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RKEP EX3 triple density socks review

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by visor, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. visor

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    Have been using these socks for the past 2 months.

    Incredibly cushiony without being voluminous, as the bottom part has densely weaved loops inside while the top part has thin weaves. So it still fits inside my shoes properly without feeling too tight. And for the price of $2.50 per pair, an incredible deal.

    The only downside is that it was too cushiony initially when new as it felt slightly unstable like I was standing on a carpet with tall loops, but eventually this feeling faded as the socks got worn in after a few wearing and washing.

    For my size 8.5 wide feet, the medium size was too tight and the large fit better.

    Supposed to be based on the Karakal triple density socks and I've also seen similar designed socks from Yonex.

    (Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated to RKEP in any way or get any special treatment from them ... just a very satisfied regular customer. :) )
     
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    Would you mind to post a picture in here, visor ?

    I am really looking forward for the picture, USD 2.5 for a pair of socks is a fantastic deal, Yonex JP socks price is freaking me inside out. :D
     
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    Moar pics please :p
     
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    Quite like the open weave areas; the Karakal X2 and X3 are very dense (but still good).
     
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    Just ordered a couple of pairs of these - I'll compare them to my previous Karakals in a review once they get here. Saved a couple of quid over the X2 and X3, so they're already one up.
     
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    Mine just arrived, and they're already one up on the Karakals: the "designated heel" area lines up a lot better with my actual heel. Also, SOFT!!! The "long pile" situation was aptly described, but I wear my socks inside out, so it might not be as much of an issue for me.

    Game time tomorrow.
     
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    ^^ Interesting... inside out? What's the advantage?
     
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    @Visor. One size fits all? Might be interested in giving it a try on our next order
     
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    Me too. ;)

    Might help to wear these at Badminton Vancouver.
     
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    Hehe... wear double socks.
     
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    Off the top of my head, RKEP suggests medium for size 9 and under, and large for over 9. But as I mentioned in my OP, my wide size 8.5 was too uncomfortable with the medium whereas large was perfect.

    Get 'em! They're only half the price of a pack of strings! :)
     
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    Hmmm... I think I'll give the medium a roll since I don't have particularly wide feet. Any comments on the stretchiness of the material?
     
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    Paid $12.50 for 5 pair and $12 for shipping, weird :D
     
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    What's your size?
     
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    Yeah, even though the item is cheap shipping is not, due to its weight. Same goes for shoes, towels, bags. The best deal in item cost to shipping ratio from RKEP would be expensive but light items, such as rackets, strings, etc.
     
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    Between 8 and 8.5
     
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    Maybe some sort of selling strategy. I was thinking I HAVE to pay more for the item than i pay for shipping :D
     
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    Yeah, medium is better for you then. It does stretch anyways. I ended up giving my mediums to my wife who likes them very much. :)

    You could try them on if you like. :p
     
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    That's why you probably won't see RKEP selling bowling balls on eBay. :p
     

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