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

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Liggero
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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!!!!
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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.
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Ghastly
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by Ghastly

I like DeFeet Hitops the most, anything lower looks weird on my long legs...

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This is such an interesting thread...along the lines of "what toothbrush do you use?" or "do you use three ply toilet paper?"...
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I busted through the 2 ply once...switched to 3 ply and never looked back 8)

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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.

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bricky21 wrote:I busted through the 2 ply once...switched to 3 ply and never looked back 8)


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Liggero
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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.
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Liggero
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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:
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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.

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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.


daj
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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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Sjoerd
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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:

limba
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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.

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