Best socks

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Re: Best socks

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:37 pm

Woody80 wrote:
YeehaaMcgee wrote:
cooldad wrote:I wash my Sealskinz inside out - no fabric softener because I'm not a girl. Last for years.

it's actually surprisingly hard to find washing powder/stuff without some 'orrible girly softener shite in it. They sneak it in when you least suspect it.

That's why none of my sealskinz are waterproof now then! I did manage to find some plain washing liquid but it took some rummaging.

Safest bet is Nikwak washy stuff. Or, some stuff that's meant for wool and silks - but that usually comes in a big pink bottle, so if you do buy it, make sure you also buy a 24-pack of special brew, a few girly mags, and some bike mags too, to save your dignity.

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Re: Best socks

Postby cooldad » Wed Oct 10, 2012 21:26 pm

Everything I wear currently has a delicate scent of lavender as I buy whatever's on sale on the day.
I practising to be a nice little OAP lady.
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Re: Best socks

Postby Woody80 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 21:37 pm

cooldad wrote:Everything I wear currently has a delicate scent of lavender as I buy whatever's on sale on the day.
I practising to be a nice little OAP lady.

That sounds lovely dear

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Re: Best socks

Postby cooldad » Wed Oct 10, 2012 21:45 pm

Woody80 wrote:
cooldad wrote:Everything I wear currently has a delicate scent of lavender as I buy whatever's on sale on the day.
I practising to be a nice little OAP lady.

That sounds lovely dear

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Re: Best socks

Postby Woody80 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 21:54 pm

cooldad wrote:
Woody80 wrote:
cooldad wrote:Everything I wear currently has a delicate scent of lavender as I buy whatever's on sale on the day.
I practising to be a nice little OAP lady.

That sounds lovely dear

Don't dis your granny, it's rude.

Apologies, can I get you a lovely cup of tea? You must be tired

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Re: Best socks

Postby Thelonegroover » Thu Oct 11, 2012 06:55 am

I'd say any wool sock would work as wool tends to stay warm even when it gets wet.
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Re: Best socks

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Thu Oct 11, 2012 08:15 am

Thelonegroover wrote:I'd say any wool sock would work as wool tends to stay warm even when it gets wet.

He did specifically ask for waterproof though.

On thing that's worth mentioning about waterproof socks, however, is that they'll be useless without waterproof leggings or trousers, since the water will just run down your legs, into them. What you have then is water-booties.

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Re: Best socks

Postby 101_North » Thu Oct 11, 2012 08:51 am

I got a pair of the bootlegs below. Not 100% perfect but do a good job at keeping water out of my sealskinz. Certainly keeps my feet drier for much longer as they form a good barrier.

http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/product ... fovershoes


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