Reviewed by MikeR from Illinois on Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Been wearing wool socks for many years now. Had found that I liked SmartWool's lighter socks for every day wear. But the SWs are costly and I find they wear sooner than I would expect in the heal area. Found that socks with higher percentage of wool though great when new wear prematurely at the heals for me. These socks at 60% Merino and 38% nylon 2% spandex are probably an optimum blend for reaping the benefits of wool but the longevity of a synthetic. Aside from the blend, the socks are clearly engineered with a thinner weave in low wear areas and thicker in high wear areas. the soles are thicker than the tops and the toes and heals are thicker still. These comments are not meant to infer that the socks are thick. They are thicker than true dress socks but not too much thicker. The toe seam is quite flat and shouldn't give you any irritation. My foot is an 11w and the large size socks fit properly not being to tight or loose. I wear them in a pair of boots for work that were tight enough that before I would have to wear wool dress socks to be comfortable. traditional athletic or hiking weight socks were too heavy for these boots. The Point 6 Hiking Core Light Weight socks are from what I can tell the perfect sock for everyday wear all year long. The only thing I don't yet know, is how long they will last. Owed to the attention to detail in design, I am hopeful that they will last.