Reviewed by Chris Sherman from Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I bought these socks and the snowflake swirl socks to try to replace others I had been wearing for 10 years that had worn through the heel. I was hoping to wear them with my work shoes, which are Keen leather closed-toe shoes. These socks said medium thickness but they are quite thick. They would work better with a boot or really loose mule than a fitted shoe. I couldn't wear them with my normal fitting shoes. Also, the weave is kind of loose, so when you stretch the sock out to put it on, you can see through them. They also aren't as soft as Smartwool socks usually are, especially on the inside. It feels like you have threads or something touching you on your feet. They are also quite a bit higher than normal crew height. Still, they are a nice, warm sock if you wear them with the right shoes.
Reviewed by Nina in Boston from Jamaica Plain on Friday, October 11, 2013
These socks are great -- warm, cute, etc -- but somehow I didn't realize while browsing online that they were seconds. That's not a dealbreaker, since I have happily bought seconds on Smartwool socks before, but that could perhaps be made more obvious in the online advertising.