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07-29-2010 05:25 AM
Originally Posted by Mirage View Post
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.

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06-30-2010 04:56 PM
Originally Posted by Muki View Post
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.
06-30-2010 04:35 PM
mwl001 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.
06-30-2010 03:51 PM
Originally Posted by NYinfamous2k2 View Post
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...
06-29-2010 01:04 AM
tsaokie Socks are worth Every Penny!
06-28-2010 11:20 PM
Tarzanman 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!

Originally Posted by that_guy View Post
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.
06-23-2010 12:51 PM
Originally Posted by VAhasnoWAVES View Post
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.
06-23-2010 12:28 PM
Mirage Yea, I know what you mean. I have spent sooo much on snowboard crap this month. I just need to take a trip and go before I spend all my money. Haha.

Don't look at either. Makes you buy things you don't need.
06-23-2010 12:25 PM
Originally Posted by Mirage View Post
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!
STP has addicting deals - I buy so much snowboard, hiking, camping, and climbing gear there its insane.
06-23-2010 12:00 PM
Originally Posted by surfstar View Post
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 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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