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Old 10-27-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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Socks

Just wanting to know what brands, or specific features, inmates might be looking for in socks. I know that I hate having a sock that is about mid calf height that progressively slides down to my ankle during a ride. And although normally I do not suffer from regular foot odor, after long days riding in black leather boots my "piggies", for some reason, become a little stinky .

I've tried some of the newer compression socks that have been developed for runners, and although they do stay up, they are a little too tight for my liking. I'd like to know everyone's opinion. (although I know getting opinions from inmates is difficult.....HA!)
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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Sidi Tech Road socks. I like socks that go to the knee, so they don't fall down.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:42 AM   #3
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Love my Duluth Trading wool socks.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/p...cks-22710.aspx

I have found wool socks are comfortable in almost any weather, including the 100+ degree days. They move moisture away from my feet, they don't stink, and they cushion vibrations.

Are they hot? Not really. I don't notice I have hot feet, but I can feel the difference when I take them off... which is OK, I am done riding at that point.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:50 AM   #4
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:56 AM   #5
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I bought 3pair of Techsox quite a few years back and they are still doing well. I wash them in the sink and let them air dry when i'm traveling.

they have been pretty damn tough. i'd have no problem buying more.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:10 PM   #6
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Merino crew socks.

Whichever brand most appeals to you, 70% wool minimum.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:50 PM   #7
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These Stoic socks are the best socks I've ever worn. They're light, breath well, keep my feet warm when I need them to, and don't stink. I've worn then ski touring in the arctic in March, and mountain biking in the desert in the summer.

Get em in any length you like.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:13 PM   #8
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Love my Duluth Trading wool socks.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/p...cks-22710.aspx

I have found wool socks are comfortable in almost any weather, including the 100+ degree days. They move moisture away from my feet, they don't stink, and they cushion vibrations.

Are they hot? Not really. I don't notice I have hot feet, but I can feel the difference when I take them off... which is OK, I am done riding at that point.
I see no wool there.


Maybe you're talking about those?

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/p...cks-22711.aspx
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:24 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for your input. I see that there are many opinions. I ask in that I'm the creator of Moto-Skiveez®, (perhaps you may have heard about us.) I do not want to offend or break any rules so I will not comment in this thread about that product. I mention it only in that I want to become synonymous with the best, highest quality riding apparel that riders wear next to their skin. Socks are my next target. I have yet to find anything that I think is truly exceptional for the riding requirements I want. So here's my list;

1-Must not fall down to ankle while riding.
2-Rise above the calf but below the knee.
3-Lightweight,thin material that is not hot, (black boots and high temps= misery with a thick sock regardless of the material).
4-Offer light compression. (I do not want the tightness of some of the common running compression socks, but it must stay securely in place).
5-***Must offer permanent odor reducing/eliminating properties! (This requirement should be top of the list. If it doesn't help in reducing odor, then it is out).

I'm currently working with a company that is creating some samples for me as we speak. However, I also do not want to come to market with a "me-too" product. Currently I do not know of anything that fits all of my criteria. That is why I started this thread. Because if there is a product that is truly exceptional for the needs of riding motorcycles, and has all of my required properties, I want to know about it before I invest the time, money and resources into developing a copy. I'm asking for any feedback or suggestions. Now's your chance to chime in. Thanks much!!!!
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:42 PM   #10
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You may want to look at some of running socks for good characteristics. They have moisture wicking thickness in the bottom of the sock and mesh breathability on the tops of the socks. Balega is a brand that has this feature.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:50 PM   #11
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Alpinestar tech coolmax socks meet your requirements. Work equally well for me in FL or AZ. I've averaged 1k miles over 2 days with the same pair, no sweat, no odor.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:02 PM   #12
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I've been using Sokz by another inmate here and so far really like them. I have almost 19" calves and they go completely up to my knee and don't fall down. My feet sweat during the day and when I take them off my feet are dry. Very impressed and their actual pricing (non MAP) is fantastic.

I'm not opposed to trying other pairs.

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Old 10-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #13
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http://darntough.com/

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Old 10-27-2014, 04:06 PM   #14
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Alpinestar tech coolmax socks meet your requirements. Work equally well for me in FL or AZ. I've averaged 1k miles over 2 days with the same pair, no sweat, no odor.
Those look interesting. I'll have to actually evaluate a pair. At first glance they appear to be a little thicker than what I am hoping for. Also there is no clear explanation as to their odor reducing properties. I know that for the most part, many fabrics that claim this, have a treatment or chemical added to the fiber. This can cause irritation and in most instances and will eventually wash out. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:10 PM   #15
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I see no wool there.


Maybe you're talking about those?

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/p...cks-22711.aspx
I flubbed the link. Here is what I actually bought according to my order history:

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/61522.aspx
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