Perhaps if you lack experience start with traditional cycling sock brands such as DeFeet, Pearl Izumu, Smart Wool or some of the house brands from the catalogs. Get the socks designed for cycling. You will appreciate making the right choice at mile 80 of a century.jimcav said:anyone have experience with them--i have no experience with synthetic fiber socks
Well for temps below 60 I usually wear wool or if it is going to rain for sure. Above 60 I go for synthetic. Are you riding Smart Wool cycling socks which are thinner in select areas? Perhaps a different insole in your cycling shoes that does not abraid the ball of the sock. Does your foot have a lot of float/movement in your pedal stroke? I rarely have a problem with the ball of the foot wearing out, wool or synthetic.jimcav said:but the ball of foot wears out (i thought too fast)
so was thinking of other stuff
my main concern was not so much the brand as doing synthetic--i always used wool
Keeping up with Junior said:Perhaps if you lack experience start with traditional cycling sock brands such as DeFeet, Pearl Izumu, Smart Wool or some of the house brands from the catalogs. Get the socks designed for cycling. You will appreciate making the right choice at mile 80 of a century.
My impression is that UnderArmor stuff might be a little bit more fashion oriented so kids (and adults) can pretend to be NFL wannabes. In addition I do not think that UnderArmor makes cycling specific gear. For socks that would mean padding in the appropriate places and no padding in inappropriate places. Base layers with longer tails, longer sleeves, more venting in front than the rear, cut for a cycling position. Just a lot of little details you are not going to get at the sports store that sells candy at the checkout line. There may be some good stuff from UnderArmor you can use for cycling but since you lack experience go with what works.