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Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:23 pm
by Liggero
Dov wrote:Rapha Pro Team socks!
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Amazing. Buy a 3 pack and you only pay for 2 pairs.


My godness, what a bargain!!!!

Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:38 pm
by Kjetil
Campagnolo (non cotton, of course) and Assos are nice. Assos regular cuff length though. Long cuffs make me think of L. Armstrong and that won't do.

Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:38 pm
by Weenie

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:37 pm
by Ghastly
I like DeFeet Hitops the most, anything lower looks weird on my long legs...

Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:25 am
by Wingnut
This is such an interesting thread...along the lines of "what toothbrush do you use?" or "do you use three ply toilet paper?"...

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:56 am
by bricky21
I busted through the 2 ply once...switched to 3 ply and never looked back 8)

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:48 am
by kervelo
During the summer I use only Gore bike wear socks. For example Xenon: nice cushioned sock for longer rides on road.

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The GBW socks are very much like the ones from X-Socks, I think the same company makes them both.

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:40 pm
by Rumsas
bricky21 wrote:I busted through the 2 ply once...switched to 3 ply and never looked back 8)


:beerchug:

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 2:35 am
by Liggero
kervelo wrote:During the summer I use only Gore bike wear socks. For example Xenon: nice cushioned sock for longer rides on road.

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The GBW socks are very much like the ones from X-Socks, I think the same company makes them both.


Nice ones, I have a set of these ones for summer. haven't used htem yet. Also a piar of new sidi coolmax socks, for summer too. I'll let you know my opinion on them after long use.

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 2:37 am
by Liggero
Wingnut wrote:This is such an interesting thread...along the lines of "what toothbrush do you use?" or "do you use three ply toilet paper?"...


I use electric toothbrush, Braun Oral B. Really nice. Spares i get them on ebay, much cheaper. My dentist says my teeth are much better now. I tell my dentist to give up on Pinarellos, as Italy is not what it used to be, and get a proper ride. I believe him, and he believes me too... :shock:

I´m using recycled toilet paper now. It may be the worst decision I've ever made in my life. I just can't ride for the moment. Totally serious on this. Too... :shock:

Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 2:54 am
by btompkins0112
Wingnut wrote:This is such an interesting thread...along the lines of "what toothbrush do you use?" or "do you use three ply toilet paper?"...


I use a Sonicare toothbrush. Dentist says he can tell the difference.....costly on the spares, but you've only one set of teeth, right!

Oh, I wear Nike Dri-fit socks, black al la Lance. I timed myself and they are good for 1-2 mph over 40k at 30 feet above sea-level.

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:14 am
by Stolichnaya
OK, sports fans, I actually have a legitmate question about cycling socks.

I have relatively large feet - 47 EU - and most cycling specific socks out there put me just on the borderline sizewise.
After a few washings most socks shrink up just a touch - or lose their elasticity - and constrict my feet.
I have used Sock Guy - even sent them an email about making their socks bigger... they changed the sizing recently to XL 0 48 at the top end and the socks fit exactly the same, too small in the largest size.
Cocoon - too small
X-Bionic - too small and a PITA to put on, in all honesty.
DeFeet Wooleators - are about the largest I have found that do not shrink up, oddly enough.
Sugoi - not sure who made them, but they must be a decade old and still fit ok, but are threadbare.
And lots of others...

Someone recently recommended the Falke socks are having a true to size 47-48 size.

Any other suggestions for larger feet would be appreciated.

Oh, and as a note, I run my shoes snug and use molded insoles so I seek "thin" minimalist socks.

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:07 am
by SplintaxAUS

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:33 pm
by daj
The only "proper socks" as the topic title describes are white and have a high cut, well over the ankle but underneath the calf muscles.

Wearing socks that do not cover the ankle makes you look like a dork. You might as well not shave your legs.

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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:20 pm
by Sjoerd
Thanks to the people who recommened DeFeet socks. I bought them after reading this topic and they're wonderful. DeFeet should give a couple of free pairs away for your excellent marketing campaign :mrgreen:

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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:20 pm
by Weenie

Re: Let's talk about proper socks. Nice socks. Euro socks.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:49 pm
by limba
I bought Rapha's winter and merino sock bundle. They're REALLY nice but expensive. Defeet are almost as nice but less expensive. You can't go wrong with either.