Reviewed by rakalm from Baltimore on Tuesday, January 7, 2014
The tops of the socks have exposed elastic white bands showing where there is no wool at all. In fact, they are holes. For sure, the worst 2nd I have ever received from STP in my 30 plus years of shopping with them. I only bought 1 pair of these, thank goodness. I will see if my daughter can run a hem around the top to repair. Hardly worth returning. They aren't cheap even discounted.
Reviewed by NYCSOCKS from NY, NY on Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I bought five pairs of these. They comically say "Irregular" in large print on the bottom of the socks. Not exactly "barely perceptible". Otherwise they fit well and true to size. The first pair I wore got a hole in the big toe on the first day. So far the others have held up, hopefully that was a fluke. Smartwool makes great socks though in general.
I apologize, but we do not have the exact reason why a manufacturer lists an item as a 2nd. Generally, 2nds are because of minor cosmetic blemishes or irregulars which do not affect the fit, performance, or longevity of the item. Label is usually clipped by the manufacturer. A small flaw means big savings
Answered on 8/11/2016 11:18:07 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post