What are the best socks then?

Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Badgers, May 9, 2009.

  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Hardwearing ones for walks, festivals and so on?

    Some army ones here

    Gortex ones here


    I am shit with socks, generally buy cheap shit and my feet suffer a bit.
    Has anyone got a sock they swear by for wearing with boots, in rain or just ones that make feet happy?

  2. damnhippie

    damnhippie shark sandwich

    one thing about Sealskins is, they don't have much give & are apparently a bit painful after a while.

    normal big wooly ones do the trick for me.
  3. Yelkcub

    Yelkcub Well-Known Member

    Ski socks did me for Glastonbury.
  4. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    My favourites so far for wearing with boots (if I'll be on my feet a lot) are hiking socks - the ones with a fairly high proportion of wool, but also with thicker bits where your feet need more padding. Even when my boots started letting water in, the socks still didn't cause any blisters or rubbed bits.

    Not dirt cheap, but they dry far more quickly than thick pure wool socks (the old school alternative) and are just as comfortable and hardwearing.
  5. Louloubelle

    Louloubelle Well-Known Member

    M&S do some really nice socks with silver in them

    They're meant to prevent foot odour and as I do lots of sports I thought I'd try them. they are really, really comfy, not too thick, not too thin and I'm only buying them from now on. Apart from sealskinz for training outside in the rain.

    They only do them in mens' sizes though, fine for me as I'm size 9

  6. Boycey

    Boycey juvenile rave slut

    worth noting that the goretex socks are meant to be worn over existing socks, i used them for courierenging for a few years and they are excellent if you're spending all day outside in low temperatures and wet conditions but a bit much otherwise though they were great at outdoor parties.
  7. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Thanks for the posts, I need to get some soon but just seems all a bit confusing.
    Never reaslised goretex socks are meant to be worn over existing socks, that is good for colder times.
    I might need to get a small selection and see what works.
  8. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    My mate reckons the best socks in the world come from Cordings of Piccadilly.

    He lives in Sydney and really helped me out last year so I said I'd send him some.

    Turns out they're for twatting hunting types and cavalry officers. Cost me £16 for a pair.


    I wouldn't wear them to a festival Badgers, what are you thinking? :D
  9. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Got these from Fat Face the other week and they are now the best socks I own :)
  10. feyr

    feyr evil evil monkey!

    my best socks are a pair of slouch socks from pineapple, although i tend to get them when they are cheap in tkmax. not too thick but designed to keep feet cushioned and cosy when being pounded in a dance class, so cope fine with festival boots
  11. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    Strumpet recommended me some Totes Toasties a bit back and they've turned out to be ace. They're probably more you're 'slobbing round the house' type sock mind. Which suits me, tbf.


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  12. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    They look ace
    So much foot love there
  13. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    The non-slip bits on the bottom actually work, too.
  14. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    are my fave socks ever!! Not tried the rest of the Hoggs range but they're made for scottish hill/forestry/estate workers and famers, etc who aren't exactly easy on their clothing.

    Btw those army surplus ones in the OP aren't army surplus. I got hubby some AS ones at the weekend for £1.50 a pair.
  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  16. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    £16.63! :oops:
  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    vy fucking comfy :mad:
  18. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    If you wear thin tight socks inside your big clumpy walking socks you get less (no) blisters

    I use flight socks, they work a treat :)
  19. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    I haven't worn socks once in the last 5 months.
  20. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    Clean ones given the choice. Beyond that I don't really care.
  21. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Favourite socks are to be worn today, fresh from the airing cupboard :)
  22. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Goat socks or bamboo socks are the best I've yet found.
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  23. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Sock update:

    Picked up four pairs of these babies from M&S last week. The packet said they deliver 'exceptional comfort' which I took to be a sales gimmick but must confess they are very good.
  24. stupid dogbot

    stupid dogbot Haughty and Superior

    At the moment, these are my favourites:

  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I've got a pair of Totes. They must be at lest 10 years old :cool:

    They're purple :D
  26. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    My friend knitted me some socks, they're multi-coloured and super comfortable. I call them my festival socks for reasons even I am not sure of. I want to learn to knit socks then I will never buy another pair.
  27. Fruitloop

    Fruitloop communism will win

    I am torn between my bamboo socks and my possum socks. Both are excellent.
  28. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    I swear by my sealskinz. They saw me thru the 3 peaks in horrendous weather conditions with no toasty dry feet and NO blisters.

    If anyone had told me I'd spend that much money on a pair of socks I'd have said they were mad, but by god theywere worth every penny.
  29. butcher

    butcher boner at the ready

  30. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Good sock options pouring in.
    I may treat myself to a pair of sealskinz, they look ideal for the festival trench foot :)

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