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Everyone always talks about socks. I just wear regular cotton socks and I've never had cold feet.

That being said, my feet are usually quite wet (and smelly) at the end of they day, so maybe I'll give this merino wool shit a try...

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Everyone always talks about socks. I just wear regular cotton socks and I've never had cold feet.

That being said, my feet are usually quite wet (and smelly) at the end of they day, so maybe I'll give this merino wool shit a try...
The dampness is from the cotton for sure.
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I'm not sure that thick socks will make you warmer, I thought that the general recommendation is one pair of thin, non-cotton socks.

Personally, I have a couple pairs of thin Burton socks lying around for cold days, but under most circumstances I actually don't wear them, never found that I needed to, really.
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Thick merino wool is warmer than thin.
in a sweater, yes - in socks, no.
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I'd also add that socks can make a difference in boot size as well. I tend to like a tight fit in my boots, so it's the thinnest possible ones. Most of the warmth of the boot is in the liner, it's really what keeps your feet warm, and not the socks.
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Salomon F22s have virtually no insulation. You're not gonna wear some thin little socks with them and keep your feet warm. Not without some toe warmers at least.

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smartwool phd for everything.

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For those who wear the SmartWool PHD socks, which do you use? The PhD Light or the PhD Ultralite? My local shop does not carry these so I'm going to order online. Obviously I assume the Ultralite is the thinner of the two but is the PhD Light also what one would commonly refer to as a thin sock? Is there significant difference between the two? I don't want to end up with merion wool socks as thick as Burton Emblems. ;-)
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I wear the mediums, personally. Best socks I have ever worn.

If you're not sure, order from REI. Try each, return them. Insanely generous return policy.

As of this writing, the mediums are on closeout at REI for $10.93 a pair.

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For those who wear the SmartWool PHD socks, which do you use? The PhD Light or the PhD Ultralite? My local shop does not carry these so I'm going to order online. Obviously I assume the Ultralite is the thinner of the two but is the PhD Light also what one would commonly refer to as a thin sock? Is there significant difference between the two? I don't want to end up with merion wool socks as thick as Burton Emblems. ;-)
pretty sure I have both, I buy them when I see them on sale with almost a complete disregard for style or color.

they are that good.

I have some ultralight ankle socks, they are thin, but nothing like a biking sock or even old school dress sock thin.

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