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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:11 pm    Post subject: Quick winter socks recommendation Reply with quote

Evening all. Currently shopping for new winter socks whilst on the cx. Anyone using a bullet proof sock they would recommend??

Can't find these "dhb ASV Merino Thermal Cycle Sock" in my size sadly..

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Quick winter socks recommendation Reply with quote

rez wrote:
Evening all. Currently shopping for new winter socks whilst on the cx. Anyone using a bullet proof sock they would recommend??

Can't find these "dhb ASV Merino Thermal Cycle Sock" in my size sadly..


Can I add, that if you're also planning to wear overshoes, try putting some bubble-wrap in the toes, almost double-glazing for your feet!!



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Richard, you can add that!! Lol will try that out Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think good overshoes are probably more of the key then warmer socks, on really cold days i've been using my endura thermal overshoes with some Suggoi waterproof ones over the top and its been a revelation.

Take the insoles out of your shoe and check the cleat holes, some shoes have these visible under the insole and water/cold can get in. Nothing a quick application of silicone sealant from the inside cant fix.

If you try to go too thick with your socks you risk squashing your feet in your shoes and that has the opposite effect of keeping warm.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swear by Sealskinz waterproof socks.

They got me through 2 winters working on big muckshift jobs in Scotland without an issue, well worth the money.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive used neoprene windsurf/diving socks for years,never had cold feet
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

De Feet Woolie Bollie are my choice.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used Endura Baa Baa merino for the last couple of winters. Warm as toast Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hugo15 wrote:
De Feet Woolie Bollie are my choice.



+1 for these, got two pairs and money well spent, Neoprene Overshoes is deffo a must have

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am rocking Aldi Fishermans socks. Toasty toes is an understatement and cheap as chips
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hugo15 wrote:
De Feet Woolie Bollie are my choice.


Me too, I'm a big fan of these. Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip Richard.

I seem to get cold toes when my five-tens get wet in winter, so am going to try the overshoes + bubble-wrap Smile (even though I don't ride a roadie, I think it's a great idea for off roading too).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Defeet woolie boolies for me as well Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing as it's that time of year again I'll put my recommendation forward . I've been tipped of about galibier kit and especially their winter socks , fire feet I believe they are called
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