Dakine Cadence Sock Review
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To a lot of people socks are socks, but personally I’m kind of picky about them and even though they’re shoved in shoes most of the time, I like when they’re cute. Dakine’s Cadence socks from their biking line have cute covered and do the job of socks pretty well too.
The Cadence sock is a low cut sock made of synthetic materials without a lot of bells and whistles. They have very light cushioning in key areas, but do have a bit of a varied knit or weave that is thicker and thinner in different areas of the sock. It doesn’t seem like that is a bi-product of the pattern, but rather a designed feature. The thinner areas allowed for ample venting keeping my feet from feeling damp while the thicker areas provided cushion.
A lot of bike socks are a bit taller around the ankle, so I appreciated the lower cut that could easily transition to a running or everyday sock. While they weren’t completely seamless, the seams aren’t too bulky and they didn’t irritate or rub at any time while I was pedaling for hours on end.
All in all, I appreciate that the Cadence was pretty low-tech, but still super comfortable, functional and cute. I have worn them several times so far and they seem to be hold up to wear well.