In creating the equipeSocks_evo7, Assos acknowledged that even serious road cyclists need socks that can handle the occasional venture into the dirt and grass. The equipeSocks feature lightweight construction that won't weigh you down on the road combined with strategic reinforcement and support for Autumnal cyclocross excursions or rainy day cross-training.
These socks feature a blended composition of nylon, elastane, and polypropylene. Together, each fiber fulfills a different role, working harmoniously towards a single directive: comfort. The nylon fibers guarantee a light weight, high breathability, and comfort against the skin while elastane is featured for its stretch and conformity. Polypropylene was selected over the standard polyester for both its moisture management and durability, but it's also hydrophobic to the point that it's unable to absorb water and, as a result, spreads moisture out over a larger surface area. This diffusion accelerates evaporation so your feet remain dry. When all combine, the three fibers provide the foot with the ideal interface for interaction with either a running or cycling shoe.
In addition to the varied fiber content, you'll also find that the equipeSocks' construction is different from that of your typical cycling socks. They do feature the commonly seen support band and lighter weight construction over the top of the foot. However, the equipeSocks are thicker than a standard cycling sock in the toe box, along the bottom, and over the heel. Amazingly, this goes unnoticed in the saddle, but it makes all the difference during either a cross' race or while cross-training. Essentially, this added thickness provides the necessary buffer between your foot and shoe to help mitigate the impact of running.
- Item #AAS005U
- Q & A
Less than typical Assos quality
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These socks are Uber-classy, but mine are coming apart after about a month. Kind of a bummer, but the Equipe socks are much better!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
Been an Assos customer for a few years now And been used to the excellent quality. The sock are light, ventiladed, right and left specific color and fit. Yes one is black and other is yellow in my case. I mention it bc That was my doubt on the website. The only issue is that on the right sock the lettering started to unravel after first use. I was rdy to buy extra pairs but got 2nd thoughts after this.
If you ride in Assos...
...you must buy these socks.
I think these are the best summer socks that Assos has ever made. They are light, comfortable, very well ventilated, stay up, and the quality is superb.
As the package says, "Designed in Switzerland. Made in Italy."
A lot of attention to detail -per usual with Assos. Even right/left specific fit.
On the white socks, I love the thin amethyst (purple) line at the top of the cuff. This exactly matches the amethyst line on the left leg of the Equipe S7 bibshorts.
Sizing: The sizing chart is correct. I wear a 45.0 in Shimano. The size II here fit me perfect.
Note: Like all current Assos jerseys, these socks are assymetric in color and graphics (except the all white, which is assymetric in graphic only).
What's the cuff length on these?
The cuff length appears to be 9-10 cm. Very typical/popular height in the pro peloton these days.