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.
In general, I'm also not cold prone. It's funny how a lot of the guys who don't wear socks ever seem to be hockey players. I don't wear socks with my shoes in general either.
But anyways, my boots are a pretty tight fit- basically I can't really wear socks of any thickness in them. The 32's have the full heat moldable liner (before they had footbeds), so they form to my footprint. I don't have any arch issues, thankfully.
And everyone is right about the stench, but whatever.
Not only will your boots stink, but the build-up of sweat and bacteria and skin oil (bacteria is why your boots stink) will wear down the liners and cushion material of your boots faster than they otherwise would.
Nothing wrong with not wearing socks unless you get snow in your boot!
I don't wear socks at all, unless it's terribly cold, my 32's are perfectly molded to my foot, and the liners are warm.
Now this is pretty rare, but unlike what most people say, you don't need to wear socks, IF your boots fit right. There are people who wear two pairs, which is not going to make your feet warmer, in fact, the boots probably don't fit right. And avoid cotton at all costs, barefoot it better than wearing cotton.
Reallyy???? after all the money you spent on your snowboard equiptment jacket pants goggles board bindings and boot, just splurge on the extra $15 for a decent pair of socks. sock can definitely make or break a day of boarding.
I no right! I got $800 of gear on me and I'm too cheap to buy $20 socks!!! LOL
Just never thought about it...
Bought 4 pair as a belated birthday gift for myself from backcountry, averaged about $13/pair even with stock being pretty slim pickings right now. Sierra has some wigwams on sale for $4.99 pair right now too.
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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?
Unlike most, I can't wear wool. I really like the 32 socks that are made from a bamboo blend. They're great with odor mitigation.
If you have never tried them, you are in for a treat!! Def buy a pair or two as they will make your feet feel amazing! I have a pair of Burton and 2 pairs of generic ski socks and they all are amazing although the Burtons are my go to pair. Def worth the $$.
In my opinion, a good pair of socks make a big difference. They will keep your feet cool and dry. I feel way more comfortable boarding with a good pair of socks.