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Old 05-06-21, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jpescatore View Post
I prefer the way Phil Gaimon's version of the rules cover it:

Rule #2: Wear whatever the hell you want.
I love how Phil Gaimon is a walking bike ad and he's a pro-cycling culture ambassador then he's like wear whatever you want that's ok, let's be more inclusive! Kind of rich.

My personal preference is on the longer side but I also have long legs so 6.5-7" socks don't look too crazy long. I just don't like wearing short socks on a road bike. I am also going thru "white socks only" phase of my amateur cycling career.
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Old 05-06-21, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by gear64 View Post
I wear baggy shorts just below my knee. Socks must be long enough to overlap just under my shorts.
Shorts that cover the tops of your socks have another name:

Pants.
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I have enough pairs of apparently indestructible Pearl Izumis from when cyclists wore socks that covered the ankles then stopped. No cool designs or colors, unless you consider 'white' a cool color and the Pearl Izumi log a cool design.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I have enough pairs of apparently indestructible Pearl Izumis from when cyclists wore socks that covered the ankles then stopped. No cool designs or colors, unless you consider 'white' a cool color and the Pearl Izumi log a cool design.
When I took out my first USCF license, socks were required and had to be white and ankle height. Short tights had to be black come within some number of inches of the knee and there were other regs on appearance.
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Old 05-06-21, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
I'm a Great Grandfather x 2 and my socks are above calves with smiley faces, stripes, colorful designs on them AND my wife made water bottle covers that I put over the bottles to keep ice water and BUD 0.0 colder longer or the coffee warmer longer and also helps to keep the bottle's top cleaner.

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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Apparently 6" or 4" depending on leg length. The sock should end just below the calf muscle. Gravel and MTB do their own thing, you might see what resembles 80's aerobics leg warmers.
This is the correct answer to the OPs question.
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Old 05-06-21, 04:03 PM
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If you want to be fashionable shorter is always better when it comes to socks. I saw someone with these long colorful socks yesterday and they were sweet, I hope that style becomes more fashionable
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Old 05-07-21, 11:58 AM
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I thought random references to sock height in other threads were an inside joke. Apparently not. I wear whatever socks are on top of the drawer.
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Old 05-07-21, 01:59 PM
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Short and thin if it's warm, a little taller and heavier if it's cool enough for anything other than summer bib shorts and a short sleeve jersey.
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I'm anti the short sock look.
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Old 05-10-21, 03:52 PM
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Since long socks became so popular, I just started wearing my bolder dress socks. Flamingoes, Baby Yoda, musical jokes, whatever.
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Old 05-11-21, 11:23 AM
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7" socks are my favorite. 6"-8" works. I don't care what people think, though I used to love low socks before.
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