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Posted: 1/30/2011 10:43:31 AM EDT
So I work outside, no matter the weather, no matter the temps, no matter how deep the snow is, I'm in the middle of it all day everyday. I've got a pair of Danner boots that do a decent job of keeping my feet dry, but I can't seem to find socks that keep me warm. I'm currently wearing a thin nylon sock under a Gold Toe wool blend sock. It works for a bit, but after an hour or so, my feet are starting to chill and it's down hill from there.

What about the rest of you? Have you found some decent sock that actually keep your feet warm?? I've tried a few different brands in the past and been dissappointed to say the least. Before I go out and start dropping $10 a pair on a weeks worth of socks, I'd at least like to have some suggestions.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 10:53:03 AM EDT
Costco 3 pairs merino wool for $9.99. I work outside midnights alot of foot patrol. These and my Danner Ft. Lewis 200 gr and no problems.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 11:48:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 12:39:35 PM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 11:50:03 AM EDT
Depending on where your working at you may need to get a pair of boots made for the colder weather. A different pair of socks is only going to fix so much. Another idea would be to change shoes and socks a couple times a day if you can.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 11:51:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By k9shag:
Costco 3 pairs merino wool for $9.99. I work outside midnights alot of foot patrol. These and my Danner Ft. Lewis 200 gr and no problems.

This. These are much warmer (and more comfortable) than underarmor socks. They have been hard to find at costco lately for some reason. I want to stock up.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:21:51 PM EDT

I like sheep wool socks. Alpaca wool is even better. When I lived in Illinois and hunted from the tree on single digit days, the alpaca socks worked the best.


Pricey but they are just the trick!


These are good for active wear!
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:42:18 PM EDT
i have tried all sorts of socks and combos.

i think the boot is what makes the difference.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 1:12:43 PM EDT
I work in NJ, as a .mil instructor. Some days I'm pretty static when ROing the firing line, others I'm walking for hours on end doing land nav. My boots are 200 g boots, so I might look into something heavier. Gotta switch patterns this fall anyway. I'm gonna go check out Costco tomorrow and see what I dig up.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 2:34:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WarHound55:

I like sheep wool socks. Alpaca wool is even better. When I lived in Illinois and hunted from the tree on single digit days, the alpaca socks worked the best.


Pricey but they are just the trick!


These are good for active wear!


Nice I'm going to have to buy some for my job in ND. To bad all there sweaters there are kind of gay looking bet they would be warm.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 2:38:25 PM EDT
I like wool but Carhartt socks are very warm, too.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:02:31 PM EDT
Cabela's has those toe heaters, with a sticky side. You break them and stick it on to the end of your sock. They stay warm for like 6 hours(?).
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:07:01 PM EDT
Do your feet sweat a lot. If so try spraying some antiperspirant on.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:33:10 PM EDT
Wool socks are the best! Even if your feet sweat they will still stay war. There has been many time I come in from outside take off my boots and my wool socks (smartwool/ Omino) look like I stepped in water but my feet stayed warm and felt dry! It might cost to buy good wool socks but it's worth it hell you bought Danner boot spend the money and get good wool socks.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:47:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By k9shag:
Costco 3 pairs merino wool for $9.99. I work outside midnights alot of foot patrol. These and my Danner Ft. Lewis 200 gr and no problems.


ive been happy with them too......but I live in NC so im not dealing with sub zero. costcos here only strock then at the begining of winter
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:30:24 PM EDT
Sams Club has a 3 pack of Omni Wool merino wool socks for 14.88 - made in USA. I really like them, most comfortable thing I have ever put on my feet.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:48:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EatWorkSleep:
Sams Club has a 3 pack of Omni Wool merino wool socks for 14.88 - made in USA. I really like them, most comfortable thing I have ever put on my feet.


They are great! About as nice as the smartwool if you can find them! I have 6 pair and want more they keep your feet really warm!
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:03:20 PM EDT
Covert Threads "Ice" socks are my go-to winter socks. This is my second winter wearing them and I think they're fantastic.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:33:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EatWorkSleep:
Sams Club has a 3 pack of Omni Wool merino wool socks for 14.88 - made in USA. I really like them, most comfortable thing I have ever put on my feet.



I wear these as well and would recommend them. I also have several pairs of REI merino wool light hikers. I like them as well and are a little thinner.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:05:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 8:06:05 AM EDT by TomJefferson]
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