Reviewed by Weaverbird from Washington State on Friday, April 05, 2013
I've been buying Smartwool socks for years, all kinds. Don't expect these to be super-duper long lasting hiker socks. What makes them good is they don't have that really binding spandex cuff--it's increasingly hard to find Smartwools that don't. These just have several threads of tighter spandex knitted in at the very top edge of the ribbing, which I may try to pick out with a seam ripper. I've worn and washed my pairs twice so far. They are a little thicker and hotter than I expected, gaining a halo of loose merino fluff after washing, even though I drip-dry them--first time that's happened to me with smartwool. I'd say upper midweight, good for clogs. I'll have to retire them until next fall pretty soon, though. You'd roast if you tried to spring-or-summer hike in these things.