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Old 10-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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thin for sure. I used thick socks my first season and decided to try thinner socks last season. the difference was night and day.
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I wear Salomon F22s. Love those boots, but they ain't warm. I wear THICK socks!
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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

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.
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Thick does not equal warmer

Go with marino wool socks. They cost the most but they are the best.
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I use merino wool. Thick merino wool is warmer than thin.
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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.
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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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