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Sock seams..

Old 04-19-07, 10:08 AM
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Sock seams..

Ok I have been wearing Pearl Izumi Socks since I went to clipless pedals and shoes a little over a month ago. I had to get Aline insoles in my shoes and they got tight after changing the insoles. As soon as I would put the shoes on it would irritate my right foot mainly half way back on my toes behind the big knuckle. The irritation would go away after a wearing the shoes for 5-10 minutes.

A few weeks ago I was in my local Trek store and picked up a pair of trek socks on sale. I wore them first time last night. HOLY CRAP.. No toe pain to start off with when I put my shoes on. After looking at them. The seams are on the end of the toe right at the top. The Pearl Izzumi socks have the seam farther back on my toes which I believe is whats actually causing the pain. Only issue is the Trek socks don't look as thick and may not hold up like the PI socks. Anyone have recommendations of socks that have the toe seam out on the front of the sock? I plan to replace these PI socks with Trek ones or something else if you have better suggestions.

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Just search around, you should be able to find what you need, plenty of flat seam or no seam socks out there, just depends on what you want to spend. I wear Nikes that are thin drifit, no seam issues with them and they hold up just fine. Are you sure it was the seam and not the fit, that it may have been bunching, particularly since you said the PI's were thicker.
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