What are your favourite pair of socks for the summer days?

I used to wear Castelli socks before getting a nice new pair of shoes, which fit perfectly apart from being slightly too big in the buckle area which means I have to crank it to max to be snug (the next size down was too small in other areas). Are there any lightweight summer socks with a slightly thicker section across the "groin" of the foot? I find no problems ratcheting my winter socks to a comfortable level.

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DHB summer socks, not too low not too high, squeeze your foot in the right places and perfect for 3 of 4 seasons Big Grin

The DHB ones are a bit thicker than my Mavic summer socks also so they might be right up your street Smile

Oh and of course, super cheap! Smile

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posted by mooleur [542 posts]
13th May 2014 - 11:39

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I love my DeFeet Woolie Boolie merino socks all year round - thicker, but being merino it works for both colder and summer riding, maybe not for the hottest days, but then we only get those twice a year.

posted by Metjas [297 posts]
13th May 2014 - 19:53

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Defeet Levitator. Perfect height and supremely comfortable. Rapha pro Team Long are very, very nice too.

posted by ajmarshal1 [327 posts]
13th May 2014 - 20:04

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What's the difference between cycling socks and, er, socks?

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posted by Crosshouses [202 posts]
13th May 2014 - 22:52

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I believe it is commonly called the 'arch' of the foot, or even the sole, not the groin.



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posted by bikeboy76 [1349 posts]
13th May 2014 - 23:07

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The groin as in where the top of the foot curves into the ankle.

posted by morethansonglyrics [56 posts]
14th May 2014 - 11:54

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Socks is one of the areas where I'm not too picky about. I just like them to not go too far up my leg, but any thickness really is fine for me, I don't find it affects me.

Although I don't exactly wear woolly ones!

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posted by alimaysports [9 posts]
14th May 2014 - 12:57

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morethansonglyrics wrote:
The groin as in where the top of the foot curves into the ankle.
[citation needed]

Absolute BS.



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posted by bikeboy76 [1349 posts]
14th May 2014 - 22:54

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