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Summer Sock Roundup: Updated Demarchi Contour EVO sock review

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Updated October 20, 2012

How can you tell high-end socks from run of the mill cycling socks?   Asymmetry.  That’s right, DeMarchi’s highfalutin’ Contour Evo socks left- and right- specific.  If you have to ask why, kick off your shoes and have a look at those ugly ol’ feet.  Going to foot-specific knits allows sockmakers to minimize excess material that can bunch and become uncomfortable in snug-fitting cycling shoes.  In Italian company DeMarchi’s case, it also means that arch support can be targeted at the outside of the foot, where it’s apparently needed most.  Does it work?  Pass the break for our two cents…

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Summer Sock Roundup: Going digital with Injinji’s Lightweight Mini-Crew

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Far and away the most unique socks in our summer sock roundup, the Lightweight Mini-Crew from Injinji’s Performance Line sure get a lot of attention- and attract a lot of questions.  The Coolmax/Lycra blend is proven, soft, and comfortable.  The cuff sits just above the ankle bone to keep crud out without being overly warm.  There’s a slightly compressive band around the arch- comfortable nothing too aggressive.  All pretty standard stuff- except for those toes.  Wriggle on past the break for the down low lowdown…

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Summer Sock Roundup: Craft ZERO Bike sock review

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Knitted of Craft’s ZERO fabric, the ZERO Bike socks are designed to be more of a 3-season than a dedicated summer sock.  With thin-but-dense padding underfoot, substantial arch compression, and an asymmetric fit- to say nothing of eye-catching teal accents- these Swedish made socks are unabashedly technical.  But does the effort (and resulting cost) pay off on the bike?  Go below the cuff to find out!

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Summer Sock Roundup: Capo Standard Tactel Sock review

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The lightest and least expensive socks in this year’s Summer Sock Roundup should have been shoe-in favorites.  Knitted in Italy of synthetic Tactel yarn, Capo’s unassumingly-named Standard Tactel Socks’ namesake synthetic is claimed to be three times stronger natural fibers such as cotton and wool and to dry eight times faster than cotton.  The $14 price is impressive for a technical sock from a first-world country.  But are they fit for the job?  Hit the jump to find out!

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