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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Socks (again)

A while ago, as you probably don’t remember, I wrote a post about white athletic socks almost a year ago. Well, I’m back to talk about some other socks. Because I need to make a post since I didn’t get around to one yesterday.

In addition to oodles of white athletic socks, I also had a few pairs of rather nice hiking boot socks. Socks that are designed to wick moisture away from your skin, and provide extra padding in hiking boots which are, you know, not as comfy as sneakers. But the moisture part is more important, since hiking boots tend to be waterproof, which works both ways – water doesn’t get in, and sweat doesn’t get out. When sweat stays in, and you are wearing normal cotton socks, the sweat stays close to your feet, and you end up with wet, and sad feet at the end of the day. Also, there is sometimes some squeaking. Also, I’m getting the feeling that my small readership will be dropping off here…

The above is important because for the past couple of months, post ankle surgery, I’ve been relegated to wearing only hiking boots, for added support and protection. The boot socks of course get worn whenever they are clean, but it’s hard to keep 3 pairs of socks clean at all times. So I’ve been wearing white socks more than I’d like to. Well, the other day I got an email coupon for free shipping and 40% off clearance items (or such) from landsend, a company which I’ve been ordering a bunch of basic clothes – solid tshirts, sweaters, button down collar shirts from in the past few months. I do recommend them for reasonably quality clothes at a pretty good price, particularly on sale, but that’s not the main review here. Instead, I shall be reviewing their Ragg socks of which I purchased 4 pairs of recently.

I am wearing the light grey heather sock today, and so far it’s rather comfortable. The sock is a bit longer than I expected (very much over the calf) and longer than my other boot socks. They are definitely not as nice as my $25 dollar a pair smartwool socks, but they are nice and soft. So far, and it’s only been a few hours, they’ve done a good job at keeping my feet dry, despite being warm and thick. I might have to update this review tonight, but right now, I am definitely endorsing these socks, particularly if you can get them on sale – but even at full price, they are a good deal.

posted by neil at 11:15 am
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