what winter socks?

redvision Posts: 2,958
edited December 2010 in Road buying advice
getting ready for first ride back on bike and need some socks which will keep feet nice and warm. after going through the forum i see these two seem most highly recommended, so wondered which is the best?



  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Woolie Boolies would be my choice - I've finally worn a pair through after 5 years, doing all sorts of stuff including biking, running, walking and inline skating.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    ...and there's no need to SHOUT!
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Woolie Boolies
    Help I'm Being Oppressed
  • Tried both and would go for the woolie boolie for warmth
  • Def Woolie bullies, had mine for 4 years still look as new.very warm,have also been using them with my wellies in the snow weather,they make a big difference to normal socks.
  • KulaBen
    KulaBen Posts: 220
    Really like my Woolie Boolies, so much so I bought some for my brother and brother in law for christmas. Anyone else find they needed to go up a size though?
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    Monty Dog wrote:
    ...and there's no need to SHOUT!

    sorry, what did you say?? :lol:

    didnt realise i had put it in caps :oops:
  • Woollie Boolies all the way, had mine on today on the MTB, fell off twice on ice lurking in puddles, two pucyures and lost a water bottle, feet were nice and warm though, might but a pair for my hands cos they were bloody frozen.
    "BEER" Proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    Wonderful warm and welatively wonderful woolie boolies!!
  • mrushton
    mrushton Posts: 5,182
    Had the Prendas ones on today, good socks but the WBs are the best out there for the money.
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    cheers fellas, mind is made up - woolie boolies it is!
  • ben16v
    ben16v Posts: 296
    been impressed with my sealskninz socks recently in the snow and on the bike water proof and windproof and merino lined seems a good combination
    i need more bikes
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    Sealskinz I have had and didn't like, basically no socks in the winter are as good as Woolie Boolies ...
  • ALaPlage
    ALaPlage Posts: 732
    Woolie Boolies all the way for warmth however if you have road shoes I would recommend over shoes too. They keep out the wet including roadspray when your out on wet roads but its not raining and of course when you inevitably do get caught in a downpour. They will help keep the tootsies warm too when combined with a good sock like the aforementioned WB's as it stops the wind chill coming through the shoe.
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  • lemoncurd
    lemoncurd Posts: 1,428
    Woolie Boolies - but mine shrank in the wash
  • Nuggs
    Nuggs Posts: 1,804
    Forget what everyone else is saying. I would recommend a pair of Woollie Boolies
  • LEWIS KIT - Merino wool socks are brilliant and very comfortable, especially if you cannot manage a thick pair of socks. The only negative bit is they are a bit short.

    Also their base layer is the best bit of winter kit I have bought.

    Sometimes they have special offers which is when I bought mine.