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I have read through the Grafitti wall re:walking shoes (thanks for the great tips)...I have a question re:SOCKS...are the drywick type best for Irish climate? thanks again

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Drywick sounds good. An extra set of insoles so you always have a dry pair can help. What do you wear outdoors at home in the spring and fall rainy weather? What works in Illinois should work in Ireland. If you need to dry out your shoes overnight you can take out the insoles and either stuff the shoes with newspapers or use a hair dryer on them. I've gotten thoroughly drenched a couple of times and was able to dry out my shoes overnight. Even in waterproof shoes, a real downpour can run down inside your shoes and make them wet.

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Thanks-good ideas (weather here is alot like Ireland-esp this past spring/summer).

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I swear buy Smartwool socks. Worth EVERY penny. No blisters, no odor, warm and comfy.

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thanks-I will check out the Smartwool-Happy Travels

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Costco's wool blend hiking socks are great. They are mostly Merino wool, stand up well to heavy use, and are only about $10 for three pairs (about a third of comparable socks).

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Smartwool, Smartwool, Smartwool. Don't be fooled by off Brands, as they just don't compare. I'm a huge fan of generics, but not when it comes to socks. Smartwools are only the best grade of Merino, not the ineffective off cuts from Merino sheep. Sure, you can get multi-packs for about the same price as one pair of Smartwools, but I wouldn't do it. If your feet are unhappy, YOU will be unhappy. Spend the extra few bucks.
And no, I do not work for Smartwool. I did, however, manage an Outdoor retailer years ago, so I've tried everything. Nothing compares.

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Thanks Darren- I will go with the smartwool- great tips everyone
and happy feet are a GREAT thing to have

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Suzanne,

I havent tried the "drywick" style yet. i started with the "smartwool" as mentioned and so far has been great even when wet.

your mileage may vary.

happy trails.