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Hey all,
How important are socks in your experience?
I sometimes will even just use ankle socks, and others just cheap walmart tube socks. Are the "good" and sometimes expensive snowboard socks worth the expense. I mean in comfort and performance?
Just looking for riders opinions and experiences with various socks used for riding.
 

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If you have never tried them, you are in for a treat!! Def buy a pair or two as they will make your feet feel amazing! I have a pair of Burton and 2 pairs of generic ski socks and they all are amazing although the Burtons are my go to pair. Def worth the $$.
 

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I had some older ski socks that I used to use... but I never really liked them all that much.

Then I used SmartWool socks and I absolutely loved them.

Basically, anything will probably be better than cheapass regular socks. SmartWool is the brand I prefer.
 

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I started off with wool blend socks when I started riding. I then tried a pair of Dakine socks($30+ a pair) but found they were too tight on my calves. I now wear Bonds Pillow Feet (about $14 for 2 at KMart) which are specially designed for people with circulation problems and find that they are sufficiently warm, the loose banding around the top of the sock holds well and find that my feet still manage to stay warm, even in the wet snow conditions that we get here in NZ. Not to sure how they would fear at 10DegF though.

I rate them as a very very comfortable alternative to boarding socks...
 

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Reallyy???? after all the money you spent on your snowboard equiptment jacket pants goggles board bindings and boot, just splurge on the extra $15 for a decent pair of socks. sock can definitely make or break a day of boarding.
 

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Yeah compared to a full setup snowboard socks really aren't that expensive. Maybe I skimmed over this too fast but use one pair, don't double up. Many will seem too thin to keep your feet toasty, but remember there's a bunch of effort going in to these to make the rider more comfortable. There is such a thing as a really thin wicking sock, but most snowboarding socks these days have wicking fabric that really helps, and your pets at the house will thank you when you take them off :)

I picked these up at a preseason sale last year for 12 bucks, but have a pair of smartwool too and would recommend either.

Burton Phase Sock : Socks | evo
 

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I don't wear socks at all, unless it's terribly cold, my 32's are perfectly molded to my foot, and the liners are warm.

Now this is pretty rare, but unlike what most people say, you don't need to wear socks, IF your boots fit right. There are people who wear two pairs, which is not going to make your feet warmer, in fact, the boots probably don't fit right. And avoid cotton at all costs, barefoot it better than wearing cotton.
 

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How about sock liners?

Hi All,

I don't mean to highjack this thread but due to all the response; I wanted to get the groups opinion on sock liners.

I've got old silk and polypropylene socks from when I used to ski. What is the groups opinion about using them in place of the thicker socks until the boots pack-out. Also, what about using them inside the sock as a first layer, with my thick orthos socks as my mid layer and boot as outer layer?

Thanks in advance Nito
 

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I don't wear socks at all yadda yadda yadda And avoid cotton at all costs, barefoot it better than wearing cotton.
Well, there is a big insulation shell in the boot that keeps your toes warm. Agreed on the cotton, its a no-no on the hill in general.

Ill bet your boots get pretty ripe pretty quick......:laugh:
Agreed. Peeeeeeeeeeeyewwwwww!
 

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Don't want to hijack...but I'm sure the following question could benefit OP, as well.

What main materials should be looked when deciding on good snowboard socks? I have a pair that are made with 65% Acrylic, 20% Merino/Wool Blend, 14% Stretch Nylon and 1% Spandex. I notice the Burton Phase socks have different materials?
 

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Not sure about actual materials but socks that advertise wicking are what you want to buy as they will keep your feet dry and warm. I absolutely love my burton socks but I have a few other pairs that I also use and they all work well. I am sure yours are fine as long as they keep you comfy all day.
 

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I wear Salomon F22s, so good socks are vital to me. The only weakness of the F22s IMO is that they are NOT warm. On colder days, I'll double up socks (REI merino wool ankle socks underneath my Smart Wool ski socks) and wear a toe warmer between the two pairs.
 
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i didnt wear socks when i played hockey... this lead me to stop wearing socks all together. usually i just wear super thin soccer socks, or even nylons, pantyhoes type material. im NOT cold prone.

but insulation is created by trapping air in a space so they are needed on those cold wintery days. layering socks works. wool retains 90% of its isulating factor even when wet. so even if you sweat, you should be cofortable.
 

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Merino wool is the best material (most socks that claim it will only have up to 20% or so) - its a natural fiber that outperforms synthetics. So I prefer a wool blend for sure. Thin-weight for spring riding and mid weight keeps me plenty warm all winter.

Pricing - go to sierratradingpost.com and find some bridgedale/smartwool/etc socks on clearance. Use this Sierra Trading Post Coupons and coupon codes for coupon codes and be sure to add the 'riddle' question and answer into the order instructions box for free shipping too. I've gotten socks for $5-8/pair that retail for "$24.95"
 

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Merino wool is the best material (most socks that claim it will only have up to 20% or so) - its a natural fiber that outperforms synthetics. So I prefer a wool blend for sure. Thin-weight for spring riding and mid weight keeps me plenty warm all winter.

Pricing - go to sierratradingpost.com and find some bridgedale/smartwool/etc socks on clearance. Use this Sierra Trading Post Coupons and coupon codes for coupon codes and be sure to add the 'riddle' question and answer into the order instructions box for free shipping too. I've gotten socks for $5-8/pair that retail for "$24.95"
Thanks! This is a great site! Just purchased a few more pairs of socks. There is a great coupon code at fatwallet that expires tomorrow. Get some socks!
 
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