Wool socks with a little nylon reinforcment in the toes and heels wear
best and are best for your feet. Wool actually generates heat when it
gets wet, and if you put a lightweight sock, such as cotton, inside,
you'll have about the best protection. Avoid seams across the toes on
either pair of socks. During the Boor War, more British casualties were
from blisters (with inherit infections) than from bullets. Lord
Kitchner either developed, or sponsered the development of a weaving
technique for the toes of socks, called the Kitchner stitch, to
eliminate these seams. Blisters greatly improved.
I'm prejudiced, though. I spin wool and knit socks.
.On Sun, 2008-09-21 at 10:44 +0800, Cara Lin Bridgman wrote:
> I cannot recommend any non-wool or non-cotton socks because I prefer
> hiking in wool. I hike in sandals with wool socks. For me, this
> combination works well for hiking in Taiwan's very wet mountains.
> I've found that socks with a wool-plus-something blend tend to wear
> faster. I also, however, like thick wool socks. Some socks are made
> thick by terry-cloth looping. I find these loops tend to compact,
> up, and create blisters.
> I've found that the DarnTough socks work fine. Also good and a whole
> lot cheaper are ragg wool socks.
> Blake Robert wrote:
> > Does anyone know a source of really thick acrylic socks w/o cotton
> or wool?
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