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post #91 of 107
Al Bundy would be proud. I had thought this thread was a joke. I can't believe there was an actual thread with 3 pages discussing the merits of ski socks. I am not going to read it, but for the record the answers are: smartwool ultralight and secret (strong enough for a man, baby)
post #92 of 107
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Originally Posted by steveturner View Post
I have put anti-persperant on my feet and this helps, but does not stop all the moisture.

I've read that anti-persperants have a cumulative effect and take a week or two to reach their full effectiveness. I tried using it for a while and later just went back to thin Smartwool and Cary an extra pair in my pocket to change at lunch.
Nylon may work great if you don't sweat, but those of you who don't can not imagine how much moisture a sweaty foot can generate in two hours. My socks and my son's are wet as a wash cloth every day, while my wife's are dry as toast, yet her feet still stay cold. Everybody is different.
I've had the same thought, but even if your sweat is going into a thicker sock it still can't evaporate through the polyether shell. For more active skiers this could a contributing factor to cold feet.

What's the answer, goretex inserts on the sides with a mesh skeleton?
post #93 of 107
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Originally Posted by viking kaj View Post
I've had the same thought, but even if your sweat is going into a thicker sock it still can evaporate through the polyether shell. For more active skiers this could a contributing factor to cold feet.

What's the answer, goretex inserts on the sides with a mesh skeleton?
How does the water vapor get out from from inside essentially a sealed plastic container? I usually notice most of the water that had evaporated has re-condensed on the outside of my boot liners and inside the shell. How would goretex help?
post #94 of 107
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
How does the water vapor get out from from inside essentially a sealed plastic container? I usually notice most of the water that had evaporated has re-condensed on the outside of my boot liners and inside the shell. How would goretex help?

Sorry, I missed a critical contraction. I meant to say can't. Obviously the water can't get out.
post #95 of 107
Glad Wrap.
post #96 of 107
And Mazola...
post #97 of 107
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Originally Posted by viking kaj View Post
Sorry, I missed a critical contraction. I meant to say can't. Obviously the water can't get out.
Since I had to post in this important thread, (as they say in this other place...) but didn't read it all very closely (so, sorry if that's a repost):
X Socks claims that their Air Conditionning Channel and Traverse Airflow system and other patented gizmos, actualy evacuate air (and moisture) from the boot.
FWIW, but it's true my feet tend to be less sweaty in those socks.
post #98 of 107
My socks did their job if my feet steam when I take my boots off at the end of the day.
post #99 of 107
I'm joining in with the Bridgdale Ultralights and the Smartwool Ultralights, although I do prefer the Bridgedales ... anybody seen them cheap lately? Sierra Trading Post has them for $10 but only in smalls
post #100 of 107
I like smartwool the best. In general I use a very thin sock with a snug fitting boot and custom footbed and don't buckle my boots very much. Last year it was so freakin cold I bought hotronic foot warmers and love them. Its different when you work on the mountian and can't go in when your feet get cold. On my own I would just increase the skiing intensity to stay warm.
post #101 of 107
Hot Chillys Baby !!! folowed by smartwools
post #102 of 107
Whatever Ultimax socks I picked up are horrid, didn't keep my toes warm last weekend at Keystone.

Looks like it's off to find some Smartwools...
post #103 of 107
Smartwools rock, but tend to be somewhat overpriced.
post #104 of 107
under $20 is over-priced? Its a great product that is worth every penny.
post #105 of 107
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Al Bundy would be proud. I had thought this thread was a joke. I can't believe there was an actual thread with 3 pages discussing the merits of ski socks. I am not going to read it, but for the record the answers are: smartwool ultralight and secret (strong enough for a man, baby)
well said, you can add bridgedale ultras to that list. I also sometimes wear the SW lights in soft snow.
post #106 of 107
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
under $20 is over-priced? Its a great product that is worth every penny.
They are overpriced up here in Toronto, $35-$45/ pair. I agree that they are worth every cent!
post #107 of 107
X-Socks have nice socks. Their whiz-bang design features keep my feet relatively dry (I have sweaty feet), though they can be cold until they warm up in the boots after the lunch break or long lift trip. I need a better liner... and thinking of custom footbeds.
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