Ah, I understood now.. I had the same experience once when trail running. Even though I had icebreaker hiker lite socks - which are rather thick and usually do not dry well. After some moving my feet did not feel wet anymore. Although when undressing them, the socks felt wet.
I decided already that for future hikes, I will try to do it like this. I wanted to try it in the dolomites on a photo tour this weekend, unfortunately the weather was too bad, it even started snowing so I moved the tour to next week.
However, two things:
- out of curiosity I'd like to try better Gore-Tex socks than the seal skinz. Unfortunately the Rocky do not seem to be sold here in europe, does anyone know where to get them? Or are there other alternatives? I saw Gore Bike Wear GTX socks, but they don't seem to be good.
- I am still looking for good, lightweight, not too stiff GTX mids. Not for my backpacking trips but for hikes in the rain with the children of my sister. Recently they seem to have a lot of fun in the rain, and I don't really have any GTX shoes besides heavy alpine boots right now. So I'm again thinking in the direction of the Boulder Mid GTX or maybe something not as stiff. Any idea?