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  • Woolie Boolie socks , worth it or alternatives ?
  • Premier Icon oldfart
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    Suffering terribly with cold feet while on the bike , Madison Deep Winter socks , Deep Winter ? don‚Äôt make me laugh ! ūüôĄ Someone has recommended Woolie Boolie‚Äôs to me but looking at the price especially if I wanted knee high ones seems a gamble if they don‚Äôt do the trick and I‚Äôve just got to accept I‚Äôve got rubbish circulation and SPDsūüôĄ I know all about looser fitting shoes , I‚Äôve tried 2 thin pairs of socks as well . There‚Äôs a company I bought work boots from who supply to Farmers , Gamekeepers etc that I can get 2 pairs of knee high socks with 70% wool for ¬£13 sounds worth a punt ?
    Any other suggestions?

    Premier Icon rs
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    Worth it! Great socks!

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
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    Worth it, last forever unlike several other brands I could mention

    Premier Icon Haze
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    Really good socks, solved all my cold feet issues…

    Premier Icon boombang
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    I find them a great fit, where as most hiking / wellie sock is their shape is shit and baggy.

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    I wear them all year round up here in Aberdeenshire and rarely get cold feet. I also wear Giro Terraduro mid shoes which are fairly chunky and have virtually no venting.

    Premier Icon Scienceofficer
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    I have a set. They’re pretty standard socks of their type.that type being high quality merino.

    Premier Icon captainclunkz
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    I have a few pairs for winter up in Northumberland. There great socks and keep your feet nice and warm.

    Premier Icon smokey_jo
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    Go for the longer ones and make sure you have room in your shoes they are a bit chunky

    Premier Icon momo
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    I got a pair for christmas last year, nicest socks ever!

    Premier Icon n0b0dy0ftheg0at
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    I find them perhaps slightly less insulating than On One Thickies, which are still less than £3 a pair… Typed while wearing a newish pair of subtle orange/white splat variants.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I find the opposite, notably warmer than the On One Thickies ‚Äď which all seem to go through at the back of the heel quickly anyway.

    Woolie Boolies are great, but in the recent freezemageddon I was finding thick hiking socks a bit better.

    So yeah, why not try the farmers ones anyway. You can never have enough socks.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I bought a couple of pairs going into winter 19/20. They’re still going strong and I’ve recently bought another two pair as I like them so much.

    As hairyscary suggests, they’re more of an all-year-round sock up here so I’m pleased they’re wearing so well.

    Note ‚Äď there are various thicknesses.

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    scotroutes when you say different thicknesses I thought there were Woolies as the thickestthen there was Aerator and all the others?

    Premier Icon hatter
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    +1 for Woolie Boolies, got a few sets that must be nearing 10 years old now, so resilient that the paramedic that had to to cut one off me after I smashed my ankle commented on how tough they were.

    I was off my rocker on gas and air at the time so found it highly amusing.

    Premier Icon luv2ride
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    I‚Äôve got the originals, some mk2‚Äôs and now some WB Comps (1 pair in green, 1 red). All great, but the Comps rock ūüėÄ

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    luv2ride so are the Comp version the same thickness?

    Premier Icon spooky_b329
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    I‚Äôve got two pairs (short I think, definitely not knee length). They are my best/warmest socks ūüôā

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I’ve had others that were as good on the bike but didn’t last- Mountain Warehouse used to do a really good merino mix that I loved but they always developed holes. But my oldest woolie boolies are just ridiculously old, they’re a bit threadbare but they’ve held together

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Madison Deep Winter? They will be the ones that a) don’t keep mrs_oab’s feet warm and b) have worn a hole in the end after about 10 rides since Christmas.

    Useless cheap tat.

    Premier Icon akira
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    Always Woolie Boolie, not sure everybody has a favourite sock but they are mine. Plus if you buy some they have that new sock smell, had some On Ones and they shrank and then wore out, back to Woolie Boolies for me.

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