Socks!

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  • Socks!
  • jayx2a
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    Been using Lidl MTB socks for about a year now but they need replacing and not seen them do them for ages.

    Looking at Wiggle etc it seems socks are like £10+ for 1 pair. The sealskinz ones I looked at were £12 reduced from £16 for 1 pair or non waterproof socks?!

    What am I missing here?!

    Any decently priced mid rise socks people recommend?

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    On one thicky merino. The only socks I use for riding and work.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    On-one / Planet-x merino have been pretty good for me. Bulk buy to spread the postage costs

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Planet X carnac ones here.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Alpkit Merino for winter.
    MoreMile running socks (£3 for 5 pairs!) for summer.

    jayx2a
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    Planet X Carnac ones for the bill. Where the hell is the size guide lol

    CraigW
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    +1 for More Mile. They also have some cycling specific socks with Piu Miglia brand, not sure if much difference. Cheap enough anyway.

    Defeet socks are the best I have ever used. Retain there shape and comfort superbly.

    Premier Icon jsync
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    Check out Sportpursuit, there are loads on there for £3 and up

    Premier Icon lunge
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    You’ll not go wrong with Planet-X, they have loads and they’re all pretty damn good. Cheap too.

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    Decathlon aren’t bad for socks either. I’m running either theirs (mixture of thicker thermal ish ones and some lower rise thinner ones for summer) or free
    MBUK socks! As far as I’m concerned socks are socks and as long as they aren’t too thick I’m good. I don’t tend to do much riding off-road in really wet weather for any length of time (Max 2 hours probably) and when I commute to work in the wet I have mudguards front and rear and use neoprene overshoes.

    Premier Icon oikeith
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    I picked up a few pairs of Madison socks from my LBS in the sale, when they’ve worn I just pop in and grab another pair, they’re roughly £7 a pair.

    chevychase
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    Brigdale walking socks – the mid-range merino ones all year round, the thick alpine merino ones for when it’s particularly cold.

    They’re bomb-proof, they last years (never worn through a pair), you don’t blister in them and they remain warm when your feet are soaking – and, frankly, they’re designed for people who walk 20 miles a day every weekend.

    I don’t understand why a lot of MTB gear (shoes included) doesn’t take a leaf out of a larger section’s of society’s years-long tested technical gear. Walking socks for MTB is absolutely a no-brainer.

    Premier Icon augustuswindsock
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    More mile woollen socks, bargain at the moment from start fitness, just the right length, thickness, wash well too!

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I never paid much attention, apart from not using normal cotton, but my wife got me some DHB ones last Christmas and I can’t believe how comfortable they are. I’d wear them all the time if I had enough pairs.

    A red trimmed summer weight paid and two grey trimmed winter pairs. Don’t know where she got them from mind.

    footflaps
    Member

    Rapha socks are £6/pair currently (in their sale)…

    jayx2a
    Member

    How do the planet x ones size up as see they come in eith S/M or L/XL but doesnt give a guide to what size that take them in to! I’m a wee size 8 so maybe the S/M?

    On One Thickys are great,especially if they are on offer . I’m size 8 – 9 and use the Large/X Large.

    jayx2a
    Member

    Thanks. Might have to try both sizes and bang in between. £2.99 per pair for the Coolmax ones seems decent!!!

    All the On-one thickies I had wore out quite quickly at the heel and underneath the ball of the foot. The socks I got from Aldi last year have been great.

    Premier Icon FOG
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    I find that having huge feet 12-13 limits my choice. A lot of XL socks are nothing like and I end up putting the toes through quickly. The new alpkit merino ones have a genuine XL which are very comfortable and at £21 for three are good value

    I use decathlon socks

    Bridgedale ones for me too. Tried DeFeet and On One but they wear through at the heel too quickly. The Bridgedales just go on and on.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Was very pleased with the Ulvang branded (but subtle and otherwise plain grey or black so suitable for all use) merino ones I bought on eBay a few years back after a tip-off on here! Apparently 2nds but I couldn’t see anything wrong with them. For the money absolutely fantastic (they were something ridiculous like £6.99 for 6 pairs). Bought 2 dozen pairs but all the thin summer weight ones have pretty much worn through now so currently on the look out for some more! (the thicker ones are still OK but I prefer thin socks unless it’s REALLY cold. Never gotten on with thick hiking-style socks at all, always give me blisters!)

    Seller had disappeared for a while but now seems to be back, although only small-sized socks available at the moment.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Call me weird but I just wear ordinary socks*… unless it’s raining in which case I wear sealskinz.

    * as long as they don’t attempt to strangulate my ankles**.
    ** I ignored all advice given to me in that thread.

    Premier Icon superstu
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    I use Aldi sealskin copies. Keep my feet warm in winter when ordinary socks have turned my feet to ice.

    footflaps
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    Call me weird but I just wear ordinary socks*

    +1

    If it’s really wet I wear Specialized Defroster shoes, which are waterproof….

    ads678
    Member

    Alpkit have packs of 3 for about 8/9 quid for various socks. Mtb, running and general.

    footflaps
    Member

    Their (Alpkit) dual layer running socks make excellent walking / running socks..

    jayx2a
    Member

    Was just looking at the Alpkit Solvitur coolmax ones.

    Did notice they do MTB specific ones but they are pretty short.

    P-Jay
    Member

    Not much help I know, but I got dragged to a ghastly conference by Sophos a few months ago. The only upside was they were handing out armfuls of garish coloured socks, but they’re great riding socks.

    jayx2a
    Member

    More Mile ones look decent price!

    I’d just like to say that I hate cotton socks for MTBing unless it’s totally dry! Synthetic or wool are so much better in the winter that I hardly care about getting my feet wet.

    Premier Icon toofarwest
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    I have a mix of MBUK freebies, DHB Aeron merino jobbies and a pair of long Sealskins for the really bad weather.

    And a couple of pairs of Jennsocks #fu**cancer.

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