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Looking at buying a couple of pairs. Any recommendations?

I did not realise they were so expensive and technical! I will be skiing a good number of days so should I avoid cheap rubbish? or does it not matter with socks?
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It matters. Merino wool is good, you'll need socks that are thick or thin enough to match how you've got your boots fitted. Generally most folk these days go for thin socks. Falke, Teko, Smartwool are all pretty good. Avoid cheap tube socks. Last year I got a couple of pairs of Teko Freeride socks that I really like as a free gift with a subscription to the Fall Line magazine. I think that worked out cheaper than just buying the socks.
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Teko socks are reasonably priced here - http://raijinsports.co.uk/

Sports Pursuit often as ski socks on special

These guys are having a ski sale at the moment - https://www.sailandski.co.uk/index.html
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Like who would buy these?

https://www.sailandski.co.uk/acatalog/Thermic-Heated-Powersocks---1200-Battery-17-18-36382.html#SID=8825
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Ice breaker - they have a life time guarantee (in NZ at least) which they back Very Happy

I keep taking skanky old socks back to the shop and getting new ones Very Happy
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@Gear_Junkie, I looked at them when my toes were dropping off at -17...but I decided taking shelter was the better option. Bizarrely when I was caught out at -38 it was my hands that suffered, my toes and feet were fine. I'm still undecided.

You are not the target market for these
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Bit more chat about ski socks here

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3119971
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Aldi do great bargains on excellent ski kit art the beginning of December each year. keep your eyes open
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Valkyrie wrote:
Generally most folk these days go for thin socks. Falke, Teko, Smartwool are all pretty good.


I much prefer thin socks for sure. I bought some really nice Italian ones in the shop in Alleghe (during PreBB 2017) which I liked so much that I bought another pair the following year.

What a lot of pro bootfitters say though, is to own both thick and thin socks. And something in between if poss. The logic being that your boot liners pack down during the week and don't reform fully, so wearing thicker socks in the latter half of the week will compensate for the packing out of the liner.
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I use these. They are not well known (if at all) but are owned by a quality sock manufacturer.
https://sockmine.co.uk/collections/snowsports

They are thin, warm and very hard wearing. I got the superman socks as a joke but like them so much I put up with the slagging off. Happy

I've also got Falke and Smartwool. Both are good. So any on sale would be good.
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@Gear_Junkie, have a look out for the Aldi ski gear sale, normally in the autumn before the start of the season. I have a number of their Silk/Merino mix socks, they are absolutely superb and ridiculously cheap!
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@Gear_Junkie, merino is a popular choice for many (natural wicking, etc) bit make sure you can get on with them before buying a drawer full. Personally I can't get on with them (though I use merino as a torso base layer). I buy man made (generally Salomon) 'race' socks in the sales when I see them.
I run the thinnest sock I can, but as @dp says need somewhat thicker ones in the quiver for when the same boots get used over several consecutive days. If you're doing a season then your liners will also noticeably pack down during that season. Boot liners that came with your boots will only last maybe 100 days, aftermarket liners last a great deal longer (liners that come with boots but that are branded by the aftermarket manufacturers somewhere in between I reckon).
On the subject of liners packing down and as you plan to ski most days for a season then you should get something to dry (and in my opinion aerate) the liners every night as that helps recovery. I (and others on the forum) use a cold air blower that you leave blowing all night. They are great so long as you're not in a studio (where they may keep you awake).
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@GlasgowCyclops, how do those "sockmine" socks compare with Falke SK4's? Any preference?
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Another thread from season just gone
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After trying diffeent ski socks over the years my son just wears his ordinary socks, which he declares as fine. I want slightly longer and thinner socks than I normally wear.
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Its ideas like this that are bringing the skiing industry to its knees.

How can it survive if we dont lust after the greatest (and expensive) new gear?
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Thank you for the help. I went with 4 pairs of the smartwool phd light form sail and ski for £9.99 each. I have wide feet so wanted really thin socks to give me the most room possible.

I will also look out for some aldi pairs nearer the time. So that i don't have to wash my clothes every other day.
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@andy1234, I prefer the sockmine ones because they are thinner than the Falke I have. They have similar shin padding. They are also the Superman socks so I obviously go faster. And if I didn't wear them Catwoman wouldn't let me go to an extra SH Bash Happy

They also have liner socks as well for cold days.
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I've been using CEP socks over the past couple of years. For me they really work, seem to reduce leg fatigue.
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Well my sail and ski purchase didnt go to plan. They only put 1 pair in the delivery instead of 4. So i have paid 40 for 1 pair of socks.

Also wasn't impressed by the socks either. They don't feel great, they are too tight around my calf and were too thick.

So back to the drawing board.Can anyone recommend some bamboo socks. I remember really liking them on my first season.
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@Gear_Junkie, you can wear a pair of smartwool socks for 2 or 3 days. 4 pairs should be enough if you do a weekly wash
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holidayloverxx wrote:
@Gear_Junkie, you can wear a pair of smartwool socks for 2 or 3 days. 4 pairs should be enough if you do a weekly wash


Or you can do the odd handwash during the week.
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Four pairs of wool socks do me for a fortnight, no washing required. No bad smells at all. Mind you, I did once cycle 750 miles in one pair of cycling shorts so maybe I'm not the fussiest.
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