Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Socks

Old 07-13-04, 05:13 PM
  #1  
Hoosier Daddy
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Hoosier Daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Socks

Any socks that are better/worse than the others? I'm looking for recommendations.
Hoosier Daddy is offline  
Old 07-13-04, 05:19 PM
  #2  
Moistfly
You're just a fat kid
 
Moistfly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Holladay, Utah
Posts: 389

Bikes: Felt 45 w/ speedplay x3 pedals

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a pair of black defeet socks that I swear by. No idea what "model" they are, they're super thin, all black and have a mesh top. Only sock i've ever worn that didn't get my feat sweaty.
Moistfly is offline  
Old 07-13-04, 05:48 PM
  #3  
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 15,762

Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Smartwool, all the way. I bought 12 pairs to wear day in and day out, they're almost a decade old and people still think they're only a couple weeks old.
slvoid is offline  
Old 07-13-04, 05:51 PM
  #4  
geoduck
Senior Member
 
geoduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: !NorCal!
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by slvoid
Smartwool, all the way. I bought 12 pairs to wear day in and day out, they're almost a decade old and people still think they're only a couple weeks old.
I second the recommendation for Smartwool. They're $pendy, but worth it.
geoduck is offline  
Old 07-14-04, 06:52 AM
  #5  
DEK
Senior Member
 
DEK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Tampa, FL.
Posts: 1,595

Bikes: '11 Felt Z85, '72 Motobecane Grand Record

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I starting wearing Performance Coolmax Elite socks for cycling but they're so comfortable I wear them anytime I would normally wear white socks...

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1320
DEK is offline  
Old 07-14-04, 06:56 AM
  #6  
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Please be sure to NOT wear socks under your socks. or the SOCK NAZI will come for a visit!
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 07-14-04, 07:56 AM
  #7  
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 15,762

Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
A.Troll, the clothes nazi.
NO SOCKS! NO UNDERWEAR! NO SHORTS! NO JERSEY! NO GLOVES EITHER!
slvoid is offline  
Old 07-14-04, 07:58 AM
  #8  
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 15,762

Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by geoduck
I second the recommendation for Smartwool. They're $pendy, but worth it.
I was going through cheaper socks like nothing. So you factor in a decade of wear, they're probably good for another decade.
So 20 years, 12 pairs @ $15/pair = $180.
The cheaper socks were 3 pair for $10 and lasted me 2 years at best. So $40*2*10=$800.
As with all things, it's like buying a quality tire, frame, gloves, clothes, etc. You get what you pay for.
slvoid is offline  
Old 07-14-04, 08:08 AM
  #9  
RiPHRaPH
Don't Believe the Hype
 
RiPHRaPH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: chicagoland area
Posts: 2,668

Bikes: 1999 Steelman SR525, 2002 Lightspeed Ultimate, 1988 Trek 830, 2008 Scott Addict

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 21 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i second moistfly. black DeFeet's are great. new socks is better than new bartape.
RiPHRaPH is offline  
Old 07-14-04, 02:40 PM
  #10  
Nelf
Senior Member
 
Nelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 87

Bikes: 2004 Giant TCR 2, 2000 Specialized Rock Hopper

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I wear some cheap $6 Supergo brand socks, I don't really see how $15 socks could make all that much of a difference personally, well that, and they're the only ones I could find that came in an XL, I really didn't feel like going through the trouble of driving around all day for a few pairs of socks.
Nelf is offline  
Old 07-14-04, 04:09 PM
  #11  
A.troll
Ride Nekkid!
 
A.troll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Trollsville, USA
Posts: 752
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by slvoid
A.Troll, the clothes nazi.
NO SOCKS! NO UNDERWEAR! NO SHORTS! NO JERSEY! NO GLOVES EITHER!
Oh, slvoid, I'm not a nazi! I just like to ride nekkid.

No socks, no underwear, no shorts, no jersey. Just a helmet, and a pair of SPD compatible shoes.

I always use a saddle bag, because I have no pockets!.

__________________
So many men....so little time!
A.troll is offline  
Old 07-14-04, 05:52 PM
  #12  
lotek 
Senior Member
 
lotek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: n.w. superdrome
Posts: 17,688

Bikes: 1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I have a bunch of DeFeet that I wear with regular running shoes
coz I like the graphics.
I prefer Smartwool when I'm riding.
I also have a few pair of Woolistic socks, they're thinner than the
smartwool, a bit stretchier too. I really like them also.
They too can be $pendy

Marty
__________________
Sono pił lento di quel che sembra.
Odio la gente, tutti.


Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.
lotek is offline  
Old 07-16-04, 08:15 AM
  #13  
shokhead
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: So Cal
Posts: 4,665

Bikes: 2012 Trek Madone 6.2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cant go wrong with DeFeet but i got a pair od CD socks from the 3 dollar basket and they are great.
shokhead is offline  
Old 07-16-04, 09:35 AM
  #14  
late
Senior Member
 
late's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 8,620
Mentioned: 113 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9879 Post(s)
Liked 320 Times in 253 Posts
Hi,
Smartwool makes the best cycling socks. Period. I need a very thin sock, so I use the RBX ultralights. But the RBX is sooo comfy.

https://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...001&langId=-1&

https://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...001&langId=-1&
late is offline  
Old 07-16-04, 10:38 AM
  #15  
Seanholio
Senior Member
 
Seanholio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 566

Bikes: Vision R40 - recumbent, Gunnar Crosshairs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Smartwool are great for comfort.

If you like something flashier, the socks from Lin are excellent.

DeFeet and Pearl Izumi are close seconds to the Lin socks.
Seanholio is offline  
Old 07-16-04, 10:41 AM
  #16  
bac
Senior Member
 
bac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 7,481

Bikes: Too many to list!

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sock Guy - great stuff!!!!!
bac is offline  
Old 07-16-04, 10:29 PM
  #17  
iceratt
contre nous de la tyranie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Little Siberia
Posts: 564

Bikes: Trek 830, Trek 520, Surly 1x1 fixed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have to ride fassionably, so I wear bright orange, purple, green, red, or yellow cotton socks. My feet are sweaty, but thats ok. I shower after my rides.
iceratt is offline  
Old 07-19-04, 09:13 AM
  #18  
xanatos
Canadian Commuter
 
xanatos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 86

Bikes: Iron Horse Maverick '03

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by slvoid
Smartwool, all the way. I bought 12 pairs to wear day in and day out, they're almost a decade old and people still think they're only a couple weeks old.
Almost a decade old?? Do you handwash them? Or machine wash regular? delicate? dryer?

I don't imagine biking wears down socks much mind you.. do you do much running sports?

If they do last that long, definitely worth the price.
xanatos is offline  
Old 07-19-04, 10:00 PM
  #19  
crustedfish
oh..so...crusty..
 
crustedfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: chicago
Posts: 622

Bikes: bianchi pista

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wow..im looking forward to the day I can afford cycling specific socks.
crustedfish is offline  
Old 07-19-04, 10:11 PM
  #20  
steveknight
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: portland or
Posts: 1,888
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by crustedfish
wow..im looking forward to the day I can afford cycling specific socks.
one word ebay. you can get lots of good deal on coolmax based socks as long as your not picky about the design.
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...689471903&rd=1
https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
steveknight is offline  
Old 07-19-04, 10:19 PM
  #21  
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 15,762

Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by xanatos
Almost a decade old?? Do you handwash them? Or machine wash regular? delicate? dryer?

I don't imagine biking wears down socks much mind you.. do you do much running sports?

If they do last that long, definitely worth the price.
Well they're hiking socks. I wore em in my shoes and boots for almost a decade day in and day out, same sets of socks. I do laundry once every one or two weeks. Just throw em in there along with the rest of my clothes, machine wash warm, tumble dry warm. Just a lot of walking and working. For cycling or running, I have thinner smartwools that I recently bought along with some cotton socks with bright lime green reflective trim.
slvoid is offline  
Old 07-21-04, 01:40 PM
  #22  
Hoosier Daddy
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Hoosier Daddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks all. Next stop: ebay.
Hoosier Daddy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.