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Old 08-21-2012, 11:15 AM
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Re: Lets talk about socks baby

You are supposed to wear thin synthetics like Under Armor under your wool socks.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:33 AM
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:36 AM
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Re: Lets talk about socks baby

Liner socks are not necessary any longer. Back in the old days, when I wore itchy, ragg wool socks, it was imperative to wear a silky liner sock. Today's merino and synthetic socks don't require a liner. Just make sure you're buying a quality sock. Check out Teko Socks.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:43 AM
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Re: Lets talk about socks baby

You don't wear liners for protection from itchy material. You wear them because your feet stay dryer with them. They also provide a friction surface other than your skin.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:51 AM
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Re: Lets talk about socks baby

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You don't wear liners for protection from itchy material. You wear them because your feet stay dryer with them. They also provide a friction surface other than your skin.
Edd, today's socks are equally effective at moving moisture as a liner. Likewise, the liner as a friction layer is obsolete with today's socks. They are simply unnecessary if you have good fitting, quality sock.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:52 AM
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Re: Lets talk about socks baby

Also wanted to add...

If you fitted your boots with standard or lightweight socks, then you might have a problem with using a heavyweight sock... toe box volume/crimping, toe bang, heel slipping, etc. Also, what the boot salesman told you is not correct. You can't completely make up for insulation by just wearing a thicker sock. Synthetic insulation in boots is far more effective than "thick" socks. However, you could wear an overboot or insulated gator that would help in colder conditions.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:57 AM
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Edd, today's socks are equally effective at moving moisture as a liner. Likewise, the liner as a friction layer is obsolete with today's socks. They are simply unnecessary if you have good fitting, quality sock.
This simply isn't true, but it's your feet so believe what you want.
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