New favorite socks

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ernsmith from Minnesota on Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I'm a diehard smartwool sock wearer. I find smartwool sizing to be a bit on the small size. I wear an 8 in dress shoes and 8.5 in running shoes, so I should wear a Medium in smartwool, but I find the Large is less constricting on my long toes, especially after machine washing and drying. I had surgery on my left tibial sesamoid 10 weeks ago now, and those smartwool medium socks are too tight. Enter Swiftwick socks. I'm not sure how they do it, but the medium, which is the size I should wear based on Swiftwick recommendations, are perfect. They're so substantial and feel like I'm putting on expensive, high-quality socks every time I wear them. The one and only gripe I have is that when I first got them, the top band looked a bit yellowed to me. I got the socks out of my drawer just now to look at them, and after washing and wearing, there is no noticeable yellowing to the top band. Perfect socks. Even when my foot is back to 100% I'm still going to be loving these socks. Snug but not tight. I've never noticed my feet getting too hot in them, either, even with these really hot summer days and a new pair of sneaks that don't breathe very well. Watch out, smartwool! There's a new sock in town. (I won't stop wearing smartwool, by any means, but I'm happy to have some less expensive socks that I love.)
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