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Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? #7715005
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Please help me find a source for warm heavy wool socks. Boot size 14 or 15.

I used to get good socks from Cabelas, but what they have now appear to be for mall walkers.

Thanks!


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715013
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Amazon and Google show too many places to list. Just go to Amazon or Google and type in wool socks.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715014
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I buy wool ski socks.
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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715016
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Darn tough heavyweight hunters are my favorite

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715022
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Bison wool socks are the warmest youíll ever use, unless you can afford handmade musk ox wool.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715033
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Contact your 4H extension...they will put you onto sheep wool spinners and folks that make real wool socks.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715080
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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

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Turd Furgeson] #7715119
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Originally Posted by Turd Furgeson
Darn tough heavyweight hunters are my favorite




darn tough socks

Comes with lifetime guarantee





heavyweight hunter options


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715122
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Wanna be - tried that. Too many confusing options. Specific reference would be great.

Jab - I know nothing or nowhere to search or rely on in the ski world. Specific reference?

Turd - they look interesting. May order some to test.

Elk - they look great but are out of my price range since I need more than one pair.

Nessy - you are joking I hope. And yes I have had hand knitted wool socks. They were too soft and became netlike.

Beard - out of my price range.

Ams - second recommendation. I will try the heavy hunters.

I last bought warm thick XXL wool socks about 10 years ago. They were just what I wanted at cabelas in the bargain cave. I bought all they had. They are now all worn out top, bottom, everywhere. They offer nothing similar.

Thanks for the help!


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715128
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I wonder about Faribo Woolens?

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715129
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Willy my friend paid 30 dollars for his pair. Eric

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715130
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Nope. Just looked them up. Only thing they have are made for homosexuals.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715138
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Mark - thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt!

Beard - that is no more than the darn tough socks. Interesting. Will look further.

Thanks!


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715154
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Another vote for darn tough. Very comfortable socks. wear only one pair in winter and feet stay warm, and I work outside for hours at a time. Sent three pairs back after 3 years of continual use, they had one small hole in each pair. Waited 3 weeks and now I have a voucher for 81.00 which I used yesterday. Got 2 pairs for work and 2 pairs of the hunters. Had to spend another 33.00, couldn't resist! Impossible to beat!


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715158
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redhead brand heavy wool socks are decent (at least they were when I purchased mine) and have a lifetime warranty. They were not crazee expensive either.



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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715172
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Check out Fox River in Osage, IA. https://foxsox.com/


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715181
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Iím hooked on darn tough. Canít beat the comfort and lifetime warranty.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715182
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Jeesh.....your in Ohio ,where the ponds and lakes don't freeze....


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715186
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I bought another two pair of Wigwam F1402 (used to be Ingenius) Smart Wool socks off Ebay last year to supplement some older pairs I bought at Cabelas. I like the Wigwams because they provide good warmth without the bulk.

I bought two pair of Smartwool Hunt X-Heavy Crew socks and two pair of Smartwool Mountaineering X-Heavy Crew socks off Amazon last winter. They are bulkier than the Wigwams but warmer too. I mostly where them when working outside in winter, wear them under my Red Wing 1411 insulated, waterproof work boots that are a size too large to allow for heavier socks.




Smart wool


Eh...wot?

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Nessmuck] #7715203
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Jeesh.....your in Ohio ,where the ponds and lakes don't freeze....



I'll take frozen over vs 33 degrees plus and wet any day


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715218
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Smartwool socks are excellent but very expensive. Bass Pro has some very heavy wool socks, another good source. I got some Realtree wool socks from Walmart a month or two ago and I love them. They got even heavier after a wash/dry cycle or three. Good price too.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715256
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The ski socks I got at scheels and I got them back in their snowboarding section. Socks go all the way up to my knees and are super warm.
Not sure the brand.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715294
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Darn tough. With the lifetime warranty I am up four pairs already with more to go. I am in it for life.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715343
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Spend the Extra and get the Darn Toughs. You wonít regret it. They are worth every penny and as previously noted they have lifetime replacement.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715374
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Going with CTRAPS and Fox River in Osage, Iowa. Have bought their Heavyweight Ragg Hikers for many years. Check out their Fingerless Gloves, too.

If you get on their email list they sometimes have some killer sales, and that's when I stock up.

Moosetrot

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715379
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These socks are my daily wear since I have the privilege of being outdoors every day. Well I now have much to read about.

I can count the votes faster than most jurisdictions and Darn Tough wins the plurality with enthusiasm, even if not a complete majority. That is impressive enough for me to order some to try to keep my feet happy while reading about other options.

The bison wool socks are intriguing. Especially since I had a very close encounter with a huge bull bison back in 1983. Our neighbor has quite a few bison and I have never heard one complain of cold tired feet.

Nessy - our water freezes quite well to fowl up late waterfowl seasons, and so the walk on frozen water fishermen can go out. We have had sustained cold to -23į Fahrenheit. And I have been known to frequently visit very cold places - New Hampshire, Maine, and even our 51st state Canada. (Just joking for Bocoís benefit.)

Thank you my friends!


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715381
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Try Cabelas' big bro, Bass Pro.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Turd Furgeson] #7715413
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Originally Posted by Turd Furgeson
Darn tough heavyweight hunters are my favorite

X2

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715459
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SMARTWOOL


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715486
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You won't regret getting Darn Tough socks. I bought 1 pair last year after reading about them on a Tman thread. I then bought a few more pair and they are the most comfortable socks I have ever worn. I do have two pairs that almost have holes worn in the heals but with what I have heard about their replacement policy I am not too concerned about that.

PS the model I went with is the Men's John Henry.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7715489
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another vote for darn tough.
I have about 1/2 dozen pairs of wool socks that I use daily from Oct to May, I have had them for 4 years now and they still have no holes and fit nicely.
They stay where you put them even with boots on, no more socks sliding down and bunching up in sorel boots.

Yes, they are pricey but they last and they are made in America.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7718767
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Ordered the Darn Tough socks to try out 3 pair. Eager for success. Will report back. Will explore the other suggestions too.
Thanks!


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7718769
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Glad this came up. Local retailer carries these.
Next time I get to town I'll jump.

Mens clothing is a joke.
Well, more like the outdoor guy needs to shift to these high end outlets.
Office clothes don't cut it lol.





Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7718818
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benny the sock guy , comes to every convention in the u p , normally sale out good sock and good price ,, we have people that come just for sock

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7718833
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Originally Posted by Willy Firewood
Ordered the Darn Tough socks to try out 3 pair. Eager for success. Will report back. Will explore the other suggestions too.
Thanks!


You guys are a bunch of instigators I got 2 pairs coming Thursday.

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: EdP] #7718834
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Originally Posted by EdP
Smartwool socks are excellent but very expensive. Bass Pro has some very heavy wool socks, another good source. I got some Realtree wool socks from Walmart a month or two ago and I love them. They got even heavier after a wash/dry cycle or three. Good price too.


Try Colemans military supply in PA. Can be hit or miss but they're family owned and I've gotten a bunch of good stuff there.


Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719180
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Farm to Feet make excellent socks as well. Lifetime guarantee also. All American materials and manufacturing.


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719188
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I wear wool socks 365 days a year, yes even in summer. Biggest problem with me is am also a diabetic so the socks can't be too tight on the lower calf. Wear a 11wide shoe so normal 9-12 size is good only for a couple washings. Have tried the next size larger and they are good for much longer but eventually get too tight in the calves. Rag wool socks when I can find them fit the best over time but their loose knit make them not heavy enough in cold weather. When hunting still have a couple pair left from Fox River heavyweight hunting socks. When it gets really cold if one is inactive like when sitting on a deer stand I wear a pair of the liner socks inside to help wick away the moisture.

Most wool socks made these days are for yuppies to wear in their fancy shoes-not for the working man and they don't have any cushion in the feet. I'm still looking for some more as my stock is getting old, too


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Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719333
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GovX has the Darn Tough socks, so if your military, vet, LE then you can access and get a discount. My ďBlack FridayĒ is Veterans Day. The place I buy my hunting clothes had 35% off for vets!

Re: Where to find Warm Heavy Wool Socks? [Re: Willy Firewood] #7719380
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My son gave me a bunch of heavy wool socks. He's in the military. I would check army stores.


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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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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
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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
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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

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Heat Holders are a warm sock.

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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.

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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
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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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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
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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

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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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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

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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.

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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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I ware bunny boots in the winter and it does not matter what kind of sock I ware. I wore them in Galena AK and Fairbanks AK and even filled them with water at ten below and kept setting and checking beaver traps for another eight hours. I think the OP needs good boots not a fancy sock.


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Agree MJM, boots are WAY more important then socks.


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Yep, and the tighter the boot the colder the feet..


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Wool socks dry my feet out so much that they start to crack , bleed , and fall apart .

Maybe it's the dry climate to begin with

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MJM & Bucks - I appreciate your very good suggestions.
I have very good boots that fit properly and are insulated.
I know how to dress to stay warm.
The reason for my original inquiry was because ten years ago I bought a large quantity of great socks that fit my big feet, were very cushioned on the bottom, and warm.
Having been out of the sock market, I asked my friends here.
And again thank you to everyone.


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The sizing on socks is crazy. I purchase the 13-15 size for my size 10.

Anything smaller I may as well give them away.

I purchased the socks for people with diabetes, because their not "bango string" tight.


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Has anyone bought socks from gobros?They have darn tough socks for 25 percent off but darn tough are charging full price.They are on my Facebook account

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After wearing the Darn Yough socks, I must report that they are excellent. However they are too small for my big feet. I look forward to when the again have XXL.
In the meantime I will look at other suggestions.
Thanks for the recommendations!


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