socks question.

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  1. ogie

    ogie New User

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    I've been using nike drifit mini(angle) socks for sometime. it's been really humid and my feet are soaked in an hour of play.

    should i be using taller socks? or switch to drymax socks...i've been hearing they are great keeping feet dry.
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    UnderArmour socks are awesome but you may find your shoes get soaked. Seriously
     
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  3. Irrelevant

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    When you say Dri-fit socks, are you referring to the cotton ones or the L/R ones? If its the cotton ones, for summer time I recommend using the Nike L/R half cushion Dr-fit crew socks or the Adidas equivalent crew socks. They both have this meshy-like pattern/material on the top half of the sock which really allows the foot to breathe, especially when you have shoes with lots of mesh like Asics GRs. They both work fairly well, but out of the two I prefer the Nikes since the cushioning feels better than the Adidas and the sock itself breathes better IMO.

    Nikes: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Nike_Dri-Fit_Crew_Socks_3-Pack_Wh_Gy_LG/descpageMANIKE-NMDFCRWG.html

    Adidas: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/adi...ack_Socks_Black/descpageMAAGRON-AMN3SC3B.html
     
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  4. bandyman35

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    +1. Great sock
     
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  5. ArliHawk

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    Feetures and adidas Formotion lows are my favorite socks.
     
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  6. Maroon_Tenniskid

    Maroon_Tenniskid Semi-Pro

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    I have owned both and I agree that the half cushions from Nike are far greater than the Adidas ones you also posted. I own both and the Adidas got holes on the balls of my feet very quickly. disappointing.
     
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  7. GatorNation

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    The Nike DRI-FIT Crew socks are the way to go. I just don't know how you could use anything else.
     
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  8. Tyler91

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    IMO, the Nike DriFit half-cushion and Elite socks are too thick and hot. I've been using the Adidas SuperLite CC socks this summer. They're inexpensive and I love the design. I guess most people prefer thick socks...I don't.
     
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  9. DownTheLineWith90

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    Double up on the Nike Dri-Fit 6 pack ones.
     
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  10. BLX_Andy

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    Try Nike's cotton socks. I feel the Dri-Fit materializes my feet sweaty. Actually, any brand that has socks with sweat absorbent material make my feet sweaty. Ironic because they're supposed to keep the feet dry. Cotton is the way to go.
     
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  11. Chotobaka

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    It seems I am the only one here that wears Eurosocks (Slam crew) since I never see mention of them. Tremendous socks. Wash them inside-out, per the manufacturer's instructions, and they maintain the well cushioned bottom seemingly forever. Extremely long lasting sock -- and they come in black :)
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    Recall Eurosocks BITD. Bit thin, short, and ran small. Could get Thorlos cheaper, less than $6pr. Stuck with them.
     
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  13. Irrelevant

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    I do agree that Elites get way too hot after about an hour of play, but I feel the half cushions stay relatively the same even after 2-3 hours. But of course, everyone's foot is different.
     
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  14. Chotobaka

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    Thorlo has really fallen off in QC. I have had more than one unravel on me in the last couple of years. The other thing I don't care for with Throlo is the uniform thickness. Eurosock is thick at the bottom and at the heel, then thinner on top, which suits my feet much better. They run true to size for me. Each to their own. I'll take the Italian-made sock any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
     
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