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Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 05, 2016 12:36PM
My trusty, got 'em almost 30 years ago now, super warm, super heavy, wear around the house like slippers, keep my feet warm, super-thick and heavy, wool socks are starting to fall apart... sad smiley

So, I sez to myself, "Self, I'll bet Amazon has wool socks!". I search for "Wool Socks"... I thought I broke Amazon - eleventy gazillion socks!
I narrow it down by searching for "100% wool socks"... and I get wool socks with 65% wool...
My brain hurts!

I try Google... same sort of run-around. Too light, not wool, not what I'm looking for...

Anyone have a suggestion of where to look for what I'm looking for? (online, that is... ).
Hands-on, uh, "Toes-On" reviews appreciated!

Just want to be able to kick back, with a fire in the fireplace, with a pair of slipper-equivalent (since I hate slippers... I want the toe-freedom of my fuzzy, heavy, wool socks!).

Wish I'd have bought two pairs back in the 90's!



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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: December 05, 2016 12:39PM
Do you just want socks or slipper socks? Have you looked at LL Beans site yet?
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: Pam
Date: December 05, 2016 12:40PM
Darn Tough Vermont, full cushion boot socks. That's what I wear in the woods to keep my tootsies warm and foot cushioned in my hiking boots.
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: December 05, 2016 12:42PM
My go-to would be DuluthTrading Company, but alas, theirs aren't 100% wool.
[www.duluthtrading.com]



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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 05, 2016 12:53PM
I loves my Smartwools, but they aren't the kind of sox you can use unsafely (solelessly). I have indulged in unsafe sox, and one pair wore out at the heel after four years. Darn !

You need sole to practice safe sox !
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: December 05, 2016 12:57PM
REI has a good selection of wool socks.
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: billb
Date: December 05, 2016 01:14PM
These are, of course, unisex socks, despite the display.
[norwayshop.com]

Norway/ Iceland/ New Zealand , maybe Etsy for genuine hand knit 100% wool socks.



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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 05, 2016 01:17PM
....this is a Mammoth request....



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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: btfc
Date: December 05, 2016 01:37PM
[www.llbean.com]
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: billb
Date: December 05, 2016 01:47PM
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pretty sure those all contain a precentage of fossil fuel derived stretchy polymers. So they stay up without his lounging garters.



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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: JPK
Date: December 05, 2016 01:59PM
What C(-)ris said, try Duluth Trading. Their stuff is awesome.

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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: DP
Date: December 05, 2016 05:15PM
Darn! I know-who does that anymore? Any chance, Paul?





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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: December 05, 2016 05:27PM
Try the local thrift stores. I don't think any large U.S. retail company will have 100% wool. Maybe some small online store, or an online company in Ireland/Scotland/New Zeland.
[www.nzsock.co.nz]



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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: vitus
Date: December 05, 2016 05:38PM
100% wool isn't very dimensionally stable, but might work for your purposes. I like the El-Pine by Wigwam from sockaddict.
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 05, 2016 05:54PM
Many MANY thanks all!
The day has sort of gotten away from me, and I didn't have a chance to get back and thank each post, or follow up leads.
I can see I'll be doing some sock research!



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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 05, 2016 06:21PM
....you make your baby cows wear socks.....???



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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: billb
Date: December 05, 2016 06:29PM
just the happy ones



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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: hal
Date: December 05, 2016 06:56PM
Darn Tough socks [darntough.com] are the new most favored sock for backpackers especially Pacific Crest Trail hikers - these are people that know!

But I bought a pair a couple of years ago and I'm rather shocked - they are still going strong after a couple of years and a few hundred miles. But what is shocking is that after a long day of hiking, I took off my boots and my hot sweaty feet were cool and dry after only a couple of minutes airing out.

Best of all - LIFETIME UNCONDITIONAL guarantee - really. Get a hole in them and ship 'em back for a new pair. Dog ate your socks? Ship 'em back for a new pair. Countless people have verified that this is an easy RMA (hahaha)
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: polychrome
Date: December 05, 2016 09:22PM
Another vote here for Darn Tough and their lifetime warranty.
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 05, 2016 09:38PM
I'll have to check out the darn tough sockies, but the socks I'm wearing now are great, although I don't believe they are made any longer. they're called ingenius, and in going to be bummed when they fall apart.
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: December 05, 2016 10:00PM
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Darn Tough socks [darntough.com] are the new most favored sock for backpackers especially Pacific Crest Trail hikers - these are people that know!

But I bought a pair a couple of years ago and I'm rather shocked - they are still going strong after a couple of years and a few hundred miles. But what is shocking is that after a long day of hiking, I took off my boots and my hot sweaty feet were cool and dry after only a couple of minutes airing out.

Best of all - LIFETIME UNCONDITIONAL guarantee - really. Get a hole in them and ship 'em back for a new pair. Dog ate your socks? Ship 'em back for a new pair. Countless people have verified that this is an easy RMA (hahaha)

WOW! Lots of retailers, including REI and a winter sports shop just 10 blocks away from me.
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Re: Any suggestions on some good super-heavy, 100% wool, calf-high socks?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: December 06, 2016 12:56AM
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Paul F.
So, I sez to myself, "Self, I'll bet Amazon has wool socks!". I search for "Wool Socks"... I thought I broke Amazon - eleventy gazillion socks!
I narrow it down by searching for "100% wool socks"... and I get wool socks with 65% wool...
My brain hurts!

I have been having the same problem with Amazon lately.

Thanks for the Darn Tough recommendations. They look interesting.

On a slight tangent, I have been lamenting the heels wearing out on all the cheap socks I have and thinking I need to find something more durable. But then I was in a store recently and realized the non-sale price of a Hanes 12-pack is $12.99 and most packages are actually bonus 14-packs for the same price. So I decided for every day use I can handle less than $1 a pair and so what if they wear out.



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