Assos intermediateSocks_s7 Socks $25.95
Ride it to believe it.
To some, socks are just socks, but that's also coming from the people who're constantly grouchy and uncomfortable in the saddle. If you're like us, you value comfort, and even more so, you freak out whenever you see that Assos has a new sock design. To usher in the new age of socks, the intermediateSocks_s7 Socks feature Assos' lightest, thinnest, and most compact sock design ever.
To create the next generation of socks, Assos had to match its lofty, ambitious designs to brand new manufacturing equipment. Why? Because there simply weren't any machines capable of creating the desired stitches per square inch. Seriously. So, with cutting-edge machinery in tow, Assos set about to keep the intermediateSocks at a ridiculously low overall weight. This involved using ultra-thin elastane and polyamide fibers. Together, they provide heavy protection at an ultralight weight.
You might be asking yourself why Assos went with these fibers for the construction? Well, the compact elastane knit improves blood circulation by providing a precise degree of compression. Meanwhile, the polyamide fibers efficiently manage the buildup of moisture by wicking sweat away to the quick-drying surface of the socks. Together, all of Assos' technical bases are covered. However, Assos knows that these features are senseless with out an exact fit. That's why the combination of fibers operate like a second-skin over the foot. The thin construction flows over the foot and ankle's contours, and with the wrinkle-free design, abrasion becomes a distant memory.
As Assos says — ride it to believe it.
The Assos intermediateSocks_s7 Socks are available in the colors Black Volkanga, Blue Calypso, Red Swiss, Yellow Volt, and White. They also come in sizes 0 (35-38), I (38-42), and II (43-46). Please note that these are unisex socks and are intended for use in temperatures between around 59 and 41 degrees Fahrenheit.
|US Men's Shoe Size||6 - 9||9.5 - 13|
|US Women's Shoe Size||4 - 7.5||8 - 11.5|
|EU Shoe Size||35 - 38||39 - 42||43 - 46|
Reviews & Community
Great, but watch size.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
It seems I fall into the end of the size spectrum everywhere. I am a 10.5 US shoe and ordered the size I in black because I like snugger fit apparel and the sock fit perfectly, however I purchased the blue calypso in the same size and seemed tighter, not the right size. That being said these run true to size so if you border a size, even by .5 choose the recommended size and you should be fine. The socks feel great and provide enough warmth for the chillier days in San Francisco and work just as well in warmer weather, but I wear warmer socks typically as my feet get cold easily.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I like wearing these socks in the fall and early winter. They are comfortable, good quality and keep my feet warm. Depending on the temperature, I will sometimes wear these with the fuguBooties. In the 50s and 60s, these socks are fine by themselves, but if it's in the 40s I will combine them with the booties. I just don't really like the stripe on the front.