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Old 07-11-18, 08:20 AM
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REI has massisve selection of high quality socks. If you lucky enough to have an REI nearby.

When I wear socks, I use their Smart Wool ultralight socks.
But I mostly wear sandles w/o socks these days.
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Old 07-11-18, 08:33 AM
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I'm a fan of "DeFeet" brand socks. I tend to go with my alma mater's color scheme (Wisconsin - Red and White):
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Mostly black, mostly wool.
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I'm a fan of "DeFeet" brand socks. I tend to go with my alma mater's color scheme (Wisconsin - Red and White):
Nice. The Sock Guy makes a black and white checkered flag version similar to the above. I have two pair. They need replacing as the white had become dingy over time.
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Black or darker colors, usually. Exceptions are made for winter, when I get whatever is thick, wool, and reasonably priced. Never, ever, ever white - the European fashion police got to me

I generally do not wear socks during the summer months.
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I wear black wool socks for all occasions, except when wearing sandals or just my feet. Cotton absorbs water too well, which can promote the growth of fungus, so I avoid cotton socks.
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Up until a couple months ago I generally wore low top black socks. But my son's been riding with me a lot and he wears bright colored socks that are fairly high on the calf.

When out on the road, those bright colored socks seem to make him very noticable and more so than the bright jersey or bright red bike he rides. So believing that visibility is good, I've started wearing the brightest yellow, orange, teals or other bright colors in both solids and mixtures or other fun patterns. I'd like to find some printed with beer bottles or sailboats in bright colors on them. However so far, the majority of patterned socks are dull, blah colors.

I rode early this morning and thought how boring that cyclist dressed in black shorts with a charcoal tee-shirt and black socks with black shoes and a black helmet on a black bike must be that I didn't notice till he got out of the shadows of the trail.
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@Iride01, you're right that it's a good place to put bright colors. Do those socks come in wool or synthetic? I would wear either but not cotton.
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I wear black wool socks for all occasions, except when wearing sandals or just my feet. Cotton absorbs water too well, which can promote the growth of fungus, so I avoid cotton socks.

or just my feet......do they come off?
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@noglider All synthetic mixtures as I sweat so much I have to have things that rid themselves of moisture quick. Though wool is great at shedding moisture it tends to irritate my skin when used in socks and things that fit snug on me.

The local bike shop stocks Swiftwick and Defeet which have bright colors available. With both brands the foot is thin but strong and supports my foot with a very slight compression which I like. The Switwicks fit the best in the foot but the opening in the tops is tight on my calf and makes them hard to put on. The Defeet have a looser fitting top entirely.
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Tmi?

1 pair is is Argyle .. for what it matters to anyone ..
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Garneau....white....
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or just my feet......do they come off?
I got it from my daughter. When she was three years old, she came up with some good expressions. "I don't want to wear my shoes; I want to wear my feet. I don't want to wear my shirt; I want to wear my chest."
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1 pair is is Argyle .. for what it matters to anyone ..
Argyle is righteous.


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@noglider All synthetic mixtures as I sweat so much I have to have things that rid themselves of moisture quick. Though wool is great at shedding moisture it tends to irritate my skin when used in socks and things that fit snug on me.
Stewart Brand, the editor of "The Whole Earth Catalog" has had a long history of taking the large view. In a recent book of his, I remember his repeating the mountaineer's adage that "cotton kills". That is, if you go mountain climbing with a cotton tee under your shirt, sweater, and jacket, you may not come back. The modern wicking fabrics are far superior for stuff like base garments and socks.
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@WizardOfBoz, I've read that a lot, and I think it's exaggerated. Cotton is certainly fine in summer when it's not likely to get cold suddenly, but I have experienced that phenomenon. I was heavily layered this winter, and I was riding hard, sweating. Then I ended my ride and got very cold. Now I wear a wool t shirt in the winter. And I don't need to wash it every day.

As I noted, I'm concerned about foot fungus, as I've had to deal with it a few times. That's the one place where I just won't wear cotton.
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Black, white, grey, and I think a pair or two of mixed color.
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So I broke down and bought Bontrager Race 5 inch socks, bright yellow. I went with the visibility issue as noted in above posts. They seem a tad tight but are stretchy. I like the thinner material profile versus the traditional white cotton socks I have been wearing:

https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/b...-socks/c/A209/
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I like the Sock Guy socks and they are ubiquitous here in Portland so there are many choices of color (but I have never seen white). I often wear the silk liner socks from REI under them and always on big climbing days, esp on the fix gear.

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White gold toe from Pennys.
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Did someone say socks!!!!!!!!!!!????!!!!!!!!!!!!


These are just a select few socks I own (typically in multiple pairs), I have a lot more but I couldn't easily find the pictures (and you can only post 10) but sufficed to say I am a sock addict. I had a ton of Injinji toe socks as well and should still have them but it seems a lot of them have gone missing somewhere in the sock stratosphere. I have no cotton socks and nothing wool either mostly SockGuy and DeFeet but I have some swiftwicks in the collection and a pair or two of CEP cycling socks.

Being a sock afficianado sure makes not having to do laundry a lot easier.
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what colour are my socks?

By accident I discovered that some high ranking executives of Phillip Morris, the corporation that lobbies against the human rights of nonsmokers, are highly offended by the sight of neon-green socks. So I have been wearing them ever since to go with my metallic green bike.
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I think black socks go with black shoes.
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Mostly white DeFeet socks of the shorter variety. I don't get the new trend of long socks.
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​​Black!
IF I drop my chain or flat, I’ve got somewhere to wipe my dirty, greasy hands. Not using my pricey shorts or jersey for that.
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