Up to now I've been using Thorlo and Fox River boot socks. I have about 8 pairs and was planning to purchase another 8 to 12 before my deployment. I've found that with socks, like ammo, you can never have too many. I decided to give Covert Threads a try.

I ordered from their website (Clicky), and received all of the socks within a week. I specified I was a Marine and got three pairs for free on top of the ten pairs I purchased. Total with shipping was a bit shy of $100.

So far I have been very pleased with these socks. They aren't as high as the Thorlos or Fox River, which is good considering they always bunch up at the top of my boots whenever I move a lot. So far no blisters or hot spots, but then again I haven't had a blister since before boot camp, almost two years ago. They have X-Static fibers for odor control. So far odor has been a lot less than with other socks I've used, or non-existent in some cases.

They have several other types of socks as well, including PTs. The Sand ones I have are for hot weather. They even have their own fire-resistant T-Shirts, but Medium is constanly sold out. They do have Large and X-Large in stock though.



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Thanks for the review Jarhead. A couple questions;

a) How is the thickness of the sand? Are they thinner that your foxriver socks?

b) Have you experienced any bunching at the toes?

c) I find a lot of socks are to tight at the calf and cause itching. How do these socks fare?

Thanks very much.
a) They're slightly thicker than the Fox Rivers

b) No bunching. I've had that problem once in a while with the Thorlos, but not with these.

c) Not tight at all, but that could change, depending on how thick your calves are. Overall, these are a lot more comfortable than the Thorlos or Fox Rivers. The problem with socks is that you have to experiment to find what works for you. I've had socks that were perfect for other people, but completely sucked when I used them.

I'll probably order another 7 or 8 of these before I leave for the sandbox.
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Thanks for the review. I saw these on the net a few weeks ago, but lost the address.

Would you call these a "crew length" sock? How high above your boots do they go? And are they pretty true to size? Those damn socks from RFI always seem to run big.

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What I hate about the basic socks we're issued and have available at clothing sales is (randomly, not all of them) they will shrink in the foot section but the leg part stays normal size, causing a wrestling match to get into them and stretch them out when I put them on.

Others stay true to size....with no obvious diff between them. Drives me nuts.

Was considering buying Fox rivers, despite the cost but with our very-soon uniform change and deployment.... i'm going to hold off a little longer and see what's up. Might pick up a few pairs for deployment but not 20-30 like I wish i could!

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Originally posted by emt_micah:
Thanks for the review. I saw these on the net a few weeks ago, but lost the address.

Would you call these a "crew length" sock? How high above your boots do they go? And are they pretty true to size? Those damn socks from RFI always seem to run big.


I'd say crew length, they come about 4 inches above my Corcoran Marine boots. And they are true to size. The biggest problem I have with my Fox Rivers is that the bottom of the socks become stiff after a few uses.
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I may have to check those out. I used to use Thorlos, which were pretty good, but a bit warm. I just switched to Ingenius socks for work, but they're so thin that I end up having to wear two pairs of socks to keep my feet from sliding around in my boots. How would you compare the thickness of the Coverts to Thorlos?

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About the same.
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Originally posted by The-Jarhead:
The biggest problem I have with my Fox Rivers is that the bottom of the socks become stiff after a few uses.


You gotta wash 'em, bro. Big Grin
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But your say so is good enough for me.

I ordered a pair tonight to give 'em a test drive.

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I decided to order a couple pairs to see if I liked them better than the Ingenius socks I've been wearing to work. Granted, I've only used a few different brands of socks, but these are hands-down the best I've ever worn.

I tested them out by wearing them under my Belleville's at work for a couple of days. I certainly wasn't doing any ruck marches, but I was on my feet all day (approximately ten hours) and didn't once notice my feet, which is unusual. With the Ingenius, after a few hours, I'd notice my feet start to slide around inside of my boots as the padding compressed. This didn't happen with the Coverts. My feet don't normally reek too badly, but I did notice that there was slightly less odor after wearing these all day.

Overall, I'm very happy with these socks, and will be ordering more. Thanks to Jarhead for the heads-up.



I ordered mine in OD. I've always wanted OD socks Smile




The clever guys at Covert Threads even put a little reminder on the sock in case you forget how big your feet are.

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I got a pair the other day, and after walking around what passes for a prison over here, I didnt even notice any minor discomfort.
Even while the rest of my body was all sweaty, they kept my feet comfortable and good to go.
I would definately recomend these socks.

I also brought one of their flame resistant tshirts as well, and it held up pretty good as well.

..I also liked the two extras they threw into the package as well (a pickled sausage and a bag of chilli sunflower seeds) Smile
I used the Rock Infiltrators all through SOI (just finished as an 0331 last Friday) and they rock. I only had three pair so I would use regular old Thorlo socks for days we were doing classes and wear the Covert Threads on range days, the humps, and any time we were going to the field for whatever reason. The coolest thing I have to say about them is that, unlike any of the other socks I've worn, the Rock Infiltrators pull all the way up to my knees and they stay there. All day. The 20K hump with the .50 cal systems included, they stayed up all day. No bunching or anything. And they're comfortable as heck.
I know this is a necropost, but thought I'd add on to this vs. making a new post in regards to the same subject matter. I purchased 10 pairs of Covert Threads Sand socks based off of the reviews from Jarhead, recieved three additional pairs free Big Grin

I must say, these are hands down the greatest socks I have ever worn. They are comfortable, cool, and actually fit correctly. The silver thread in these boots seems to be doing the trick as well, the stench from my feet could typically kill a mule. The sizing is great. I wear a 7W boot, typically most sock manufactuers have a size that fits everything from a 7-13, or something to that effect. The end result is a sock that has the heel up near my calf. Not with a Covert Threads, they actually fit. I have tried just about every sock imaginable, and I think I finally found the Holy Grail of socks. As a result of this I threw out an entire sock drawer full of various brands of socks. I can recommend these socks without hesitation, wish they were around 10 years ago.
I wish they stayed up better.

I bought 2 pair of the Sand for eval awhile back. Good fit in the foot, good thickness. bad elastic. I have thick, muscular calves from years of soccer. The Sand socks fall down to my boot top constantly. If they were more of an over-the calf and less of a crew-lenght sock, OR had much better elastic, I'd be buying 10 pair.

The search goes on....

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Originally posted by emt_micah:
I wish they stayed up better.

I bought 2 pair of the Sand for eval awhile back. Good fit in the foot, good thickness. bad elastic. I have thick, muscular calves from years of soccer. The Sand socks fall down to my boot top constantly. If they were more of an over-the calf and less of a crew-lenght sock, OR had much better elastic, I'd be buying 10 pair.

The search goes on....


To each their own. I have only had one pair of socks that actually stay up, and those were some Brown Danner socks. However they were so tight the effectively cut of circulation to my feet. Here's the link, perhaps you will like these: http://www.danner.com/product/accessories/socks/coolmax...ia+sock+-++mojave.do

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