Reviewed by Rick from Fresno, CA on Tuesday, January 27, 2015
This is a high quality sock. No irregular stamp. Very aerodynamic and sleek. It does run a little small, though, but maybe that's just how cycling clothing fits - tight. I got a size XL and it fits more like a L.
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Reviewed by perrynillup from South Jersey on Thursday, June 18, 2015
These had 2% elastane instead of 1% in many other socks offered...so they stay in place better than most.
They came in XL (US 12-14) size, so they feel perfect on my size 12 feet.
Made in USA...yarn imported, nice.
Why call them cycle socks...I wear them hiking, biking, relaxing and gardening in this warm weather!
Reviewed by Anonymous from Ohio on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Sock is large (L-XL easily fits size 13 shoe, even after a wash cycle). Top above the ankle is thick (doubled over) and a bit tight, and the seams are not as smooth as other socks, but overall the sock fits nicely. Thin.
While you can wear any sock you want for activities cycling socks have a few differences. Bike socks are designed as they are to be minimal, in order to allow a cyclistâ€™s shoes to fit very closely while preventing the shoe from chafing and allowing the wicking of foot perspiration. They are thinner and a smoother material to reduce friction between your shoe and foot as well.
Answered on 7/7/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
Generally, cycling socks are thinner; partly to be lighter, partly to be aero, partly to transfer energy directly to the shoe/pedal without 'giving' and wasting energy. This is less the case with off-road cycling(generally) and less the case with boots or other active footwear compared to a stiff road shoe. I've certainly worn a 'running' sock or any thinner sock with my road shoes and 'any' athletic sock with my STIFF tennis shoes that I wear on my hybrid. Essentially, cycling socks are lighter and thinner than other athletic socks(and tend to be more expensive, given the 'reduced' amount of material in them :) . )
Answered on 8/22/2010 12:00:00 AM by Coach Rick from Austin(convection oven), TX