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I have been wanting to post this ever since I saw a tweet about black socks with white shoes. Over the years, there have been some sock trends, mostly in SA, but possibly influenced by the pro peloton or other trends.

 

I remember wearing black socks, when road racing, as a sign that I was also a mountain biker. I know it was mentioned here on more than one thread.

 

I’m sure LA also started something with wearing black socks. If you know, you’re welcome to share.

 

Current trends are obviously Versus, CAM, some Monkey name, while Falke are hardly mentioned nowadays.

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I won't waste my. Money on another versus, they look funky but that's all there is too it, they are the least comfortable pair I own for sports, they fine for wearing to work, but they offer zero support when running or ridding.

 

While a funky sock looks nice, what's the point of looking good and working ****. It's like buying a ferrari with a lawnmower engine in.

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I won't waste my. Money on another versus, they look funky but that's all there is too it, they are the least comfortable pair I own for sports, they fine for wearing to work, but they offer zero support when running or ridding.

 

While a funky sock looks nice, what's the point of looking good and working ****. It's like buying a ferrari with a lawnmower engine in.

 

 

so you saying that you're unfit...

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I have been wanting to post this ever since I saw a tweet about black socks with white shoes. Over the years, there have been some sock trends, mostly in SA, but possibly influenced by the pro peloton or other trends.

 

I remember wearing black socks, when road racing, as a sign that I was also a mountain biker. I know it was mentioned here on more than one thread.

 

I’m sure LA also started something with wearing black socks. If you know, you’re welcome to share.

 

Current trends are obviously Versus, CAM, some Monkey name, while Falke are hardly mentioned nowadays.

Falke still make good socks, decently priced, no quality issues.

They aren't R200 for a pair of niche market socks.

 

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I own a few pairs of versus and I do like them. I also recently got 2 pairs of Falke from dischem and TBH they don't feel any different, they look just as good and they the same length. I got 2 pairs of spez socks and 2 pairs of versus first ever socks that are from the previous generation of fashion as they a little bit shorter so they have been demoted to socks worn with my jeans. 2 pairs of my versus are the thicker ones(think they call them trail?) and they are THICK so I don't really wear them in summer for long rides.

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I won't waste my. Money on another versus, they look funky but that's all there is too it, they are the least comfortable pair I own for sports, they fine for wearing to work, but they offer zero support when running or ridding.

 

While a funky sock looks nice, what's the point of looking good and working ****. It's like buying a ferrari with a lawnmower engine in.

Out of curiosity: what support are you looking for from a sock?

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