Showers Pass Crosspoint Waterproof Crew Socks
What can I say about these just amazing socks that keep all the water out? I'm certain you will love them if you run, bike, or hike in wet conditions.
- Coolmax lining
- Waterproof membrane
- Ventilates somewhat
- Tough construction
- Crew length
- A bit snug feeling
- A challenge to get on
- Ventilates somewhat
- Too thick for some boots
When waterproof socks first appeared on the market I was wondering how good they could be. Well, I broke down three years ago and bought a pair from REI when they were on sale. All the hype was true.
I've mainly reserved them for winter and wet weather cycling over the years and about six hikes. They are very size specific so I'd recommend caution in sizing the purchase. They also may not fit in all your footwear. I can wear them under my old cycling mountain bike shoes, but they will not fit in my vintage Italian cycling shoes.
As a test when I bought these I winter hiked and crossed trails through some streams that had in the past tested the limits on some of my old boots. I knew the boots had a minor leak and these socks had my feet warm and dry the entire time.
They are snug and can be a challenge to get on. They feel like you are wearing a wetsuit boot but they have a fabric inner and outer. If you are a weight weenie it might bug you that they feel slightly heavy. BUT the thing is these really work. I've been in 5 inches of water in freezing conditions, walking a shale stream bed with no water intrusion.
Can't say enough about these being perfect if you know you will be in wet conditions. Along with some gaiters or DWR pants these should be a part of your kit.I don't wear them on all my outdoor trips, but if I know the conditions might mean getting into water or mud I'm wearing them. The true test is that in three years I haven't had a wet foot.
The only downsides I've been able to come up with is that you might feel a little clammy in them if you are exerting yourself and they are snug. Some marketing for these show a person walking in water with just the socks. Though I haven't tried it I'm very confident it is possible.
One thing to note is when you wash them you will need to turn them inside out after the outer is dry to give the inner a chance.
I've cycled and hiked in these for 3 years when wet or muddy conditions will be encountered. They are the real deal, worth every penny.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $30 on sale
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Current Retail: $37.95-$38.00
Historic Range: $26.60-$38.00
Reviewers Paid: $30.00
81% Coolmax, 16% Polyester, 1% Nylon, 2% Spandex
78% Nylon, 7% Spandex, 15% Polyester
Wear resistant knit exterior, a seamless waterproof Artex membrane, and a soft, comfortable lining