I've heard mixed reports about Sealskinz. Theres also Gore Bike Wear GTX socks
Doesnt look like Rockys are made anymore.
Any views? For use with walking trainers
Rockys are good; but the seams leak after a while.
Matt C will be on to tell you about available alternatives hopefully.
Sealskins let the water in but keep your feet warm; pretty horrible for multi-day trips IMO.
£15? where are you getting them at that price?
Rockys are not bad at all, I seen a few pairs available on ebay in the Colonies.
If you wanted you could get them shipped to me and I could send them over if they would ship to Blighty.
It appears that Rockys do still make their Goretex Socks, and will sell direct and ship to the UK....
... but while the price is $39 to US customers, it's £39 for the UK and then shipping, duty and VAT brough the basket price for a single pair to a staggering £64 - they're good but they're not that good! (imo)
You might do better by using a US-based proxy-purchasing service such as forwardit.us (or verygoodofyouStephenthanks.com ).
Other possible alternatives have been mentions, from Trekmates or Gore Bike Wear. I found the Trekmates ones a very odd shape after Rockys, short in the forefoot and baggy elsewhere. The Gore Bike ones actually suit me better than Rockies, a little bit wider and less pointed towards the toes. My first pair are lasting well so far.
(As ed said, I've also found the seams on Rockys leak in the end. Even so, I don't write them off when that happens as the leakage is quite slow giving your feet chance to warm the water, which I find enough to extend my usage of unlined shoes into colder weather when a constant exchange of water straight through the shoe to my feet would be unpleasant).
64 quid for a pair, I would expect a foot massage for that also
I have never used mine on the move but find them handy for sticking on over my dry socks in camp if my boots or runners are wet.
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