Removing the insole from most cycling shoes will be colder. The cold transfers through the bottoms very easily. For better insulation replace the insole with one cut from a sheet of 1/8" cork gasket material form an auto parts store.Tilos said:'Nuff said
Hotter? I have never had an issue with the lower 4" of my legs being too hot. Little problem with them being cold, either.cbx said:Chalk this up in the frivolous category...but, I've noticed lately folks ditching traditional cycling socks for longer ones that resemble dress socks. It would seem these would be hotter. Is there a purpose of the extra length?
Agreed...I was just curious since this year I have just returned to riding after a few years off to find some things different...sock length is one of em. Standard cycling socks seem to differ a little now and the length is what I noticed, wool or otherwise...even in the summer I seem to notice it. I have socks that suit me fine that are standard length (collars are 4" or slightly smaller). Seem to be ok with me. Didn't know if there was some compelling reason folks were running ones that were longer. Happy Holidays everyone...hoping for a dry day here soon to go rideRicko said:It's likely the time of year that brings the taller socks in fashion. Warmer socks...wool to be specific, don't come in shorter versions that I know of so if you want your tootsies to be toasty you have to go with the taller socks.
It ain't a fashion show out there. Wear what you're comfortable in and if other's don't like the way you look, good for them .
I just switched to Smartwool from synthetic and really like them.jcarney said:I prefer smartwool socks year round, micro-mini size; I hate wearing long socks.