SmartWool feels soft and no itch, but sizing is iffy
Reviewed by capavot from San Diego on Thursday, September 19, 2013
Got the same size green & pink. I wear 8-1/2 shoe and M is supposed to fit up to 9-1/2. The green were too snug--even the scrunchy part left light marks on my ankles from tighter strands of elastic. The pink were a bit loose, so the heel kept sliding around--scrunchy part was totally comfortable though. They're possibly manufactured different places; if each location only makes one color, then the green run small and the pink may be true to size since they have to be a bit loose on me to accommodate a larger foot as well. I tried the scrunchy because I hate the elastic band at the top of "normal" socks, never comfortable. But this thin/snug foot style is less forgiving in fit than my lightly padded SmartWool hiking style socks--so 2nds might not be the way to go to unless you live near a brick & mortar store for trial & error.