Alpinestars Pro Coolmax Socks
Bad wear on first use
Comfortable socks, breath well - but..... Worn in Alpinestars Toucan boots, the fabric pulled thread loops badly on first use. I had multiple pairs and each did the same. Loops of string pulled out all over the socks. I purchased for a 3 week trip and they performed for that, but with a lot of pulled thread loops. I think they'll still work fine, but they look bad. No issues with cheap cotton athletic socks in same boots.
August 26, 2014
No "bang for the buck" here
They have the advantage of being taller than a normal crew sock and that is about the only clear advantage I can tell.
I have about 90 days experience with these socks now and will routinely ride these socks or with pure cotton long crew socks as well. Same boots all the time.
I can tell no difference in "wicking" of moisture nor can I tell any difference in "coolness" of my feet when I ride.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against these socks but the only reason I will recommend them is their overall length. The added length will keep your boots off of your legs.
August 25, 2014
I really love these socks! They are totally awesome!!! Everything considered, they are a great value! They work just as good as the Klim Vented Socks but cheaper. They keep your feet nice and cool and they come up very high so it's great for wearing them with boots.
Be careful with velcro! They have the same issues with velcro. Velcro loves to chew on them for lunch. My first pair got snagged from the velcro. I had the same thing happen to my Klim socks, you would think that I would learn but... Oh well, it happens...
August 19, 2014
Very comfortable for a long days ride.
Very comfortable for a long days ride. Even when the temperature ranges between 50 and 85+ degrees, my feet didn't feel cold, sweaty or uncomfortable at any point. I wear the socks with my A-Stars Toucan boots. They don't move around or sag during the days ride either and stay in position very well.
August 18, 2014
Nice socks for anything
These are very well thought out socks, perfect for any tall boot.
August 11, 2014
These socks have it all. Great styling and protection. And the most important reason I bought them was for air flow. These work great with my mesh air flow riding boots.
I am a 13EE and these socks fit great. Very happy with them
August 9, 2014
They are socks. Pretty thin so I don't expect to them last very long. They are pretty cool though, in both temperature and design. I'm just really not sure it's worth the price tag. I wear them when I go on long rides so I can feel extra special. Buy these socks so you can be alpinestars from head to toe. I believe they also sell underwears. Too bad they don't sell glasses frames. I can never be 100%
August 3, 2014
Bought them for my wife to help handle the hot weather. They are very tall and she ended up cuffing them down over the tops of her boots. They do keep her caves and feet from getting sweaty, so they seem to be doing the job.
July 14, 2014