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Old 11-01-09, 09:26 PM   #1
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Black Wool Socks?

None of the local stores seem to carry any nice black wool medium weight crew
length socks suitable for wearing while biking in cool to cold weather.

Any suggestions?

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Old 11-01-09, 09:35 PM   #2
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SmartWool??
https://www.smartwool.com/default.cf...eSocks/_/2257/
Click on the chestnut/black color bar to see the black sock.
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I have a pair of DeFeet Wool-e-ators in black and they're perfect for cold mornings in SoCal...
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I wear these SmartWool City slickers all winter with dress and casual shoes. They might be a little thin for what you want, but they have other thicker choices also. Look at the Smartwool Lifestyle collection https://www.smartwool.com/default.cf...eSocks/Casual/
I have bought mine in the past from Alltrec:
http://www.altrec.com/smartwool/mens...?sku_id=638604
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I've been wearing black socks made by Gold Toe for at least 15 years. They last a long time and are thus an excellent value. I wear these year round. I can wear wool or synthetic socks, and I dislike cotton socks the most. I look dorky when I wear these with sneakers or sandals but I'm quirky anyway, so it's OK.

http://www.macys.com/catalog/product...5-_-58-_-MP558

I think they're 15% nylon which makes them durable and retains the good qualities of wool.
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Old 11-02-09, 05:13 AM   #6
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check out foxwear.lou makes really decent socks warm and reasonable
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Go to Walmart. No, I'm not kidding.
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I have a bunch, made by SmartWool, DeFeet, Cannondale, plus several no-name...I bought them at Modell's, Campmore, Sahalie/EarlyWinters, and my LBS.
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I have a pair of DeFeet Wool-e-ators in black and they're perfect for cold mornings in SoCal...
+80 --these under an old pair of mtb shoes (Specialized Gatos) and I can get down to freezing without too much bother; with the road shoes I'll add toe covers....
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Go to Walmart. No, I'm not kidding.
Went to wal-mart today. NO wool socks! All cotton or acrylic. I was bummed. Bought hot dogs and buns.
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I bought a bunch of the Cabellas house brand black wool socks a couple of years ago. One of my better purchases. Pretty light and thin and I use them all Winter long for all but my real outdoorsy needs.

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p.s., snowboarding socks are made by the gods for the feet of angels. Give that a try.
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Cabelas has house brand black woolies and they're cheaper then Smartwool.
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check out foxwear.lou makes really decent socks warm and reasonable
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$5.50 a pair in your choice of colors and fabric weights. I'm happily wearing a pair right now.
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Went to wal-mart today. NO wool socks! All cotton or acrylic. I was bummed. Bought hot dogs and buns.

did you look in the hunting dept? they should have them, I got several pair today
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