Discussion in 'threads and dreads' started by Badgers, May 9, 2009.
I use these for walking as well, very good
My former favourite socks have given up the fight now, the holes were too big for a take-back
I have acquired a few new thick pairs in the Millets socks which are serving me well.
First morning wearing the Dickies again today. Quite wintery early on.
Time to restock the sock drawer again.
Have about 14 pairs and half them are showing signs of age.
He has some of those because I bought them
My new favourite socks are Karrimor running socks with reinforced heel and toes, arch support and neat little longish bit over the back of the heel to protect the heel from rubbing. And they have some kind of anti-smelly feet thing going on too. £3.99 for 2 pairs from Sports Direct. Which is a bargain IMO. They are men's socks as they don't do women's in my size. Soo comfy for running, martial arts, walking, gym, the only socks I now want to wear.
Fuck goretex ones, far to much hassle to look after.
With the colder weather approaching it it time to add a couple more pairs to the sock drawer.
The Mr is very hard on socks, and rates these: http://www.army-surplus.org.uk/mil-com-patrol-socks-green.html
He works outdoors at night in winter and is very active. If they will do him they will do anyone.
I like that website but £4.95 for delivery is a bit mean
So are mine
I'd like some of those in that picture though, they look lovely.
Someone on the internets (it could well have been here on urban, in fact I think it was) recommended some double sock type things. They have a super thin layer inside, that hugs your feet, and a comfy layer on the outside. Like wotsit up there said, double layers, stop blisters.
I haven't got any, mind. But they look nice.
I do the double sock thing if walking far in boots or festival time. That is just a pair of trainer socks with another pair over the top though.
They sell them other places. In the surplus shop near us they are £7 a pair though.
Brasher make a whole range of decent socks,no doubt overpriced,I've about six pairs only socks I own.Walking boots and sandals being the shoes I have and NOT wearing socks with sandals they are great most other socks fall apart within a couple of months for me.The Merino with wicking fibres ones are great for a lot of walking I can't speak for the others but they do a lot:
You can get them cheaper than on this site.
Cheers, these are good updates. I may compile a list
I wear hiking socks which I get from Millets or Blacks. The ones I have on at the moment have Coolmax written across them. I don't know what that means but they are comfortable thick wool.
Another vote for Seal Skins. You need a pair of socks under them, which don't peek out over the top otherwise they wick the water into the waterproof socks. Even if your boots / shoes get soaked these socks keep your feet mostly dry.
You can use them instead of wellies / gators. I also use my Seal Skins when I row to keep my feet dry when walking on the wet landing stage.
I am into Falke socks. Not only are they shaped like feet but they have L or R printed on each sock just in case you couldn't tell.
Hoggs like I said the first time I posted!! WTF do you do to socks that you go through them so quickly?? Most of my hoggs socks are at least 5 yrs old and all fine!! Ok I only wear them about 7 months of the year(but when I wear them it's usually for about 24 hrs) but jees!! I have different socks for different seasons. Currently I'm in the over the knee phase, with the occasional hoggs day
I like these kinds of socks.
I also have loads of feet which I've cut off the bottom of old pairs of tights to wear underneath.
That must cost a fortune in socks. Are you a centipede??
Sorry, what would you call the bottoms of tights where you put your feet then?
I got some Bridgedale's recently; these. Very comfy and warm for either crashing out round the house or out and about. My Totes Toasties have finally bitten the dust after much use. Which almost allows me to use the phrase "totes unamazeballs". Almost.
I've been on a bit of a sock binge lately, Badgers. I will supply tedious amounts of detail when I'm back from work tonight.
The Bridgedales were the best - I bought a couple of cheaper pairs that were similar in style (with all the padding underfoot etc) but you get what you pay for in the unforgiving world of the sock, I'm afraid. They weren't as good.
Following Rob Bryden's admirable example on QI I also invested in 'the long sock' - and bought a full-on pair of hunting socks. I can't find a picture of them online but it's probably not a bad thing as they were so long I felt like I was cross-dressing when I put them on. They're a bit like this:
and I swear they're just for blokes in denial who want to put a pair of stockings on really. Scottish, naturally. They also do ones with fucking garters. Like this.
To be worn with a skirt kilt. I think you get the point.
So the long sock is not working for you?
Well those Bridgedale's aren't exactly short but I think mid-calf is more than acceptable in today's economic climate. Above the knee is a frippery and an extravagance in these times of austerity. Call me old-fashioned but the frisson of excitement generated by dressing as a woman should be saved for more affluent times. This is particularly true for women.
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