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# 251749 10-Jul-2019 08:55
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So my wife basically works outdoors or in large warehouse like spaces. Shes mentioned that her feet are always cold, can anyone recommend some good comfortable thermal socks.

 

She wears normal shoes i.e. sketchers as she is on her feet all day so cant be anything to thick i.e. builders woolen socks. 

 

 

 

Thanks in advance. 


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  # 2272769 10-Jul-2019 09:12
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Thick would typically be better. But my experience with other clothing is that merino is a very good material and warms even when using fairly thin clothing. But its expensive as.

 

Looks like Wilderness magazine have a good list of socks that might be worth looking into.





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  # 2272774 10-Jul-2019 09:19
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Thorlo tramping socks are very good, some models are warm, but they're also made to move the sweat away from your feet. Have a look here and here. Some shoe shops sell them in NZ - they're not cheap but they're excellent quality.

 

I pretty much only wear Thorlo socks. I got about 10 pairs of their business socks direct from them shipped via youshop I think, and I have their hiking socks. They all last well, they don't fade like simple cotton socks, and they are cooler too.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2273775 10-Jul-2019 10:20
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I wear thick Icebreaker merino socks around the house at times instead of slippers. Beautifully warm.

 

https://www.icebreaker.com/en-nz/womens-socks/hike-heavy-crew/101279.html?dwvar_101279_color=001

 

 

 

 





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I quite like the NZ Sock Co range.  Can get them at Farmers and come in a range of thickness/wool/cotton blends.
The mens range is better so would look at those.  Farmers normally do about 50% off on Fathers Day.

 

 

 

 


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My experience has been the sole construction of the shoe is just as important as the socks you wear.

 

Multi layered sole equals better thermal insulation.





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  # 2273878 10-Jul-2019 11:28
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I also recommend anything Merino .. the initial high cost is offset by how long they last and (while I'm SURE it wouldn't be a problem for your wife! :-) ) they just never seem to stink either ... black magic


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  # 2273880 10-Jul-2019 11:31
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I quite like the Explorer brand socks that Farmers sell. They have a special thermal sock: https://www.farmers.co.nz/explorer-outdoor-thermal-crew-sock-black-purple-6416444


 
 
 
 


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  # 2273924 10-Jul-2019 12:20
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Under Armour do a technical sock in the ‘cold gear’ range that I swear by. I’ve been using them for winter golf and cycling for years and I use to always get cold feet. Now they remain toasty warm and these are much more cost efficient than merino.

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The type of foot wear can have a big impact. Like the soles as mentioned above. Concrete is great at soaking up heat.

 

Also some shoes don't breath very well and the sweat can build up making  the inside of the shoe damp and cold especially if you stop moving for a while and the body is generating less heat.





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  # 2277502 15-Jul-2019 22:18
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Just to hijack this great outpouring of sock related knowledge. 

 

I spend most of my life sitting because of my primary job (IT) but with my secondary occupation/hobby (Bouncing/Event security) need to spend extended periods on my feet. I'm a fairly large bloke by genetics and due to the sedentary nature of my primary job, and my fondness for beer I'm not the lightest chap in the world. As well as my height and size my lovely genetics have gifted me giant flippers very large feet (UK14/US15 and wide at that). While a 4-5 hour shift bouncing is tolerable, 6+ hours starts to hurt and 5x12-14 hour days in a row at at a music festival is utter murder.

 

If anyone can suggest socks (and/or footwear/insoles/voodoo magic) that are available in Hodoresque sizing and will stop me wanting to gnaw my feet off when the summer festival season rolls around this year I'm all ears.





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  # 2277509 15-Jul-2019 22:36
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socks do nothing for me. i wear insulated boots.

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/SearchResults.aspx?searchString=snow+boots





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IceBreaker Merino socks are amazing. They also come with a Lifetime guarantee which I have used without any fuss. Can highly recommend!

 

As mentioned above, shoe construction also plays a very important part in keeping your feet warm and dry. Something like the Hoka One One brand hiking shoes range would be a good start @lias. Heaps of cushioning and designed for people who are on their feet for hours at a time.






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  # 2277572 16-Jul-2019 09:02
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Lias:

 

Just to hijack this great outpouring of sock related knowledge. 

 

I spend most of my life sitting because of my primary job (IT) but with my secondary occupation/hobby (Bouncing/Event security) need to spend extended periods on my feet. I'm a fairly large bloke by genetics and due to the sedentary nature of my primary job, and my fondness for beer I'm not the lightest chap in the world. As well as my height and size my lovely genetics have gifted me giant flippers very large feet (UK14/US15 and wide at that). While a 4-5 hour shift bouncing is tolerable, 6+ hours starts to hurt and 5x12-14 hour days in a row at at a music festival is utter murder.

 

If anyone can suggest socks (and/or footwear/insoles/voodoo magic) that are available in Hodoresque sizing and will stop me wanting to gnaw my feet off when the summer festival season rolls around this year I'm all ears.

 

 

Years ago had to work 12 hour shifts, did a lot of walking plus stints standing on marble floors.

 

Found Dr Martens shoes really helped.


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  # 2277577 16-Jul-2019 09:08
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Also consider wearing double socks. 2 lousy pairs work much better than one to of the range one in my experience. 2 good pairs is nearly as good as an insulated boot.




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