Originally Posted by spindrift
My high tech socks auto-adjust...
Oooooooooo.....................kewl.........I gotsta getme some 'o them
So...............I've always liked the Salomon Falcon liner sock b/c it is the thinnest (think Trojan thin) and stretchiest that I have found. They work especially well on hard snow days and with nice sharp (cambered) skis. It happens that while @ Winter Park, I only had one pair of those with and so on day two, I skied in a Smartwool ultra thin and noticed that the carvers didn't feel quite as quick esp on my left footed turns. BUT!!........when I started testing some wider skis including some with rise, those skis actually felt more comfortable than they had with my regular socks.
So then........When I started testing back home at Alpine then at Mammoth, I tried the Smartwool again and also a Euro Sock. It happens that by the time I got to Mammoth I was mostly testing 95mm and wider skis and most had some form or other of rocker.and rocker. It certainly seemed to me that the Smartwools were better than the Euros with the rockered models and both were better than my old standby Sollies. Right at the end of the second day at Mammoth I had completed my list so I got back on a couple of conventionally cambered skis for a last couple of laps of groomer zoomin'. Sure enough, I was immediately wishing I had those ultra thin Salomon socks so I could just feel every snow crystal.
So now............I'm really sort of concerned about not being able to find the correct all-mountain sock especially as at least one pair of my skis will likely always be cambered and relatively narrow but my daily driver will be about 94-98mm and at least tip rise if not double rise. That doesn't even begin to consider a bigger ski for deepish days. I really have no idea what sock to wear with those as I only bothered to test one (118mm) bigger ski due to pretty firm snow conditions. I happened to have on the Euro Socks with those and they felt OK I guess but......what if something else will be even better yet????