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joseph Otoole
Waterproof socks on 11/08/2011 21:01:40 MST Print View

So its hard for me to wear anything other than chacos. They are just a perfect shoe for everything but going to the office. I recently found them this spring after converting from some keen sandles. anyway.

I'm looking to keep wearing the chacos as far into the PA fall and winter as possible. does anyone know of waterproof or neoprene tabi style socks that I could wear to stay warm and dry once the weather gets really nasty? I'm using the z/2 style with the toe loop which seems to complicate things from my research.


wander lust
socks on 11/09/2011 20:11:27 MST Print View

neoprene socks will keep your feet warm, but not dry.

I like my nsr hdryskin, with sandals you might prefer the thicker ones though.

A lot of people here love their rocky gore tex socks.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
re:Waterproof socks" on 11/09/2011 20:52:22 MST Print View

I've used the sealskins and found them to be very comfortable. The make a crew and over the calf style.


joseph Otoole
e on 11/09/2011 20:56:23 MST Print View

do you guys know of any that would be compatible with the toe loop strap on this style sandal? aka a tabi sock, or a sock that has the big toe separate from the rest for sandals and flip flops and the like. sorta japanese...

I came across lots of site selling regular socks like this, just not waterproof. otherwise the rocky gor tex or seal skins would be awesome.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - M

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Waterproof socks on 11/09/2011 20:59:28 MST Print View

Yeah, I would avoid neoprene unless it's really really wet. You only need goretex for snow. But order them pretty big so you can fit a bunch of socks underneath for warmth.

Tyler H
(ctwnwood) - F

Locale: The Palouse
re: waterproof socks on 11/09/2011 23:50:47 MST Print View

Since the straps are adjustable, you can cinch down the toe loop and just step on it.

I've been comfortable wading with chacos and neoprene socks, but a liner sock is nice.

Still, this look might be akin to white after labor day, if you care about such things.

edit: I think a basic wool/merino sock would take you pretty far too.

Edited by ctwnwood on 11/09/2011 23:52:10 MST.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - M

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: re: waterproof socks on 11/10/2011 02:26:53 MST Print View

If you have ever watched the show "dual survival", cody lundin walks around in brutal winter climates with just multiple layers of socks. The outer layer gets a bit frosty and frozen, but it keeps him warm. So if it's a dry, cold snow you might not even need waterproof socks

joseph Otoole
e on 11/10/2011 15:12:47 MST Print View

yeah I guess I can try out tightening down the loop. will be the easiest way for sure.