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Old 11-14-2012, 08:33 AM   #16
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Oooooo! Yuck! Don't know if I want to try that one.
Ya I have also heard that setting them out in the sun will break down the bacteria that produces the smell sounds like a better idea. Have you ever forgot to take your socks out of your gear back after a good ride and just one day later you open that zipper and that stench hits you I would think the zip lock would do the same.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #17
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Tried them out on my 5 day Texas trip. The wife thought I was kidding and just laughed when I told her I was gonna wear them for 5 days. After 5 days they still had life left in them.
Don't think I woulda told that.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #18
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Smartwool socks are super comfortable and don't get as funky as some. The ones made for skiing are generally my favorite, they are comfy, padded in the right areas, and they stay up on your calf without sagging.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #19
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Smartwool socks are super comfortable and don't get as funky as some. The ones made for skiing are generally my favorite, they are comfy, padded in the right areas, and they stay up on your calf without sagging.
I wear Merino wool socks everyday, and they are supremely comfortable. They wick well, and as you noted, don't seem to retain odor like most fabric.

Mine aren't long enough to prevent my boots from being in contact with bare skin, which is icky when it's hot. Also most socks can sag while you are wearing them, which these over the calf socks don't.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:10 AM   #20
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Oooooo! Yuck! Don't know if I want to try that one.
I know a few squaddies who swear by the plastic bag method. I have tried it and found that provided the socks are dry when you put them away, they smell a bit better. They're certainly not "daisy fresh" when you get them out. At least, not with my feet bacteria.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #21
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I know a few squaddies who swear by the plastic bag method. I have tried it and found that provided the socks are dry when you put them away, they smell a bit better. They're certainly not "daisy fresh" when you get them out. At least, not with my feet bacteria.
No freakin way. And this from a guy that admittedly wore the same underwear for 5 days straight.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:02 AM   #22
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Awsome info. I will start a search for the ultimate socks!
http://www.smartwool.com/

All you need.

And, ex officio sucks. Under Armour is way better.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:20 PM   #23
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Dry socks don't stink.

Smart wool liner socks are wool and thin for hot weather. I wear them for work and everyday as my main socks. I have about 20 pr.

Merino wool for t-shirts is good too, both cold and hot weather. And wool doesn't smell after several days use. And wool will keep you cooler in the summer. don't know how, it just does..
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:08 PM   #24
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http://www.smartwool.com/

All you need.

And, ex officio sucks. Under Armour is way better.
Under armour gets funky. They are real comfortable and breathe well but thats about it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:11 PM   #25
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Don't think I woulda told that.
When the package says 6 weeks, you gotta at least try it for awhile. And to be honest, its not bad at all. Just keep your ass clean!
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:14 PM   #26
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:16 PM   #27
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Dry socks don't stink.
That's a myth - ask my family!

I just ordered the following product to reduce the gagging around my place: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ML8J8C - it was recommended to me and has good reviews on Amazon. If it works for me, it'll be worth every cent.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #28
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Na. The female pads with wings make me feel more manly and still keep me feeling fresh!
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #29
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That's a myth - ask my family!

I just ordered the following product to reduce the gagging around my place: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ML8J8C - it was recommended to me and has good reviews on Amazon. If it works for me, it'll be worth every cent.
My dad has the nastiest socks known to mankind. When I was a kid he would tie them around mine and my brother's necks. He would tie them so tight that we had to use our teeth to get them off of each other.
So if you are looking for a way to spend some quality time with the kids...
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #30
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My dad has the nastiest socks known to mankind. When I was a kid he would tie them around mine and my brother's necks. He would tie them so tight that we had to use our teeth to get them off of each other.
So if you are looking for a way to spend some quality time with the kids...
I am afraid that would qualify for a human rights violation in my case...
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