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Most Popular Socks on Tour?


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#1 tjetski

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:57 PM

Just curious if anyone knows what most players prefer. I have tried a lot of them and still not sold on a particular type. Prefer ankle ones that stay put and are barely visible but I am having trouble finding some. The Balega Hidden Comforts stretch badly. Any thoughts including the questions in my title would be great!

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:12 PM

Iím guessing Jordan has some UAís he loves, Rickie likes his pumas, DJ has some nice adidas...

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:20 PM

I used to rock the old roll tops in high school...after that I haven’t thought about it much.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:23 PM

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:30 PM

Try Kentwool and you will never buy anything else.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:32 PM

Tour Issue Socks!!

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

I like Stance they donít slip down your shoe like my footjoy used to do

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 10:58 PM

Kentwool
Ping/Epon/Scratch/Bettinardi WITB Link

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:11 PM

Tour issue FJ's are awesome.  Sometimes you can get lucky and find them on Ebay.  Just a heads up, they are slightly smaller and a bit heavier than the standard issues and they usually promote a fade. I've heard the PM's are awesome but I'm not left handed.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:19 PM

Swiftwick

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:18 AM

Kentwood or Bombas
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:24 AM

stance
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:38 AM

If you like merino check out DarnTough of Vermont. Unanimously recognized as the highest quality merino socks and with a lifetime replacement guarantee to back.

Cheap Smartwools can be found at Marshall’s but their durability is average. Kentwool just seems late to the game...



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:45 AM

Kentwool. Everything else is a distant second place.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:10 AM

Thanks very much for all the replies! Gonna give Kentwool a try. Hoping they have a good ankle cut stable sock.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:12 AM

View PostRodrigoNicely, on 09 January 2018 - 10:57 PM, said:

I like Stance they donít slip down your shoe like my footjoy used to do

+1
The Stance golf line is fantastic. Only socks I own.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:14 PM

Anyone tried these? They were advertising last week on the Golf Channel.

bombas.com

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:51 PM

The only socks I'll ever wear with shorts are ones designed for boat shoes.

I don't want a single sliver of sock visible.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:02 PM

Swiftwick. Kentwool shrinks.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:14 PM

View PostFiveten03, on 10 January 2018 - 09:38 AM, said:

If you like merino check out DarnTough of Vermont. Unanimously recognized as the highest quality merino socks and with a lifetime replacement guarantee to back.

Cheap Smartwools can be found at Marshall’s but their durability is average. Kentwool just seems late to the game...

I'm wearing my first pair of Smartwools PhD Run Ultra Light Micro today and my arch is aching like a mofo.  I know these are supposed to be a bit reinforced and tighter through the forefoot to provide stability but did you experience the same thing?  I have a fairly narrow foot.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:53 PM

holy...... is this seriously a topic of discussion?
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:16 PM

View PostTwo_Putt, on 10 January 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

Anyone tried these? They were advertising last week on the Golf Channel.

bombas.com

I was gifted A pair and they are really nice and comfortable.  Can I say they are that much better than any other quality athletic sock.  I can't but I don't think you will be disappointed in them.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:27 PM

While we are at it, what's the favorite underwear....
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:34 PM

View PostTPG1971, on 10 January 2018 - 02:27 PM, said:

While we are at it, what's the favorite underwear....
I believe that has been covered in a different thread.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:38 PM

View PostTechnoguru, on 10 January 2018 - 01:18 AM, said:

Kentwood or Bombas
Both are excellent, but I like the original Bombas

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:17 AM

Best:  Swiftwick or Thorlo
Worst: Kentwool

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:31 AM

I've really been pleased with the Feetures socks.

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:27 PM

View PostTwo_Putt, on 10 January 2018 - 05:34 PM, said:

View PostTPG1971, on 10 January 2018 - 02:27 PM, said:

While we are at it, what's the favorite underwear....
I believe that has been covered in a different thread.

You're thinking of the tour favorite condom thread

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:33 PM

View PostGh05t, on 10 January 2018 - 01:53 PM, said:

holy...... is this seriously a topic of discussion?

I can see it, especially if you’re a walker,... and these guys (and their caddies) know walking. Nothing much more aggravating/distracting than socks that slip when you’re hoofing it down the fairway.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

View Postmws92, on 10 January 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

View PostFiveten03, on 10 January 2018 - 09:38 AM, said:

If you like merino check out DarnTough of Vermont. Unanimously recognized as the highest quality merino socks and with a lifetime replacement guarantee to back.

Cheap Smartwools can be found at Marshallís but their durability is average. Kentwool just seems late to the game...

I'm wearing my first pair of Smartwools PhD Run Ultra Light Micro today and my arch is aching like a mofo.  I know these are supposed to be a bit reinforced and tighter through the forefoot to provide stability but did you experience the same thing?  I have a fairly narrow foot.

No, I also wear the low ankle PHD running socks and Iíve honestly never experienced any arch or instep discomfort. Donít think Iíve ever experienced it in any sock. Weíre they sized too small?

Whatís hilarious is that ultra fine (sub 19 micron) NZ merino has been used in socks and garments by the likes of Smartwool, Icebreaker, Ibex, Darn Tough for the past 20+ yrs. Namely in the technical outdoor Industry. Itís only been in the last 5-10 yrs that mainstream education on the superior properties of merino have led a surge in demand. Iíd attribute it mostly to Smartwool and Icebreaker.

Kudos to Kentwool for recognizing the lucrative golf demographic.  Smart for seeing the  merino craze and gap in golf where apparel has been dominated by big brands selling cheap petroleum based synthetics. BUT theyíre absolutely not best in class, thatís nonsense.

Iíll stress, Merino socks and clothes are expensive, and unfortunately like any knit construction garment are prone to ďpickingĒ holes. Which is super frustrating on a $15-$20 pair of socks. This is especially true amongst the ultra light varieties. So donít walk around on abrasive materials like concrete and expect them to last. Something to think about for those that change shoes in the course parking lot.

Darn Tough is likely the only brand left that wholly owns and operates its mills and thus has an inherent advantage to adhering to strict quality control. Hence their lifetime guarantee... I would highly recommend spending dollars there knowing that theyíll stand by their socks. You donít even have to ship them back, just take them to any store that sells them and you can exchange them for a new pair. Obviously, everyone has a different interpretation of lifetime guarantee (whether the garments vs customerís life) so use discretion and dont treat it like a rental program or weíll all lose this incredible perk!

I have no affiliation with any other these brands, however, Iíve worked extensively in sourcing and manufacturing of New Zealand merino. Take it for what itís worth.

Cheers!


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