Giro Classic Racer socks  £13.99

7/10

Simple, hard-working sock that is comfortable, durable and breathable. A touch pricey though

Weight 34g   Contact  www.madison.co.uk

by David Arthur   November 13, 2012  

Giro Classic Racer socks

Giro's Classic Racer socks uses a Meryl Skinlife fabric and Coolmax construction that keeps your feet cool when the going gets hot, making them ideal for cyclo-cross racing during the winter and hot summer rides.

They have a 3in high cuff section which is perhaps on the short side of the current fashion - longer socks that nearly reach the calf muscles. There's really no right or wrong when it comes to sock length but these felt just right for me.

The Meryl Skinlife fabric 70% Polyamide and 30% Elastane, which gives them a enough stretch so that they fit comfortably over the feet. They're quite a snug fit as socks go with a second skin feeling - they feel almost invisible after a while.

Moisture is shifted away from the feet effectively. With the temperature dropping at the moment they're a little airy but I've been using them for weekend 'cross races and shorter rides (with oversocks) and they've been just fine. And I suffer from poor circulation. A good year-round sock.

Giro's website lists ten different colours and designs so there's something for everyone. Some are nice and discreet while others are a little louder; depends if you want to show your non-paying sponsor on your ankles or not.

Verdict

Simple, hard-working sock that is comfortable, durable and breathable. A touch pricey though

road.cc test report

Make and model: Giro Classic Racer socks

Size tested: Medium

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Coolmax construction for superior moisture management and fit

Classic 3 inch cuff

Made in Italy

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Meryl Skinlife fabric with 70% Polyamide and 30% Elastane Coolmax construction.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

Fabric is very breathable keeping your feet dry and the stretchy material ensures they fit really well.

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for value:
 
6/10

A touch pricey for a single pair of socks.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Good length and soft comfortable fabric.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 31  Height: 180  Weight: 67

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,

 

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