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« Reply #315 on: November 18, 2018, 08:16:52 pm »
I've worked in all 3 and have found darn tough to be the most durable by a mile...

Also, recently had to use their warranty and it was a totally painless/easy process...

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« Reply #316 on: November 19, 2018, 02:52:32 am »
Surprisingly The darn tough I have don’t wick sweat away as well as smartwool or the fitsok. But they are very durable. For the money fitsok really impresses me. Massdrop.com has 3 packs for 19 USD on 3 different styles. But I think smartwool is my favorite.

Do you find all 3 comparable in quality and comfort?

Smartwool are much more readily available in the UK but don’t have the lifetime warranty like darn tough.

They seem decent though
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« Reply #317 on: November 19, 2018, 03:22:42 pm »
Another mark against Anonymousism, I was putting on my pair this morning and as I was pulling them up over my heel I heard a ripping sound. Now i've got a heel hole in addition to a toe hole. worst brand ever.
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« Reply #318 on: November 19, 2018, 03:47:12 pm »
Not good! Were they fairly new?

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« Reply #319 on: November 19, 2018, 03:49:27 pm »
Yeah I've noticed that the majority of my Anonymous Ism have holes in them. They have certain style that are more durable but compared to Chup, they are definitely inferior.

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« Reply #320 on: November 19, 2018, 03:51:48 pm »
Not good! Were they fairly new?

no. they're about 1-1.5 yrs old. I had about 4-5 pairs of Anonymousism and am now down to 1 pair because I had to throw the others ones out. I'll be spending my money on smart wool and/or darn tough in the future.
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« Reply #321 on: November 19, 2018, 04:03:56 pm »
Not good! Were they fairly new?

no. they're about 1-1.5 yrs old. I had about 4-5 pairs of Anonymousism and am now down to 1 pair because I had to throw the others ones out. I'll be spending my money on smart wool and/or darn tough in the future.

Good to know. Might give them a miss then.

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« Reply #322 on: November 19, 2018, 04:24:14 pm »
I find Chup to be relatively hard-wearing, especially the cotton/acrylic blends. The two pairs of wool blend I have developed holes after a while but that is to be expected. Thinnish wool on Scandinavian hard wood floors is a lethal combo. The other pairs have zero holes and some are three years old and well worn.

My IH socks are in heavy rotation and my very oldest pair (four years) have just developed their first little hole.


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Re: SOCKS
« Reply #323 on: November 19, 2018, 05:08:19 pm »
Yeah I'm slowly changing all my socks to IH ones... Perfect work socks...
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« Reply #324 on: November 19, 2018, 07:11:33 pm »
I haven't been too impressed with the Chups I have owned so far.  I'm not sure if it's the particular blend that I got or what but they are falling apart to put it simply.  They don't hold up to the washing machine (possibly due in part to the aggressive american machines), hard to put on over the heel as others have mentioned, holes are forming in the heels, threads are sticking out and coming apart everywhere,  they don't hold their shape at the top and get loose after minutes of putting them on and I get the dreaded socks sliding down to the ankle thing going on.  I don't know, I might try another pair as maybe it's just the particular blend that I got.

I prefer the Thunders Love over the Chups but the Chups do have the best designs IMO. 

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« Reply #325 on: November 20, 2018, 08:13:24 am »
I don't have any issues (yet) with Chup socks but can confirm that Anonymous Ism socks are not too great.
I have a number of socks already had to throw away because of holes around the toes and heels.
Does anyone have any experience with Red Wing socks?

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« Reply #326 on: November 20, 2018, 09:32:01 am »
I had seen a pair of Anonymousism I liked the look of but on hearing all the bad reports I think I'll give them a miss! Not cheap either so you'd want them to last.

The Red Wing socks look good but not tried them.

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« Reply #327 on: December 05, 2018, 10:07:40 am »
Ive had three pairs of Chups. Lovely things, but didn’t last long.

I’ve a pair of ues that I love, but my IH engineers are my favourites and as tough as you’d expect.

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« Reply #328 on: December 06, 2018, 06:23:53 pm »
I tend to baby my Chups so I can't speak to how hard wearing they are.  A really good sock that I have put through it's paces for years with zero holes yet developed are Wigwam hiking socks.  Fairly warm and very hard wearing.

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« Reply #329 on: December 07, 2018, 08:48:09 am »
Chups are beautiful - but tbh i did expect a thicker sock when i first got them. They hold up but i mostly wear sneakers and my 10 for 5 no-name cotton socks from some supermarket last years and years and years too.... For the price tag i prefer the Red Wing socks, seem to be a bit more durable. Also got me a pair of stance outdoor socks, they feel solid, fit great and comfy and look pretty nice.
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