|Red Wing Cotton Double Boot
Rugged and plush.
by Martin Hackworth
Photos: Martin Hackworth, JR Hackworth
Most motorcycle socks are made for
racing and, in my opinion, are not up to the task of all day trail
riding. Most MX socks are way too thin. Thin
are racing and don't want to sacrifice sensitivity for the pegs and
controls. But for trail riding MX socks are not necessarily the best. They aren't great
away moisture after a while and they provide little padding or
support. On rides like The Tour
Idaho, where you are up on your
pegs all day for many days, your feet take a beating.
I don't use these on really hot days but for temps up into the high 80's they have worked just fine. The extra thickness, about 50% thicker than most MX socks, has not resulted in any heat-related discomfort. The extra support is really appreciated as the hours grow long and your legs still feel fresh. They come all the way up to the knee for comfort under guards and braces and have a flat seams for comfort everywhere else.
About the only thing these socks lack is are fancy logos and bright colors which you can't see under your boots anyway. Well, that and a high price tag. These socks retail for less than ten bucks.
| Red Wing Cotton Double Boot
$9.99 from Red Wing
The Good: Excellent comfort and durability.
The Rad: One less excuse to not keep riding.
The Gnarly: Look like construction worker boot socks (Doh!).