Originally Posted by californian
Pardon the long title, but how much of a difference does the thickness of your socks make in terms of sizing, a half size, a full size?
Or is this utter overkill??
I consider sock thickness to be important when bootfitting. I use the thinnest sock (a hose actually) to try boots. If you have a good bootfitter, he/she will want to look at the shape of your foot, so this helps the evaluation. I also know that a new boot liner has not been compressed (packed) so the thinness of the sock creates a margin for later volume increases inside the liner. I also choose the smallest shell size and shell-fit, see the FAQ thread at the top of this forum for more info.http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=28745
The first few days in a boot I will use a thin wool sock. After the liner has compressed, I switch to a medium thick sock.
Hope that helps.