I have cycling socks of various materials. Although I like wool for cycling throughout the four seasons, they are subject to wear more quickly than those made of synthetic materials. I like these DeFeet socks because they resist wear and work well during the hot steamy summers of Southeast Texas. I like the bright color option as well since they enhance my visibility to drivers.
unless sprinting with a competitive group, my daily max. cadence is low 120's.
when single riding or large group social rides (gran fondo) the PINK is especially noticeable at higher cadences
when alone, car drivers have passed and commented on their noticing of my socks. That's why they're worn!
socially, my wife has looked ahead on the hills and decided from the hi-viz cadence just how fast I intend to ride that day and where I will be waiting to regroup.
no, I do not wear them every ride. but I probably should.
I bought two pair of these, and they seem pretty good. I haven't had them out in warm weather yet, but have used them inside riding on my trainer, and so far have been pleased. Love the bold colors! They seem sturdy enough to last a while.
Great socks overall, super-high visibility makes your more visible for road rides, giving confidence when around erratic drivers. Medium thick, which is great for me... if you like a sock not too thin or too thick, this could be the one. Definitely recommended.
I've come to the conclusion that I need to layer my feet like the rest of my body, first layer socks for moisture absorption, second layer, shoes with toe cover for cool weather temp and rain protection, boots as outer layer for biting cold and wet rides. These socks are perfect in this mix.