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 Tony the Blade 21 Jan 2022

Specifically socks for Scottish winters.

What do you wear?

I am used to wearing MoD issue Arctic socks (70% wool 30% nylon), is there anything better for about £10?

My only gripe regarding these is the cross stitching over the toes, it can be uncomfortable on new socks.

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 girlymonkey 21 Jan 2022
In reply to Tony the Blade:

I tend to use decathlon ski socks. I like long socks so I can have them pulled up when I want extra warmth or scrunched down if I am too warm. I do the same when running.

 scotthldr 21 Jan 2022
In reply to Tony the Blade:

Smartwool Mountain Heavy Weight, normally retail for £25, but SmartWool UK are selling them at 50% off at the moment.

 Basemetal 21 Jan 2022
In reply to scotthldr:

>Smartwool Mountain Heavy Weight

These. Best ever. Worth it. Even full price.

(50% Sale only has size S left)

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 Andypeak 21 Jan 2022
In reply to Tony the Blade:

I tend to wear Bridgedale Trekker or Summit (I think the names have changed now) but they are over your budget. I've recently been trying out some socks from the Decathlon hunting range which have been really good so far, very comfortable but I haven't tried them in anything really cold yet. They do say they are designed for "biting cold".  They are about £8 or £9 a pair so maybe worth a shot

In reply to Andypeak:

> I tend to wear Bridgedale Trekker

I find Bridgedale socks last so much longer than others. They don't seem to get holes in the toes where other socks do. I have no idea why this is.

 TurnipPrincess 23 Jan 2022
In reply to scotthldr:

Cheers! Based on your comment I bought a few pairs of it. 

Is spending £50 on 3 pairs of socks excessive?! Hardly...

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In reply to Tony the Blade:

I have tonnes of these double socks. Cheap, don't rub, wick well and warm. All you can ask of a sock really

https://www.blacks.co.uk/15989900/peter-storm-double-layer-socks-2-pack-15989900

 neuromancer 24 Jan 2022
In reply to Tony the Blade:

Darn tough anything. Amazing socks, and when you wear through them (as you will), they just send you a brand new pair. Free. Forever.

 TurnipPrincess 24 Jan 2022
In reply to neuromancer:

Do you mean the MoD Artic socks?

 mmmhumous 24 Jan 2022
In reply to Tony the Blade:

I usually go for two pairs: ski-socks over thin running socks.

 Basemetal 24 Jan 2022
In reply to mmmhumous:

> I usually go for two pairs: ski-socks over thin running socks.

Strangely, I stopped getting blisters when I stopped doing this.  I've heard a few others say this too. Your mileage obviously varies, but it can be worth trying solo.

 neuromancer 25 Jan 2022
In reply to TurnipPrincess:

No those are synthetic and crap. I get them free and still don't use them.

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In reply to Basemetal:

Another vote for Smartwool. For most the last 30 years, though, I've used the best quality ski socks in all kinds of boots.

In reply to Tony the Blade:

Why did the golfer buy more socks?

Because he got a hole in one


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