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01-11-2010, 12:18 PM
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Hockey Socks

Does anyone have a good recommendation for socks. I've been trying a couple different types but I have not had great results. I have been getting blisters on the inside arch of my foot and I know that part of it is breaking in some pretty new skates, but I was not sure if anyone had anything that really worked well for them.

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01-11-2010, 12:49 PM
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The easton synergy socks are awesome! However, the socks are most likely not the problem, skates prob need baked and punched out.

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I agree with wondeROY, socks probably have less to do with it than you think. I also recommend baking.

I've always worn really thin socks since i try to wear as small of a skate as possible. They are the same socks i wore under my stirrups for baseball. They just feel comfortable to me, really thin and long, and inexpensive.

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Thanks guys. I actually got the skates baked when I bought them. I realize that the socks don't have as much to do with it as let's say a proper fit or a good breaking in. I was just looking for some suggestions. I will take a look at the Easton synergy.

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+1 easton synergy

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Unless you're wearing cotton socks, they're probably not the problem. If you are, take them out of your hockey bag right now, and make sure they stay at least 20 feet away from your skates at all times. Bad bad bad.

But socks don't really matter a whole lot. Get something that is tight against your feet and is a good material. Performance wool would be good, smartwool is a great brand. Polyester and other artificial materials are very good as well.

Expensive and hockey specific is not at all necessary either. I use starter brand performance socks- 2 for $6 at walmart.

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Unless you're wearing cotton socks, they're probably not the problem. If you are, take them out of your hockey bag right now, and make sure they stay at least 20 feet away from your skates at all times. Bad bad bad.

But socks don't really matter a whole lot. Get something that is tight against your feet and is a good material. Performance wool would be good, smartwool is a great brand. Polyester and other artificial materials are very good as well.

Expensive and hockey specific is not at all necessary either. I use starter brand performance socks- 2 for $6 at walmart.
One of the first rules of skating you learn is to not wear cotton socks. Saying that, i wear cotton socks

Those 80's ones with the coloured stripes

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I wear THESE and highly recommend them.

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I wear some under armour sport socks I picked up at Tj Maxx.

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions so far. I wore some smartwool ones last time and my feet were seating like crazy. I have a pair of under armour socks that I wear for softball so I think I'll give those a try this weekend.

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I have the Easton socks and love them. As others have said, anything that fits snug would likely work. You don't want socks that will slide around on your feet and create the friction to cause blisters.

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I know people say wear thin socks, But I wear thick socks as it helps keep my foot from cramping up in my skates for some reason, not sure why, but when I wear thicker socks they help. But you have to make sure their tight to your feet, you dont want anything thats loose to your foot

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I wear dri-fit soccer socks and they are awesome!

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I have worn cotton socks my entire life and never had a problem. One guy convinced me to wear them barefoot for a practice and I couldn't take it.

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I use the Bauer Vapor socks, great fit and support. I use to wear thin golf socks, but they would sometimes gather on my foot when skating and cause some discomfort.

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Does anyone have a good recommendation for socks. I've been trying a couple different types but I have not had great results. I have been getting blisters on the inside arch of my foot and I know that part of it is breaking in some pretty new skates, but I was not sure if anyone had anything that really worked well for them.
Whatever the case is mr. Blackhawks YOU will never look this good in hockey socks .... ever!


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I used to wear cotton socks but now I wear the thinnest socks I can find. If your skates are loose then wear cotton socks, otherwise not.

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I used to wear cotton socks but now I wear the thinnest socks I can find. If your skates are loose then wear cotton socks, otherwise not.
I agree.
I wear these: Wigwam F2152

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Whatever the case is mr. Blackhawks YOU will never look this good in hockey socks .... ever!

Don't worry I have no illusions that I will.

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Whatever the case is mr. Blackhawks YOU will never look this good in hockey socks .... ever!

pretty sure its just about impossible to look this good in hockey socks

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chitownhawks,

I've tried everything from super thick wool socks to barefoot. Like another member suggested, I find thing socks the best. BTW, where do you play. I'm also from Chicago.

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If it hurts your feet, why not try insoles? I have a pair of Superfeet insoles, they make a special set designed for ice skates. Kind of pricey at $40 a pair but well worth it in the long run.

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I used to wear cotton socks but now I wear the thinnest socks I can find. If your skates are loose then wear cotton socks, otherwise not.
I used to wear cotton socks until they started to cause bone spurs on my heels. We had a thread around here about this subject http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t...ght=bone+spurs

I switched to soccer socks believe it or not, thin yet moisture wicking and very comfortable in skates. A little thicker than dress socks but thinner than cotton. I bought some Starter ones, these are the ones where you are to tuck shinguards in for soccer and go over the calf.

One of the best decisions I have made as they work perfectly in both pair of skates I have AND are warm for winter outdoor hockey as I found out this week on two glorious days of 3 on 3 pond hockey.

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I used to wear cotton socks until they started to cause bone spurs on my heels. We had a thread around here about this subject http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t...ght=bone+spurs

I switched to soccer socks believe it or not, thin yet moisture wicking and very comfortable in skates. A little thicker than dress socks but thinner than cotton. I bought some Starter ones, these are the ones where you are to tuck shinguards in for soccer and go over the calf.

One of the best decisions I have made as they work perfectly in both pair of skates I have AND are warm for winter outdoor hockey as I found out this week on two glorious days of 3 on 3 pond hockey.
Soccer socks are good, except my city team has the worst socks, there so thick so I couldn't use them .

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I use the Bauer Vapor socks, great fit and support. I use to wear thin golf socks, but they would sometimes gather on my foot when skating and cause some discomfort.
I'm using the Vapor socks as well and love them. A little thicker than the Synergys and last longer.

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