Best Socks

#2
1000mile hiking socks are good and very nice to wear. I use them with my Lowas as I find issue socks too thick. Apparently the "Artic warfare" issue socks are like walking around on fluffy carpet all day, especially with good boots.
 

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#3
Operator said:
1000mile hiking socks are good and very nice to wear. I use them with my Lowas as I find issue socks too thick. Apparently the "Artic warfare" issue socks are like walking around on fluffy carpet all day, especially with good boots.
"When I" was in recce we were issued them and they supplemented the ones we never gave back after the Falklands. They were as quoted elsewhere unnoficial currency and when they wanted to withdraw ours as the new socks were reputedly as good, do you remember the older ones where your feet wore out before the sock? Our recce remf issued all of them out and got them written off, good egg with a bad knee!
 

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#7
I still have both those socks, the artic and the goretex.
Does that make me surplus?
 
#8
Medium or Heavy Weight hiking socks by Thorlo worked very well for me.

I also used standard weight wool socks and wore thin nylon socks inside to help prevent blisters and reduce friction. Of course, medicated foot powder was always added in...
 
#9
Tracy-Paul said:
Medium or Heavy Weight hiking socks by Thorlo worked very well for me.

I also used standard weight wool socks and wore thin nylon socks inside to help prevent blisters and reduce friction. Of course, medicated foot powder was always added in...
Zinic oxide aswell mate, got me through 2 brecon cse's
 
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#12
1000 mile hiking socks are good,
sorbothane insoles also good for some people - i actually use a pair out of
old trainers as sorbathane insoles dont fully cover arch in boot -take the insoles out of your hi-tec silver shadows then they will fit perfect..
 

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#14
I used to use 'Bridgedale AT Boot' socks. But they cost around a tenner and ended up (like most civvy socks) going 'matted' too quickly. I then went on to using issue socks with coolmax liners.

Nowadays, I just use the issue socks on their own. They are more robust than civy socks and are reasonably comfortable.

Not tried arctic socks yet. May give them a go. Good tip!
 
#15
I have used bridgedale socks for along time now - you cant fault them. I also have a pair of seal skins for wearing after immersions - 100% waterproof. A doctor once told me the issue sock is good when new but has no benefit after a few washes - plus the black ones are not as good as the old green ones.
 
#16
Well I don't know about best socks but I do know about "lucky socks"!!

Issue very good indeed these days, not like those fatherless acrylic green bags current issue when I signed on as a cabin boy...I think they were coloured green by using anhydrous copper sulphate - they certainly attracted water like they might have been, leaving boots DMS sodden!
 
#17
Well I don't know about best socks but I do know about "lucky socks"!!

Issue very good indeed these days, not like those fatherless acrylic green bags current issue when I signed on as a cabin boy...I think they were coloured green by using anhydrous copper sulphate - they certainly attracted water like they might have been, leaving boots DMS sodden!
 
#18
Got a pair of the issue black ones the other day, fingers went straight through them 1st time I tried to pull them on. Probably made in some back street sweatshop. Never had any great problems with the green ones.
 

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