Black socks

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  1. tennisoh

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    Any trick to keep them from fading? I wash them cold, let them dry by themselves on a line, but they still fade quickly. Should I just buy the dri-fit Nike socks or those that don't have as much cotton in them? It's annoying how I can only wear a pair maybe a handful of times before they are faded badly.
     
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  2. BobFL

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    less cotton = more durable color :) seriously, if you want them to keep the color longer you have no other choice. You must switch to more synthetic stuff...
     
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  3. tennisoh

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    That's what I figured. What are some good ones? I wear Nike and Adidas shoes, so I prefer either Nike or Adidas socks, or ones with no logo showing at all. I also prefer crew but quarter is fine too.
     
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    Thorlo and Euro Socks black socks hold their color very well. I will try the U/A soon. Bottom line: you get what you pay for.
     
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  5. [d]ragon

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    Between Nike and Adidas black crew socks, Nike's are nicer. Last longer and maintain their color. They are thinner though
     
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  6. PureAlph4

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    I find that Nike Dri-fit socks fade and bobble after washing much faster than crews and shorts (maybe resultant from higher natural fibre content).

    Just as with other items I find that turning them inside out (yes, EVEN your socks!) prior to washing on a cool cycle helps maintain their original state much longer.

    With regard to the original poster, I presume you refer to cotton socks being washed at a warm or hot temperature. The steps above MIGHT be help.
     
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  7. mctennis

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    Try the Cheer for darks. It works great as long as you wash them in cold.
     
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