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Comfortable Warm Socks
Reviewed By , 23 Jun 2011

I recently purchased a pair of Bridgedale Control Fit socks, to replace my current ageing walking socks. When I was in my local Cotswold Store (Guildford), I decided to purchase a pair, mainly because they were on offer at £10 !

I had been recommended Bridgedale sock by my colleague at the Open Award Centre of Kingston, so it seemed a simple decision to make !

However, I didn't read the label ... "A finely knit toe box with a high friction forefoot improves edge feel for more control in ski boots." As I was intending to use these socks for walking, you can see the likely issue with wearing ski socks !

The first time I did wear the socks to walk in, I was unaware of the design implications, and was set for a 25 kilometre walk (with heavy rucksack), I noticed during the walk the intense heat I was feeling in my boots. By the end of the walk I had very sore fronts of my feet ! As promised in the description.

The solution though is to wear a thin pair of normal socks underneath, to create a barrier between the friction pad and the skin ! I tried my new solution on the second day, to great results, I had warm, dry, comfortable feet all day long and that night my feet were in top conditon.

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