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Riding Without Socks - Am I the Only One?

Old 04-23-08, 02:58 PM
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Riding Without Socks - Am I the Only One?

The other day I was getting ready to go out for a ride and realized I didn't have any socks with me and I didn't have any on my feet, so I decided to go out for a ride without socks...

It felt great. My feet stayed dry, my tan lines are going to be less obvious. Is there a good reason to wear socks? Am I missing something?

Do any of you all go sockless in the summer?

BTW, I wear Shimano SH-R085 with SPD-SL 105 pedals.
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Old 04-23-08, 03:03 PM
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Yep your the only one.
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During the summer, I'll ride without socks on most rides.

Though, to beg the greater question: do we really need a thread about whether people wear socks when they ride?
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Yep you're the only one.
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You and a bazillion triathletes.
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I tried it when I had some shoes that were a 1/2 size too small, but it hurt so I got new shoes and wear socks now.
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Old 04-23-08, 04:00 PM
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i use tri shoes so im sockless yup... next topic
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Originally Posted by phatmonkey View Post
my tan lines are going to be less obvious. .
Why would you not want the white ankle badge of courage?
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You and a bazillion triathletes.
triathletes don't count as cyclists
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My shoes have somehow become a touch small for me so I rode without socks today and thought it felt great. Will likely do that a lot more from now on.
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i enjoy the feel, but after more than 20 mins in the saddle my feet sweat way too much and started sticking to my insoles and what not, so socks, but i would prefer not to
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I just wear the socks that come up about as high as the shoe-line. Otherwise i blister my feet at the back and sometimes the toe's
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake View Post
triathletes don't count as cyclists
Yeah, because a 112 mile race with penalties for drafting after swimming two and a half miles isn't cycling.
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Oh god, remind me not to buy your used shoes...
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake View Post
triathletes don't count as cyclists
Triathletes cycle. Why are they not counted as cyclists?
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Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
Oh god, remind me not to buy your used shoes...
Buying used shoes is way more weird than going without socks.
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