Reviewed by Cold climate inhabitant from Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
I love every pair of SmartWool socks I have ever had. They are never itchy, wick moisture, and have better stretch than other brands of wool socks. They don't wear out as quickly as most other brands of wool socks.
I wear a U.S. size 6 or 6.5 women's shoe, U.S. size 4 or 4.5 in men's (European 37). I got several of these socks in kids' size large, and I am very happy with how they fit. Most women's socks are too large for me: how can a sock have such a wide a range as shoe size 5 to 9? That doesn't work, so I buy kid's large.
SmartWool socks wash beautifully, and come out of the dryer fitting wonderfully snug and thick.
Because wool 'breathes', SmartWool socks stay warm in winter, and keep your foot cool and dry in summer. It's hard to wear socks made of cotton, nylon, or a blend of these after wearing SmartWool.
This particular style of SmartWool is a thinner style than a hiking sock, or a boot sock, so it's perfect with most of my regular shoes, and I can put a thicker pair over these if I'm going to be outside in frigid weather for a long time. My feet tend to be constantly cold in the winter, but also (strangely) sweat, and this is another reason I love SmartWool so much; they are warmer in winter than 'regular' socks even if my foot gets damp, and in summer, I don't have to peel my socks off after a hot day in closed shoes.
Reviewed by Neldon from Idaho on Thursday, January 01, 2015
For my 6 year old daughter. Bought some lighter stripped smartwool socks for her last year she liked wearing to school more than the mid weight ones. She likes these but they have an awful lot of stringy things inside I guess to support the design but I personally wouldn't purchase them again for this reason.
Reviewed by Henna from Minnesota on Tuesday, November 04, 2014
I ordered the blue color for my four-year-old son, unless you are looking quite closely, the pattern is rather gender neutral. They fit very well and he hasn't complained about how they feel in his feet. He's a very particular child, sensory issues, so these are fabulous for us. They wash and dry well, too.
Reviewed by Matt from Seattle, WA on Tuesday, September 23, 2014
My 9-yo daughter really likes these socks so I'm reinforcing her stash with a few more pair. They aren't itchy to her sensitive skin and keep her feet happy in any weather where sneakers are appropriate.