Reviewed by Running in Princeton from Princeton, NJ on Thursday, February 14, 2013
Great socks for keeping the feet warm during cold winter runs in the snow & ice. Breathable, perfect for tucking under the tights to keep the cold off the ankles. Only issue, they wear out fast, like all Smartwool socks. So, it helps to get them while they are inexpensive at STP instead of paying full price at the running store.
Reviewed by annieny from NYC on Monday, February 11, 2013
My husband has had a drawerful of black cotton mini crew athletic socks (all identical) for everyday casual wear. They're finally starting to wear holes, so he needed a replacement. These more than do the job. He was looking for a mini height (ie, not below the ankle but not a crew sock), very comfortable for all weather, and durable. Bingo. These socks are unpadded and fit snuggly without being tight. Two thumbs up. The only (potential) concern I have is that even in the XL size for his size 13 foot, there's not a lot of room for shrinkage, so we'll probably wash these in a big mesh bag and air dry them.
Reviewed by Winter Runner from Lansing, MI on Friday, February 1, 2013
This is my second pair of these great socks. I usually like a shorter Smartwool sock for running, but these are great for winter. The height is perfect with running tights. It eliminates the couple of inches of exposed ankle that my shorter socks give me. Once temps dip below 20, with cold windchills, every little bit helps.