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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:17 pm 
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Well, I'm going to celebrate my forthcoming birthday in style...and buy me some overshoes or waterproof socks...yup, hardcore I know...I might even stay up 'til 11pm :lol:
Any recommendations fellas :?:
Cheers
Carl


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:53 pm 
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Seal Skinz

Best £20 I've spent on a pair of socks. Come to think of it, the only time I've spent £20 on a pair of socks!

Put it this way, they were good enough that I bought a second pair when the first ones started to lose their waterproofing (after at least 2 years and a lot of use)

Their MTB gloves are good, too.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:57 pm 
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I use army surplus goretex socks off ebay - cost around £10 and do the job well if not the most stylish (usually black). Like these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/British-Ex-Army-S ... 286.c0.m14

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orange71 wrote:
I use army surplus goretex socks off ebay - cost around £10 and do the job well if not the most stylish (usually black).


Stylish?! Black is the new black. String of pearls and it's straight out afterwards

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:19 pm 
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Harryburgundy wrote:
Well, I'm going to celebrate my forthcoming birthday in style...and buy me some overshoes or waterproof socks...yup, hardcore I know...I might even stay up 'til 11pm :lol:
Any recommendations fellas :?:
Cheers
Carl

Many happy returns
How old are you? :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:01 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Harryburgundy wrote:
Well, I'm going to celebrate my forthcoming birthday in style...and buy me some overshoes or waterproof socks...yup, hardcore I know...I might even stay up 'til 11pm :lol:
Any recommendations fellas :?:
Cheers
Carl

Many happy returns
How old are you? :D


Thanks..on Friday I shall be 48 years young :roll: :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:56 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
I use army surplus goretex socks off ebay - cost around £10 and do the job well if not the most stylish (usually black). Like these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/British-Ex-Army-S ... 286.c0.m14

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They've got to be better than Sealskins. The originals were good. The current ones have just shrunk with the cuff going completely gaping. Utter rubbish :evil:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:30 am 
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I use the cheaper option when cycling in heavy rain or in winter
Two carrier bags [thats one for each foot before you ask :lol:]
Cheap as chips and easily found
OK yer feet will sweat a bit ,but they'll stay warm and toasty


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:47 pm 
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I would deffinately recommend

http://www.edirectory.co.uk/pf/880/mia/ ... d/31757794

Been excellent in all weather. They do let some moisture in when its stupidly wet, but they still keep your feet nice and toasty (not sure thats a technical term)!!


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