Reviewed by bg from Michigan on Sunday, December 6, 2015
These were awful. They slid down and lost their shape within the first few minutes of wearing. They weren't seconds, they were rejects. What a waste of money. If I could find my receipt, I'd send them back.
Get the Small. They even fit my size 8 feet.
Answered on 1/2/2015 4:10:03 PM by Jojo from Oregon
These are very snug fitting socks as the cables tend to act like a ribbing all the way down the length of the sock, so I would go up in size if you are in between sizes
Answered on 1/2/2015 6:42:31 PM by Lori from Oregon
It might depend on the shape of your foot in terms of which size would be comfy. I wear a size 10 shoe--my feet are actually a bit short for a size 10--but they are w...i...d...e, so if I can't get a shoe in a wide width, it has to be longer to be comfortable! Somehow this is what works for me
I wear the medium size Smartwool socks, though according to the sizing advice, I should probably be buying the large ones. The mediums fit me fine--I think because my feet aren't so long.
Since the socks are knit, and they are wool, the sizing is "forgiving"--i.e. they stretch.
I hope this helps--you might find the small size will be good for you--especially if your feet are not long for their shoe size!
Answered on 1/2/2015 6:58:28 PM by Hikin' Mama from Eastern Washington State
I have purchased several pairs of these socks, both in small and medium, and I am also a 6-6.5 shoe size. I think the medium size is more comfortable and would recommend that. If you do purchase the small, I would be sure not to put them in the dryer. They are very nice socks, even if they are seconds.
Answered on 1/2/2015 7:25:47 PM by dj from Duluth, MN
Like you, I have the 6.5 / 7 shoe size dilemma. I've used size S with these socks and mostly been happy and comfortable with them. Once in a while a pair will feel a little too snug. I have found size M to be a bit too large and don't buy them. Even less frequently, an S pair seems a tad too large.
I think the care instructions indicate that you can machine-wash and machine-dry. — I don't entirely agree: I am careful to put all dirty socks in one or two mesh lingerie bags and machine-wash them in that. This is great for not losing socks. Out of bag, I air-dry them on a rack.
For you (and for me, if I had thought of it sooner) It might work to get size M and machine-wash and, out of the bag, machine-dry them one-three times ... and then after that air-dry them. Just a thought.
Answered on 1/2/2015 8:41:21 PM by Ruth from upstate New York
I don't know about the cut, but they are a stretchy, loose knit, so I would probably go with the smaller size.
Answered on 1/4/2015 8:56:23 PM by kaymore from Milwaukee
I have not had any problems with mine, but I wash on cold.
Answered on 2/11/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
The sock does not shrink when washed in warm water or when in the dryer.
Answered on 2/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Kyles Gigi from Bucks County, PA
Have not laundered them yet but I don't put my other smartwool socks in the dryer- have never had a problem with water temp.
Answered on 3/5/2011 12:00:00 AM by J from Cheyenne, WY
It did in my washing machine.
Answered on 3/15/2011 12:00:00 AM by Nana from west central Ohio
Not much, if any, but I usually wash in cold water. I always use the dryer and they don't shrink.
Answered on 3/23/2011 12:00:00 AM by Love my SmartWools! from Spokane, Washington
I've washed them twice in warm wash, cold rinse with no shrinkage.
Answered on 3/28/2011 12:00:00 AM by Ace from Ann Arbor, MI
Nope. I launder mine in warm or cold water, and put in the dryer regular cycle, which their website says is fine. They add that to avoid pilling (too late for some of my smartwool socks), you should turn inside out before drying.
Answered on 3/29/2011 12:00:00 AM by loves comfort from boston, ma
These are made from superwash wool which can be laundered in warm water and machine dried. No shrinking and the convenience of machine laundering.
Answered on 4/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Megan M from Tampa Bay, FL
It might, depending on the amount of agitation, your detergent, whether there are heavy things like denim in the load, and how warm "warm" is in your system. My entire family wears Smartwool socks,; when my thinner ones get mixed in a load done by one the guys, once in a while I get some shrinkage. So far I've been able to re-block the affected sock by tugging it gently back to size. Still, I'd suggest a wash in cold.
Answered on 4/16/2011 12:00:00 AM by Walks a lot from Indiana
No shrinkage observed.
Answered on 5/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Champagne Tastes, Beer Income from Sydney
No, but cooking them in the dryer might. They are pretty impervious.
Answered on 8/10/2011 12:00:00 AM by swiminem from NY