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Old 11-23-22, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Flip Flop Rider View Post
darn tough
The irony of allegedly tough socks with the word "darn" in the name.

Seriously...I think I had a pair once and seem to remember them being pretty, pretty, pretty good.
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Old 11-23-22, 10:50 AM
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I knit my own by hand.
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Old 11-23-22, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
I knit my own by hand.
Have a favorite yarn & pattern for cycling?
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Old 11-23-22, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
Have a favorite yarn & pattern for cycling?
i choose a sock weight yarn preferably merino wool. I go plain vanilla or Hermione’s Everyday socks pattern.

I use very bright colors. Preferably a self striping or patterning yarn.
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Old 11-25-22, 01:09 PM
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I have Smartwool socks and I like them.
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Old 11-25-22, 01:15 PM
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Darn Tough has free shipping this weekend.
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Old 11-29-22, 08:41 AM
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I have had great success with "Smart Wool" socks.
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Old 12-02-22, 05:24 PM
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+1 for darntough. crazy good warranty.
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Old 12-04-22, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by gif4445 View Post
I am looking to replace my wool ankle high Pearl Izumi socks. It appears they don't make them anymore, except in woman's sizes. (The largest is too small for me, I've tried it). I'm looking for a sock that is 1) wool, 2) ankle high, 3)thin and 4)has no big seam across toe area. I wear wool year round for its anti-bacterial properties and feel. I've looked at crew length, since Pearl Izumi still makes them, but they seem to be thicker, which I don't prefer for warmer riding. Thanks in advance!
I have been wearing the Sock Guy wool socks for many years. They also made my custom wool socks when I had a bike touring company.
  • wool
  • ankle height
  • thin
  • no seam at toe area [Edit: there is a seam, but it has a low profile]
They also are stretchy, so they are snug and stay put. Some of the other wool socks (SmartWool, DeFeet) can get baggy quickly.

One thing: the Sock Guy heel and toe are made from a synthetic material. I consider this a benefit, as the all-wool socks wear out quickly in the toe and heel.

Ankle height socks are out of style, so there aren't many to choose from. I have their hiker sock, which is identical to the old cycling sock. They also have this placid lake sock.
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Old 12-06-22, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
I have been wearing the Sock Guy wool socks for many years. They also made my custom wool socks when I had a bike touring company.
  • wool
  • ankle height
  • thin
  • no seam at toe area
They also are stretchy, so they are snug and stay put. Some of the other wool socks (SmartWool, DeFeet) can get baggy quickly.

One thing: the Sock Guy heel and toe are made from a synthetic material. I consider this a benefit, as the all-wool socks wear out quickly in the toe and heel.

Ankle height socks are out of style, so there aren't many to choose from. I have their hiker sock, which is identical to the old cycling sock. They also have this placid lake sock.
Thanks for the recommendation. Like you pointed out, it seems ankle high socks must not be hip anymore. Guess I'll have to move the tan line up a bit. I couldn't tell from the website, but do you know what % wool these socks are?

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Old 12-06-22, 07:16 AM
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SockGuy construction clearly looks to be conventional, i.e. with a toe seam:


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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
^^^This.

They have numerous merino wool socks to choose from.

https://darntough.com/collections/men
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Old 12-06-22, 09:16 AM
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Three pages (and counting) about...socks?

It's gonna be a long winter.
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Old 12-06-22, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Three pages (and counting) about...socks?

It's gonna be a long winter.
That's because we need warm socks in winter.
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Old 12-06-22, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
SockGuy construction clearly looks to be conventional, i.e. with a toe seam:


Yes, the Sock Guy sock has a seam at the toe. But it has a very low profile. I've never felt it.

The sock toe, turned inside out:


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Old 12-06-22, 12:14 PM
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How does does Darn Tough exchange warranty work?

If I buy them from a local store, just straight up no questions swap, or do I have to apply for an RMA?

I'm looking for socks I can wear indoors that won't go holey after a week, usually at the heels.

I know socks are supposed to be used a liners for footwear, but sorry, I like to wear just socks indoors.
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Old 12-06-22, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by soyabean View Post
How does does Darn Tough exchange warranty work?

If I buy them from a local store, just straight up no questions swap, or do I have to apply for an RMA?

I'm looking for socks I can wear indoors that won't go holey after a week, usually at the heels.

I know socks are supposed to be used a liners for footwear, but sorry, I like to wear just socks indoors.
We used to wear these. Acorn Unisex Ragg Wool Slipper Socks - 127311, Slippers at Sportsman's Guide (sportsmansguide.com)

I love wool sweaters and socks. They simply cannot last forever. I have not found wool to be expensive.
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Old 12-06-22, 05:09 PM
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68 posts. No mentions of Bombas. Opinions?*




*About the socks, not about the fact nobody has mentioned them.

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A similar question over on the Cycling UK (Cyclists Touring Club, since 1878) forum drew several recommendations for DeFeet Woolie Boolie socks. Now you know as much as I do about them.
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Old 12-09-22, 10:31 AM
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Need a wool sock recommendation

Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
My mom always buys my clothes for me.
I laugh at this, but then, my favorite clothes are the ones my 86 year old mother has purchased for me....as gifts. Not a big shopper myself, so it seldom occurs to me that I need a new whatever it is in off-the-bike clothing. Appreciate that I have one parent left with good taste in clothes, lol. I mostly buy cycling/equestrian clothing, ha.

On topic comment for the OP, Darn Tough wool socks have no seam at the toe box. Wear forever, and they make an over the ankle height. They are not cycle specific, but are geared towards running/athletics. I've been using their heavier wool mid calf for several seasons. No signs of wear, and they just work....fabulously. Darn Tough
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Old 12-12-22, 12:43 AM
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I'm a fan of Swiftwick Pursuit for winter socks. In he summer I like the usual thin socks. I have cold feed and Swiftwick are fairly thin and I can double up on them with my summer shoes. Once I switch to winter cycling shoes I go back to single pair.
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