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post #1 of 11 Old Oct 21st, 2010, 7:54 pm Thread Starter
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would silk socks under wool socks keep feet dry and warm?
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Re: winter riding

As far as dissipating perspiration, yes. If your boots aren't waterproof, no. As for warmth, they should be adequate. As a lifelong skier, I used that combination many years ago before the advent of modern ski boots.

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Haven't used silk, but I've used synthetic liners under wool socks and they work. Caution! If an additional layer of socks limits the "wiggle room" for your toes, you may be cutting off circulation and your feet will actually be colder.

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Re: winter riding

I use silk socks under wool socks , & Yes they do keep feet my dry and warm . If my feet get cool , not even cold they get all cramped up ...like a big charlie horse ... With the silk / wool socks on I don't get that problem .

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I use a Crown Royal bag in real cold weather.... I tuck all my valuable man parts inside it and pull that gold string tight and tie it in a knot. It really doesn't make you any warmer but you forget about being cold! The good part is the bags are free and come in different sizes... I use the ones for mini bottles!
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would silk socks under wool socks keep feet dry and warm?
Routinely spending 20 hours in boots and having the worlds most PUSSY feet, I can answer this one!

While Silk "wicks" better than Cotton, it is a natural fiber, and has limited wicking ability. If you do NOT have water proof boots, the airflow should keep your feet dry. Without the major airflow, however, your feet will be "wet."

Try a polyester and/or rayon sock, under wool. If your boots are water proof, stick with a medium weight, synthetic fiber sock to keep your feet dry, in winter, and a light weight sock in the summer.

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I use a Crown Royal bag in real cold weather.... I tuck all my valuable man parts inside it and pull that gold string tight and tie it in a knot. It really doesn't make you any warmer but you forget about being cold! The good part is the bags are free and come in different sizes... I use the ones for mini bottles!

Dude...to much information...

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LOL! I thought you were going to ask HOW do they fit in there?!

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LOL! I thought you were going to ask HOW do they fit in there?!
There are some details that should not be asked for...

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