SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!

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whats the best and why?
are they personally signed by Sir Edmund Hilary after his first succesful ascent of Everest .
Are they made from space station/shuttle parts ?

what makes a sock work?

what do you do when your expensive socks have been kidnapped?

(i am consulting some SAS friends on that and Douglas Woods!)

please send funds and help asap

love
The Toonies
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 00:31

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 00:31
I thought about having steak for dinner tonight but decided on tuna instead.
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:48

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:48
What monkey? Did I say anthing about a monkey?
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:27

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:27
Put one pair of socks filled with wheat in the microwave.
Give it 2 or 3 minutes.
Then put feet into hot socks.
Now go shopping for shoes 2 sizes bigger than you normally wear.
:))
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:32

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:32
Holeproof Explorer ,all Australian wool ,none of that sexually abused wool that comes from NZed ,lol.
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Reply By: bundyman - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:49

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:49
Toonfish,

You can't go past the Explorer socks. I have tried nearly every type of sock from the unbelievably cheap to the ridiculasly expensive and the Explorer has always won hands down. If you keep an eye out you can pick them up on special at the big retail chains for about $5 a pair and they last me a couple of years of wearing. I them every day.

If you keep losing them like I used to (communal washing mashines at work) buy the bright red or green ones and no one will steal them. (unless of course you wear shorts!! :)

Cheers,
Hughesy
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Reply By: Footloose - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:44

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 08:44
An interesting post, as I have also heard something about socks that draw the moisture from your feet. Are these the explorer ones ?
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Follow Up By: Jodi - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 10:12

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 10:12
My other half works for Aussie Disposals and as a result I am loaded with socks that draw moisture from my feet. I can't remember the brand but that are excellent. I have slipped into creeks and puddles with nothing more than socks and sneakers protecting my feet and not felt the cold. They are a little damp at the end of the day but your feet are definately not wet. It just seems to take a whole lot more for the moisture to penetrate. Also great for keeping your feet warm in the sleeping bag at night in the middle of winter!
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Reply By: guzzi - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 09:01

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 09:01
I haven't tried these yet, but they are on the shopping list.
http://www.gogogear.com.au/shopexd.asp?id=%20%20720
Explorers are good, until they get wet.
I spent enough time "bush" with the ADF in wet bloody fox holes to learn to detest wet feet.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 12:11

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 12:11
Put a rat trap in the socks drawer...but remember exactly where. You won't be popular, but your feet will be warm :))
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 09:14

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 09:14
hmmm, interesting and thought provoking subject Toonie, and funnily enough a sock discussion ensured around the fire here on Sunday arvo. The crux of the discussion centred around a $50 pair of socks! One would imagine that a $50 pair of socks would be damned warm and perhaps made of angora or alpaca wool. Personally I go for explorer socks, they seem to do the job at least for us living in the near zero mornings of Romsey in mid winter.

As to your other ponts, "what makes a sock work" I think basically as long as the foot it is intended for is fully encased and remains toasty warm and dry then the sock works fine, of course, if you can get socks containing "Ultra Fresh" even better, especially if the said foot and sock are entombed the entire day in steel capped leather work boots [do I sound like I may know a thing or two about the effects of work boots on feet!] if Ultra Fresh is not available a foot balm containing lemon grass is the go, and trust me it works - not that I've EVER had to use it..And without sounding too obvious a sock works better if it is coupled with it's pair. From personal experience I've noticed that if socks are not matched when on feet, they just don't work as well as when they're with their life partner, I think it's a comfort zone kind of thing.

And finally, missing socks....this is the work of mischievious fairies, or borrowers as they are called in this household. These borrowers are both male and female and raid sock drawers, causing confusion and chaos resulting in often odd pairings and then inadequate sock performance as mentioned above. The only way one can attack these silent and sneaky raiders is to remain awake during the night to spring a surprise attack on these devilish imps. The one big problem though is that they work in conjunction with the fairy that spreads sleepy dust in your eyes so that catching the borrowers in a tricky thing indeed. I have never been able to catch one, though my house is constantly raided, on a daily basis it would seem. I think the borrowers also work in conjunction with the washing machine and with Jack Frost [and his wife Mary - according my 5 year old] who seem intent on hiding socks on REALLY cold mornings. So that's it, in a nutshell, or a sock drawer, a conspiracy of fairies all intent on making our lives difficult by mixing up and hiding our socks, and causing distress and mayhem for said socks.

As to the best, quite frankly at this time of year, a pair that matches is the go for me.

cheers

Lyn [just off to attempt to find a pair of wooly socks before my feet turn blue]
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 10:34

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 10:34
heheeh summed it all up in one reply Lynda, very well done. Love the bit about the pair that matches hehehehe
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 18:09

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 18:09
ahuh
the kaddach quizarach has spoken
the wisdom may pass down through the ages !

all the same for the uninformed i used to be a explorer sock person too but they do rot quickly in gp's or wet leather boots.

i have a few kathmandu ones but i have rarely paid for socks
thats the missus job
so why are mine mostly 3 for $9

lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 14:54

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 14:54
3 socks or 3 pairs?
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 22:47

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 22:47
I am currently wearing a pair of bright red explorer socks that I bought in the mid 80's. I know when I bought them because the entire shift bought the red socks to have a go at the boss. It worked he never made another comment about the socks we wore. At the time all our uniform was supplied but not socks. Not long after this socks became uniform too.

The uniform socks have been through a number of changes over the years but most of us still ware the explorers, at least in winter. Temps in the 40's and thick woolly socks do not mix.

Oh I am in the fire brigade and my socks are usually encased in a leather boot and have, on numerous occasions, been soacking wet whilst in said boot. On more than one occasion this has been with very hot water. Whilst all of the various uniform socks have fallen down, literally, under these conditions my trusty red explorers have always kept their end up. The brown, black & blue ones have done the same.

Socks that stay up, that's important. And the bright ones don't get lost, not even to the borrowers.

Duncs
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Reply By: Diamond (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 12:34

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 12:34
i said in your ransom message if you want to see your sox again you must not tell any one so the ransom is now 20000 bucks
ill be in contact
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Reply By: Redback - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 14:43

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 14:43
Amazing this thread has lasted, eh.

Not 4WD related really ;-)

Some do some don't
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Follow Up By: Patrick - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 19:35

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 19:35
Your not getting toey are you?
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:19

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:19
Yep I think Baz might be getting cold feet!
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Reply By: Dean (SA) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:01

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:01
Gday Toonie,
I remember us having a talk about how good our scarpa boots are at msnp. I dunno what brand of socks Paddy Pallin sell, but these are still going strong after 11 years, dunno what they cost as they came with the boots.
Dean
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Reply By: Redback - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:36

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 13:36
I use explorers what else, lol.
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