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Old 01-13-2010, 09:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i like my under armor socks i got at dicks sporting goods
Here's something strange. I got my boots adjusted by a board shop so my feet wouldn't go numb anymore, so last time I went out I decided to use my newly acquired under armor socks. The boots fit great with my new insoles, no pain, no numbness, but this time my feet were cold. Which hasn't really been the problem. So I'm wondering if the under armor socks aren't as good as the burton socks I normally use...?
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When you got feeling, your feet got cold. That actually makes a lot of sense.

My feet don't get cold in the Injinjis but they're not as thick as my SmartWool.
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Here's something strange. I got my boots adjusted by a board shop so my feet wouldn't go numb anymore, so last time I went out I decided to use my newly acquired under armor socks. The boots fit great with my new insoles, no pain, no numbness, but this time my feet were cold. Which hasn't really been the problem. So I'm wondering if the under armor socks aren't as good as the burton socks I normally use...?
Underarmour socks are not as good as thick ski/snowboard socks. They aren't as thick as the nice snowboard/hiking socks, and they don't stay as soft after a day's worth of activity.

I have 3 pairs of hiking/ski/snowboard socks and 6 pairs of underarmour socks. I wear the underarmour socks AFTER i'm done riding when I put regular street shoes on.
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Underarmour socks are not as good as thick ski/snowboard socks. They aren't as thick as the nice snowboard/hiking socks, and they don't stay as soft after a day's worth of activity.

I have 3 pairs of hiking/ski/snowboard socks and 6 pairs of underarmour socks. I wear the underarmour socks AFTER i'm done riding when I put regular street shoes on.
Well my burton socks were thin. The under armor socks are supposed to be for snow boarding, but they're thicker. Under Armour | Men's ColdGear Barker Snowboard Sock | 1209191 | $17.99
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Always a good time to remember that a company saying something is for snowboarding doesn't make it good for snowboarding.
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Always a good time to remember that a company saying something is for snowboarding doesn't make it good for snowboarding.
No doubt, but my point was they weren't just regular socks. It has varying thicknesses just like my burtons. They were comfortable as well, not sure why my feet were cold though.
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Sometimes thickness isn't the only contributor. Fabric design, porosity, coverage and more play roles. Also, with the sock difference, it's reasonable to assume our boots fit slightly different. Then, did we lace our boots the same way? Lots of variables exist.

So far, the Injinjis (very thin sock) have kept my feet warm. This weekend, they'll get seriously tested as the temps are in the single digits (F) and wind chill in the negative numbers. I think they'll work but I've got my SmartWools in the bag just in case.
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Sometimes thickness isn't the only contributor. Fabric design, porosity, coverage and more play roles. Also, with the sock difference, it's reasonable to assume our boots fit slightly different. Then, did we lace our boots the same way? Lots of variables exist.

So far, the Injinjis (very thin sock) have kept my feet warm. This weekend, they'll get seriously tested as the temps are in the single digits (F) and wind chill in the negative numbers. I think they'll work but I've got my SmartWools in the bag just in case.
Yeah let me know how they perform in really cold conditions. I don't have wide feet though, you think they'd still be good for narrow feet?
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I don't wear socks...
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They're fine for any feet but those of us with wide feet have difficulty getting socks that fit. I never realized that until I bought a pair of Injinjis (cheaper normal ones) as a joke.

The joke was on me. They're freaky comfortable. Now, that's pretty much all I wear...in suits, jeans, or snowboard gear. I should buy stock in the company I guess...I'd love to work for them. They have something really special but the hardest thing to get folks to do is try them.
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