dripping from your leg into the sock or sweat from your foot or the sock leaking. For a cross race i just wear an inner poly sock and an outer normal sock and just take them off after the race and change into dry socks. I've used the sealskins when I rode in the rain a lot and they suffered from the problems above, plus they are so thick they change the fit of cycling shoes. I still have them, and now that I think about it, will see if anyone will buy them from me on EBay.
SealSkinz. Never felt more cold and wet. Good for shorter rides though, but when you starts to sweat..........
Wool is the thing. It's thin elastic and ceeps you warm even when wet.
For $39 you should be able to get 5 quality pairs.
Originally Posted by The Dude
Weight weenieness is a disease very often caused by the lack of good results. Just a few steps below doping in terms of desperation