I agree with not wearing wool in the heat. AND 1 cotton socks from Walmart. They are really soft and you can buy a package of 10 pairs for less that the. It’s of one smart wool.
A thin wool sock in the heat is much better at reducing the chance for blisters. They really do wick moisture better. Cotton becomes a wet rag.Why do you guys wear wool or "smartwool" in the heat?
A thin wool sock in the heat is much better at reducing the chance for blisters. They really do wick moisture better. Cotton becomes a wet rag.
For marathon runners it is very common to wear thin smart wool socks, even in hot marathons. A good long hunt and a marathon aren’t too much different.
Wool socks! I have recently been turned on to Darn Tuff socks from Vermont. They are really good and have a lifetime warranty. If you are not using wools socks you’ve been misguided!Going to Zambia in early November for Buffalo and I'm getting a new pair of boots (either Russell or Courteney) and was wondering what socks you all have good results with? Normally I wear a thin liner sock and then a medium weight sock when hunting but not sure if I need the liner sock with these boots? Wearing the two socks will obviously affect the size I order so I wanted to see what everyone has used in the past? Thanks for sharing your experience.
Whatever they are made from they are cool, comfortable and last. What is more I havent has a single case of fungus since wearing these socks.Beware of any product that claim the fabric is made from bamboo. The slogans which accompany these products imply the product is made from natural bamboo fiber. Frequently they lay claims to various health benefits and some sort of moral value as a natural product. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those bamboo products are made from rayon.
Rayon is made by chemically dissolving cellulose from wood or other plant material. The dissolved cellulose is then converted into an insoluble gelatinous gel which is then extruded as a cellulose fiber. That fiber is then used to make rayon fabrics. In the case of so called bamboo fabrics, the only role for bamboo is that it is used as the plant material from which the cellulose is extracted.
I've been wearing the Darn Tough Midweight Hiking Socks year around. They are Merino wool, fit right, and just last. I also have SmartWool but the Darn Tough seems to wear better. They aren't cheap - about $25 a pair - but they are worth it.
Whatever they are made from they are cool, comfortable and last. What is more I havent has a single case of fungus since wearing these socks.
I got it in the army wearing simple tennis tackies, no socks, wet most of the time. Took about 30 years to get rid of it.I had athlete's foot more times than I can count when I was a kid and it can be pure agony. I would wear whatever I had to if I still had that problem.