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photocycler 10-24-2012 12:09 AM

Sock Thickness
 
Just got a pair of Burton Ambush boots..considering trying thinner socks maybe a Smartwool type sock

Currently using burton thick snowboard socks, anyone make the switch to a thinner sock and like it?

almostheaven 10-25-2012 02:42 PM

I have a pairs of light and ultralight Smartwool snowboard socks that I really like. Ive found they actually keep my feet a little warmer, and they definitely dry faster if its warmer out and your feet start to get a little sweaty.

Another brand to look into for socks is Darn Tough. Very high quality merino wool with a lifetime warranty.

MeanJoe 10-26-2012 08:03 PM

I definitely prefer thin socks. I had used the Burton thick socks for years, assuming thick = warm. Tried a pair of thin socks and discovered my feet still stayed warm and were far more comfortable without all that bulk.

I definitely want to check out those Smartwool socks.

LuckyRVA 10-26-2012 08:07 PM

thin for sure. I used thick socks my first season and decided to try thinner socks last season. the difference was night and day.

linvillegorge 10-26-2012 08:34 PM

I wear Salomon F22s. Love those boots, but they ain't warm. I wear THICK socks!

ShredLife 10-27-2012 12:47 AM

the north face outlet in woodburn has smartwools half off right now, and they gave me a 15% everything coupon when i walked in the door.

i got 7 pairs :laugh:

they're not knee high snowboarding socks but i wear smartwools every day.

thinner socks are warmer because they make it easier for the blood to circulate in yer feets, and merino wool is great cuz it doesn't stink - so your boots don't stink, and it wicks sweat really well, and its pretty much just the shit.

Sassicaia 10-27-2012 01:22 AM

Thick does not equal warmer :dunno:

Go with marino wool socks. They cost the most but they are the best.

linvillegorge 10-27-2012 01:25 AM

I use merino wool. Thick merino wool is warmer than thin.

Sassicaia 10-27-2012 01:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 531665)
I use merino wool. Thick merino wool is warmer than thin.

I use the Burton Marino wool socks and have used them at -20. Feet were warm. Just curious have you found you needed thicker marino socks? the burton ones are thin...at least as thin as I can find.


On a side note i also gotta give props for the fact they are made in Italy.

Lamps 10-27-2012 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sassicaia (Post 531667)
I use the Burton Marino wool socks and have used them at -20. Feet were warm. Just curious have you found you needed thicker marino socks? the burton ones are thin...at least as thin as I can find.


On a side note i also gotta give props for the fact they are made in Italy.

burton supreme sock was a thick merino sock, discontinued last year but still kicking around here and there, i bought all i could find, have about 5 pairs

the new burton merino is thinner.

merino is def key


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