DEFEET Woolie Boolie II Socks
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Wool is a staple of the DeFeet line. DeFeet source the highest grade wools on the planet. Combined with DeFeet construction, the result is the finest wool sock that you can buy. The DeFeet wool line is continually growing. Wool has attributes that can't be found in other fibres. DeFeet wool socks stay cooler in the heat because of the construction of the mesh. They stay warmer when they are wet and in cooler temperatures because of the amazing thermal properties of wool.
"We reviewed some Woolie Boolie socks on road.cc last year, but as winter comes around again it's time to test DeFeet's newer version with the ingenious name of Woolie Boolie 2 and longer (4in) cuffs. These socks are warm, comfortable, and fairly priced, but they're thicker than most cycling socks so make sure you've got shoes big enough to take them.
As the name implies, Woolie Boolie socks are made predominantly of wool, merino wool to be exact, which has excellent heat-retaining qualities. Merino wool is also very comfortable against the skin and not at all itchy.
Even better, merino keeps you warm even when it gets wet. And it also breaths and wicks moisture away from the skin, a feature only fully appreciated by those already wearing these socks and (according to DeFeet's the advertising blurb) sheep.
Without doubt, these Woolie Boolie socks will keep your feet warm in winter, but they're definitely thicker than 'normal' cycling socks, so you may find them a bit of a jam in your shoes (unless, like many wise cyclists, your winter shoes are a tad bigger than your summer shoes).
Even allowing for room inside the shoes, one downside I noticed on these socks was the large seam on the inside that sits across the top of the toes. This seam had 'lumps' at each end where there thread had been cut and secured, and these lumps were noticeable ??" and slightly irritating - inside the shoe when cycling. It's not the end of the world, and some careful positioning of the seam can move the lumps to a position where you can't feel them. They also seem to get softer after a few washes.
Although DeFeet have some spectacularly colourful socks in their range, the colour choice for the Woolie Boolie 2 is limited to dark grey, presumably on the basis they'll be under long tights and over-shoes most of the time.
Excellent socks for winter riding. Extremely comfortable and fairly priced, but make sure your shoes are roomy enough."
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