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Old 12-11-2010, 03:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have plain wool socks and they were soaked last year the one time I used them. I need a few pairs so the cheaper the better. Smartwool and Underarmor seem to be popular. Whats your preference/suggestion?
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My Smartwool PHD are the fucking bomb. If you have problems with sweaty feet try using some spray on antiperspirant on your feet. Haven't tried it but have heard stories of success with it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Icebreakers are great , made of merino wool.Got em for Christmas and never bought any other type. As far as cheap I found a few pairs at marshals/tj max last year.

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been using Burtons socks. I got a pair free when i bought my snowboard. I don't have any complaints.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Smartwool. I even just use the regular ones and they work great. I'm sure the snow specific ones would be even better.
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I got my first pair of shred specific socks at Big 5. They're a nice poly/wool blend. Paid like $15 for 'em. Now, my favorite pair of shred socks I got for free with my boots. I don't know the brand other than NWS (Northwest Snowboards). They're socks made either for or by a local shop. I have no idea what they are made out of, but they are thin, warm and super waterproof. I highly suggest getting your shred specific socks at your local shop.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I ride a couple different socks Burton, Volcom, and smartwool. But brand does not matter, because all you are looking for are wool sweat/ snow wicking socks. Btw if you want crazy patterns, look at the Burton "party" socks, i have a pair that are pirate themed, one sock is a peg leg, and the other is a golden buckle shoe.
Buy whatever is most comfortable and warm, since you will be wearing them 5 hours a day
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've had socks from Thorlo, Wigwam, Helly, Burton, etc... over the years and they've been fine. I picked up a couple pairs of Smartwools on deep discount this year, and holy shit they live up to the hype. They really do seem to do a better job of wicking.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a bunch of dakine socks and have no complaints. They don't bunch up, and my feet are always dry at the end of the day.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Spray on deodorant works amazing to keep your feet from sweating. I work in the heat all day and wear my boots all day with 600 grams of thinsulate. My feet sweat like crazy. I started buying Sure spray deodorant and my feet barely sweat. And I usually wear thermal wool socks with just tight cheap ones over top to keep them compressed to my feet.
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