Gore Alp-X Lady Socks

 

The Gore Alp-X range has always been at the forefront of performance in cycling gear and the Alp-X socks are no different.  They have various panels that are designed to optimise comfort, fit and breathability on longer rides, with a bit of extra warmth for winter as well.

 

Gore Alp-X Lady Socks

 

At more than a tenner a pair, you should expect big things from the Gore Alp-X socks.  If you own the Alp-X jacket, shorts and other items in the range, you will definitely expect top quality, performance and Gore’s trademark subtle styling as well, and we don’t think you will be disappointed.

 

The toe box and Achilles area are thickly cushioned, which is particularly appreciated on long rides on and off road.  In addition, the padding on the toe just about covers the ball of your foot and we really appreciated the extra comfort that gives, particularly in unforgiving carbon soled shoes.

 

The ribbed middle section nicely grips round your mid foot.  It gives a wonderful feel when you first pull the socks on and works to keep the sock from moving when you are on the bike.  The weave incorporates grooves which run around your ankle bone, these are designed to optimise venting.  Of course, it’s impossible to measure this, but we trust Gore, so we’ll take their word for it.

 

The wide cuff provides a close fit around your ankle and is emblazoned with the Gore Bike Wear logo.  Arguably, for some, it is not quite up there with the Rapha logo in terms of cool, but it still shows you’re a discerning rider and perhaps one with a keen eye for real value for money as well.

 

With ‘left and right’ labels on the socks, it’s obvious that the Gore Alp-X are no ordinary sport socks.  They are technical socks, designed for performance and comfort, and they have certainly become a favourite with us for the longer winter rides.

 

After months of battering and washing, they barely look used.  Despite early comments about the price, we’re tempted to say they are worth forking out for – this is a sturdy pair of socks that are built to last.  We reckon you get what you pay for in this world!

 

The Gore Alp-X socks are high tech and great fitting socks, which are big on comfort – a great choice for longer rides.

 

Sizes: 3.0-4.5, 5.0-6, 7.5-9.0

Colour: Black/white/grey

Price: £14.99

Website: www.goreapparel.co.uk - Alp X Lady Socks

 

 

Price 6/10

Performance 8/10

 

Reviewed by Fiona Wilson 

The Gore Alp-X range has always been at the forefront of performance in cycling gear and the Alp-X socks are no different.  They have various panels that are designed to optimise comfort, fit and breathability on longer rides, with a bit of extra warmth for winter as well.

 

At more than a tenner a pair, you should expect big things from the Gore Alp-X socks.  If you own the Alp-X jacket, shorts and other items in the range, you will definitely expect top quality, performance and Gore’s trademark subtle styling as well, and we don’t think you will be disappointed.

 

The toe box and Achilles area are thickly cushioned, which is particularly appreciated on long rides on and off road.  In addition, the padding on the toe just about covers the ball of your foot and we really appreciated the extra comfort that gives, particularly in unforgiving carbon soled shoes.

 

The ribbed middle section nicely grips round your mid foot.  It gives a wonderful feel when you first pull the socks on and works to keep the sock from moving when you are on the bike.  The weave incorporates grooves which run around your ankle bone, these are designed to optimise venting.  Of course, it’s impossible to measure this, but we trust Gore, so we’ll take their word for it.

 

The wide cuff provides a close fit around your ankle and is emblazoned with the Gore Bike Wear logo.  Arguably, for some, it is not quite up there with the Rapha logo in terms of cool, but it still shows you’re a discerning rider and perhaps one with a keen eye for real value for money as well.

 

With ‘left and right’ labels on the socks, it’s obvious that the Gore Alp-X are no ordinary sport socks.  They are technical socks, designed for performance and comfort, and they have certainly become a favourite with us for the longer winter rides.

 

After months of battering and washing, they barely look used.  Despite early comments about the price, we’re tempted to say they are worth forking out for – this is a sturdy pair of socks that are built to last.  We reckon you get what you pay for in this world!

 

The Gore Alp-X socks are high tech and great fitting socks, which are big on comfort – a great choice for longer rides.

 

Sizes: 3.0-4.5, 5.0-6, 7.5-9.0

Colour: Black/white/grey

Price: £14.99

Website: http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/gore-bike-wear-alp-x-lady-socks/FEALPX,default,pd.html?dwvar_FEALPX_color=9901&start=12&cgid=gbw-women-geartype-accessories

 

 

Price 6/10

Performance 8/10

 

Reviewed by Fiona Wilson

 

 

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