Reviewed by Johnny the Hiker from Colorado on Thursday, August 15, 2013
I bought 3 pairs of these socks because they came recommended by someone who swears by them. They do indeed keep your feet cool. Although i never have had a problem whit my feet sweating, so I’m not sure if you want to take my advise on that. My complaint is these aren’t even 3 months old and out of 6 sock one has a hole and the other 5 have serious wear and will most likely get a hole the next time they are worn. To be honest I can get a 3-6 pack of hanes socks for the price of 1 pair of these and they hold up 5 times as long. I bought this kind especially because I work construction and i’m on my feet all day. These are categorized as “on the Job socks” If your job is the type wear you don’t work on your feet they may work for you. If not stay away!
Reviewed by nobody from metro nyc on Sunday, April 28, 2013
Normally SmartWool are quite comfortable, and I have a lot of different ones, but this particular model & batch may be too tight in the ankles for some. For the SmartWool's in general, I find I am happier when I "round up" in size, which also helps with minor shrinkage that can occur, but with these in particular, size XL was still tight in the ankles.
I love these socks. They the high quality you expect from SmartWool. While the description makes it sound like they're for for people who work construction or trades, anyone who is on their feet a lot will appreciate the supportive instep band and the way these socks stay put, not bunching up or sagging at all. They gray color may not be the most stylish, but they're neutral and can blend with most things and if they get some ground-in soil it doesn't show. So: not only comfortable, but practical!