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White cycling socks......

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by betty swollocks, 17 Apr 2008.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    nooooo! Especially if they are plain white without some sort of motif.
    ... and if you then pull them up to mid-calf, you need putting up against a wall.

    How do you wear yours?
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I have some white ones, but they barely reach my ankle bones.
     
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Likewise - some Aldi winter ones (go over the bony bit of the ankle), and some Lidl summer ones (trainer liner type).

    I wore grey cycling socks today, and to me they looked worse than the white...
     
  4. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Worked for Lance Armstrong!
     
  5. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    There are two great cycling books out soon-

    It's Not About the Sock


    and,


    Put My Sock Back On
     
  6. OP
    OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Yes: made me wince every time I watched him. Should have been given penalty seconds (minutes even) for such a fashion faux pas.
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Traditionally cycling socks have always been white.
     
  8. rikgrimsby

    rikgrimsby New Member

    i wear seal skinz socks.black one's
     
  9. OP
    OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Maybe this is too extreme and brutal a subject to broach with the discerning and gentle posters on this branch?
     
  10. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    If I'm touring in warmer climes I don't wear socks. If I'm touring in colder climes no one sees my socks so why should colour matter?:tongue:
     
  11. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I couldn't be doing with that. Socks are there to take up friction between skin and shoe. I would get abraded to bits.
     
  12. EmGee DK

    EmGee DK New Member

    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    Not mine... they are there to keep my shoes from stinking up...:angry:

    And I - being a self proclaimed cycling-fashion-authority - will tell you, that white socks are quite alright... whether its baby-polarbear o r baby-sealskin doesn't matter... both are nice and warm
     
  13. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I wore white ones yesterday, they were a bargain bundle from JJB, ie cheap! Feel a bit foolish now and won't let it happen again.:angry: