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2008xb12scg
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 03:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm on my feet all day and good socks are needed. I've always worn gold toe but the last batch didn't seem as good as they used to be. Has anybody worn the darn tough socks? Very pricey but made in the US and have a lifetime guaranty so they might be worth it. $20 for socks would add up since I go through two pairs a day. I was thinking these for work/riding and cheaper ones for the rest of the time.
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Court
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've been wearing those Wigwam Merino Wool ever since someone here mentioned them . . . they are thick, comfy and generally great.
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Vtpeg
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 03:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Darn tough, made in Northfield, Vermont. Its all I wear, I'm blue collar on my feet all day. They last a long time and in the off chance you damage a pair they honor the guaranty. You won't go back to Walmart socks.
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Satori
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 03:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Iíve worn REI merino wool socks for years. They hold up well, and come in different thickness. They were always my favorite sock to wear while hiking in AZ, even in 115 degree weather. Merino wool wicks moisture extremely well, and stays cool when you need cool, and warm when you need warm.
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Satori
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Oh and REI has a lifetime warranty as well.
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Two_seasons
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

All my socks are Wigwam socks.

Best I've ever had my feet in!
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Crusty
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 07:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've been wearing Fox River Fatigue Fighter socks for the past few months. So far, they're holding up pretty well and they feel good, too.
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Weaponxbs
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Love my Smart Wools AND Wigwams. Never thought they would be comfortable in the summer but I was wrong. Worth every penny.
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2008xb12scg
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just bought a pair of the darn tough. Hopefully worht the money but sounds like they will be. Need to stay on my feet another 8.5 years til retirement so if this helps its worth it lol. Thanks for the comments!
Thomas
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Ourdee
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wigwams. +1
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Cityxslicker
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 08:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

walmart socks
best disposable after 3 washings
and they will not stand up to miles

I wear a nylon booty with a wool over from REI
the booty wicks the sweat - and keeps the blisters down - old military trick
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Pwnzor
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Adidas or New Balance for me.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think you guys need to trim your toenails more often!
I get a year or two from my Hanes/Walmart socks. I don't walk for a living though.
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Teeps
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

For those on their feet all day I have 2 words for you:

Orthotic insoles; the kind you get from a podiatrist.
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Fahren
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Merino wool wicks moisture extremely well, and stays cool when you need cool, and warm when you need warm.

Yeah, but....... how does it know?
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Mikexlr650
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 01:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The thermos tells them...
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Sifo
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 01:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

+1 on the Merino wool socks. I'm currently getting them from Red Wing Boots or Cabela's. Both seem to hold up well.

When I was on my feet for 11-12 hours in work boots, fitted insoles made a huge difference at the end of the week.

Gold toe socks are only for moderate, dry weather when not spending a long time on my feet.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

New Balance 993 or 1540 with the custom insoles and matching socks (Adidas socks are good too, but the shoes, not so much)

I stand 12 hours a day minimum. Feet feel great.
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Thumper74
Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 08:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

All my wool socks are Wigwam
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2008xb12scg
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 12:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well I sore the dt socks and really like them. Usually thick socks get all bunched up in my boots and these didn't. Nice and thick and didn't make my feet sweat. These are the Marino wool I ordered a pair of the other material just to compare. Worth the $ imho.
Tees-I was planning to talk to my Dr. About the insoles and see it I can get them through insurance.
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Zenbiker
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 07:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have tried a lot of socks for biking, hiking, etc and Darn Tough are at the top of the list. Funny thing is that I had not heard of them until I moved to Vermont.
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Fotoguzzi
Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 09:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks for the insight.. never would have thought such good sock info from a Buell forum.

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Whisperstealth
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 03:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

2008xb,

What pair did you buy? They have a bunch of different ones.
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2008xb12scg
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I got the hike/trek full cushion boot sock. Very happy with those they're the merino wool. I just got a second pair to compare in the the coolmax cushion (full cushion is the whole sock cushion is the bottom). I'll let you know how they work out. But I think they're worth the $ if you're on your feet all day and go through a lot of socks.
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Court
Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 11:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just ordered several pair . . . .I'm getting ready to move to the mountains for the next 4 years . . . . and I'm going to be spending lots of long days in boots on the new job . . . These look like a good investment to go with the new Jeep.

:-)
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Vtpeg
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 06:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Laundry day today, I may have a problem.



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2008xb12scg
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 06:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I wore the coolmax socks today. Fit/quality is very good but my feet sweat more than with the others. Might see about exchanging them.
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Thumper74
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 09:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Foto, great picture. Got anything else like that picture?!
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Preybird1
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The best socks i have ever worn are these medical compression socks from CEP. They feel sheer like a dress sock but perform amazingly well and dont squeeze my toes or foot.

http://www.cepcompression.com/dynamic-short-socks. html
I usually pay about $19.00 a pair. They are expensive.........But after my ankle surgery these really help with pain and keeping my foot "tight" all day while i walk around for 11 hrs.
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Blake
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 07:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I used to be a loyal wool sock guy, until I tried acrylic. Bacteria don't like acrylic. I've roughed it backwoods with the same pair of acrylic socks for three days straight, no odor whatsoever, no toe jam, just nice clean dry feet. What a Godsend.

I'll never wear wool socks again for heavy outdoor use.
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Aesquire
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 07:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Polypropylene otoh while it works great concentrates smells from other counties. Wash with tide w/febreze and it's fine. Otherwise you'll swear they're not clean.

Good info here, thanks.
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Skinstains
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 11:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

FILSON merino over the calf. lightweight heeps feet stupid dry in summer and Midweight keeps them warm in winter. I put a tiny spoonfull of cornstarch in each sock every morning and they just keep on going.
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