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OMG my feet are soooo cold!! what socks?

mikewoodsmikewoods Posts: 135
edited November 2011 in MTB buying advice
I went out last night and it was fecking cold!!! I ride clipless with shimano shoes m780 or something like that - which basically turn into an ice box when cycling - i literally couldnt feel my feet after an hour and a half training blast down the loal cycle path. I was wearing thick socks too - any suggestions of good socks that will allow me to retain some feeling and warmth in my poor toes!!?

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  • delcoldelcol Posts: 2,848
    sealskins always score good reviews..

    or try find some merno wool sock this has really good insulation properties.....

    even overshoes on your devils shoes could help.....
  • 1mancity21mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    X2 on sealskinz keep your feet well toasty.
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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    Socks more or less irrelevant, use overshoes.

    For some strange reason I decided not to wear mine yesterday, I can only think it was just early morning brain failure. Despite quite thick woolly socks my feet were in a horrendous state by the time I got to work.
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 12,998
    Sealskinz are excellent. They're not as thick as seriously warm woolly socks, but they keep the wind off your feet very well. they obviously make a big difference when it's wet too.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Sealskinz thermal
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  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    I use some sort of thick hiking socks which arent too bad. Also, dont do your shoes up to tight as it can restric blood flow to your feet, which doesnt help obviously.
  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    Sealskinx Thermal with merino undersocks

    Dry, windproof and toasty
  • Neal_Neal_ Posts: 477
    Brigdale All Mountain socks...if you can fit them in your shoes!
  • JonnyNJonnyN Posts: 181
    Get some nice Winter shoes. Some waterproof / windproof / goretex / spaceframe ones should suffice. Make sure they are not too tight either.
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    A pair of silk sock liners and a pair of merino wool socks, then a pair of overshoes on top. You are at risk of your feet bursting into flames though.

    I have tried Sealskinz and I hate them they make my feet feel damp and cold and when it rains the water runs down your leg and fills up the sock. At least with wool and silk you stay warm when they are wet, after all sheep have been using wool for a while and it seems to work for them.
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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 12,998
    stubs wrote:
    after all sheep have been using wool for a while and it seems to work for them.
    And seals have been using skin for a while too :wink:



    don't try telling me they're not made from actual seals, we all know it's true!
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  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    +1 for overshoes or winter boots. I didn't like SealSkinz either, but that was a good few years ago, imagine they're better now. I like merino socks, notably Woolie Boolies, although Endura BaaBaas are pretty good too.
  • Njee, how well do you think over shoes would fit with flatties? much chance of catching them all thime?

    Been looking at it as an option for a bit but never sure with flatties.
  • Chalky76Chalky76 Posts: 260
    talking overshoes - anyone recommend the best for going over trainers? I got some last year for commuting but the velcro strap underneath is censored and the toe bit started curling up straight away.
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    bails87 wrote:
    stubs wrote:
    after all sheep have been using wool for a while and it seems to work for them.
    And seals have been using skin for a while too :wink:



    don't try telling me they're not made from actual seals, we all know it's true!

    seal004.jpg

    Please dont let bails87 club me to keep his feet warm
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  • These:

    http://www.bikemaps.co.uk/merinowoolcyclingsocks.htm

    Without shadow of a doubt the best bit of mountain biking kit I ever bought. Comfortable, warm, quick drying and as an added bonus, your feet do not smell!
  • mingmongmingmong Posts: 542
    Get some overshoes. I recommend PlanetX ones as they are just ace - Light, comfortable, crud resistant and easy to put on.
  • widge34widge34 Posts: 900
    Endurance BaaBaa merino socks or Sealskinz.
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