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Old 06-16-21, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I went to an all-boys prep school in New England from '79 to '83. The jacket and tie type of prep school. Loafers without socks was pretty much de rigueur for many in the fall and spring.
I know you're telling the truth about the prep school thing, since you know how to properly spell and use de rigueur in a sentence.

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I am at my office desk right now wearing neither shoes nor socks. It's good to be king.
And this. Since finishing college, I don't think I've ever had a job in which anyone would care if I wore socks, much less say something about it.
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Old 06-16-21, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Socks: yes
When: always
Exceptions: none
Whatever you say...


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Old 06-16-21, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Rolla View Post
Whatever you say...

Strappy high-heeled sandles: impractical footwear worn exclusively predominately by high-maintenance women. Maintain a safe distance. Approach with caution.
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Old 06-16-21, 10:56 AM
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And is anyone seeing this ad at the bottom of the thread? If there were ever a case for really high socks....


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Old 06-16-21, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
And this. Since finishing college, I don't think I've ever had a job in which anyone would care if I wore socks, much less say something about it.
Shorts and a LBS t-shirt round out my ensemble. I just happen to be the only one in this office, as is usually the case. Tomorrow we have a company meeting in a different location. I will have to wear long pants and a business casual shirt.

Many years ago I used to ride to my NJ office. One morning I changed clothes but neglected to put on my work shoes before I made a quick trip to a nearby printer. It was very early in the a.m. so only a union clerk was in the area near my office. A couple of days later my boss told me that someone reported my lack of shoes to our chief safety officer. I had to think hard about when it might have been. The the only thing i could think of was when I went to the printer. Must have been the union clerk who ratted on me.
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Old 06-16-21, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
impractical footwear worn exclusively by high-maintenance women.
Exclusively? Hardly.

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Maintain a safe distance.
I somehow doubt you have that problem.
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Old 06-16-21, 11:49 AM
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Wear whatever you like at any given time.
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Old 06-16-21, 12:32 PM
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Hi Vis yellow or orange socks for me. I want everyone to see me if they can't smell me.
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Old 06-16-21, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
i've heard that red socks make you go faster.
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On the other subject brought up ... I think my bright yellow socks might be faster.... but the red socks I wear too aren't much slower!
Okay, I'm going to have to eat crow and take back what I said. Monday I rode with yellow socks and today I just did the same ride in red socks. I was 1.7 mph faster or about 11 minutes faster today for the same 22.2 mile route.

I'll have to get more red socks! <grin>
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Old 06-16-21, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by gilpi View Post
I love putting my cycling shoes on a hot day without socks but after years of doing this I just read it is not proper to go sock-less?
proper I wear socks, short socks w/ shorts, long socks w/ pants, but I dig that you do, what's right for you!
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Old 06-16-21, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post


And is anyone seeing this ad at the bottom of the thread? If there were ever a case for really high socks....


I never see ads unless someone posts them as messages
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Old 06-16-21, 05:07 PM
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25 years of rock climbing and Iíd definitely say socks are optional.

Climbing, never unless itís ice.

Running, Iíve tried many times but always get blisters.

Cycling, it doesnít seem to matter but it you go without, youíre going to look like a triathlete.
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Old 06-16-21, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
Strappy high-heeled sandles: impractical footwear worn exclusively predominately by high-maintenance women. Maintain a safe distance. Approach with caution.
strapless strap-on is so enticing tho...
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Old 06-16-21, 05:41 PM
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It can be a problem to go without socks for the first time. I wear the same low cut socks biking and golfing. But forgot to bring a pair to the course the other day. The shoes were fine without socks but I finished the round with bright red band of sunburn about 1/2 wide. My feet are a whole lot whiter than my legs.
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Old 06-16-21, 05:56 PM
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It would appear that socks and gloves were around long before helmets; and who would ride without a helmet now days? Not many. So be it with socks... HA


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Socks for sure. Having some compression and separation from the material of my shoes. To each their own but wouldn't go without 'em.
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Old 06-16-21, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I went to an all-boys prep school in New England from '79 to '83. The jacket and tie type of prep school. Loafers without socks was pretty much de rigueur for many in the fall and spring.
I can still remember my sophomore year of HS,68-69 school year. A Biology teacher started to rag on the wrong kid for wearing loafers without socks. After some not so friendly exchanges, they had a physical fight in front of us all. Teacher was a jerk tough guy from upstate NY with a wrestling background. Same guy was an assistant football coach that would line us up and have us run full speed towards one another to see who could get lower and tackle the other. Miraculous that no one got paralyzed, rather certain that some of us were concussed, but that wasn't a thing back then. Even more miraculous was that he kept his job. Sorry to digress, but sometimes when I wear loafers without socks ,the infamous Mr. Z comes to mind. I bike without socks about 50% of the time and, when I remember, I still feel like I'm sticking it to that A.....hole. Probably time to let it go but it's a little fun.
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Old 06-17-21, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Champlaincycler View Post
Sorry to digress, but sometimes when I wear loafers without socks ,the infamous Mr. Z comes to mind.
Heh. I am a Mr. Z, hence the z in my profile name.
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
I would think that would stink after a few times.
I used to go sockless when I was using old pre-clip-in cleated Guerciotti perforated leather cycling shoes. Never an odor issue as you should always let leather air out. Decided socks were better when some cinders got into the shoe during a climb. With new synthetic leathers, I find the air out is even more necessary, even with socks, due to more sweat.

I will not wear black socks since they remind me of when I was younger at the beginning of summer, you would see all the old guy with shorts and back dress socks. As a community service as I am now one of those guys, I will not wear black socks.

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Where I am, socks are for Winter. In Summer, I usually wear footwear that, either isn't compatible with socks or, works well without them. Non-ventilated shoes are where the fungus starts so, not going to happen to me. When I do wear socks, they are always wool. Cotton socks plus badly-shaped "cycling shoes" (yeah, jam your toes into a funnel!) are probably incubators for fungus.
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Since I went back to platform pedals four years ago, I wear Keene sandals. First three years sockless .The Keene sandals are waterproof and the inner soles are treated with something to resist sweat absorbing.Never notice any smell. I got tired of the tiger stripes and have been wearing a variety of cycling socks. My favorite are some merino wool blend that are ankle high.Never liked the feel of cycling shoes on bare feet.
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12 View Post

I wear socks!!!
The mask made me break out in uncontrollable laughter.
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Old 06-19-21, 08:34 PM
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The mask made me break out in uncontrollable laughter.
Why? Is that a comedy mask? I donít see a joke printed on it.
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If you don't wear socks with your cycling shoes, you're basically dead to me........
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