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02-12-2008, 08:43 AM
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What kind of socks do you wear on your feet?

I usually have thin socks on under my skates, but I know some people who skate barefoot...

Getting back into playing after about a year off, so I might change it up...

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i went barefoot last year. Dont do it. you can get nasty blisters plus whenever all the sweat dries the inside of your skate will be extra rough from the salt in your sweat. I just wear any old socks that go past the ankle

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I usually have thin socks on under my skates, but I know some people who skate barefoot...

Getting back into playing after about a year off, so I might change it up...
Easton skate socks, or barefoot.

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i went barefoot last year. Dont do it. you can get nasty blisters plus whenever all the sweat dries the inside of your skate will be extra rough from the salt in your sweat. I just wear any old socks that go past the ankle
I have skated barefoot for years, and never had a blister or rough stuff. Even when i first started. I just think with barefoot you get a real good feel for the skate, and less slipping around. Really it is all abou how you feel, try playing a few different ways. I think i mainly went to barefot since my skates were real Snug, and then never went back.

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it really depends on the inside material of your skate. my skated now im sure i could go barefoot no problem

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I have skated barefoot for years, and never had a blister or rough stuff. Even when i first started. I just think with barefoot you get a real good feel for the skate, and less slipping around. Really it is all abou how you feel, try playing a few different ways. I think i mainly went to barefot since my skates were real Snug, and then never went back.
I bought a new pair this year, and went barefoot, have never felt better on skates.

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i used to go barefoot but the blisters caught up quick. It's great skating that way though. I now have these really thin socks which help with the blisters but it's just not the same.

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I use harbinger ultra thin socks and sometimes barefoot for less intense skating. The ultra thin socks are clsoe to barefoot and really help with blister prevention. i use to wear regular cotton athletic socks but began blistering very badly. That's when I made the switch to the ultra thins and have never had a blister problem since.

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Easton Synergy skate socks...or if they don't get washed in time I wear my soccer socks

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Have been using the Shock Doctor skate socks for a couple of months after burning up the Synergy socks.

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I use Wigwam Dry Foot Liner Socks -2152.
They're really nice and thin a wick away moisture very well.

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Nike Bauer Vapor socks
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/nbh-hock...rformance.html
Pricey, but they feel sooooo good. I actually wear them on most days while I work.

or Easton Synergy skate socks.
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/easton-h...rgy-socks.html
Great feel, thinner than the Vapor socks. Grip on the sole of the foot is nice as well.

My shop only has the half-length Easton socks. If we had the full length I might wear them more often.

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I'm lucky if my socks match, let alone have a certian pair I play in.

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I wear thin Under Armour thermal socks and they work great.

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I keep to the basics white,navy, brown, black....

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So I got a pair of $20 skate socks yesterday to go with my new Grafs. Do people where a fresh pair everytime, or can you get away with recycling once or twice? At the moment I'm on the ice twice a week, but living ni an apartment only do laundry ocne per week.

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I wear whatever I've been wearing for the rest of the day.

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Last year before I went skiing I needed some socks and I picked up a pair of Thorlos. They were thin and kept my feet warm and dry so I decided to use them for hockey.

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So I got a pair of $20 skate socks yesterday to go with my new Grafs. Do people where a fresh pair everytime, or can you get away with recycling once or twice? At the moment I'm on the ice twice a week, but living ni an apartment only do laundry ocne per week.
I know you can get a couple uses out of them..same with your UnderArmour, etc since it's not cotton and doesn't soak up and retain the moisture. But I don't do it just cause I can't get over that I've gotten it nasty already

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Thin nylon socks. I originally wore cotton socks and got horrible blisters. For the bare foot crowd, I've read that wearing nothing is bad for the skate. Sweat stays in the boot and the resulting bacteria can eat into the skate leather, weakening the support. Don't know if anybody has had that experience?

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none. i skate barefoot.

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I used to go barefoot but like some people got the blisters, then i went to regular everyday socks and they seemed to heavy and carried the sweat a lot. Now i wear my kneehigh baseball socks . They are very thin wick away sweat like crazy, and almost work like compression shorts in that the hold everythiong really tight

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I wear whatever I've been wearing for the rest of the day.
same here. I just wear Adidas 3/4 athletic socks. I think my skates are a half size to big, therefore I need to wear a thicker sock to take up some room.

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