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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719420
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Darn Tough is all thatís left in my sock drawer. I wear them for everything.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719510
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I am giving these a try this year. So far I really like them.

https://guycottenusa.com/product/iceberg-socks/

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719608
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I have some white silk liner socks that are quite old but like new.
They add a lot of comfort and warmth.
Unfortunately I usually forget to wear them.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719611
11/16/22 11:12 PM
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Darn Tough. Sometimes you get what you pay for.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719654
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Sharon - you too? Wow, now the recommendations for Darn Tough socks are coming in from celebrities!
I am eager for mine to arrive.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719698
11/17/22 05:40 AM
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I purchased the buffalo wool socks, about the same price as darn tough.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: ABeardedTrapper] #7719952
11/17/22 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ABeardedTrapper
I have some friends I hunt with that swear by alpaca wool socks. Said they are the warmest they have ever worn and wick moisture well. Eric

I was thinking of trying a pair

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7720110
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Heat Holders are a warm sock.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7720349
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Got my darn tough socks today.The heavy hunting boot socks came out of package and on my feet.They are truly sweet.Got a pair of medium hunting boot socks that Iím not really impressed with.Seem to run small and not super stretchy like the others.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7720353
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Iíve been wearing alpaca wool socks for several years. Buy them locally, expensive but very good.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7720354
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Mad - glad you like them!
I am eager for mine to arrive.
The size may be an issue.
My size 14 feet are cramped in most socks.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7720929
11/18/22 02:01 PM
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I have heard good things about Smart Wool but never tried them myself.

Don't get hung up on "heavy" wool sox. you don't want your boots jammed full with bulky sox. They will be warmer if your sock is adequate and your boots are loose


Also, CLEAN sox are way warmer than bulky dirty sox


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7720963
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Agreed about too much material crowding causing lack of wiggle room and warmth.
However, I do like the cushioning of thick socks, especially thick on the bottom.
And since my stash is low, I am washing my remaining socks very frequently.

I knew a guy who fought in WWII. He fought through the Battle of the Bulge where the winter weather was very extreme. He had one pair of socks and one pair of boots which were on his feet constantly. He got frostbite and trench foot. His feet bothered him for the rest of his life. He used to scoff at folks who liked to go camping. He said he went camping once - from 1941 to 1945.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7720966
11/18/22 03:17 PM
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I ordered some more pairs of Darn tuff. I only had two pair anyway. This thread inspired me to do that.

These do come in lightweight, middle weight and heavyweight wool, with cushioning . Options are half cushion, full foot cushion, or none.

With the lifetime guarantee, you can't go wrong.

They are perfect in boots , no bunching up, nice air flow to warm. Nice colours too grin

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7720973
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With all the business this has generated, they should give me a discount.

In their size chart they include xxl. However that was not an option on the socks that I ordered. Hopefully the xl will be comfortable.

I read some of the unusual stories about returned socks.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7720978
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WF, there's always reviews on anything of someone having a problem. Who knows...but, DT replaces anything that may go wrong.

You should get a free pair for advertising grin

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Sharon] #7721036
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Received my buffalo wool socks today. 1st test tomorrow checking traps w/waders.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7721107
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Willy-Those xls fit my 13 feet perfectly but now I see they are out of them also.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: white17] #7721126
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Originally Posted by white17
I have heard good things about Smart Wool but never tried them myself.

Don't get hung up on "heavy" wool sox. you don't want your boots jammed full with bulky sox. They will be warmer if your sock is adequate and your boots are loose


Also, CLEAN sox are way warmer than bulky dirty sox


Agreed, which is why multiple pairs of socks are carried in a GI rucksack. And not just for warmth either, wet feet break down easier. We were taught to take advantage of any down time to swap for clean dry socks when on the march.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7723489
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Well the new Darn Tough socks arrived today.
They are very nicely made and seem like a good choice.
They are comfortable, but snug.
The packaging says XL fits 12.5 to 14.5.
I wear 14 or 15 depending upon the specific boots.
If these perform well, I will wait for XXL next time.
They are in the washing machine.

I will definitely try out some of the other recommendations.
Maybe my sweet wife will splurge for some of the buffalo socks for Christmas.
She sort of likes me.

Mike - I am eager for your report on the buffalo wool socks.

Thank you to everyone for your friendly discussion and recommendations.


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