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Falke ski socks - wool vs regular

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Hi, does anyone have an opinion about regular falke sk2 skocks vs wool sk2 socks? Is it worth paying a bit extra and get more wooly socks? ASre they similar thickness?

Any advice appreciated!
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did not know they did 2 types of sk2. Mine are the £23 ish sort and are great.
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Thx! Sk4 - what is the difference and ia it worth it?
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I just get the normal SK2's
and for the hiking ones, the TK2's but in the "cool" version.

SK4's are thinner. I stick to the same thickness consistently, to avoid needing to change boot settings. I never wear my single pair of SK1's cos they feel so wrong after always using SK2's.

Prices have gone thru the roof though. They used to be less than €20 but are now priced at €28/pr. Ouch.
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I recently bought both to see the difference (I like socks and have fussy feet). First off they are identical in design and thickness, the wool ones were about £5 more expensive, from sport pursuit. The difference is in the materials, regular have 20% wool and much plastic, the wool version has 75% merino and 25% plastic.
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@kittya, Great comment, thanks! So you would say between the two, deffo go for merino - better feel/warmth??
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bober02 wrote:
@kittya, Great comment, thanks! So you would say between the two, deffo go for merino - better feel/warmth??


Oooh. A compliment, I'll take it even though it is related to my sock obsession snowHead

I prefer the merino, they are equally comfortable though.
It's weird with the warmth, I don't like my feet to get too warm or too cold, the merino, I think, helps to keep them from overheating/getting sweaty & therefore cold. I might be imagining it (I also use boot gloves to help maintain a temperature), also they tend not to develop a sock smell. My daughter on the other hand hates wool and will find comfort in acrylic!!
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bober02 wrote:
Thx! Sk4 - what is the difference and ia it worth it?


SK4's are thinner than than SK2's

From what i remember SK1's are the thickest and as you go up the numbers they get thinner. So it really depends on how much space you have in your boots, and wether you are after warmth thicker sock or more control thinner sock, its a personal thing. I personally ski SK4's as standard and use SK2's if it is very cold. i do have a set of SK1's although i can't use them with my current boots as they are just to thick.
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I am the same with SK4s. I bought two pairs of SK2s at a really cheap price but had to sell them, after an hour with one pair I had to stop for the day due to foot pain, they were way too thick for my liners. Maybe I should have kept them for just before I get new liners Toofy Grin

I now get socks two sizes smaller than my usual shoe size to avoid creases, last year I picked up the womens 41-42 instead of my usual mens 42-43 and they fitted much better (I am generally 43.5). They were in a spring sale at £14, a really good price.
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Had my boots fitted with SK2, so perfect.@bober02, question read as though there were 2types of SK2 sock. That did surprise me, - for a good reason it would appear.
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One more question - do there socks pill/tear quickly while using? or are quite durable?
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bober02 wrote:
One more question - do there socks pill/tear quickly while using? or are quite durable?



Very durable. Wash well retain shape, etc, as you'd expect. Would recommend do as Scarpa suggests and size down, mine are same size as my feet and quite loose, particularly around the skinny ankle.
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bober02 wrote:
One more question - do there socks pill/tear quickly while using? or are quite durable?


I haven't looked after mine particular well, regularly tumble dry them ect. My oldest pairs have done 4 full ski seasons and haven't died yet in fact they are still in really good condition, so i would say they are pretty durable.
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I sized down, they are perfect, I went for wool version, as it is warmer and just better. I just hope it won't tear/pill Smile
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We started off in SK2s. Now on SK4s which we picked up from Sport Pursuit for a very good price. Both very good ski socks. SK4s a bit thinner but both very durable.
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