Reviewed by litterbug from Utah on Saturday, February 15, 2014
I love SmartWool socks in general; they do the job, feel nice, keep my feet dry, and last a long time. These socks are all of that and have the nicest pattern of any I've had. I'm also very pleased that they're not hot because I needed three-season socks I can wear in town.
What I don't like is the cheapo construction. Instead of being fully woven on both sides, SmartWool cheated by leaving the colored threads unattached like a cheap wool sweater, which means a toenail or anything rough can catch. I suspect this will be their literal undoing as they get turned inside out and snag on something. It's still soft and comfortable, and it might be very durable, but it feels very cheap to know my socks aren't really sock material.
So a five star sock becomes a three star sock because I feel people should know about the construction before they buy. In fact there might be other reviews that mention it, but I thought I already knew how SmartWool made socks. I guess I should have known by the low price that they had to compromise some of their quality.
These sock are Merino Wool which does not shrink like regular wool. They also have a lot of stretch.
Answered on 2/5/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
I have small and medium in Smartwool socks. There doesn't seem to be much of a difference between the two sizes. I have not dried them in the dryer because I assume they would shrink since they are wool.
Answered on 12/22/2013 7:34:07 AM by Kathy from PA
You should not see or feel any difference. 2nds: 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 1/14/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post