I wanted to try out an alternative to the DeFeet Woolie Boolie 2 and thought these would be at the same level. The Woolie Boolies pip them in comfort and warmth, nice quality and appearance though..
This is pretty much the only sock I wear from November to April. I was simply amazed at how much warmer and more comfortable my feet were after wearing these. I now own 4 pairs. Sure they're a little pricey, but when you're 40 miles from home and your feet have little to complain about the price seems quite fair.
These are great socks for northwest winters! They are a little taller than regular cycling socks, but not so long that they cause issues when zipping-up tights or leg warmers. The merino wool keeps you're feet warm without being to bulky in the shoe.
My only reservation is, since I am cheap by nature, that they are a little pricey. Even the BTD.com website can't bring 'em down too much. With that said, after buying one pair and trying them-out, I bought two more pairs. Even cheapo's can see a good deal... plus, when it feels like your toes are going to fall-off and you can prevent it from happening again, what's a few bucks?
I LOVE these socks. They keep my feet warm at 40 degrees, they stay up, they wash nicely and the fit is perfect for me.
(Large, men's shoe size 10.5). Going to order a pair for my mom for Christmas.
Got a pair of these from my girls for Christmas, and they have stayed in my daily cross town commute ever since. Just like the description says, they are warm, but not too much, nice against the skin (no itchies), and even when they have been soaked through entirely, they stay that way. Best part? As far as I can tell they are not capable of stinking.....
Merino wool....with all of our technical advances, still can't beat wool as the ultimate material.
I strongly suggest if you are a winter muck commuter.
Excellent winter sock. This sock has a great temperature range. i use in SF bay area where we have micro climates
with temperature changes of 40 degrees . Low valleys in the 20-30 climb the coastal range its in the 50-60 range
drop to the coast its 60-70. climb back and drop into a low valley its 40. This is the sock that handles it.
I bought three pairs of these socks on sale and I really like them. They are warm for those early morning rides in the high forties and low fifties, and comfortable when the temps begin to rise during longer rides. Since buying these socks I rarely wear any others I own.
I have tried so many different socks and these are my favorites cool weather socks and everyday off the bike socks. They are extremely good fitting on my feet, which are on the more voluminous side. I suffer often from cold feet when others don't and I would deem these warm enough to about 40 deg., maybe using a thin shoe cover at that. However, because they are merino wool, I can even use them when riding at 75 degrees and they never smell, or get real sweaty. The beauty of natural fiber!
They don't last quite as long as other socks from Assos that cost much more, but make up with style and a good height over the ankles, without looking like grandpa's calf highs. The thickness is just right, so they don't bunch up in your shoes.
The grey is a good color and I think the red Giro tag just adds a little style. To me, these are so good, I wear them constantly, on and off the bike.
Highly recommended only loosing one star for less than perfect longevity. This may even be unfair, considering the material, but they are my favorites by far. Highly recommended.
These socks are perfect from cold to warm weather due to the merino wool. The feet never seem hot and cold only when it gets below freezing. I wear them from 32 to 70 deg. They are not bulky, so you can wear them in your normal shoes. Nice not to have to buy bigger shoes to accommodate colder temperatures. After a number of washes, they get a little fuzzy and don't last forever, but they never smell and are incredibly comfortable. I like them so much, I use them off the bike just as much.
The dark grey goes with almost any clothes and the red Giro logo looks stylish in my opinion.