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Postby Boijoy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:56 am

HA! I dont' think this has been a topic before!! whoott!! I'm first!!
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but really. can anyone recommend a breathable sock that won't let a bunch of dust in? Or should I stick with plain old white cotton tube socks?
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Postby geospyder » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:07 am

Buy white socks in bulk - big bag from Costco Bring enough for two pair per day. Nothing like rinsed feet and clean socks to relax the feet. They are cheap enough that unless you want to wash them, you can just toss them when you get by to the default world. Disclaimer - last year was my virgin year but the above worked for me.
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Postby Clar-i-ty » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:28 am

I highly recommend a reinforced toe if you are wearing boots. But yes. I get new socks twice a year and one of those times is for the Playa. I wouldn't throw them away though. That's just wasteful.

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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:21 am

Clar-i-ty wrote:I highly recommend a reinforced toe if you are wearing boots. But yes. I get new socks twice a year and one of those times is for the Playa. I wouldn't throw them away though. That's just wasteful.

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Postby Fire_Moose » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:24 am

13 bucks for one pair? I laugh at them.
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Postby Clar-i-ty » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:10 am

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Postby LostinReno » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:17 am


Thorlo's are one of my guilty pleasures! I love their socks. I think I have 3 pairs, I don't wear them all the time but they seem to last! The Cabela's version are pretty good too and a lot cheaper! Totally worth the $9-12 IMO, I save those for hiking or riding my bike around town.
I usually buy the 6 pack of whatever short sport socks that are on sale at Kohl's. (I bring them home and wash them after BM), it really is a nice little luxury to put on a pair of brand new clean socks out there!
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Postby TomServo » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:20 am

Definitely Argyle!....with a reenforced toe.
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Postby LostinReno » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:23 am

TomServo wrote:Definitely Argyle!....with a reenforced toe.


:lol: :lol: Argyle's are pretty sexy with a pair of Teva's! LMAO!
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Edited the picture, this is another one I don't understand, yet I see it often?? :shock:
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Postby TomServo » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:32 am

LostinReno wrote:
TomServo wrote:Definitely Argyle!....with a reenforced toe.


:lol: :lol: Argyle's are pretty sexy with a pair of Teva's! LMAO!
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Edited the picture, this is another one I don't understand, yet I see it often?? :shock:


I normally wear two pairs. The ranger boots I got were a little big....and theve stopped making them.

http://www.boots4all.com/images/s1500rtx.jpg
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Postby illy dilly » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:13 pm

Snap-on makes really good work socks.
Didn't try them on-playa though.
Brand new socks were the best parts of my day- every day last year.
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Postby Boijoy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:32 pm

Clar-i-ty wrote:Never thought I'd miss 'em but...

http://www.militaryclothing.com/IBS/Sim ... 03839.html


but wool?? really Clarity? are they flowey/cool enough?
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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:39 pm

On the rare occaision that I DO wear shoes on playa, I loved having fresh, clean, brand new regular old socks from the big bag from Target. They felt fantastic....clean and dust free for my rarely clean feet. I wouldn't bother with expensive socks on the playa. You are changing your socks so often, I think the quality is not as important.
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Postby kman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:44 pm



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Thorlos all the way, indeed.

I own enough for one clean pair every day and a couple extra. At night, when it's cooler, lesser socks suffice... although much of the night is spent on your feet, so it's worth considering better foot care.

For warm weather, nothing beats the ThorLo Light Hikers with CoolMax.

With sandals or any open shoe, ANY sock is going to let your feet get dusty, short of waterproof socks (very bad idea).
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Postby Elorrum » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:01 pm

If I am wearing boots, I like a thin liner sock (poly or silk) as well as a regular sock. This cuts down on friction and blistering. I like the cool-max blend varieties with good heels and a cushy sole, and usually watch Sierra trading post, or rei outlet for closeouts or seconds on bridgedale, or woolrich. I don't care if they spell Bridgedale with a k. They seem to last long enough to cover the cost. If I'm just wearing sneakers, I like the bike socks I've found on Sierra trading post from time to time. some fun designs as well, frogs, lizards etc.
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Postby geekster » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:02 pm

Cheapest 100% cotton socks you can get ... dollar store socks. Wear once and toss in the burn barrel.
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Postby Eric » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:08 pm

daytime- cheap white 100% cotton socks. I don't burn them, I keep using them, but I don't see a reason to go all crazy with fancy socks (unless they're decorative)

nighttime- depends on what I'm wearing. Sometimes the plain cotton ones, sometimes dress socks.
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Postby kman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:17 pm

Eric wrote:daytime- cheap white 100% cotton socks. I don't burn them, I keep using them, but I don't see a reason to go all crazy with fancy socks (unless they're decorative)

nighttime- depends on what I'm wearing. Sometimes the plain cotton ones, sometimes dress socks.

Do enough hiking and trekking and chances are you have them anyway. I don't know that I'd buy them just for BM. But since I already have them, I'm sure as hell gonna use them!

ThorLo's will last for YEARS, even with regular use. And they're made in the USA, not by slave labor in China or Malayasia.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:02 pm

I saw sushi socks today...
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Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:25 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I saw sushi socks today...
*sigh*


... I love funky socks.... except on eplaya.
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Postby thesandman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:34 pm

i am going to take with me Rei Light wool socks for night use and white cotton for day use, got 2 pair of the coolmax shocks but the do feel a bit odd to my feet may just be me
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Postby thesandman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:34 pm

sorry for that double posting was trying to edit lol
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:28 am

My favorite socks to wear have a hole on one end.
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Postby geekster » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:39 am

Eric wrote:daytime- cheap white 100% cotton socks. I don't burn them, I keep using them, but I don't see a reason to go all crazy with fancy socks (unless they're decorative)

nighttime- depends on what I'm wearing. Sometimes the plain cotton ones, sometimes dress socks.


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Postby Clar-i-ty » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:47 pm

Boijoy wrote:
Clar-i-ty wrote:Never thought I'd miss 'em but...

http://www.militaryclothing.com/IBS/Sim ... 03839.html


but wool?? really Clarity? are they flowey/cool enough?


I wore this type of sock with all leather combat boots for 9 years in all kinds of conditions. I find them better than cotton which tend to fall apart, or fall loose inside the boot, which really sucks! Plus they have a padded sole in addition to the reinforced toe.

Never thought I'd be so nastalgic for socks!
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Postby Clar-i-ty » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:48 pm

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Postby Clar-i-ty » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:49 pm

Boijoy wrote:
Clar-i-ty wrote:Never thought I'd miss 'em but...

http://www.militaryclothing.com/IBS/Sim ... 03839.html


but wool?? really Clarity? are they flowey/cool enough?


I wore this type of sock with all leather combat boots for 9 years in all kinds of conditions. I find them better than cotton which tend to fall apart, or fall loose inside the boot, which really sucks! Plus they have a padded sole in addition to the reinforced toe.

Never thought I'd be so nastalgic for socks!
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Re: what kind of socks to wear?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:55 pm

Boijoy wrote:HA! I dont' think this has been a topic before!! whoott!! I'm first!!
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but really. can anyone recommend a breathable sock that won't let a bunch of dust in? Or should I stick with plain old white cotton tube socks?


You're actually looking for Gore-Tex socks.
http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satellit ... ccessories
Pretty damn fancy.
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