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Old 01-17-2011, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of socks do you wear while snowboarding?

I went snowboarding for the first time a few weeks ago and I just wore Nike ankle socks.

After walking in the boots a bit the boot and liner felt a liitle abrasive against my Achilles.

I'm not sure if this has to do with the fact that the DC Park uses a half boot liner or if it's just expected that you should wear over the calf socks with snowboots.

I guess I thought that the liner is cushy so it is basically like a sock but I found it to be a tad abrasive against the back of my ankles and calves after a couple hours of wear. Is this to be expected?
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over the calf smartwool or wigwam snowboarding socks
warm, and I have never had chaffing issues
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If its not terribly cold and im going to my local hill, i wear normal cotton socks.
But if its around -20, then i wear a wool blend sock. They work pretty well to keep you warm while letting your foot breath.
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If its not terribly cold and im going to my local hill, i wear normal cotton socks.
But if its around -20, then i wear a wool blend sock. They work pretty well to keep you warm while letting your foot breath.
Ok - so these socks you wear are also the over the calf style right?
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You should really wear snowboarding socks, or at least socks that come up past the top of the boot. I used to ride with just high up cotton athletic socks, then i switched to snowboarding socks and trust me they are much more comfortable.

One of the reasons why the boot may feel abrasive when you are wearing ankle socks is because that boot has a dirrectional fabric in the heel pocket that makes it easy for you to move your heel down, but moving your heel up is like petting a dog from the middle of it's back to it's head (weird analogy but you should get the point), it helps to give you better heel hold.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok - so these socks you wear are also the over the calf style right?
Ya, maybe 1/4 of the calf.
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i've got thin merino wool socks for the warmer days when moisture wicking is more important and i've got burton party socks for cooler days. the party socks don't really have any technology to them but they are by far the most comfortable socks i've ever worn and they are super toasty.
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My burton snowboard socks have to be the most comfortable socks I've ever used.

As far ankle socks, why? I wouldn't want that boot material rubbing up against my skin, plus I have huge calves.
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My burton snowboard socks have to be the most comfortable socks I've ever used.

As far ankle socks, why? I wouldn't want that boot material rubbing up against my skin, plus I have huge calves.
Yeah - ankle socks don't really make any sense to wear with snowboard boots.

Ankle socks don't make sense to wear with heavy duty hiking boots and snowboard boots are much more built up than hiking boots.
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I wear soccer socks
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