Socks
General Topic
Contributors to this thread:
LBshooter 16-Oct-20
Dale06 16-Oct-20
SlipShot 16-Oct-20
Bou'bound 16-Oct-20
coach 16-Oct-20
spike78 16-Oct-20
Two Feathers 16-Oct-20
papadeerhtr 16-Oct-20
Sidekick 16-Oct-20
Sand man 16-Oct-20
Drahthaar 16-Oct-20
ohiohunter 17-Oct-20
ahawkeye 17-Oct-20
DanaC 17-Oct-20
Sand man 17-Oct-20
Will 17-Oct-20
Buck Watcher 17-Oct-20
Franklin 17-Oct-20
Wild Bill 20-Oct-20
scndwfstlhntng 26-Oct-20
Dale06 26-Oct-20
Teeton 26-Oct-20
Teeton 26-Oct-20
LBshooter 27-Oct-20
From: LBshooter
16-Oct-20
Guys looking for the warmest sock out there, your opinions are wanted.

From: Dale06
16-Oct-20
If you mean warmest, look for high wool content, well over 50%. Wear boots that are not real tight. If you are walking into a stand and get sweaty, have a fresh set of socks and change in to them after getting into your stand. Wearing a thin liner sock with the wool helps also.

From: SlipShot
16-Oct-20
I hate to do brands, but I love my smartwool socks.

From: Bou'bound
16-Oct-20
That’s a darn tough question

From: coach
16-Oct-20
get some expedition weight alpaca wool socks, you wont regret it.

From: spike78
16-Oct-20
X2 Alpaca

From: Two Feathers
16-Oct-20
The warmest ones I have are thick Alpaca.

From: papadeerhtr
16-Oct-20
Ive found merino wool is the warmest Ive tried. Got mine off amazon.

From: Sidekick
16-Oct-20
Alpaca with a silk liner. Like said before change your sock if they get sweaty walking to your stand.

From: Sand man
16-Oct-20
Best thing I’ve found is hot hands foot warmers between two pairs of wool socks.

As stated above... avoid “tight boots”.

Late season is my favorite and I haven’t had any issues.

From: Drahthaar
16-Oct-20
X2 on the hot hands foot warmers. Forrest

From: ohiohunter
17-Oct-20
If you’re sitting consider boot covers, carpet on stand or blind floor, and hand warmers have kept me afield longer than anything! But anyone notice they aren’t half as good as they used to be?

Another thing I’ve heard of is a change of boot. Pack your heavy boots and wear lighter boots/ shoes then change. As noted sweat is often the culprit.

From: ahawkeye
17-Oct-20
Smartwhool here. As stated before make sure your boots are not too tight and your blood can circulate.

From: DanaC
17-Oct-20
A change of socks (and toe warmers) is a great thing to have in your daypack. Liner socks too.

I like the Smartwool too; I prefer some nylon blended into the wool for durability vs. 100% wool. What kills socks is washing them wrong. Cold water only, and line dry.

From: Sand man
17-Oct-20
This is a great topic.

I can stand getting chilled as far as my body, my hands, but before switching to the hot hands I would get out of the stand once my feet reached a certain point.

Great advice from Ohio, my brother uses boot covers and he swears they are the “bees knees”.

Fortunately I bout Wal-Mart out of their clearance hot hand this last spring. I bought literally 15 jumbo packs of each, hand, body, and foot warmers for $1.50 each.

Fishing stuff in December, hunting stuff in March.

Bought six 15’ ladder stands $25 each, forty small peg hangers @ 10 cents each. Three full sets of long under ware, thermal pants, jacket for less than $100.00. The list goes on and on.

I live in Topeka and I take a field trip weekend and hit every Wal-Mart within 60 miles.

If folks don’t shop Wal-Mart clearance, your missing out...

From: Will
17-Oct-20
Alpaca socks are the warmest socks going. It's 3X the warmth of wool but just as warm when damp/wet as wool. Find some good Alpaca socks.

From: Buck Watcher
17-Oct-20
Bou' said - "That’s a darn tough question"

Incase you are unaware. Darn Tough is a brand of socks. Worth a look.

17-Oct-20
Depends on the application but my go to

Darn Tough, Fox River, Dachstein 4-ply. I’d be interested in trying alpaca at some point. Wearing Baffin Trapper boots if I’m going into a stand, or am still hunting in severe cold, wet, or snow.

From: Franklin
17-Oct-20
I`ll turn the brothers onto the sock deal of the century.....go "socksaddicts" and look at the "Fox River cold weather steel toed sock".....it`s 88% wool and get this....only $4.99 a pair. They are no longer being made but are some of the warmest socks out there. I just bought 4 pair for a whopping $20 lol.

From: Wild Bill
20-Oct-20
Fits socks, it's not just wool, but the construction which makes a difference that's remarkable. Fits socks https://www.fitssock.com/

26-Oct-20
A "boot blanket" or the Mickey mouse boots are probably your best way of keeping feet warm. Neither is really a way to walk around . There are high leg Mukluks of leather. THE WARMEST SOCK has not even been noted, as they are expensive. Buffalo (bison) "wool" is (in my estimation) better than alpaca. I have both. The catch however is that there are the expensive ( but less expensive) wool and bison blends sold under the (misunderstanding) that it is a buffalo sock (see Orivis) and then there is the high percentage ones (see the buffalowoolco.com). A liner, and insulated boots with air space all contribute to cold control. Message: check out Real buffalo socks and check the penny jar

From: Dale06
26-Oct-20
One other thing that I do is spray my feet with Sure unscented anti persperant. That helps keep feet from sweating. Moisture is bad news for keeping feet warm.

From: Teeton
26-Oct-20
I have been going what Dale06 said for years. If you cant find unscented spray, just put unscented stick antiperspirant on ur feet. Use a doctors glove on one hand to rub it in and between ur toes. Antiperspirant on my hands makes them feel funny..

Not a believer put it on one foot and not the other. You'll tell which sock is wet and which one isn't. ED

From: Teeton
26-Oct-20
I have been going what Dale06 said for years. If you cant find unscented spray, just put unscented stick antiperspirant on ur feet. Use a doctors glove on one hand to rub it in and between ur toes. Antiperspirant on my hands makes them feel funny..

Not a believer put it on one foot and not the other. You'll tell which sock is wet and which one isn't. ED

From: LBshooter
27-Oct-20
Thanks for all the opinions, got some alpaca.

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