Maxtorch        
Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: The socks thread

  1. #1

    Default The socks thread

    Lets see those socks!

    Sure beats looking at dudes mid-section in the show your edc being edc'd thread.

    I'm still wearing Gold Toes from the late 90's.
    But to be fair I have about 30 pairs...so they get rotated a lot.

    During my divorce years I kept putting off going to the laundra-mat and just kept buying new socks n skivvies.
    John 3:16

  2. #2
    *Flashaholic* Str8stroke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    On The Black Pearl
    Posts
    5,031

    Default Re: The socks thread

    LOL, You were serious! A sock thread. Did your socks play a role in the divorce??

    Ok, here we go:
    My dad wear the Gold Toes. That is all I knew about for years.

    I have nothing but UnderArmor now. I threw out all my old funky socks for new ones about 2 years ago. Now I have several styles they make, Including the less than manly small ankle ones, Charged Cotton ones that are about 8 inches high. All those pairs are black. Then I have 2 pair of brown boot socks that you can pull all the way up to your knee caps.
    Interested in Saltytri lights. Pm me!


  3. #3
    Flashaholic* Tac Gunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Bluegrass Region of KY
    Posts
    1,600

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Snap-On socks for me. Wear them all day everyday with my Justin's and they can't be beat IMO
    Reliability, NW and moonlight mode, the most important factors in a light

  4. #4
    *Flashaholic* Str8stroke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    On The Black Pearl
    Posts
    5,031

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Tac Gunner View Post
    Snap-On socks for me. Wear them all day everyday with my Justin's and they can't be beat IMO
    A true Mans Man! Snap-On socks! I first read your post as, Snap-On Sockets for me!
    Interested in Saltytri lights. Pm me!


  5. #5

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Tac Gunner View Post
    Snap-On socks for me. Wear them all day everyday with my Justin's and they can't be beat IMO
    Bet you have a SnapOn flashlight too.

    And uh...str8, no the socks did not contribute.
    I was happily married until the day she demanded a divorce. She got the kids, the house, car, etc etc, but not the gold toes, my tv and my stereo.

    A year later she wanted to work it out.
    I said "pffft, only costs me $600/month in child support to be rid o you."

    My grandma bought me black gold toe sox one Christmas when I was in Jr. High. I got married in them some 8 years later.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 11-05-2015 at 09:08 PM.
    John 3:16

  6. #6
    Moderator
    nbp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,404

    Default Re: The socks thread

    I like these Merino wool hikers from REI. They are my go to everyday work socks. I still wear cotton for casual but being on my feet all day doing physical work I go wool most of the time.

    http://m.rei.com/product/712774/rei-...-quarter-socks

  7. #7
    *Flashaholic* StarHalo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    California Republic
    Posts
    10,360

    Default Re: The socks thread

    In my experience; 12-15 miles per day, 4-5 days a week, ~3000 miles per year, and my feet feel completely comfortable: Thorlos.

  8. #8
    Flashaholic* Tac Gunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Bluegrass Region of KY
    Posts
    1,600

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Bet you have a SnapOn flashlight too
    Nope sure don't. I won't pay for an overpriced maglite or streamlight just because of the snap on name, same with the knives. Grant you the socks are more than likely an overpriced rebrand too and if I could find the original brand who makes them I'd buy them instead but these socks have been really good for me so I will continue to use em.
    Reliability, NW and moonlight mode, the most important factors in a light

  9. #9
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Cleveland,Oh
    Posts
    2,504

    Default Re: The socks thread

    I wear merino wool almost exclusively now, a few different brands. Costco has some this time of year, and the price is hard to beat.they hold up well for everyday use.
    Smartwool makes the best I've tried.I have yet to find a better boot sock.
    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
    -- Albert Einstein

  10. #10
    Flashaholic* Eric242's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    [-Mad in Germany-]
    Posts
    2,779

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jabe1 View Post
    I wear merino wool almost exclusively now, a few different brands. Costco has some this time of year, and the price is hard to beat.they hold up well for everyday use.
    Smartwool makes the best I've tried.I have yet to find a better boot sock.
    I only buy merino wool socks nowadays..... can´t wear other socks anymore. I prefer Icebreaker since Smartwool (that´s what I started with in merino socks) seems to have changed their "socks formular" somehow in the last years.

    Eric
    Move Through The Light .... With Caution
    My Collection.......... just click on me if interested


  11. #11
    Moderator


    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Penn's Woods
    Posts
    7,477

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Gold Toe crew length white socks day-to-day, Smartwool for anything more than casual walking or pretty much all the time during the winter, and these Acorn socks my sister bought me a few years ago. Heavy fleece, fantastic if it's REALLY cold, or you're not moving much in the cold.


  12. #12
    Flashaholic* Launch Mini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    1,538

    Default Re: The socks thread

    No Pics, but my office work socks are pretty wild. Nothing plain at all. Plaids, paisleys, stripes, dots, you name It, I have a pair.

    As for casual sox, my daughter got me onto Bombas. I am very impressed with these. You can google it. They have the buy one, they give one , away program.
    IF anyone wants a promo code, PM me. You get a discount on your first order, I get a discount on my next order.
    I think for new orders, they do give you 20% off, and it bumps to 25 ( I think), if you come via a referral.

  13. #13
    Moderator
    nbp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,404

    Default Re: The socks thread

    The most popular threads in the Adventure forum are about pants and socks. We really are nerds, aren't we? Lol.

  14. #14

    Default Re: The socks thread

    At the risk of sounding like some weisenheimer...
    You're a moderator at a flash light forum sir....
    So we were all nerds before this forum. Some are just higher up the ladder.

    My buddy and I text each other from 300 miles apart about grass seed, shoes, dentists, old sports injuries (with the new aches & pains), new bikes that are made for going slow, and chatting by a campfire some day.

    He's 35. I'm 51. He used to refer to us as nerds.

    One night at 11 he sends a text...
    "You know your getting old when you talk about comfy shoes and grass seed."

    Next day I sent one back "you know you're old when you didn't hear a text arrive at 11 pm because you went to sleep at 8:30"

    So we choose to think as you get older being a nerd is a good thing.
    We just call each other "old nerds" now.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 11-08-2015 at 06:42 PM.
    John 3:16

  15. #15

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Darn Tough. Made in VT, guaranteed for life (< can't wait to test that out - socks always seem to wear out).

  16. #16

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Sure beats looking at dudes mid-section in the show your edc being edc'd thread.
    Oh man, I think that was my thread

    Good timing, since SOCKS are my latest pet peeve. I've been buying all kinds lately and just going crazy trying to find something I like. Here's just a quick summary of some:

    Sorry, no photos.

    Thick socks for boots and cold weather: Wigwam Merino Comfort Hiker
    Thin/medium socks for hiking: Under Armour Heat Gear from ~2011 = awesome. New version = TRASH! So tight I can hardly get them on my size 9.5 foot.
    Thin black dress socks for work: pretty much anything (Dockers, Gold Toe)
    Everyday socks: still looking. I'm done with white socks since they looks like crap after 1 day. Gray/black is where it's at. I'm currently trying some Adidas socks which have no cotton. They seem to keep my feet from getting clammy.

    I'd love to use some merino/silk socks for everyday use, but at about $13/pair, I just can't do it.
    GOOD TINT!

  17. #17
    Flashaholic* greenlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    chill valley
    Posts
    4,298

    Default Re: The socks thread

    My new socks from Costco are really cushy.

  18. #18

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Anyone tried treating their socks with silver?

    http://www.agiene.com/
    Agiene® Micro Silver Crystal technology is an advanced silver antimicrobial treatment for textiles. It keeps garments, footwear and home textiles cleaner, fresher and free of unpleasant odors.

  19. #19

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    Oh man, I think that was my thread

    Good timing, since SOCKS are my latest pet peeve. I've been buying all kinds lately and just going crazy trying to find something I like. Here's just a quick summary of some:

    Sorry, no photos.

    Thick socks for boots and cold weather: Wigwam Merino Comfort Hiker
    Thin/medium socks for hiking: Under Armour Heat Gear from ~2011 = awesome. New version = TRASH! So tight I can hardly get them on my size 9.5 foot.
    Thin black dress socks for work: pretty much anything (Dockers, Gold Toe)
    Everyday socks: still looking. I'm done with white socks since they looks like crap after 1 day. Gray/black is where it's at. I'm currently trying some Adidas socks which have no cotton. They seem to keep my feet from getting clammy.

    I'd love to use some merino/silk socks for everyday use, but at about $13/pair, I just can't do it.

    No offense bro.
    Now if the fellas showing their lights were bikini clad gals...
    good thread though.


    Anyway if you have a Marshalls or Ross nearby they tend to sell a lot of other stores excess stuff (or irregulars that are fine) at way better prices. And at times have top the line brands.

    Can't tell ya how many high $ coats etc I've bought there for 1/3 of the orginal price.
    (It's where I get my gold toes 4 for $6 vs Kohls 4 for $12)
    Last edited by bykfixer; 11-13-2015 at 09:59 PM.
    John 3:16

  20. #20

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Reduced price socks from Marshall's. My athletic socks must have approximately 50%-85% cotton. I look for the most cushiony heals and least snug fit. I'm not sure whether least snug is good or not because compression stockings improve blood flow, but tight socks leave ugly marks when I take them off.

  21. #21
    *Flashaholic* StarHalo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    California Republic
    Posts
    10,360

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Borad View Post
    I'm not sure whether least snug is good or not because compression stockings improve blood flow, but tight socks leave ugly marks when I take them off.
    The trick is to put as much engineering into the sock as was put into the shoe; it doesn't make any sense to design a shoe that's snug in certain places and giving in others, then put on a sock that's tight or loose all over. The sock should only put padding where it's needed, only hold fast where the shoe does. See my recommendation above if you're interested..

  22. #22
    Flashaholic* orbital's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Great Lakes
    Posts
    2,359

    Default Re: The socks thread

    +

    Synthetics last longer & absorb little water, which is key.

    Personally I prefer blends of wool and synthetics like the Fox River Work Crew #6604
    44% acrylic, 36% wool, 19% nylon, 1% spandex

    Probably have owned 10 pair or more over the years, very comfy & they last

  23. #23

    Default Re: The socks thread

    Quote Originally Posted by reppans View Post
    Darn Tough. Made in VT, guaranteed for life (< can't wait to test that out - socks always seem to wear out).
    They are definitely made to last but a friend managed to damage one on the AT and they next dayed him one at the nearest town. Wasn't there so not sure how he broke his but he still raves about the CS.

  24. #24
    Flashaholic* P_A_S_1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    1,182

    Default Re: The socks thread

    I guess this would be the place to ask...Gore Tex socks, anyone use them/like them?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •