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  1. bandyman35

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    I know that as tennis players, a lot of us are all about the gear, especially the shoes, but do we have any sock fans such as myself here?! I don't know about everyone else, but I'm a HUGE fan of the Nike Elite socks. Feel free to discuss/post your collections/rare socks here!
     
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  2. Chezbeeno

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    Nike Dri-Fit Half Cushion crew socks, they're my favorite socks ever!
     
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  3. Loose Cannon

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    Wal-mart mid-calf crews

    8 pairs for 6.99..........
     
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  4. ArliHawk

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    Drymax Microcrew, Nike Elite, and adidas formotion are my favorites.
     
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  5. Bergboy123

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    I'm on a hunt for those volt Nike Pro Compression socks!
     
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    If these are the 45% cotton ones, with a mesh upper and the red L/R symbol I agree. Decent value at $15 for three pairs.

    I wear the above, Elites and the tennis-specific PE Nikes depending on what I pull out the drawer first.

    For me, Thorlos get too hot/slippery and other sports socks I've tried aren't thick enough and give me blisters.
     
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  7. ArliHawk

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    Agree with you completely about Thorlos.
     
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  8. PhotoBlue

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    Elite socks are the best
     
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  9. *Val*

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    The Thorlos level 1s (light cushion) are really good, and they feel less 'slippery' - I use the level 3s much less now
     
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  10. Andreas1965

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    Gold Toe, from Macy's or JC Penney. A 6-pack lasts me about 6 months.
     
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  11. texacali

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    Champion G9 low cut socks from Target. Cushioned enough on the bottom, lighter weave on top, long enough to not slide down on my heel, and not slippery nor does it bunch up. Have some Filas but they tend to slide around in my shoes.
     
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  12. anubis

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    the Sock Guy.
     
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  13. parasailing

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    Ever since I tried those Nike Elite basketball socks, I have been buying way too many pairs. They offer great compression and cushioning while not feeling overly stuffy like the Thorlos. In addition, they come in all colors which allows you to mix and match your shoes and outfits.
     
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  14. John-O

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    Nike Cushion Cotton Crew Here :)
     
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  15. bkpr

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    I use Timberland ankle socks (charcoal and black colour). For everything (not just tennis). And for maybe 5 years now. I have a very obvious tan line :)
     
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  16. lilzeus

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    Wrightsock Wrightones SLX and Thorlo Experia.
     
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  17. bandyman35

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    I have myself convinced that there are no other socks than nike elite socks. amazing sock.
     
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  18. hcb0804

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    They are all over flea b@y
     
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    At this point I am starting to believe that Nadal got the London in the bag too.
     
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  21. ArliHawk

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    Had to pick up another pair of drymac micro crews when I found them for $4.87 at a national golf store that sells tennis gear.
     
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  22. USS Tang

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    Anyone know where I can get 100% pure wool socks?
     
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  23. RazorSharp69

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  24. anhuynh16

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    Nice platinums! Didn't know they were sold in Australia.
     
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  25. RazorSharp69

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    Thanks man. Got them off **** as well as the other 3 colours. Great socks for tennis!
     
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  26. USERNAME

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    I grabbed 4 of the Syracuse orange and 2 red and 2 blue! Sooo sick. Wear em in the gym ALL the time lol
     
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  27. Litespeeds

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    I stumbled across the Drymax tennis socks at my local ********* and they were on clearance at $4.87 each. Needless to say, I bought about 20 pairs ;-)

    I also have the Nike Elite socks and they are good too but a little thicker than the Drymax. My feet keeps dryer with the Drymax.
     
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  28. cknobman

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    These are the shiz-nit!!!!!!!!!
     
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  29. RazorSharp69

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    Nike Elite 2.0

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  30. bandyman35

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    I love those 2.0's I've got the black/gray/lt blue on right now.
     
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  31. babolat4

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    I like the K Swiss crew socks.
     
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  32. Chotobaka

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    I swear by EuroSock Slam Cool Crew Socks -- sold here at TW and made in Italy. Great cushioning and they last forever.
     
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  33. RazorSharp69

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    Nice I'm going to get that colour way looks the gun.
     
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  34. DeFrank

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    I usually go with good old Nike Cotton Mid Calves, that's my basic go to. I have three pairs of white Dri-Fits but I'm not a huge fan because of the grey logos and lack of inside sock logos. It really detracts for me.

    Whenever I get a new pair of shoes I seem to always need a second pair of socks at the start, and somehow don't after like two weeks, even though Vapors aren't supposed to need break in or whatever. But basically I forgot today so I bought some of the really basic cushioned tennis socks that my proshop sells...

    WOW. I wore them under my good old Nike cottons and I loved the way it felt. Two pairs worked well, and the cushion was fantastic.

    SO... People say wearing two pairs isn't good for some reason, is there any merit to that? And how easy is it to find or purchase Nike TENNIS socks. I've seen a couple pairs on ****, like what Nadal wears, but nowhere else.
     
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  35. aced_Tezuka

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    Hanes...Loljk. Those are for practice days. I have these long socks that are thick but idk what they are. I also purchased a pack of padded Adidas socks. Opened it and they look nice but I haven't tried them yet.
     
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  36. Fedfer

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    I usually use Nike Dri Fit crew socks, but from Tenniswarehouse I also bought a pair of Eurosocks Open Cool Quarter Socks and I have to say that I like them
     
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  37. Lokius

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    Hey I wanted to se if anyone has played in the Nike football sock (performance crew 2 pack) - any feedback on that style?
     
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  38. axel89

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    if anyone knows what 2 socks did fed wear in 2011 i think it was a white and grey?
     
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    As far as the original poster is concerned. A couple of factors I consider when buying socks. First the region where you live. I live in south Texas and 10 months out the year it's warm. 5 months its hot and humid, so I need a fairly thin breathable sock. Also, I'm sure you don't skimp on the strings you put on your stick, why should you get cheap on socks that is an integral part for your shoes and overall performance. I'd rather get 2 pairs of high quality socks then 10 pack of bullcrap from wal-mart.

    I, personally like the Nike elites, Adidas barricade, thorlos, and gold toes.
     
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  40. stringertom

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    Nike BB Elites rule! Great fit (L/R specific works), very cushioned, and never wear out. Worth the extra $$$!
     
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  41. Andyroo10567

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    My Orange/White Elites got pretty dirty. They have a ton of lint on them. The blocks on the back has threads sticking out. The cushion is flatting out slightly. The tight fit around the arch feels great. Just to mention, i only had them for 3 days.
     
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  42. Borrelli

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    Personally I favor quarter length socks. I just can't do the high crew length thing. If you can get over the price Thorlo's are tough to beat on comfort. I wear them on clay and It's like walking on water.
     
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  43. Rozroz

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    the thing i don't like about Thorlos is that they feel synthetic and and i tend to slip a bit inside the shoe.
     
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  44. db10s

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    I want to say slimy, but slippery and synthetic is better.
     
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  45. PhotoBlue

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    Athletic DNA socks
     
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    I like the Thorlo level 3 socks maybe the best not just because there comfortable but because there made in America. I also like the Nike Elite Basketball socks but there not quite as comfortable.
     
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  47. Rozroz

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    so what's your better than Thorlos solution?
     
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  48. dreamneedle

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    Thick Nike running socks for me. Blister-free since 83!
     
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  49. parasailing

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    Agreed on all fronts except for the never wear out part. I had a few pairs that I have worn over a year that are starting to thin out even though I line dry them. Also got a couple pairs that are not properly sewn and have holes in them.

    Overall, they are the best socks out there given all the wonderful colors these things come in.
     
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  50. Andyroo10567

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    The socks are beautiful. I bought the white/black just to dye them yellow.
     
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