#21  
Old 11-26-2019, 12:27 PM
pmay5's Avatar
pmay5 pmay5 is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Raleigh area
Years Playing: 16.6
Courses Played: 166
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 280
Niced 135 Times in 69 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfmandragon View Post
I wear lightweight runners wool blend socks in the summer and medium weight hiking wool blend socks in the winter. If it is super cold, I wear wool hunting socks.

I have tried different brands but I like "Fit" socks the best.

I agree that water proof socks are a bad idea, so are water proof shoes in most situations. The times that a water proof shoe would be helpful, one should be wearing boots anyway.
Since you mentioned it, why are water proof shoes a bad idea? I play a lot of early morning rounds, so there is usually dew on the grass and my hikers and socks get soaked.
I've gotten use to it, but was thinking of going to water proof shoes with my next purchase.
Sponsored Links

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-26-2019, 12:44 PM
ru4por's Avatar
ru4por ru4por is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Years Playing: 36.7
Courses Played: 248
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,037
Niced 1,794 Times in 780 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pmay5 View Post
Since you mentioned it, why are water proof shoes a bad idea? I play a lot of early morning rounds, so there is usually dew on the grass and my hikers and socks get soaked.
I've gotten use to it, but was thinking of going to water proof shoes with my next purchase.
I use them a lot. The issue is they hold sweat in as well as they hold water out. You can get wet socks while not allowing water in through the boot. Good wicking socks help keep you feet drier though.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-26-2019, 12:45 PM
Broken Shoulder's Avatar
Broken Shoulder Broken Shoulder is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Minnesota
Years Playing: 10.6
Courses Played: 19
Posts: 3,625
Niced 1,235 Times in 543 Posts
Default

Waterproof = doesn't breathe. And the waterproofing will eventually fail.

Wool insulates even when wet.

Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-26-2019, 12:56 PM
DoWork DoWork is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Courses Played: 8
Posts: 776
Niced 640 Times in 286 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by InnocentCrook View Post
I was a Smartwool sock guy for years, but the DarnTough socks have won me over. They're quite spendy, but damn are they nice.


Darn Toughs.


Best. Socks. Ever.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-26-2019, 01:15 PM
aphilso1's Avatar
aphilso1 aphilso1 is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Nebraska
Years Playing: 2.3
Courses Played: 27
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 793
Niced 481 Times in 296 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by R-Ogre View Post
As someone who golfs where it rains like 200 days a year, I’ll give a +1 for wool socks. Even the Kirkland wool blend from Costco work fine. I do have one pair of smart wool and they’re amazing.
The Kirkland trail socks from CostCo was going to be my recommendation, too. I'm sure you can find something of a slightly higher quality, but 4 pairs for $15ish is impossible to beat.

Niced: (2)
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11-26-2019, 04:20 PM
dysmike's Avatar
dysmike dysmike is online now
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Aridzona
Courses Played: 17
Posts: 974
Niced 285 Times in 173 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broken Shoulder View Post
Waterproof = doesn't breathe. And the waterproofing will eventually fail.

Wool insulates even when wet.
This would be why the backpackers I know (including myself) mostly don't use waterproof running shoes.

I do own a pair of sealskins socks. They are waterproof. They are hot. They don't breathe. They do, occasionally, have their place though.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-26-2019, 04:21 PM
dysmike's Avatar
dysmike dysmike is online now
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Aridzona
Courses Played: 17
Posts: 974
Niced 285 Times in 173 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aphilso1 View Post
The Kirkland trail socks from CostCo was going to be my recommendation, too. I'm sure you can find something of a slightly higher quality, but 4 pairs for $15ish is impossible to beat.
They are wool blend though, so they are not as good when wet. At least, the pairs I have aren't.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11-27-2019, 01:18 PM
BogeyNoMore's Avatar
BogeyNoMore BogeyNoMore is online now
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Walled Lake, MI
Years Playing: 15.6
Courses Played: 330
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 9,978
Niced 2,396 Times in 1,179 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dysmike View Post
They are wool blend though, so they are not as good when wet. At least, the pairs I have aren't.
Most "wool" socks are wool blends (even Darn Tough and Smartwool). What matters is the % content of wool and what it's blended with. Not saying you can't find 100% wool socks... they're out there, but you really gotta look for them, and I'm not so sure the really outperform the better wool blends.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11-27-2019, 02:24 PM
dysmike's Avatar
dysmike dysmike is online now
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Aridzona
Courses Played: 17
Posts: 974
Niced 285 Times in 173 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore View Post
Most "wool" socks are wool blends (even Darn Tough and Smartwool). What matters is the % content of wool and what it's blended with. Not saying you can't find 100% wool socks... they're out there, but you really gotta look for them, and I'm not so sure the really outperform the better wool blends.
You're correct. I should have been more clear, the blend they use is not as warm when wet as my smartwools, or darn toughs, etc. They're cheaper, but also for a reason.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
 

  #30  
Old 11-27-2019, 04:29 PM
wolfmandragon's Avatar
wolfmandragon wolfmandragon is online now
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Morristown, TN
Years Playing: 6.1
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,732
Niced 1,252 Times in 721 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore View Post
Most "wool" socks are wool blends (even Darn Tough and Smartwool). What matters is the % content of wool and what it's blended with. Not saying you can't find 100% wool socks... they're out there, but you really gotta look for them, and I'm not so sure the really outperform the better wool blends.
I have pure wool socks, those are the super cold weather hunting socks. One can get those at most outfitters, bass pro and even Wal-Mart the correct time of year.

Pure wool is not as comfortable as they tend to bunch and wrinkle. The 5% percent or so of spandex in Fit socks make so much more comfortable.

I agree with you that 100 percent wool doesn't really make them perform better; it's the sheer thickness that does.

Niced: (2)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Waterproof socks? gcanter2376 Other Gear 16 01-14-2014 10:04 AM
Waterproof T.Hizzle General Disc Golf Chat 29 03-13-2012 01:19 AM
Waterproof boots not waterproof anymore Darth Anovin Other Gear 16 05-28-2011 05:38 PM
SealSkinz Waterproof Socks XL vonDrehle The Flea Market 1 05-20-2011 07:10 PM
waterproof socks? leftyone Discs 18 05-20-2011 03:01 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.