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Old 04-13-09, 02:53 PM
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Sock Length

Random question here:

What sock lengths do you guys prefer? Is it a tan-line thing, a look thing, or a comfort thing?
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Yes.
I concur.
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I prefer quarter.

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I preffer low low socks but all of my comfy cycling socks (team socks) are quarter.
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Originally Posted by ggatsby View Post
Random question here:

What sock lengths do you guys prefer? Is it a tan-line thing, a look thing, or a comfort thing?
Quarter.

D. All of the above.
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Old 04-13-09, 02:58 PM
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You forgot the "correct" option: no socks.
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high in winter. medium in spring. low in summer. meduim in fall. rinse then repeat. later.
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Mid-thigh fishnets with garter.
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Short sox with shorts, regular length when it's cold out.
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Quarter for my early morning commute. It's annoying to have a stripe of cold on my ankle when the leg warmers don't overlap. In warmer temps, quarter or really short are ok.
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below the ankle: anytime i'm not racing and it's not cold or rainy
above the ankle: anytime i'm racing or it's cold or rainy
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Slow news day.

Pick the one YOU like and wear it with resolve.
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One low should be just about right. No higher than the high end of your ankle.
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white tubes.
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I almost never wear socks.
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Winter: knee length
Spring/Fall: ankle length
Summer: just the foot
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Originally Posted by mkauffman View Post
I almost never wear socks.
I'd like to ride no socks, but I have funkified way to many runners after sweating them up in the summer.
I don't want to do that to my bike shoes.
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If it's hot you want less sock. If it's cold you wear overshoes and sock length doesn't matter.

However the primary consideration is a cool graphic.
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If it's cold you wear overshoes and sock length doesn't matter.
Actually ... if it is cold it does matter. One of the best ways to keep your feet warm is to keep your lower legs warm. Be the duck!!
http://www.machka.net/whatworks/coldfeet.htm

In cold weather I wear a thin polypro sock, then a heavy wool knee length sock, then my tights and shoes, and then booties. That combo keeps my feet nice and toasty in cool-cold conditions.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
You forgot the "correct" option: no socks.
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