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Old 06-20-2010, 08:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi All,

I don't mean to highjack this thread but due to all the response; I wanted to get the groups opinion on sock liners.

I've got old silk and polypropylene socks from when I used to ski. What is the groups opinion about using them in place of the thicker socks until the boots pack-out. Also, what about using them inside the sock as a first layer, with my thick orthos socks as my mid layer and boot as outer layer?

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Old 06-21-2010, 03:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't wear socks at all yadda yadda yadda And avoid cotton at all costs, barefoot it better than wearing cotton.
Well, there is a big insulation shell in the boot that keeps your toes warm. Agreed on the cotton, its a no-no on the hill in general.

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Ill bet your boots get pretty ripe pretty quick......
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Don't want to hijack...but I'm sure the following question could benefit OP, as well.

What main materials should be looked when deciding on good snowboard socks? I have a pair that are made with 65% Acrylic, 20% Merino/Wool Blend, 14% Stretch Nylon and 1% Spandex. I notice the Burton Phase socks have different materials?
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Not sure about actual materials but socks that advertise wicking are what you want to buy as they will keep your feet dry and warm. I absolutely love my burton socks but I have a few other pairs that I also use and they all work well. I am sure yours are fine as long as they keep you comfy all day.
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I wear Salomon F22s, so good socks are vital to me. The only weakness of the F22s IMO is that they are NOT warm. On colder days, I'll double up socks (REI merino wool ankle socks underneath my Smart Wool ski socks) and wear a toe warmer between the two pairs.
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i didnt wear socks when i played hockey... this lead me to stop wearing socks all together. usually i just wear super thin soccer socks, or even nylons, pantyhoes type material. im NOT cold prone.

but insulation is created by trapping air in a space so they are needed on those cold wintery days. layering socks works. wool retains 90% of its isulating factor even when wet. so even if you sweat, you should be cofortable.
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Ill bet your boots get pretty ripe pretty quick......
I hope to god no one else ever has to use or get near your boots....
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Merino wool is the best material (most socks that claim it will only have up to 20% or so) - its a natural fiber that outperforms synthetics. So I prefer a wool blend for sure. Thin-weight for spring riding and mid weight keeps me plenty warm all winter.

Pricing - go to sierratradingpost.com and find some bridgedale/smartwool/etc socks on clearance. Use this Sierra Trading Post Coupons and coupon codes for coupon codes and be sure to add the 'riddle' question and answer into the order instructions box for free shipping too. I've gotten socks for $5-8/pair that retail for "$24.95"
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OP, it's very important.
It'll keep ur feet dry & ur boots won't smell like cheese.. hopefully
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Merino wool is the best material (most socks that claim it will only have up to 20% or so) - its a natural fiber that outperforms synthetics. So I prefer a wool blend for sure. Thin-weight for spring riding and mid weight keeps me plenty warm all winter.

Pricing - go to sierratradingpost.com and find some bridgedale/smartwool/etc socks on clearance. Use this Sierra Trading Post Coupons and coupon codes for coupon codes and be sure to add the 'riddle' question and answer into the order instructions box for free shipping too. I've gotten socks for $5-8/pair that retail for "$24.95"
Thanks! This is a great site! Just purchased a few more pairs of socks. There is a great coupon code at fatwallet that expires tomorrow. Get some socks!
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