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Thinnest possible sock?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Since I have brand new boots and they are very snug, I’d like to ski with the thinnest possible sock—yet I don’t want my toes to freeze off.

Do you know of any particular brand that would be the way to go? Thanks.

And as far as comfort, would you ever put in a dr. sholl gel footbed, like the type you’d put in your shoe?
post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by 729Jim
Since I have brand new boots and they are very snug, I’d like to ski with the thinnest possible sock—yet I don’t want my toes to freeze off.

Do you know of any particular brand that would be the way to go? Thanks.

And as far as comfort, would you ever put in a dr. sholl gel footbed, like the type you’d put in your shoe?
I use a sock liner.
post #3 of 20
I switched to Smartwool Ultralights this year after using Fox River for a while- the smartwool is about the thickness of a dress sock but is super warm and resists bunching extremely well. They can be had for about $8/pair.
post #4 of 20
Poly sock liners
post #5 of 20
Hanes knee highs -- helps the foot slide into the boot.
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 

Thanks!

thanks all!
post #7 of 20
I use the Wigwam Ultimax Ultra-Lite Ski Sock as shown here:

http://www.sockcompany.com/ulskisoc.html
post #8 of 20
i use the sheerest sock liner i can find
post #9 of 20
I'm using the smartwool racer sock with some padding and love it!

But I think this is their thinnest one w/ no padding at all:
https://www.artechski.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=A&Product_Code =2703&Category_Code=002
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by vov
I'm using the smartwool racer sock with some padding and love it!

But I think this is their thinnest one w/ no padding at all:
https://www.artechski.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=A&Product_Code =2703&Category_Code=002

This is the sock I was talking about in my post. The absolute best I've ever used, I'll never try anything else unless these things fall apart in an unreasonable amount of time- but merino wool washes pretty well, I've got a merino sweater that i throw into the coldwash along with everything else that ive had for 2 years now that is still in great shape.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Takecontrol618
This is the sock I was talking about in my post. The absolute best I've ever used, I'll never try anything else unless these things fall apart in an unreasonable amount of time- but merino wool washes pretty well, I've got a merino sweater that i throw into the coldwash along with everything else that ive had for 2 years now that is still in great shape.
Thanks for the washing advise (seriously). Merino is perfect, I have socks, briefs, and long sleeve zip-t (thanks to SantaClaus=my wife), and thinking about boot top bottoms (my son has them and likes already). Is there anything else worth getting?
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Takecontrol618
This is the sock I was talking about in my post. The absolute best I've ever used, I'll never try anything else unless these things fall apart in an unreasonable amount of time- but merino wool washes pretty well, I've got a merino sweater that i throw into the coldwash along with everything else that ive had for 2 years now that is still in great shape.
I've got 3 pairs of these to ski in this season. Thin, warm, no complaints at all.
post #13 of 20
i love my smart wool. taken to wearing them almost exclusivly. as for wear them seem to wear fine as well. the oldest pair i got gets worn once a week and after 2 years is starting to wear in the heel. and ive summited the grand and pingora and got chased of an attempt at gannet by a snow storm in Aug in them
post #14 of 20
Bridgedale lights or Eurosock Ultralights are by far the best I've encountered and they are warm to boot [pun intended].
post #15 of 20
thinnest possible socks- well, i go barefoot in my boots usually. no surprises.

if it's really really cold, then a pair of the thin ones from burton.
post #16 of 20
Capilene sock liners are about the best option I think. I normally wear them under heavy wool socks inside my hiking boots on long treks, but they work well as an ultra thin ski sock as well (just make sure you get them long enough).
post #17 of 20
the sock isn't what keeps your foot warm, not directly at least... the boot's liner has all the insulating material. that's why "plug" boots aren't very warm, they don't have all the insulating liner material of a consumer boot.

the thinnest practical sock I've found is a lightweight capilene or other wicking synthetic "liner sock". the Patagonia capilene last the longest, but I've used Wigwam polypropylene models equally, even though they don't last as long or hold their shape as long.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by californian
well, i go barefoot in my boots usually.
my python boot was too tight
I couldn't get it off last night
a week went by
and now it's July
I finally got it off
and my girlfriend cried,

YOU GOT STINKFOOT!

STINKFOOT, darling.

your stinkfoot puts the HURT on my nose!

-Frank Zappa, 1973
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Robscapes
Bridgedale lights or Eurosock Ultralights are by far the best I've encountered and they are warm to boot [pun intended].
I'll second this selection.

I use the Bridgedale Liners.
post #20 of 20
I'll vote for the Euro sock as well; I have a bunch of the "super lite" versions. I hesitate to use anything else. I just toss mine in the laundry along with all the other white stuff that I have and they seem to be holding up just fine.
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