Why Don’t Bike Socks Last Longer?
Okay, so I’m lucky enough to live in a climate that allows me to go sockless each and every day of the year. But I do wear them when I’m riding. But can someone explain to me why bike socks don’t seem to last?
I have quite a few different pairs of bike socks so at most, I only wear the same pair once per week. My rides are generally less than 2 hours, and I never walk around in my shoes or socks following a ride. So, if my socks are only getting one to two hours of use per week (at most)….they should last at least a couple years right? Yes, even if I ride year round here in Grenada.
I’m not saying all of my cycling socks have sucked in the long lasting department, but several have fallen apart within a year. Some get holes. Other start losing elasticity and don’t stay tight to my skin. What’s the deal?
My latest pair of cycling socks is the Pearl Izumi Attack sock. I’ve only had them for a couple months, but already I can tell they have staying power…..but time will tell. I’ll be sure to update you on how long these ones last and how they compare to other cycling socks I’ve ridden with.
Your Turn. How long do your cycling socks generally last? What brand/pair has held up the best for you?