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Endura Pinstripe Socks



Highly breathable, quick drying socks at a decent price

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The Endura Pinstripe is a lightweight sock ideal for warm weather riding thanks to a thin construction and the use of Coolmax fabrics, giving great breathability at a decent price.

  • Pros: Soft fabric, cool on warm days
  • Cons: White material gets dirty very quickly

The Pinstripe is part of a limited edition range (we've tested the jersey and bibshorts previously) which Endura regularly updates with new colours and styles.

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The socks are made from Coolmax yarn which has plenty of stretch to it for a close fit, although it's not quite as compressive as that found on the dhb Lab and Defeet Cyclismos I've also been wearing lately.

Coolmax is described as a fast-wicking and fast-drying fabric and these socks were noticeably cool on the final few warm days of the summer before the storms arrived.

The upper part of the sock has a denser knit to keep the cuff in place and you also get a band of the same fabric mid-foot to stop the sock moving inside the shoe.

The upper foot uses a thinner mesh knit which lets air flow onto the foot via the tongue and other vent holes of your shoes.

As you'd expect, you get a reinforced toe and heel for durability.

The quality is good and my only real criticism is that the white marks quickly, although washing has left no remnants so far.

Price-wise they sit quite well with the likes of the Saikel Chevrons at a tenner or the Kalf Tall socks at £14.99 – and lots cheaper than the Neon Velos.


Highly breathable, quick drying socks at a decent price test report

Make and model: Endura Pinstripe Socks

Size tested: Large / Extra Large

Tell us what the product is for

Endura says, "Part of Endura's ongoing limited edition range, the Pinstripe is a great all round sock for temperatures in the teens and above."

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

From Endura:

Mix or match jersey and socks

Fast wicking, fast drying COOLMAX® yarn

Flat seam toe for comfort

High density mid foot elastic for support and stability

Single pack

Limited edition print

Funk up your feet

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Plenty of stretch and the L/XL fitted my size 10 feet fine.

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Pretty good: cheaper than some, more than others.

How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?

A cool wash has managed to get the dirty marks from the white material each time, so far.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Comfortable socks for when the weather is warm.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

A good balance of price versus performance.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

They look grubby very quickly into each ride.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on

Sits around the middle of the range we've tested. We've seen decent socks costing less than a tenner, with others nearing the 20 quid mark.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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They're very good socks: ideal for when the weather is warm, comfortable, and well made.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 40  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: This month's test bike  My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

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

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for, and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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McHackety | 5 years ago

The L&R socks look a different length to me...must be the new form of sock doping.


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