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Old 02-28-09, 12:39 PM
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Cheap Socks?

I am looking for cheap cycling socks. There has got to be someone out there that makes socks without all of the logos and sillyness of branding...
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Nylon socks at the dollar store.
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Secks is one of those places where you get what you pay for!
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Target has nice Champion poly socks for reasonable price. I have about 6 different pairs. They work well. Be aware that you have to read the labels carefully to avoid getting ones that are mainly cotton.
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Cheap socks? I would have usually made some off the wall, smartass comment. However now, not so much..
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Originally Posted by supersport
Target has nice Champion poly socks for reasonable price. I have about 6 different pairs. They work well. Be aware that you have to read the labels carefully to avoid getting ones that are mainly cotton.
+111111 I have multiple pairs of these and can't tell the difference with those and my more expensive "cycling" socks
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^^just got some yesterday...as long as the cotton % is low. you are good. check champion base layers as well. on sale for $5 . i now have enough for a few years.

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I love the Joe Fresh men's technical sport socks. They're ankle length, great moisture wicking fabric and 3 pair for $6CAN.
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Picked up Hanes padded ankle length socks yesterday at Walmart; 10 pairs for $9.97
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I wear angora/wool socks which I get for about $2 a pair at Walmart. Comfy!
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+1 on the champion (not cotton) socks from target. I have a 3 pack that I used all last season, and they're as good as if not better than anything else i've used.

I especially like the low ankle. I already have one jacked up tan line on my thigh. Don't need another one 2" above my ankle.
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i seriously don't notice once I've left the driveway whether I'm wearing 3 year old threadbare wal-mart specials, or the one pair of defeet's that I own.
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I cycle often w/o socks. Otherwise I have used some sort of cheap socks I bought by the 1/2 dozen at some discount store. Also, I recently bought some logo-less cycling socks from performance and I seem to recall they were very cheap. I really can't tell the difference between these "cycling" socks and the other cheap socks that were probably billed as athletic socks or something.
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If you do enough organized ride, eventually you end up getting bunches of socks. Not the cheapest way to find them, but certainly fun!
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Originally Posted by Camilo
I cycle often w/o socks. Otherwise I have used some sort of cheap socks I bought by the 1/2 dozen at some discount store. Also, I recently bought some logo-less cycling socks from performance and I seem to recall they were very cheap. I really can't tell the difference between these "cycling" socks and the other cheap socks that were probably billed as athletic socks or something.
cycle w/o socks? oh my god I can smell you from here! lol, kidding. but really? no socks?
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walmart is your answer.
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Originally Posted by supersport
Target has nice Champion poly socks for reasonable price. I have about 6 different pairs. They work well. Be aware that you have to read the labels carefully to avoid getting ones that are mainly cotton.
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I get the 'sport' socks which are made out of polyester and other man-made compounds. Every once in a while I picked up a 3-pair of under-armor sport socks (polyester + some other things to keep your feet fresh) at TJ Max for 6 bucks. I have never seen any side effects of using none cycling socks.
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I take it the Champion athletic socks have improved? I picked up a couple a few years ago and I started developing hot spots. Plus they fell apart in no time flat. I like everything else I have picked up from them but was disappointed in the socks.
Anyhow nothing beats a pair of smartwool socks. Except the price.
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Originally Posted by AEO
walmart is your answer.
Walmart carries a brand called Gold Line or Gold Toe. They're good socks.
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I pretty much wear these year round until the temp gets in the 90s. I use full shoe covers or toe warmers when it gets cold.

https://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1320
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Honestly socks are one thing that you can totally splurge on. The difference between the cheapest, most bogus, unusable sock, and the best, most expensive sock is like five bucks.
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cycle w/o socks? oh my god I can smell you from here! lol, kidding. but really? no socks?
I air out the shoes every time (remove insole too) and if they get a little rank, I dust the inside copiously with deodrant powder (e.g. Shower to Shower). But that happens w/ or w/o sox.
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Honestly socks are one thing that you can totally splurge on. The difference between the cheapest, most bogus, unusable sock, and the best, most expensive sock is like five bucks.
not even remotely true
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I'm all for bargain socks, but I've found what separates cheap pairs from expensive is durability. I've bought packs of socks from Target that felt & worked great only to have them blow out a few months.

DeFeets are good cheaper solution. SockGuy products are the best I've worn. Cushy, well made & seemingly last forever.
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they are all cheap socks when they leave the factory. The difference between a cheap sock and an expensive sock is the salary of the MBAs that put the price tag on them.
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