100% waterproof socks - £4.99 at Aldi this Sunday
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100% waterproof socks - £4.99 at Aldi this Sunday

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Found 1st Aug 2013
Lots of fishing stuff on sale at Aldi this Sunday, noticed the waterproof socks though. Handy not just for fishing but presumably festivals too!

These type of socks are often £20 and up.
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    My feet would stink to high heaven wearing these. Imagine the sweat puddle in the bottom. ewwww lol
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-specialbuys-4th-august/

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    Edited by: "furiousjammin" 1st Aug 2013
    furiousjammin

    My feet would stink to high heaven wearing these. Imagine the sweat … My feet would stink to high heaven wearing these. Imagine the sweat puddle in the bottom. ewwww lol



    Sounds like they will keep the water in and not out!
    Could be good by for bikers in Scotland.
    Don't really need these, my feet are waterproof.
    renderman

    Don't really need these, my feet are waterproof.



    So your toes don't go wrinkly after being in the bath a while then? And you're immune to trenchfoot I presume?
    woosh
    Buy 2 tins of cheap Aldi beans, ask for them in seperate carriers, eat the beans, wrap your feet in the carrier bags, put your socks over 'em and join the empty bean tins together with string to make a walkie talkie device. Jobs a good 'un
    j3remy42

    So your toes don't go wrinkly after being in the bath a while then? And … So your toes don't go wrinkly after being in the bath a while then? And you're immune to trenchfoot I presume?



    You've more chance of damaging your feet wearing waterproof shoes than having them in water for the same period. But I am unequivocal in my assertion that no water enters my body past the the stratum corneum, which is a thin membrane of mostly dead cells, rich in a protein called keratin and also coated with sebum, an oil secreted through hair follicles. Together they create a water-resistant barrier that protects the dermis, where the capillaries and sweat glands lie.

    The prunelike effect on your hands and feet that you mention is a result of the keratin becoming waterlogged.
    But as you probably already realise, I was simply making a joke in the first instance.
    Banned
    how does these compare to SealSkinz socks?
    artcheezzz

    how does these compare to SealSkinz socks?



    No idea ? but going fishing this weekend & if i see a seal i will ask him
    sir titus

    No idea ? but going fishing this weekend & if i see a seal i will ask him



    http://img.izismile.com/img/img4/20110301/640/from_seal_carcass_640_05.jpg
    the trouble with waterproof socks is they all, even the really expensive ones, have a massive hole in...
    WTF , tell me that's not a seal skinned !
    renderman

    The prunelike effect on your hands and feet that you mention is a result … The prunelike effect on your hands and feet that you mention is a result of the keratin becoming waterlogged.



    Actually recent experiments have shown that the wrinkling may be an adaptation rather than just waterlogging, as the wrinkles increase grip.

    news.sciencemag.org/pla…rip
    Shame this, I was looking for some 50% waterproof socks.
    I don't know why they are calling these 100% waterproof.
    They are wetsuit socks, to be worn under your fins.
    mardavrio

    WTF , tell me that's not a seal skinned !


    Here's the video
    youtube.com/wat…ofI
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    elbrownos

    I don't know why they are calling these 100% waterproof.They are wetsuit … I don't know why they are calling these 100% waterproof.They are wetsuit socks, to be worn under your fins.


    You where a wetsuit and flippers when you go fishing??
    Slash

    Are these better than the ones they sold a few years back for … Are these better than the ones they sold a few years back for £4.99?http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/100-waterproof-socks-4-99-aldi-sunday-1621047



    The ones in the link are just a neoprene membrane but these ones now are like the sealskinz, so they're like a proper sock with the waterproof lining - that's how it seems from the pics.
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