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Advice on decently good cheap socks?

Old 09-04-22, 10:33 AM
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Advice on decently good cheap socks?

I donít want to pay $15/pair.
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Old 09-04-22, 10:42 AM
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Just go thru the clearance/sale prices. Eg. https://www.sierra.com/mens-socks~d~...b~16055,33335/
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$15 is cheap these days.
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Old 09-04-22, 12:57 PM
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If you go to the Swiftwick site, they'll start sending you emails for deals. They have a labor day sale going now.
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Old 09-04-22, 01:02 PM
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If you live in a high humidity area like I do, cotton is your enemy and tech fabrics your friend. The Reebok tech sport boxer briefs sold at Sam's, WallyWorld, Target, etc are about the best bang for the buck I've found in undies.
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https://www.sockguy.com/sale-items. $10/pair. good socks.

https://www.performancebike.com/sock...lothing/c16984 even cheaper
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
If you go to the Swiftwick site, they'll start sending you emails for deals. They have a labor day sale going now.
great products.
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Old 09-04-22, 03:58 PM
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It's worth it to have a few pair of Swiftwicks, but I hear ya. My next favorite would be Smartwool with Light Elite cushion - you can sometimes find good deals on them via REI or Sierra.
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Go to your local TJ Max or Ross. Plenty of selection
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
Go to your local TJ Max or Ross. Plenty of selection
if you like quarter length - Ross - Puma Brand - very nice sock, wicks nice, holds up, white, gray or black with some trim.
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A number of Pearl Izumi Elite socks on clearance for $9.60 (regularly $16.00)
https://www.pearlizumi.com/collectio...sub_type:Socks
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If the shoes you'll be wearing the socks with are going to be replaced in the near future, get the shoes first, then the socks. Thicknesses vary, even within a brand's lines.
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I use And 1 socks from Walmart. Slightly thick polyester with various height choices. 12 pair for $12 total.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
It's worth it to have a few pair of Swiftwicks, but I hear ya. My next favorite would be Smartwool with Light Elite cushion - you can sometimes find good deals on them via REI or Sierra.
timely post as I needed some socks as well. Never heard of Swiftwick, just ordered a few different types to try!
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I've been using these recently-

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZRJR667...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

3 pack for $24, they have just enough cushioning and do well with sweaty days.
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Old 09-05-22, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
timely post as I needed some socks as well. Never heard of Swiftwick, just ordered a few different types to try!
I should have mentioned prior, but the Pursuit line, or whatever they're calling their merino blend socks these days, are my absolute favorites. Their Olefin (sp?) socks are nice if you don't want/like the forefoot and heel cushion of the Pursuit and if you want more compression.
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Old 09-05-22, 12:07 PM
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I run/cycle in Swiftwick Aspires. Thin, firm and responsive. Not much cushion. No bunching. My wife on the other hand runs in the Maxus line. Thick and cushiony. She also likes Balega brand socks. I haven't tried their comparable sock because they only come in no shows or a longish cuff.
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I gambled and bought a some cheap chinese "giro" wink wink socks off ebay last year 6 pairs for I think $12. They seem fine to me other than being longer than normal which is a plus to me for mtn biking. Socks are pretty much socks to me and I do have some nicer sock guy socks to compare them too.
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Go to Wiggle and buy DHB socks that are on sale/clearance.
Go to basically anywhere else online- performance, competitive, jenson, chainreaction, bike24, bikeinn, biketiresdirect, etc and buy whatever is on sale/discount/closeout.
Twin6 has a handful of their socks for under $9 right now- https://www.twinsix.com/collections/socks
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I have run the gamot on sock brands.....Swiftwick is by far my favorite and it's worth it to have a couple pairs in your drawer....there may be cheaper socks but if you can pick them up on sale and in a 3 pack even better.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

6 pairs of Adida socks in black or white and low or medium tops for $20
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The Dick's Sporting Goods chain has opened a separate store in my area to blow out old inventory. Deep discounts.

https://www.goinggoinggone.com/?camp...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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I did a Strava challenge that got me $15 at Smartwool in July. I think that pair wound up costing me $3, does that count?
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I bought these Supacaz Asanoha socks (each pair for $2.79 + tax) on Labor Day:

Supacaz Asanoha Socks Black & Neon Pink Large/X- | The Pro's Closet (theproscloset.com)

Supacaz SupaSox Asanoha Neon Orange & Neon Purpl | The Pro's Closet (theproscloset.com)

But now the sale is over so each pair is $3.99 + tax. If they don't work out as bike socks, I can always use them as dress socks.
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most shops have discount bins, 5-8$ a pair.
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