For his "Something you wear when riding" category I answered "comfortable socks." Tired, hot (or cold), sweaty feet at the end of the day are not comfortable. So, as discretionary income has increased over the years I have tried different and more expensive socks. Although I still can not bring my self to pay $10+ for one pair of socks I have moved away from the 12 pack sock purchase. (At times I have been called "cheap", I prefer to think of myself as frugal. After all, I want to maximize my gas and tire budget so I try to save in other areas).
I watch for and purchase higher quality hiking socks when they are on sale. I am glad I have started do this!
|REI Performance Crew - REI.com|
|REI Side Stripe - REI.com|
On colder days I will wear sock liners with these socks to keep my feet warm. During the warmer times these socks work great at wicking moisture and are not too warm on the feet.
In the past I would not of thought spending more on socks would be a worthy investment, but I have changed my mind. Having been blessed to get to take a lot of multi-day trips with some all day riding I can honestly say a good pair of socks makes a BIG difference.
Take care of your feet and they will take care of you.