on 10 June 2013
Used some ordinary jersey tube socks for skiing, but my ankle bone got rubbed raw. So I invested in these Falke ski socks - no problems! The extra padding on the ankles, and on the shin where you press against the boot whilst skiing, really worked. They also look like a serious bit of kit!
on 9 June 2016
Some skiers maybe thinking that £21.00+ is too much money to spend on a pair of socks? Well consider this, what’s the one thing that can ruin a day on the mountain/slopes in a couple of hours, yes you’ve guessed it, boot pain (it can be agony), well these socks from Falke really do help minimise/eliminate discomfort. They keep your feet warm & dry (temperate control through ‘wicking’) & have extra thickness in the form of pads in areas where surface pressure is high i.e. Shins, Ankle bone, heel & toes. For me, the SK2 socks are the best compromise between warm & feel, I bought some SK1's & found them to be too thick for most conditions & if you go for the 'Race type' ones they won't provide the all-day comfort. If funds will allow, it's best to have at least 3-pairs (for a 1-week ski trip), it spreads the wear more evenly & you'll only get a maximum of 2-days use out of a pair without needing fresh ones.
These socks are referred to as 'technical', mainly due to the comfort pad design, this gives them a major advantage over basic/cheaper socks, they are made from high quality materials & have lasted years. I purchased other pairs many years ago (not from Amazon) & they are a little baggy now but still going strong, amazing considering the amount of use. They are worth the extra expense just for the ‘comfort-factor’ alone, add to that years of producing technical ski socks, for skiers’ at the highest-level of the sport & you have a winning combination. Buy these socks & they will be one of the best ski-investments you’ve ever made, the quality exceeds the price.