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shwayguy
06-10-2006, 04:27 AM
hey everyone...

I'm up early waiting for the England vs. Paraguay World Cup match and I got to reading old threads on good socks for tennis...I decided that the socks I'm using now are no good! and would like all of your help.

Basically I'm looking for a sock that I can use for tennis/running that can keep my feet dry and well cushoined. Currently I wear Hanes cotton socks but after a long session, the cotton socks can get fairly wet. I do alternate shoes and take socks off right after sessions but being able to find socks that can stay dry and have good cushioning would be a major bonus.

What makes a sock better in holding in moisture anyway?...the material? ventilation?..

I always wear Black Crew socks for tennis/running so please suggest socks that are available in that color and type.

From all the socks I've read suggested on here (DeFeet, SmartWool, Nike, Coolmax, acrlyc?) I'm leaning towards the Nike DriFit.


Also, I'm looking for a nice sleeker/slimer sock for casual wear that is good for holding in moisture. I use dress socks for thier slim-fit in my sneakers but they really don't hold in moisture at all. I've found some socks on the nike website called 'Nike Shox Cushioned No-Show' and 'Nike Shox Lightweight No Show' that look pretty sweet. But, I could still use some suggestions.

Sorry this came out so long...Thanks for your time.

rasajadad
06-12-2006, 05:47 AM
Euro socks is a brand here in the states. Good support, very thin.

c_zimma
06-12-2006, 09:47 AM
I always buy my socks from Wal-Mart. I wear two pairs, and they work fine. "Tennis" socks are so expensive.

mctennis
06-17-2006, 09:25 AM
I use WigWam cotton socks. I use to use Thorlo's but they make my feet slip inside my shoes. They have some sort of cotton/poly combo that made me try to grip the inside of my shoe when thgey slipped. My feet were sore after using them.

MdotPdot
06-29-2006, 10:15 PM
Euro socks is a brand here in the states. Good support, very thin.

I concur. Euro Socks are great. Although, they don't come in darker shades. You could try looking for Adidas ClimaCool Cushion's...they have them in black/gray in the "no show" style.

retroceso
07-01-2006, 04:26 PM
I always buy my socks from Wal-Mart. I wear two pairs, and they work fine. "Tennis" socks are so expensive.

tennis apparel is expensive overeall

tonysk83
07-01-2006, 07:01 PM
I wear under armour socks for tennis, they are awesome. They really get rid of moisture good but aren't very padded. If you wanted padded socks buy thoros. I have 1 pair, but really don't like them.

goober
07-01-2006, 08:22 PM
tennis apparel is expensive overeall

What do you consider expensive? Overall I would say if you are wililng to shop you can get tennis clothing as cheap as any other sports clothing.

HyperHorse
07-01-2006, 09:06 PM
i would rather invest in sorbothane insoles than expensive padded socks...
just buy a couple of cheap triple pack white socks every week :-P

Dan007
07-01-2006, 10:00 PM
I wear under armour socks for tennis, they are awesome. They really get rid of moisture good but aren't very padded. If you wanted padded socks buy thoros. I have 1 pair, but really don't like them.

Yup, Under Armour socks are great. Many socks from UA are socks are for tennis, lacrosse, forgot the last one. I got 4 pair of UA socks today for $14.99 and they are great.

retroceso
07-01-2006, 10:45 PM
What do you consider expensive? Overall I would say if you are wililng to shop you can get tennis clothing as cheap as any other sports clothing.

expensive is like how much the stuff on tenniswarehouse is.

goober
07-02-2006, 09:04 AM
expensive is like how much the stuff on tenniswarehouse is.

Back when I was on a budget I bought all my tennis clothes- name brand stuff nike, adidas, ect. for $5-15. You get a last years or even older styles and a mismash of name brands. Now I am not on such a budget so I don't mind paying TW prices which are not really that bad when stuff goes on sale.

kinsella
07-02-2006, 07:24 PM
I have a budget that lets me buy Thorlos for >$10, but they sit in the drawer, because the Wilson cotton socks at Walmart ($8 for 3 pair?) work better for me, all around. Keeps my feet dry and has lots of cushion. I was surprised that cotton socks did this (maybe 5% spandex or some kind of elastic), but they beat the snot out of Thorlo for me, without any consideration for cost. I just checked the Walmart site and did not see them, but they were in the store last time I checked.

retroceso
07-02-2006, 07:56 PM
ahaha yeah i saw those wilson socks. and i was surpise that wilson even made socks

retroceso
07-02-2006, 08:46 PM
Back when I was on a budget I bought all my tennis clothes- name brand stuff nike, adidas, ect. for $5-15. You get a last years or even older styles and a mismash of name brands. Now I am not on such a budget so I don't mind paying TW prices which are not really that bad when stuff goes on sale.

5-15??!?!?!

goober
07-02-2006, 10:10 PM
5-15??!?!?!

Yes

Nike/adiddas/reebok outlet, Marhsalls, Ross, even Big Sporting Chains when they have sales. You just have to search and don't buy unless there is a good deal. Some people have said to try the big auction site, but I never really used that them for clothes.

Here are some examples of stuff I got at what price over the last several years.

Nike Sphere polos $15
Nike Drifit shorts and crew $8 each
New balance tennis shirt $3 (not a typo)
Head tennis shirt/shorts (polyester) $5 each
Reebok tennis polo $15, crew $13

Even TW when they have their spring and fall clearance sales allow you take 20% additional off sale items. So a $20 shirt already on sale will go for $16.

Earlier in the year Costco had some Fila tennis shorts for $11 and Ralph Lauren for $15.

retroceso
07-03-2006, 02:33 PM
wow thats amazing, i can never find anything for that cheap, but i never go in marshalls or ross cause thats the last place i would think they have tennis clothes

Marat Safinator
07-03-2006, 04:42 PM
I just use regular sport socks.

mctennis
07-11-2006, 04:49 PM
I agree with kinsella. I have my Thorlo's still sitting in my drawer. I've not used them in years.