Best Socks in the Game?

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  1. SullivanR

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    Anyone have a certain type of sock that is extremely comfortable and doesn't stretch out to much? Just a thought from someone with "tennis feet."
     
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  2. JoelDali

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    If you look down the page you'll see a massive thread on this very topic with all sorts of opinions.

    I just ordered 4 pairs of Thorlo L3 last night. These socks are amazing if you are a cusioning freak like me. I even bought some black ones for work. Great sox yo.
     
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  3. mathieu

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    Yeah but they have terrible ventilation, feet sweat like hell.
     
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  4. JoelDali

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    Yeahp. That's the price ya pay for good cushioning.
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    They also make your feet slip like crazy inside your shoes and cause lots of toe jamming leading to black and blue toes. I gave up on Thorlos years ago and my feet thank me for it.
     
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  6. JoelDali

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    The company recommends that ancestors of Sasquatch should not wear L3s.

    I have never had any issues with slippage after many hrs of play.
     
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  7. netguy

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    I agree that Thorlo L3 are top socks.
    However, be sure to go 1/2 size up when buying your next shoes. Thorlos are very thick socks indeed.
     
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  8. SullivanR

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    I'll have to check those out, thanks guys. Since were on the subject of socks; does anyone wear two pairs? You see a handful of the pros doing it.
     
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  9. Totai

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    Nike Dri Fit crew
     
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  10. manongpatrick

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    Dress socks are the way to go. Silky smoof baby
     
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  11. parasailing

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    Thorlo socks are the most comfortable but they are too stuffy for me. Adidas Formotion socks offer good support, excellent stability, and good wicking.
     
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  12. Dominik

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    Adidas all the way. They're very comfortable, not too thick, and don't rip in 2 hits like the Nike Dri Fit ones.
     
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  13. Fedace

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    What do you guys think about Double Gold Toe sock ?? Thick tennis ones then wearing 2 of them for additional cushioning. Any advantages or disadvantages ?
     
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  14. Ashanti

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    Cant go wrong with underarmour.
     
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  15. parasailing

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    For me the Nike Dri Fit feel clamy and the only downside to the Adidas Formotion socks is the durability issue. They just don't last very long even if you line dry them.

    I haven't had a chance to try the Underamour ones but will probably pick up a pair and see how they feel.
     
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  16. JoelDali

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    Just got 4 pairs in the mail...woohoo...

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Sampras Fan

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    Head makes some Thorlo clones that they sell at Costco that are much cheaper than Torlo.
     
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  18. mathieu

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    Cool story bro, no one cares
     
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    Nike elite basketball socks..... rip off but sooooooo comfy.
     
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    Is that....One of the Jonas Bros feeding Miley Cyrus ice-cream?

    LOLWTFBBQ
     
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  22. Carolina Racquet

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    The HEAD socks are nice, but I recently invested in Thorlos and I see a major difference. The Thorlos are primarily made from acrylic material, HEAD from cotton.

    More importantly, the Thorlos are padded more in the toes whereas the HEAD socks are evenly padded from heel to toe. For me, I got better arch support and cushioning near the toes with the Thorlos.

    I also believe the Thorlos maintain their cushioning longer. Being cotton, the HEAD socks shed more material after a few washings.

    Love the price of the HEAD socks, but I can clearly see the difference with Thorlos and I'm buying more of 'em after the Holidays.
     
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  23. hcb0804

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    I just discovered a local mom and pop store that sells the full range of Thorlos for under $10 a pair, vs. the $13 and up elsewhere. Picked up a moderate and a thick cushioning pair...they feel so warm, soft, smooth, and supple when you slip your feet in them- it's like sex for your feet.:)
     
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    Yeah, I guess both can give you black and blue "appendages" from getting jammed. :lol: LOL

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=153347&highlight=Thorlo

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=108551&highlight=Thorlo

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=184755&postcount=12
     
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  25. CrispyFritters

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    Well, that settles it. I'm sold.
     
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  26. mctennis

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    Amen to that. I tried them in the winter and liked them. Once summer hit I hated them. My feet sweat like crazy and my feet also slide inside the sock itself they are so slick. All cotton socks for me from now on. Wigwam King Cotton socks are the best.
     
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  27. Fedace

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    I use double sock with those. have you tried that ?
     
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    Surely you can't be serious.

    Not double Thorlos??

    Do you mean Thorlo doubled with another kind of thinner sock?
     
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  29. CrispyFritters

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    I've never worn a Thorlo sock, but I've been wearing 2 pairs of addidas socks and I like that.

    If I wear Thorlo L3s, do you think I still need to wear 2 pairs? (assuming the other sock is thinner...ie...not 2 thorlos)
     
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  30. JoelDali

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    I lol'd.

    Then I lol'd some more.

    These socks cannot be worn new, you gotta wash them first.

    People that say they slip are not wearing them correctly or something.

    They work great for me in the CB 2.3.
     
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  31. mmaster

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    do a lot of you guys really wear multiple layers of socks?
    other than the cushion/comfort what other reasons are there to wear more than 1?
     
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  32. Carolina Racquet

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    I have done it for other than cushioning to achieve a better fit when my shoes felt like they stretched out a bit (back in the days of real leather).
     
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  33. Fedace

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    NO, i use Double Thorlos. 2 Thorlo socks, it is pretty cushiony. Why ?? can you think of any reason not to do that ???
     
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  34. hcb0804

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    Because with 2 pairs of Thorlos on, your feet must look about like this:

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    How do you get your feet into your shoes?! you must have to buy your shoes like 2 sizes too big.
     
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  35. JoelDali

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    I wear two pairs of dri fit or 1 pair of L3.

    It werks.
     
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  36. MAX PLY

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    Thorlos all the way. No slip for me and have never found them to be too hot. Been wearing them for years. As for double Thorlos--I suspect shoes then just become optional?
     
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  37. Fedace

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    I nominate this post as the funniest post of the year.

    and yes, with 2 thorlos, my feet does fit into the Yonex shoe SHT 307's. a bit tight but it does fit in there...
     
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  38. stoutman11

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    Another poster above has hit it on the head when he/she mentioned WIGWAM. I have some thorlos and while generally comfy it is a slick sock. While playing in thorlos is the only time ever I actually had my shoe come off mid point! lol I double up two pair of wigwam cotton socks and its perfect!
     
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  39. Ronaldo

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    If you dislike cotton, try Wigwam wool socks.
     
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    ^ Ronoldo, no where in my post did i say i dont like cotton. Infact i admitted i wear 2 pairs of cotton wigwam socks. I like that better then the thorlos although the thorlos are generally comfy.

    but if you are just letting others know thats fine.
     
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  41. Ronaldo

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    Overall, the comment was for those who dislike cotton. I love Wigwam.socks, wore a pr today for tennis.
     
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  42. SullivanR

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    Thanks for all the feedback everyone; we all know how important feet are for any tennis player. Tennis feet are pretty much un-avoidable, but good sock make you feel invincible.
     
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  43. CHOcobo

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    go to sams club and try their eco power socks. they are the best socks i've wore in my life for sports and comfort!! my whole body sweat buckets when i play and these eco power socks keep my feet very dry and comfy. last week i got snow on my socks and i COULD feel it was colder but my skin was not absorbing any moister at all!!! these socks are really amazing at abortion, better than tourna grips on my hands. they're pretty thick and feel like 2 times thicker than your average sock. all of you should give this a try. only bad thing is they don't have black for my black shoes. AND it's 10 pair for 11 bucks!!
     
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