Are these the perfect cycling socks?

Gore Fiber bike socks utilize material found in dental floss and boat sails

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Gore Fiber Bike Socks

These socks from Gore are claimed to move sweat away from your skin via a microporous network, and be more durable than standard socks.

We don’t usually get overly excited about cycling socks. If you can find a match in your dresser drawer it’s a win. But these new Gore Fiber bike socks could change all that.

Utilizing a material known as ePTFE (or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene if you really want to nerd out), these socks are claimed to move sweat away from your skin via a microporous network. At the same time the ePTFE fibers improve durability. Think no more holes in the toes. 

To better understand ePTFE, Gore points to deep sea and space applications. It’s used in deepwater installation of subsea hardware, and data cables with ePTFE have supported deep space flights. Heady stuff for a simple pair of socks. The wonder material is also found in everyday objects such as dental floss, boating sails, cell phone protectors, and outdoor upholstery.

Gore Fiber Bike Socks

A metatarsal gripper belt is designed to keep the socks in place.

Besides ePTFE, the socks are made up of a blend of Merino fibers, and have a metatarsal gripper belt that’s designed to keep them in place. Other highlights include compression support, a supportive arch, and flat seams. Gore also claims they won’t shrink if you leave them in the dryer a little too long.

The Gore Fiber bike socks come in short, mid and long crew lengths. Price is $26. For more info head over to www.goreapparel.com.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympics, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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  • ryan says:

    There are times on a ride, when your feet hurt, that you would pay $126.00 for your feet to feel better. I have learned that quality socks is actually a really good place to splurge.

  • Jim McCarty says:

    Too bad they don’t make sizes for large feet. Large, as big as they go, is 10-12. Need a 2XL for us size 14 cyclists.

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