Merino wool socks from Icebreaker, Smartwool, Teko etc.Can anyone recommend some not too thick\heavyweight -- or too thin -- sports socks for cold weather tennis and softball (wearing cleats, if that matters)? Something that actually does seem more warm on the feet than standard athletic socks?
Not in my experience.Merino wool socks don't cause you to slip around in your shoe, or blisters if you sweat? Somehow I have both fears in my head from somewhere, real or imagined.
Anyways, can someone make this even easier and point me to specific sock or two with a ringing endorsement, like "Get this sock! Has special warming ingredients and has all the great properties of cotton socks! Designed to withstand temperatures down to 20 below and favored by the Austrian Alpine skiing association, you'll perform better than ever on the courts and on the ballfield in these socks that aren't too thick to fit into your tennis shoes and cleats, your feet will love you for it!" etc?
Hey seems some like it hot and don't sweat when the heat is onLike I mentioned "Wigwam King Cotton Socks". I have used them for 15+ years. Last a long time. Thick and comfortable. Do not slip on my feet, unlike Thorlo's, and give great cushioning. Buy some, you will not be disappointed. Other socks make my feet get hot and uncomfortable or do not have the right cushioning and end up making my feet hurt.
MY feet actually slip inside the Thorlos socks when I wore them. It was such a odd feeling. My feet would actually cramp because I was trying to curl my toes to keep my feet from sliding inside the socks. Sounds odd and it was.I use the regular Thorlos padded tennis crew socks in the winter (versus Thorlos Experia low cut in the spring/summer/fall). I'm a believer in that brand -- great quality.
You're not crazy - some socks are more slippery between our feet and our shoes than others. Although good ol' cotton can be too much of a sweat sponge in hotter conditions (cottton socks can hold too much sweat against my foot), I've always appreciated that they do a decent job helping my shoe hold onto my foot. If they can slide around too much, that's when I'm at risk for doing something horrible to an ankle.MY feet actually slip inside the Thorlos socks when I wore them. It was such a odd feeling. My feet would actually cramp because I was trying to curl my toes to keep my feet from sliding inside the socks. Sounds odd and it was.
Must have a narrow foot. Used to have that problem. Now that middle-aged spread has settled in my feet. Fred and Barney would be proudObviously not that bad for me but I admit I also cinch my laces up super tight since I have fought toenail jamming at various times (Barricades seem to give me the most trouble in terms of my foot moving within the shoe FWIW).
LOL, nice. Maybe that's one thing to look forward to about getting old.Must have a narrow foot. Used to have that problem. Now that middle-aged spread has settled in my feet. Fred and Barney would be proud
Ever try the King of all shoes in a B width?LOL, nice. Maybe that's one thing to look forward to about getting old.
Yeah narrow foot to the point where I have some shoes where the eyelets from opposite sides are darn close to touching. With some shoes I have so much extra shoe lace left after tying (including double knotting) that I have to thread the loop(s) through the bottom lace cross otherwise I would step on the loop(s).
Push comes to shove and have a size AAA foot, may need to go here,Wow those things look like something Jerry Seinfeld wore in 1992! You know I haven't tried a b width shoe which may be stupid on my part.
The most narrow shoe I've used were the Nike Breathe 2K12. Good looking shoe (all white with navy sole) but that almost felt a little uncomfortable (tight in the mid-foot IIRC).
From experience special insoles for cold weather can make a big difference when standing on concrete during the winter. Btw, cold feet were the least of my problems when playing tennis during cold weather.Believe it or not, thinner socks are better for cold weather tennis.