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Socks

Postby roopass » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 9:43 pm

Ok, Socks!, what's with socks, is it worth doing some research and getting a pair of expensive quality socks? Or some mediocre pair of socks will do?
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Re: Socks

Postby ChrisJHC » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 10:22 pm

Do not take shortcuts on your socks!

There are different opinions as to thickness, one pair or two etc so be prepared for a lot of differing views.

My personal favourites are a single pair of Injinji toe socks.


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Re: Socks

Postby Flipper Hands » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 10:31 pm

Socks for what?
I find bulky thick wool socks suit almost all situations and can be worn for days, and are very comfortable. My feet do not sweat much though.
I have tried Icebreaker, and the cheap eBay ones are just as effective, though a little hotter they are more durable.

These look exactly like what I bought a couple years back. Just bought a couple more pair.

I have couple pairs of Ininji toe socks, and they are great too, especially if you think you might get into a situation where your toes cop a pounding (wet for extended periods).

For really cold/wet situations I added a pair of Sealskinz to my kit at the recommendation of others (think snow/canyoning) on here. I cannot recommend them yet. I have heard of problems with bunching under the arch, as they are very thick.
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Re: Socks

Postby ofuros » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 5:45 am

Research shortcut...:wink:
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Re: Socks

Postby slparker » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 9:47 am

Can the website be configured to automatically link all sock threads to the darn tough or injinji website, because that's where the conversation invariably ends up...
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Re: Socks

Postby Orion » Tue 21 Nov, 2017 11:51 am

I think the site should go in the other direction and have a dedicated socks forum.
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Re: Socks

Postby ChrisJHC » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 12:03 pm

I note that Massdrop have Darn Tough socks available at the moment if you’re happy to wait a few weeks for them.



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Re: Socks

Postby slparker » Wed 22 Nov, 2017 2:34 pm

ChrisJHC wrote:I note that Massdrop have Darn Tough socks available at the moment if you’re happy to wait a few weeks for them.


That's where I get mine...
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Re: Socks

Postby crollsurf » Thu 18 Jul, 2019 4:34 pm

Drop (Massdrop) don't seem to want to ship Darn Tough socks to Australia anymore. Anyone know where the cheapest place to buy them is now?
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Re: Socks

Postby north-north-west » Thu 18 Jul, 2019 5:38 pm

crollsurf wrote:Drop (Massdrop) don't seem to want to ship Darn Tough socks to Australia anymore. Anyone know where the cheapest place to buy them is now?


I got mine through Socks Addict. Don't know what other options there are.
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Re: Socks

Postby warnesy » Thu 18 Jul, 2019 6:14 pm

The humanity, I was just thinking it was time for some more darn toughs from mass drop...


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Re: Socks

Postby Rileyr » Sat 20 Jul, 2019 11:26 am

I always wear 2 pairs. 1 liner pair and 1 normal pair. Both good quality. My toes can overlap and cause blisters so i use injinji liners. Then i use a synth or merino outer sock. Both pairs about $30. 2 pairs of socks prevent blisters.

I used to use good quality woolen socks. But i am preferring synth socks at the moment because they dry quicker and they dont stretch after a couple of days.

Ive hardly used the merinos but seem good. Dont dry quickly though. Testing them properly on the Bib in a month or so

I take a spare of liners and outers in my pack. Change each day. I put the days socks in bottom of quilt to dry overnight too.

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Re: Socks

Postby crollsurf » Fri 11 Oct, 2019 8:53 am

Just found Wiggle.com.au sell Darn Tough Vermont socks. Don't know wiggle but if there are issues I'll post otherwise, problem solved.
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Re: Socks

Postby michael_p » Fri 11 Oct, 2019 9:31 am

Wiggle have been around for years. They are a UK company and were selling so much stuff into aus that they setup a dedicated .com.au website. From their website:"Orders are shipped from the UK".
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Re: Socks

Postby Mark F » Fri 11 Oct, 2019 11:39 am

I buy stuff from Wiggle a couple of times a year. They are a good source for Salomon shoes and Petzl headlamps. My last purchase was Salomon Techamphibian 4s for $97 (a tube of electroylyte tabs bumped it to just over the $100 mark for free postage) vs $140+ from other retailers. You do have to watch the prices as they wobble around, sometimes cheap other times not. For cyclists they also own Chain Reaction.
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Re: Socks

Postby Drew » Mon 14 Oct, 2019 4:55 pm

Good to know Wiggle sell Darn Tough. Last I looked Socks Addict were no longer shipping them to Australia. I just got a wide pair of Salomon XA Pros at a great price - couldn't find anyone in Australia stocking the wide version.
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