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redefined_cycles
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Suggest some socks.. pls

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Not the Darn Tough as I couldn't afford another pair just yer.

Not the Endura BaaBaa as they only lasted me a year but have been lovely through that.

Something that's a blend of the above... feel nice on the feet and (as I used em) are multi seasonal and non stikny (they were for me).

Not the HJ Hall army issue types as they're too warm and I already have a pair and they're the thicker yarn which I like in winter but maybe not now.

Something that might be avaiable in town or at OutdoorGo...

Summay not made in China as I'm going to wear em for a Demo at London China embassy against the 100 years of Uigher genocide and I'd feel more comfy with non china socks...

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I can only suggest the Defeet Woolie Boolie socks, usually cost about £15 a pair and mine have lasted nearly 10 years now, merino wool and decent warmth too.

States they are made of US Merino wool (so not much better politically!)
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I get on well with Finisterre's Last Long socks:
https://finisterre.com/collections/socks/wool
Made in Loughborough, apparently.
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I really like my teko socks for riding. They are 4years old now and show no wear at all. I will definitely buy some more.
Eco friendly etc.

https://www.tekoforlife.co.uk/
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I really like my Carnac socks from PlanetX - however they only seem to come in garish colours and don't actually last very long. Good while they last though.
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I love cep socks for hiking/biking and just about any other outdoor activity.

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slarge wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:10 pm I really like my Carnac socks from PlanetX - however they only seem to come in garish colours and don't actually last very long. Good while they last though.
I remember these Steve... They were lovely but lasted me about 3 months if that.
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bridgedale merino hiker light. last me a couple of years. for nits too.


https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/p/bridg ... colour=145
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Bridgedale aren't cheap but do last, for me at least. Lots of options as well, length, weight etc.
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Landslide wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:37 pm I get on well with Finisterre's Last Long socks:
https://finisterre.com/collections/socks/wool
Made in Loughborough, apparently.
Just ordered 3 pairs... thanks Landslide :-bd

There's a sale on. 3 for 2...
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Get thi sen down to Mountain Warehouse.
Plenty of good socks there or m u show some solidarity and go sockless. :shock:
Anything can kill you so choose one you might enjoy.
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Mariner wrote: Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:59 am Get thi sen down to Mountain Warehouse.
Plenty of good socks there or m u show some solidarity and go sockless. :shock:
It's a (mental) comfort thing Mariner. Plenty of days I've turned off my 0345 alarm and gone back to sleep (to skip the 40 mile cycle commute) to drive to work an hour or so later. But when the socks are right, it's one extra incentive to get myself out... :grin:
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Bearlegged wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:37 pm I get on well with Finisterre's Last Long socks:
https://finisterre.com/collections/socks/wool
Made in Loughborough, apparently.
Now I'm totally confused.. Your name has changed??

Socks arrived. Got my daughter (9) a pair. She couldn't stop smiling as they feel so solid, like slippers she telled me. Mine feel nice too and can see how they should last ages...

:-bd
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+1 for Woolie Boolies - for cooler weather, at least - they keep your feet warm, even when wet, and don't pong.
Has mine for at least 5 years, and they are still going strong
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Carnac/Holsdworth socks from PlanetX are good value and have worn well.
I like the Argyle ones, :-bd Wool loop sock tent felt inside but these polyester ones have worn really well and seem to stay fresh/ dry quick are good value. also Merino options.
https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/clothing/footwear/socks

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I bought some socks from Planet X recently. Despite my misgivings about buying merino from uncertain sources, I gave in to their pricing :oops: I bought a pair of merino and a pair of synthetic in the same style, and I can't tell any difference between them. I even took a lighter to a bit of seam inside, and both seemed to melt rather than singe. I know they're a blend rather than 100% but it made me a bit suspicious of how much wool is actually in them. For the money, they're probably OK, but I'll probably just put my hand a bit further into my pocket next time.
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I melted a hole in the arm of my sportwool jersey from Torm when I skidded along the road in it so while it's only one data point, it does imply it's not just a feature of cheap merino blends.
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Together with mine, it's two data points, so fair enough :cool:
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ton wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:01 pm bridgedale merino hiker light. last me a couple of years. for nits too.


https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/p/bridg ... colour=145
I got some the other day whilst up in Manchester - they had a bargain bucket in the Didsbury store :-bd
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I also do cheapie merino form PlanetX
Usually buy about 5 pairs every autumn (£3 each when on offer)

Wear them all out by spring time, and buy new again the following year
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