>>1683025>strictly for outdoors or can be good for everyday use?
I've been using them for everyday for a few years now. No problems whatsoever and way less sweating than with any cotton or synthetics I tried before. I started during puberty though, so that might have been the cause as well.>what are some brands that are reliable and which should i avoid?
Honestly, I haven't found a single reliable brand yet. Haven't been searching actively though, as most of my socks are handknit by my grandmother - I get socks for my birthday, christmas and easter every year but only wear out one or two pairs on average.
What socks I bought all were crap in comparison, from 1€ discounter shit up to brandnames like Falke.
In general, you'll want socks knit with thick needles and from thick yarn. Not only do they pad better, they also can absorb sweat better (due to having more material) and can evaporate it more effectively due to having wider air channels between the yarn.
If you're usually wearing tight boots (dress shoes, sport shoes) you should also make sure to get properly knit socks instead of those with sewed fronts, as the seam can cause blisters. With wide-toed boots (combat boots etc.) there's no such problem though.