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Great fit, comfortable, kept my feet warm down to 40 degrees
on October 20, 2012
Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Wool Sock - X-Large
The XL is the right size for up to US 12 feet. These felt rather thin until the toe box area, and the heel is extremely thin. I'm not an expert on designing cycling socks, but these worked very well in 40F ambient temperatures. My feet were getting numb with regular white athletic socks and my Shimano shoes, but with these Elite Thermal Wool Socks, my feet weren't cold at all. The quality and fit is superb, I don't have any complaints about the design or quality. They are comfortable and feel like any Merino/Smart wool sock, just a bit thinner although they helped keep my feet warm during cold morning rides.
UPDATE: I rode in 30 degrees F and these socks did nothing to warm my feet. I didn't have toe covers though. My toes were numb after the ride, so I highly recommend using toe covers for your shoes.
Overall: 5/5 stars