#sockdoping

The 6 Most Stylish Cycling Socks of 2018


June 26, 2018 Buying Guides By Photo by Henry Phillips
From Issue Six of Gear Patrol Magazine.
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In a small, brightly-colored corner of Instagram, there exists a growing yet peculiar community of cyclists who’ve taken to something they affectionately refer to as #sockdoping. Contrary to what the hashtag would seem to imply, these riders are guilty not of loading up on PEDs, but on… six-inch socks adorned with wild patterns. Here are five pairs that’ll grant you entry to the club.

The Athletic PDX Airport Carpet

Tenspeed Hero Falling Leaf

Ornot Vive L’Orange

Velocio Breton Signature

Sako7 New York Skyline Sunset

MAAP Tempo Performance

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