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The non matching sock craze

bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,655
edited April 2017 in Road general
https://this-is-cambridge.com/product-category/socks/

When did this become a thing?

I'm undecided but slightly on the side of being able to rock it
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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Pffft - we were doing it back in the 80's with Sidi Fluo socks.

    Until their elastic went anyway, but it was a fashionable month as I recall.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 25,088
    Non matching is my second name... although those are ugly

    BTW: you have mail... :-)
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    I didn't know it was a thing, but more often than not my socks don't match ... its not a fashion thing, I just have a billion socks and one always wears out before the other, so I throw 1 away .. and now I am blessed with a draw full of miss matched socks
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,655
    Mail duly answered!

    Well, non matching, you learn something every day.
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    I've got used to cycling gear with different coloured bands or writing on different sides, so those don't strike me as being out of the question. As long as they are both the same length and from the same colour palette obv.

    I'm sure at some stage there'll be an article claiming differential turbulence due to the chainset, and that to minimise the effect it's necessary to wear a knee length sock on the non-drive side leg only. Triathletes probably. Willing to pay £80 for a single sock crafted from some wonder material which mimics the skin of a shark.

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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,655
    I have already decided to eschew white or black socks this year as being, well, predictable and dull.

    Bought a load of quite colourful ones last week so I'm willing to give some other brands a go. These look ok. Some of them. The Morvelo Kriss Kross will be bought at some point and Primal have a few decent ones.

    What other really good makers are there? The Pedla ones I reviewed have lasted well, but the pink one has gone all washed out.
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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    For an easy life I buy black socks now - I can use them for the office or on the bike. (they aren't all black).

    And never less than three matching pairs at a time. Life is too short for hunting odd socks down.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    keef66 wrote:
    and from the same colour palette obv.

    And they match your lipstick?

    I cried a little....
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    cooldad wrote:
    keef66 wrote:
    and from the same colour palette obv.

    And they match your lipstick?

    I cried a little....

    You'd cry a lot if you saw my actual cycling kit :shock:
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 11,366
    The Grimpeur ones look OK - terrible with the jersey and arm warmers though.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,788 Lives Here
    I thought it was a sign of getting dressed in the dark, although being unable to find jersey pockets because it's inside out is more irritating.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    well I figure that few people get to see both my socks at the same time as they are either side of a bike and rotating, so no one is going to care

    and if I get off the bike and mince about a coffee shop or hang about waiting for a shower at work the lycra will disturb people more than the socks
  • cgfw201cgfw201 Posts: 669
    Did have to double check with Giro that my non-match ones from The Athletic Co are meant to be one blue, one yellow, but they are.

    They look good.

    Big fan of the burgeoning sock market in cycling, no quicker way to ruin a decent look than some sports direct ankle socks.

    Pongo are a current favourite of mine.
  • MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
    I like the socks but £14 quid a pair :cry:

    Will have to search for cheap knock off hipster socks on ebay :roll:



    The best socks I have atm are merino aldi cycling socks that were £2.99 wish id bought more but they only had 1 pair left
  • amackamack Posts: 70
    I quite like those tic socks, the arm warmers are nice too. Current favourites would be the dafeet socks, they do some very bright designs plus varying lengths to suit your level of flamboyancy!
  • I'm joining this club today, about to put on a pair of On One Thinnies, but they both have the logo on the left... They are not a pair! :shock: :lol:
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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    DHb Bolc socks rock - other than that its woolie bollies or PX merino thicky. No other socks cut it.
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    We've actually started doing different shoes - so long as the stack height is the same it's well cool.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    We've actually started doing different shoes - so long as the stack height is the same it's well cool.

    Duh!! If you give Bont a wheelbarrow full of cash, they will make you an odd pair of your own choosing.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Why - me and Taff from the loggies have already swapped a few left and rights. We rock.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 927
    I didn't know this was a thing.
    I wish I did, it's awesome.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    my socks match today ... being Madison ones with fluorescent tops to them the wife can easily identify them as a pair so they get balled together
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,655
    Funny you should mention Madison!

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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    yeah those .. the 1st pair on the left

    that said they would match nicely with the second sock along as well for that fashion look :D
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,569
    I don't mind some that are discreetly odd but some of them are just plain wrong.
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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,655
    Leisure lakes have the Madison, so I might take a punt at the yellow and orange ones.
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