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eddycreative

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Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« on: 22:52:49, 07/07/19 »
Just wondering if anyone has ever used these? I was browsing Amazon not too long back at Christmas and bought a pair of waterproof socks called ArcticDry, they have worked pretty well so far, albeit i do think am i just masking the problem and should i get a decent pair of hiking boots?  ::) ::)

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Re: Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« Reply #1 on: 08:42:22, 08/07/19 »
Not I - but I do believe that some forum regulars who wear walking shoes are fans - perhaps they will be able to answer.

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Re: Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« Reply #2 on: 08:58:15, 08/07/19 »
Wore them whilst walking in Sweden, which was very boggy in places. They worked well and were very comfortable. I'm not sure how robust the gore tex liners are, I believe they wear out quite quickly.

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Re: Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« Reply #3 on: 10:26:39, 08/07/19 »
I use Inov-8 trail shoes all year round so wear then all through autumn,  winter, and early spring. They tend to only last for a year before losing their waterproofness. The ones I used this year seem to be the best but unfortunately I can't remember where I bought them  :-[
I have found that sealskins are the worst (just like their so called waterproof gloves) >:(
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Re: Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« Reply #4 on: 19:13:06, 09/07/19 »
This has got me thinking of buying some as Iíd love to walk in trail shoes but was worried about getting my feet wet and the problems that can cause.
Iíve been on Amazon looking but itís a minefield.
Can anyone recommend a decent pair please.

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Re: Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« Reply #5 on: 20:07:23, 09/07/19 »
I have found that sealskins are the worst (just like their so called waterproof gloves) >:(
I was always under the impression that Sealskins things were waterproof in that they did not get wet, rather than they stopped you getting wet. Certainly my Sealskin gloves have such a large weave that there was no way it could stop water getting through. However, the gloves themselves do not retain water so after a dunking in a stream the water drains back out and my hands dry.
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Re: Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« Reply #6 on: 22:31:12, 09/07/19 »
In my experience - limited to their gloves - Sealskinz waterproof just means they are insoluble in water.  I've met more waterproof teabags.
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Re: Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« Reply #7 on: 22:59:35, 09/07/19 »
In my experience - limited to their gloves - Sealskinz waterproof just means they are insoluble in water.  I've met more waterproof teabags.


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Re: Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« Reply #8 on: 15:37:43, 11/07/19 »
I walk in Trail shoes unless deep snow so over the years I have tried a Goretex inner, Otter, Sealskin and Tefaneso waterproof socks.
It does matter a bit regarding the conditions e.g to avoid an hours dew in a morning to deluges. Sealskins did not do it for me; kept my feet fairly dry but cold with some moisture probably from within. Same with Sealskin gloves you have to start off dry and warm but were cold for me.
For the general chance of rain I use the Otter socks; if it is going to be wet for a days I go with the Tefaneso socks,expensive and thicker. The thin Goretex liners had a seam in the instep which was uncomfortable. People in the US swear by Rocky socks but they are difficult to obtain.
Water proof socks are thicker and shoe size affected so beware of that matter. Otter socks are more like a regular sock and could be used as bed sock.

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Re: Thoughts on Waterproof Socks?
« Reply #9 on: 18:39:17, 11/07/19 »
I walk in Trail shoes unless deep snow so over the years I have tried a Goretex inner, Otter, Sealskin and Tefaneso waterproof socks.
It does matter a bit regarding the conditions e.g to avoid an hours dew in a morning to deluges. Sealskins did not do it for me; kept my feet fairly dry but cold with some moisture probably from within. Same with Sealskin gloves you have to start off dry and warm but were cold for me.
For the general chance of rain I use the Otter socks; if it is going to be wet for a days I go with the Tefaneso socks,expensive and thicker. The thin Goretex liners had a seam in the instep which was uncomfortable. People in the US swear by Rocky socks but they are difficult to obtain.
Water proof socks are thicker and shoe size affected so beware of that matter. Otter socks are more like a regular sock and could be used as bed sock.
Thanks for that information.
I actually ordered some from Alpkit last night, Iíve no idea if they are any good but the reviews were ok and Alpkit tend to sell decent stuff so fingers (or toes) crossed they work for me.