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White socks or black???

stuart_c-2stuart_c-2 Posts: 805
edited July 2009 in The Crudcatcher
Right, proper important discussion now.

I’ve always been a “black socks for shoes while at work, white socks for trainers for everything else” man and this was the case while I was just using my old trainers with white socks and flats while riding. But, having gone and bought some SPD shoes in black, I put my usual whities on and the OH gave me a look of horror, “You can’t go out looking like that!!!” (Why she therefore lets me out without wearing a full face balaclava is beyond me???) I put on some black socks which passed approval, but it just didn’t feel right to old fashioned me.

So, is MTBing a white sock or black sock pursuit?

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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    edited July 2009
    Black every time. Who wears white socks on an MTB?

    Next you'll be telling me that they were those short girly ones :lol:
  • thekickingmulethekickingmule Posts: 7,957
    Go fluorescent yellow! That way, if you get injured in the middle of nowhere, you'll be spotted at night.
    I also have no girlfriend or fashion sense, so to me it makes no difference what you wear :lol:
    Do you not have trainer socks, so it wouldn't matter what colour you wore?
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  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    I haven't worn white socks since I was a mod in the 70's. Black is the way!

    Anyway white will get grubby and you'll only be able to wear them for one ride, whilst black socks you can wear for weeks on end before washing! :D
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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    Robmanic1 wrote:
    ...whilst black socks you can wear for weeks on end before washing!
    Exactly. Just brush the dirt off and wear them again.
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    I think it depends on how gay you want to look. :D
  • FSR SiFSR Si Posts: 147
    Black trainer socks without a doubt.
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  • The HogesterThe Hogester Posts: 101
    Black socks for me too!
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    Grey school socks (AC/DC style) for me...classic!
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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 3,976
    Trainer socks for me - whatever colour comes out of the drawer.
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  • .blitz wrote:
    Black every time. Who wears white socks on an MTB?

    Next you'll be telling me that they were those short girly ones :lol:

    :lol::lol: sounds like what I've been wearing lately. I tended to wear no socks in summer but thought that inpractical for walking/riding so I picked up a set of 6 pairs in the asda bargain bin for a whole 75 pence! They barely come out of my trainers but do the job. And since they're not visible much it doesn't matter how grubby they look :wink:
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  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    i only wear black socks as white goes slanky and my mum complais at me
  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    Dark blue sock guy socks with a blue star. I don't care too much though, I'm wearing a bright green top, checked shorts and a helmet - I'll look stupid to 99% of the population anyway.
  • mikey0303mikey0303 Posts: 134
    can we have another poll option for grey?

    Ive got some very nice two tone grey Enduras 8)
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Whatever is at hand! They are just socks, not fashion items ;-)

    Often one black and one white.
  • Black, not a fan of white socks at all. My PE teacher used to say "white socks or no socks" and I was much happier with the "no socks" option.
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  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    i like to wear pringle socks when out riding. that way if i wonder onto a golf course by mistake i wont get in any trouble........well thats the theory :D

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  • MarkEoMarkEo Posts: 308
    I only own white socks, i think black socks with baggy shorts and a pair of vans looks stupid (even though i look stupid anyway).

    White socks all the way!
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  • IcarusGreenIcarusGreen Posts: 1,486
    The problem with white socks and mountainbiking is mud. Mud on white socks seems to stain so black ankle socks it is for me (not full length)
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  • defflerdeffler Posts: 829
    Gotta be dark grey ankle socks for me.
    White with black shoes is a big no-no plus as has already been said not good for muddy conditions.
    Black with black shoes is the weapon of choice in my area for neds, an even bigger no-no then.
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  • myopicmyopic Posts: 692
    Usually, no socks - feet dry quicker. Excpet in winter of course when I do wear socks, black ones usually. If you wear white ones they won't be white for long!
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  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    exactly my point. darker colurs hide the dirt. that way my mum cant see the mud and i dont get complained at :lol: heheheh
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Can't stand those trainer sock things, or willy warmers as I call them. Just feel like normal socks that have fallen down!
  • whalley665whalley665 Posts: 150
    White Socks FTW
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  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    i know ancle socks how do people wear them?
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