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Wool socks

Hey all-
Just wondering if anyone has come across a thick wool sock made for snowboarding. I have gotten some Dakine freerides recently and didn't really like them - they were too thin, not enough cushion around the foot, though Dakine says they are medium-heavy, that is, they are the thickest socks they've got.

Any other brands I should check out?
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I believe the majority of people recommend smartwool.
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Smartwool is the best sock I've owned; for snowboarding, hiking, and everyday use. They won't stink up on you, won't lose their elasticity, and are damn comfortable.

You can regularly find them on sale. Another plus is that they are made in USA.
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smartwool is the answer. thick socks are shit.
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Darn Tough. I like them better than Smart Wool.

but... I find thinner socks are better at keeping my feet warm, since I don't have to have my boots so tight (compared to thicker socks), that I inadvertantly cut off circulation to my feet.
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Airblaster makes some mid-weight merino wool socks I like a lot.
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The merino wool socks from Costco are ridiculously warm. Almost too warm.
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i've been in smartwools forever, but i got a lil PSA for y'all...Darn Tough socks...thicker, cushier and GUaranteed for LIFE! Got 3 pairs and Love em, if ever they wear out you can send em for a free new pair

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You don't want extremely thick socks. But yeah, the Dakine are kinda thin. As the others have recommended look at Smart Wool and find the ones with extra padding at the toes and heel.
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I like icebreaker socks but not that thick.

Burton party sock is very thick but not wool.

Burton supreme sock was thick and had merino in it, out of production now.
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