socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

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socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by art walsh » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 am

Can't find any posting re: bamboo socks.
what I've found is marino wool is first choice.
Anyone with experience with bamboo? reviews on web say is good wicker and soft.
Aren't cheap, but my feet are worth it !!!

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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by Token » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:03 pm

I like bamboo socks. Dryness is a bit below wool but durability is better.

If they were more affordable...

Wool still has an edge in my book.

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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:14 pm

Welcome to ePlaya with thousands of years of combined burning man experience!

Socks are part of your "burning man packing list"

Black Rock City is a temporary short term community where visual appearance is a signal for meeting strangers. So many people have costumes and outfits!

Socks are connected to the footwear part of outfit and socks are a skin health necessity. The reason is that the playa dust is extremely alkaline. It dries skin and it commonly causes cracking on the feet and hands. Then the alkali gets in and causes extreme pain.

The historical wisdom is to bring a large supply of cotton socks to fit the ankle-calf height of the footwear. Then change the socks when you wash your feet, and liberally apply moisturizing cream to the feet and put on new socks before sleeping. So many people bring 2-3 pairs per day of cotton socks bought in bulk inexpensively, white, black, or colors.

You could bring a smaller quantity of exotic socks, but if you wash them, they will gather the irritating dust drying them, if you reuse them dusty or wear them more than a day, that is a bad plan.

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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by Canoe » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:21 pm

art walsh wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 am
Can't find any posting re: bamboo socks.
what I've found is marino wool is first choice. ...
Depends on the style of sandals.
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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:52 pm

Canoe wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Depends on the style of sandals.
Actually teens are wearing white socks with sandals now. As for the burn, I always bring my 5000 mile Tevas.
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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by The Rod » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:44 pm

Wool is best. Thin socks for daytime and thicker ones for colder nights. The thin bamboo ones are great for the daytime heat. 1-2 pairs for each day and night. I'm usually on playa for 10-14 days, thats a lot of socks and I'm not bougie enough to own close to 30 pairs of wool and bamboo socks so most days on the playa I'm wearing cheap cotton athletic socks with no issues. Save the cushy premie socks for when my feet need em, like after a long day/night out on foot or the drive home.

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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by Jackass » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:39 am

I just grab a bag o' socks from big box retailer store, virgin white cotton socks feel like absolute luxury when you slip them on... so good. No need for expensive, exotics.
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by gaminwench » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:44 am

I'm a sock-o-holic. So many socks, but I only wear socks and booty shorts on playa, so there's that.
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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by Token » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:54 pm

Canoe wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:21 pm
art walsh wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 am
Can't find any posting re: bamboo socks.
what I've found is marino wool is first choice. ...
Depends on the style of sandals.
Post of the year!

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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by Token » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:56 pm

There is something immensely cathartic about peeling a stiff sweaty sock off the foot and tossing it in the burn barrel.

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Re: socks - cotton, silk, wool or bamboo

Post by DoctorIknow » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:02 pm

Jackass wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:39 am
I just grab a bag o' socks from big box retailer store, virgin white cotton socks feel like absolute luxury when you slip them on... so good. No need for expensive, exotics.
Truth!
I bring enough for 3 pairs per day.
The devilish thing about "playa foot" is that it happens before you have any symptoms.
As you change your socks, look for even tiny "cracks" in your heel area. Take care of them pronto.

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