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Best slippery socks for itg?

Postby yourmom1 on Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:51 pm

What kind of socks do you guy play in? The socks I currently use are some cheapo cotton Walmart socks and they don't get slippery enough for me. They get even worse when they get slightly moist (sweat). Baby powder doesn't seem to help so I'm looking for some alternatives. I mostly play stamina stuff and max out at 16s. Thanks
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Re: Best slippery socks for itg?

Postby mute on Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:05 am

Some players these days are layering shower caps or grocery bags between two layers of socks to prevent the sweat issue. Lately I've been using FitKicks with another pair of socks over them; I'd definitely recommend this.
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Re: Best slippery socks for itg?

Postby dj505 on Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:48 am

Can confirm the plastic bag method works great! I use a pair of socks with a plastic bag over them, then another pair of socks over that.
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Re: Best slippery socks for itg?

Postby Horsey on Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:18 am

mute wrote:Some players these days are layering shower caps or grocery bags between two layers of socks to prevent the sweat issue. Lately I've been using FitKicks with another pair of socks over them; I'd definitely recommend this.


yo, I love those fitkicks dude

I use a pair of "cheap-ass" Starter sneakers. This things are literally the worst quality shoe for everything but ITG and studio dancing. The soles are felt, like you would get at a Michaels, as the bottom of the shoe. I haven't needed any baby powder at all playing in these. If you keep them clean, they stay really really nice. Got them at a Marshall's, but I've seen them in the shit-ass clearance section in Walmart. They're really comfy too.

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Re: Best slippery socks for itg?

Postby 4mpm3 on Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:22 pm

Never seen this before but I want to try this. I was just thinking about glueing felt onto the bottom of some running shoes but I figured it would wear out or tear.

Horsey wrote:I use a pair of "cheap-ass" Starter sneakers. This things are literally the worst quality shoe for everything but ITG and studio dancing. The soles are felt, like you would get at a Michaels, as the bottom of the shoe. I haven't needed any baby powder at all playing in these. If you keep them clean, they stay really really nice. Got them at a Marshall's, but I've seen them in the shit-ass clearance section in Walmart. They're really comfy too.
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Re: Best slippery socks for itg?

Postby dj505 on Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:14 pm

If it's thicker felt and the machine has countersunk screws/smooth panels, you could probably get away with a few months (maybe even a year) like that before the felt rips if I had to guess. It all depends on the machine and your playstyle really
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Re: Best slippery socks for itg?

Postby @@- on Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:32 am

I recommend balega socks. They are 12 dollars a pair, but worth it for itg.
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Re: Best slippery socks for itg?

Postby TheKamilia on Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:15 pm

Use high quality running socks.
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Re: Best slippery socks for itg?

Postby dj505 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:18 pm

@@- wrote:I recommend balega socks. They are 12 dollars a pair, but worth it for itg.

I noticed there are a few variations. Any specific version? Might pick up a few pairs.
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