Endura BaaBaa Merino Socks
Endura BaaBaa Merino Socks
One of the best buys in cycle-specific Merino Wool Socks, Endura BaaBaas are significantly thinner than wool socks of the Smart hiking variety. This makes BaaBaas all the better for slipping into narrow cycling shoes or for lining Sealskinz or for wearing all year round.
- 93% Merino - this is one of the most wool-rich socks on the market.
- 3% Lycra content enhances the sock's no-bunching stretch and recovery properties.
- 4% nylon content for longevity.
- Anatomic cycle-specific fit.
- Silky feel.
- Itch-free comfort.
- Endura BaaBaa Merino Socks are naturally odour resistant, thanks to of merino wool's natural lanolin content (famed for its antibacterial properties) and its propensity to wick vapour (sweat) before it condenses onto the garment.
- Stretch arch support.
- Durable heel and toe sections.
- High warmth to weight ratio even when wet.
- Seamless construction.
- Easycare machine wash.
- Once you've tried them you'll want a second pair, hence the twin-pack format.
'I can appreciate that merino wool does not necessarily have the hardwearing features beholden to polyester and kevlar reinforcing, but it does cosy the toes in a manner with which no other material can compete. In a similar manner that you know when you've been tango'd, you will always be aware when those feet are enclosed in soft, comforting merino wool. In deference to the less than aggressive properties of merino, the endura socks are reinforced at toe and heel, and with a curious ribbed section on the bend where the leg meets the foot. somewhat visually reminiscent of those rubbery bits on bendy buses.
To help provide the comfort that pervaded both feet, the Baabaa merinos are seamless, and, as in the case of all merino products, from whichever manufacturer, they take a long time to reach malodorous proportions and tend to retain their warmth even when soaking wet. Thankfully, I only caught the tail end of some horizontal rain today, so there was no need to put that part to the test.'
Endura are based in Livingston, near Edinburgh. It therefore feels natural for us to regard Endura as not just a supplier and more as a partner. This relationship goes way back to 1994, when Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op was the first bike shop in Britain to sell Endura clothing.
Today, thanks in part to the success of their Racing Team, Team NetApp-Endura, and their appointment as clothing supplier for the Movistar WorldTour Team, Endura cycle clothing is admired far beyond the UK. The fact that demand for their clothing is soaring in the highly competitive markets of Germany and the USA is testament to Endura’s ability to deliver high quality cycle clothing that is very good value for money.
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|Iv'e had these socks over a year now and have even bought a second pack. Having found wool clothes incredibly itchy as a child I was amazed how comfy these feel. On long summer rides the claim to reduce smellyness was put to the test and proved true. They really kept my feet sweet. They work on autumn days too, but for deep winter their not enough on their own. They are however so thin they will fit under my regular work socks for an extra defence against the frostbite. Being thin and light and coming in packs of two, it's easy to carry the second pair in case of any deep puddle encounters on the way to work. Also very good value for a merino product. Very pleased with them.|
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