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What kind of socks do you wear?

Old 06-08-07, 11:06 AM
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What kind of socks do you wear?

I dont like the way regular cotton socks feel. Do you use cycling specific ones? Are they better?

Regular cotton socks or cycling specific?

What material? Cotton? Wool? Lycra?

Also what color

Thanks
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black socks FTW.
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dfeet because they were all free.
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Black ankle high cotton socks.... the 'cycling specific' socks are such a scam
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cotton socks. My socks would be saturated with sweat and my feet hot. The function of cycing specific socks is to aerate your feet and wick sweat. The price, why sweat it. I get them on sale almost half price all the time.
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buying socks is for suckers, I had my feet tattoo'd in argyle a few years back and have never looked back.
 
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Cycling socks if it is above 40 degrees F. Black because they match my shoes.
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I have some PI cotton socks (nice and thin, don't bunch up), and a pair of Craft as well as a pair of Smartwool wool socks that are very comfortable. They are black, white, red/gray/black, and gray (in roughly that order).
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I use my running socks, because they are wicking and ankle socks.
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Originally Posted by DocRay
buying socks is for suckers, I had my feet tattoo'd in argyle a few years back and have never looked back.
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black socks FTW.
Lance wannabe
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I like a medium/thick, synthetic, shorty sock. It buffers the seams of my shoes, provides a little air space around my foot, and seems to wick great.

I don't get the whole super-duper-thin sock deal. Maybe if I had a real tight fitting pair of Sidi that fit perfect, the thin sock would be the way to go... dough know.
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Magic fiber, with designs that amuse me. California State Flag, Fredcast.com (ok, these are cotton)
My wife is a sock wh... well, a sock fan. She can't pass up a cute cycling sock. Dirt Chick, Share the Road, cycle chick. She get's em all.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Lance wannabe
incorrect.

Lance is a botto-wannabe.

he still had two balls when i was started wearing 'em.
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Sokcs? I dont even wear shoos.
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sock guy....get for $4-5 a pair...they're light and comfortable....if I don't have any clean, I'll wear cotton ankle socks.
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I just throw on whatever happens to be in the sock drawer that is a short sock, I tend not to wear my knee high wool socks in the summer for riding.
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The same kind as the red hot chili peppers.


seriously, whatever technical sock is in my drawer. I used to run 6 days a week, so I have a boatload of wicking socks.
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I have PI and Castelli socks, but my favorites are the Decathlon socks I bought when the local store was going out of business. I paid like $2 for 3 pairs, and they're the best I've got (for warm weather riding).
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I was a cycling sock skeptic until I tried them (Wigwam ankles, perpetually on sale at Nashbar for $5 a pair) and could feel the difference. In cycling socks my feet feel less constricted and definitely drier than they did in cotton socks. I'm pretty sure they increased my cadence by oh, 10 RPM at least as well.
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I've got a nice pair of Cannondale socks - but they're so thin I'm always worried I'll tear them.

Then a pair of Prendas socks with union jacks on them and Nalini socks with our team acronym
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dfeet wool cause they are thick.
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Plain old socks
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My second article of biking clothing, after shoes, was sock guy socks. I think with the flying pig pair, I've gone too far.
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