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Office clothes. Cotton socks are damp by afternoon. Get merino wool socks?

I am tired of having sweaty feet by the afternoon. Wet socks.
I really need this wicking thing to happen with my socks.

Can you suggest some affordable merino wool socks for the office?
They should stay more dry than cotton socks right?
What weight should I get for indoor winter office temps?

I want to buy like 10 pairs, and wear them daily.
So, I hope I can find something less than $25/pair like Smartwool.
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smartwool IS the answer. if you can find a North Face Outlet store near you you can find them at up to 50-60% off.

other option would be to check out REI. they have some REI branded merinos for a little less, but they're not as thin or refined as Smartwools
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Ok, I'll look out for a deal.

What gram weight socks are best to get?
Do they vary?

They're about $13/ea here
SmartWool has 54 styles of socks at Sierra Trading Post
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Ok, I'll look out for a deal.

What gram weight socks are best to get?
Do they vary?

They're about $13/ea here
SmartWool has 54 styles of socks at Sierra Trading Post
i don't buy them based on a gram weight rating so i dunno, but you can see different models have more or less padding.. the light ones are good for day to day, the outdoors are good for a colder normal work day, i don't like the "hikers" - too much padding.

that link is good deals. they're listed as 2nds but you'll never be able to tell ( the north face outlet socks may be 2nds too) if i were you i'd go crazy on that page and order a bunch.
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If it were me, Injinji merino. That way you have no skin to skin contact to trap moisture. Takes about five minutes to get used to wearing them and they're amazeballz.
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If it were me, Injinji merino. That way you have no skin to skin contact to trap moisture. Takes about five minutes to get used to wearing them and they're amazeballz.

What do you mean "no skin to skin contact" ?
Ok, ok, socks with toes!

http://www.amazon.com/Injinji-Outdoo.../dp/B004I4R6YM

What's that benefit?
Does this prevent sweating?

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I wouldnt say it prevents sweat. It does lessen it between the toes and what sweat does happen gets wicked away faster.
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if you have a costco membership or know someone who does, they sell a knock off of the smartwool hiking sock that i actually prefer now to my smartwools, they are much softer and just as durable. plus, of course, you can get multiple pairs for the price of one pair or smartwools
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I wear smartwool socks while riding and within minutes my feet start sweating also. This leads to cold feet. I have burton ions, so I'm almost positive it's not the boot. Are there any tricks to elminate sweaty feet besides socks with toes?
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I wear smartwool socks while riding and within minutes my feet start sweating also. This leads to cold feet. I have burton ions, so I'm almost positive it's not the boot. Are there any tricks to elminate sweaty feet besides socks with toes?
its kind of a bitch but you can hit your foot with some antiperspirant before you sock up..
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