• Unfortunately I cannot answer that question. I've purchased 3 pair and they all have the rubber strips on the heel.
    Answered on 10/2/2015 3:28:29 PM by NewFieGirl from West Bloomfield, MI
  • you can't tell by the description for sure. The ones I bought do have the gel on the heel.
    Answered on 10/3/2015 7:09:11 AM by grammie in nh from nh
  • When I'd asked SmartWool this question, I'd learned: it's by manufacture date - all current ones have the gel. So, "closeouts" MAY have greater likelihood of not having the gel. (It's not related to size or color.)
    Answered on 11/28/2017 10:07:00 AM by Sometimes-Urban Jane from Pacific