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What kind of socks do you use?

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Just wondering what kind of socks you guys use for late season hunting and please include your style of hunting. Spot n stalk, stand hunting,ETC...ETC.....

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Plain white gym socks for me. I got my boots so that they fit tight and there isn't any room for thicker wool socks. Tight boots are warmer than loose boots with thick socks IMO.

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have fallin in love w/ smart wool socks/ available at most outdoor stores. they have a sock for every thing comfortable allday. thin thick hiking sitting cold weather artic weather. check them out. and I'd urge you to try one pair you think you'd use most. eventually you will have more.

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Smartwool socks are good and I have added a poly or lycra wicking sock underneath. Tight boots cut off circulation and cotton socks hold moisture next to your feet. IMO

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I really like Cabelas socks. I use their gray wicking sock as a liner and then I use their heavier sock. I use lightweight for cooler weather or hiking and the heavyweight socks for stand sitting in my 800 gram boots. Otherwise I have the 2000 gram boots.

Blood circulation is very important. Also, air space is your insulation. Even the insulation in your boots and socks does one thing, trap air. So, tight fitting boots and socks with low loft will not be as warm.

Obviously its hard to compare apples to apples because everyone has different levels of personal warmth and what they are willing to deal with.

I am a very warm person, but my hands and feet never seem to be warm. I've finally found the perfect match for me with the combo I mentioned above.

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I love smart wool socks, and also I like the thinner Under Armour socks, don't get the knee high version otherwise it cuts off circulation to the back of your knees, but otherwise they are nice socks. I never hunt with regular socks. Don't be afraid use those smart wools in warmer temps. They cusion your feet so nicely and keep them comfortably warm. i hunt stand all the time usually all day in rifle season. I do wear knee high rubber boots with 1200 grams of insulation, keeps me warmer than tight lace up boots.

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I also like the smart wool socks, after that I like the red head brand socks. They both work great for late season sitting in the bow stand.

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Thanks guys I think I will invest in a pair of smart wool socks, but the question is which pair do I get? confused

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well that depends are you a stand sitter or a walker, bigger fluffier socks are better for when you are sitting. if in doubt, buy both.

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Wool socks. Never been improved on.

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I am a fan of a few different brands but my favorite ones are made by smartwool I wear the expidition weight with a linear sock. mind you I am usually standing on a cold boat floor with water underneath it at 30 degrees or colder.

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I've used wool socks before and sweated profusely. Just ordered some under armour socks. I hope they work better. Have been using just regular cotton socks for awhile, and just changed them out often.

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all socks will eventually get damp from perspiration. just change into dry ones often. then you can buy the cheap socks.

if you're like me, i wouldn't recommend changing in the stand though, deer might smell ya.

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How many use the under armour socks? What do you think of them?

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Any type of Merino wool sock will do well to keep your feet warm. Smartwool socks are great but there are other brands that work just as well. A silk weight liner is a good addition to help wick away moisture and keep your feet a little drier and a little warmer.

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All I wear are under armor socks, even at work in Steel toes

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Plain long white socks and Icebreaker Insulated Boot Blanket. Your feet will stay warm all day. =D

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Wool socks and cotton socks. Cotton for moving around, wool if i'm sitting. If it's really cold both, and in layers.

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Dress socks then Wool or other insulated socks. A buddy who does a lot of snowboarding taught me that one. Works great.

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Smartwool from when I am walking around and nice heavy wool when I am going to be sitting still.

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