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JayPee630 - on 19 Dec 2017
Xmas coming up innit...

Looking for some merino/merino blend socks for normal daily wear. Mid height, mid thickness, dark plain colour. Ideally a multipack for a not exorbitant price.

Any suggestions?
Doug on 19 Dec 2017
In reply to JayPee630:

sure I have some from M&S bought a year or two ago, 2, maybe 3 pairs in a pack. Comfortable, wash well & would buy more if they hadn't shut all the Paris shops which sold clothes.
deepsoup - on 19 Dec 2017
In reply to JayPee630:
I really like the 'North Ridge' 4-Season merino socks that they sell in 'Go'.

I wear them for work and, well, pretty much everything actually. Pricey but not expensive by fancy merino socks standards, hardwearing and comfy. They're also remarkably resistant to becoming stinky when you've been wearing them a while.

They were all black, then they stopped stocking them for a while, now it seems they're all blue.
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JayPee630 - on 19 Dec 2017
In reply to deepsoup:

Thanks, although they look a little bit more like boot mountain socks, more after a casual/approach shoe kinda thing.
Kimberley on 19 Dec 2017
In reply to JayPee630:

Teko do a number of merino casual socks as well as activity socks https://www.tekoforlife.co.uk

I use these ones for everyday

https://www.tekoforlife.co.uk/collections/xmas-specials-1/products/3601-m3rino-2-pack-liner-crew-bla...

Doug on 19 Dec 2017
In reply to JayPee630:

seems I'm too late to edit my earlier post but I think these are what I bought
http://www.marksandspencer.com/3-pairs-of-merino-wool-blend-dash-design-socks/p/p22392676?image=HT_0...

deepsoup - on 19 Dec 2017
In reply to JayPee630:
Yes, you're right, they probably are a bit OTT now you mention it. My toes are excessively prone to freezing up.
The 3-season ones are nice too.
JayPee630 - on 19 Dec 2017
In reply to Kimberley:

They thick enough for daily use, they look like liners?
Chris the Tall - on 19 Dec 2017
In reply to JayPee630:

I think these are brilliant - my default sock for cycling and running all year round.

http://www.bikemaps.co.uk/merino-wool-cycing/merinowoolcyclingsocks.htm
JayPee630 - on 19 Dec 2017
In reply to Chris the Tall:

Just ordered some Howies ones on special for a multipack.
Scott K - on 20 Dec 2017
In reply to JayPee630:

Costco do 4 packs for about £12. Greyish colour.
Yanis Nayu - on 20 Dec 2017
In reply to JayPee630:

Wiggle’s own brand, dhb, do good ones.
mp3ferret on 20 Dec 2017
In reply to JayPee630:
Marino & Possum - the best socks ive ever owned :

https://mohairpossumstore.com/product-category/possum-merino/socks/


oops - completely ignored the part about multi pack and a not exorbitant price. Ignore all that; Possum wool will make your life better (or mohair from the same site- but i find them a bit warm)
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discosucks - on 10 Jan 2018
Keep an eye out in TKMaxx , I keep getting so lucky with HH branded socks from my local .

They are a 40% blend and cost 7 euro's for two pairs!!!! My local outdoor shop sells a similar sock at 20 euro's for one pair!

I feel like the fact my TK maxx is in a small town helps my chances as any time I go to one in a bigger city they are always gutted out of the good quality stuff .
L RedTar - on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to JayPee630:

I wear plain black smartwool socks almost exclusively. You can buy them from various suppliers in the us often with up to 40% off. They're thicker than traditional 'dress' socks, but I much prefer them.

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