skid without socks for a season, to me it felt like fucking without a condom. you feel alot more and its really nice at first but at the end of the day your feet are really wet and the liner smells like shit. at the end of the seasons my liners could not stay inside my flat because they stank so much. this year i ride with really thin socks.
As all have mentioned above, skiing without a sock will cause some issue to occur. Spend the money on a high-quality, ultra-thin, non-cotton ski sock and you will have great boot feel, be warm, and your liners won't stink.
it feels good until you start charging then the blisters start. they will go away with time but not worth the discomfort. for me, the wrong sock ruins a day skiing so i grab the thinnest merino wool sock and don't ride anything less the 99mm for a last. all good - current setup full tilt morrisons and using armada and scott socks.
I ski with these salomon ultra thin socks. I've yet to find another sock that is as pantyhose thin as these socks, I don't know how people manage to ride with other so called ski socks. I can't even get my feet in my boots if I have a pair of "light weight" smart wool ski socks on.
I've always gone with the thinnest sock I can find.
I really want someone to come up with a nylon-like kind of sock for touring that could help with hot spots. No sock in the world right now can really save your heels after 7+ days straight of touring but I'd really like to invent one that helped more with friction. I downsize already to avoid wrinkles, but there is only so much you can ask of wool.
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