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WIGWAM SNOW WHISPER PRO SOCK - L - BLACK

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #3 in Ski Socks

Posted

Pros: Slippery heel for easy off and on of boots

Cons: seam over ankle bone

I always look for these socks as I often have trouble getting my foot to go 'around the corner' down into my ski boots, as I have a snugly fitted boot.  They seem to have silicon or some other slippery fabric knitted into the foot/heel so it makes it very easy, even on a cold day with very stiff boots, to get into them.  This slipperiness does not affect the boot once it is on: that is, I notice no movement of the foot in the boot other than that which I have created myself.  

 

They are very thin, so allow for a nice snug race-fit of boots.  Also, as they are not thick, there is no bunching anywhere, so circulation is good, and it keeps my feet warm.  Thick socks = cold feet for me.  Thin socks = warm feet, as better circulation.

 

One small issue, is when tackling challenging terrain all day, and boots cranked down to allow best skiing, at the end of the day, I have seam marks right over my ankle bone, but to be honest, there is no pain there, just an exaggerated seam marking on my foot.

 

A really good purchase if you have stiff boots for performance but sometimes have trouble getting your feet in your boots.

Posted

Pros: Thin, good price

Cons: Slippery

I got a good deal on these.  I'm always in the market for ultra-thin wool-free ski socks.  My entire household seems to have skin issues with wool.  Anyway, I figure I owe them a review in return for the deal.

 

As background, I normally ski in Thorlos High Performance Ski Socks and Eurosock Ski Superlite.  I have no complaints about either of these.

 

When I first inspected the Wigwams (mine in size MD), I noticed how understated the construction is, with a number of different weights and textures of material.  Also, I found a noticeable seam that goes across the tops of the toes and continues a bit down to the sides of the toes.  I didn't remember any of my other ski socks having such a seam.  The rest of the seams on the Wigwams are flat and tricky to find.  Knowing there ought to be wiggle room for toes in boots, I decided to withhold judgment.

 

When I first put the socks on around the house, I was surprised how warm they felt, being so thin.  As I got the black, I could easily imagine using them as dress socks.

 

As I type this, I'm wearing them in my boots.  I know it's not anything like skiing, but I can report that everything feels fine.  The above-toe seam isn't detectable at all.  Curious, I decided to turn my other ski socks inside out.  It appears they both have above-toe seams inside.  The Thorlos have the largest by a hair.  Wigwam puts the seam outside so the flat part touches the toes.  This is probably better, but makes the sock look funny at first glance.

 

Update: after skiing a day in them, I'm giving them four stars.  I have zero complaints.

 

Further update: my wife says hers are too slippery and allow her feet to slide in the boot, something that doesn't happen with her Thorlos.  Down to 3.5 stars.

 

Yet another update: after almost a whole season, I find I'm not reaching for these anymore.  Could they be too thin?

WIGWAM SNOW WHISPER PRO SOCK - L - BLACK
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SizeLarge
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BrandWigwam
Clothing SizeLarge
ColorBlack
List Price$13.95
Product GroupApparel
Product Type NameSOCKSHOSIERY
TitleWIGWAM SNOW WHISPER PRO SOCK - L - BLACK
Departmentwomens
EAN0048323134545
SKU400107392594
UPC048323134545
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