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Euro Socks Ski Supreme socks review

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These are ski socks that are pushed by some of the best boot fitters in the north Tahoe area. I was told at the time I bought boots that my socks were too thick and that I needed these Euro Socks. They are very thin, almost like womens hosery. I wore them on two occasions when it was snowing and in the mid twenties. My feet were cold both times.After that I switched back to my Wigwam thin wool ski socks and my feet were fine in similiar conditions. The Wigwam socks are only slightly thicker and I really didn't notice any difference in the fit of my ski boots. I'm not sure what the make up of the Euro Socks is (I threw away the packaging or never got it out of the store) but it feels like wool. I have owned other Euro Socks and I must say they were some of the worst socks I have owned in terms of quality. I had them in rotation with other running socks and they wore out really fast. Seems strange as they are made in Italy I believe.

Interestingly, my neighbor and ski bud had a similiar experience with these socks. He bought ski boots at Sugarbowl, was told he had to be in these Euro socks, skiied in them several times and had cold feet. I told him it was the socks, he switched back to his standard thin wool ski socks and his feet were warm again.

So, I'd be interested as to what other peoples experience is with these socks.Needless to say, I don't recomend these socks.

post #2 of 14

 

Traps more foot sweat than the Wigwam Snow Whisper.

post #3 of 14

I swear by two socks: EuroSock Ski Superlite and Thorlo Ultra Thin.  The sock being reviewed here appears to be a more padded sock, probably intended for boots that haven't been custom fitted.  I've never used the Supreme myself.  I have used the Wigwam Snow Whisper.  It's decent, but a bit too thin and slippery for me.

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I bought some of the Euro socks on somebody's "YOU MUST HAVE THESE" recommendation too, and found them to be colder, less comfortable, and smell much worse than the Smartwool socks I prefer.  I'm a big fan of synthetics for base layers unless I'll be out for more than 3 days, when the stink factor really kicks in, but for socks, I've yet to find anything that works anywhere near as well as wool.

post #5 of 14

I can't stand wool.  Maybe I'll give these Euro socks a try.  I'm skiing barefoot now.  Are they warmer than nothing? 

post #6 of 14

 

 

X-Socks Carving Ultra Light!

 

Expensive, but excellent.

 

2 socks is a big No-No!eek.gif

 

I barely have room for the X-Socks Carving  Ultra-light!

 

Very thin in the right spots but padded in the righ places. NIce loopies on inside of shin front.  Nice and grippy once in boot!

 

http://www.x-socks.com/#/en/site/products/x-socks/winter-sports/ski-carving-ultra-light/135415 

post #7 of 14

i think he means 2 sox, not worn together.

 

I wear Smartwool ultra-thin.  Got about 10 pair.

post #8 of 14

Yeah, I couldn't tell for sure which way he meant it!eek.gif


Edited by Atomicman - 6/22/11 at 12:50pm
post #9 of 14

Sorry for the confusion.  I sort of assumed people would assume I'm sensible.  A lot of assuming there, I guess.

 

Just for the record, if I wore two pairs of sock, I'd tell you which one went on top.

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  I have used the Wigwam Snow Whisper.  It's decent, but a bit too thin and slippery for me.



Not a comment I would have expected on a forum where people pride themselves on wearing boots that need to be taken off with a hair dryer.

post #11 of 14

Well, perhaps my boots have packed out a tad.  That would account for the "too thin" part.  The "slippery" part was probably more of an issue.  I think a good foot-boot interface relies on a certain degree of friction between them.  Feet are, to some extent, smoosh-able.  So, to keep them locked-in without any friction would probably require less padding and more pressure than most people could stand.  Consider the problem of keeping the heel down.

 

Keep in mind that this is also a forum in which people write detailed instructions for putting boots on.

 

And thank you for not taking my comment very far out of context!

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Well, perhaps my boots have packed out a tad.  That would account for the "too thin" part.  The "slippery" part was probably more of an issue.  I think a good foot-boot interface relies on a certain degree of friction between them. 

 

Interesting view.   Have you tried any of the CEP ski socks?   There is a high friction finish on them that feels almost like someone had tent rubberizing material left over.
 

 

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.  I think a good foot-boot interface relies on a certain degree of friction between them.  Feet are, to some extent, smoosh-able.  So, to keep them locked-in without any friction would probably require less padding and more pressure than most people could stand.  Consider the problem of keeping the heel down.


 

The combination of room in the boot and a high friction sock invariably gives me heel and tendon blisters, fast.  
 

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And thank you for not taking my comment very far out of context!

 


I can resist a bawdy riposte any time I like.  

I just have to wipe off my forehead from the exertion and take a shower afterwards.

 

post #13 of 14

Buy American-Ski Darn Tough.

Vermont made, skier tested!

post #14 of 14

Euro socks come in many different styles and thickness.  I can only say that I've skied all over the world and have never found a better, warmer, drier sock and my feet get cold easily!  The syle of Euro socks I use have thickness in the toes and shin and then thin at the ankle.  Its padded where you need it, and thin where you dont.  They are a bit more expensive than other ski socks but toally worth it.  I have never used a Euro sock that is thin, as you have described, as it would not keep my feet warn either, but try another style of Euros and you wont be dissappointed!  Best sock ever!!!! 

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