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The second most uncomfortable socks I've ever owned!
on December 31, 2012
I own several Tilley products, including one of their famous hats, and I generally love the brand. And their customer service is excellent. However, these socks are an exception to their otherwise excellent reputation, in my mind.
I bought this pair of socks early on in my quest for the perfect travel sock. I came across one other pair that I hated more. I sent those back immediately after the first wearing. They felt like I was wearing a plastic bag.
These socks weren't *that* bad. I wore them about 4 times, then threw them away when I discovered merino wool socks.
It's not fair to say I hated the Tilley socks. Had I never discovered merino wool, I would have used these socks and never known any better. Why to avoid these socks:
1. They are not especially comfortable. They feel like synthetic socks.
2. They only come in three colors.
3. They don't smell bad when you take them off, but they *feel* kind of icky after a long day.
4. They are thin. That can be good or bad, depending on your use.
By comparison, merino wool socks are *very* comfortable, they come in any color or pattern you can imagine, they practically never smell bad, and they come in thin or thick varieties, and ankle, mid-calf, or any other style you might want.
Several brands make merino wool socks. I have tried two brands, and have been extremely happy with both. Just do a search and choose a color/size/style you like, and I'm sure you'll be much happier. And the price range is roughly the same.